Familiar worries shared at Glades Initiative’s table talks

BELLE GLADE — Karis Engle, president of the Glades Initiative Inc. health services agency for far western Palm Beach County, was very pleased with her agency, staff and clients’ participation in On the Table roundtable talks conducted across Southeast Florida Oct. 23-24. They intended to host several people of various ethnicities for the issues discussions […]

Teacher wins national award

BELLE GLADE — Glade View Elementary School Dance and Choice Program Coordinator Sonja Kelly won the 2018 League Educator Apple Award®, which acknowledge the efforts of teachers and advocates who support programs relating to Broadway or Touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education. Kelly was selected for her dedication to introducing students to […]

Guest Commentary: Glades Gateway Commerce Park to bring jobs

BELLE GLADE — Following a bus tour of the abandoned Glades Correctional Institution in September 2013, Belle Glade City Manager Lomax Harrelle convinced Gov. Rick Scott to find a way to make the former prison property available as a possible site for businesses to locate in the Glades area. The closing of the prison in […]

Lake O regional judicial circuit, legislative election results

These are results, as reported unofficially on Election Night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Four football teams make the playoffs

After the final games of the regular season ended on Nov. 2, four teams in the Lake Okeechobee area qualified to continue their season into the playoffs. Glades Day, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Glades Central will all be in the post-season mix as they attempt to make a run for the 2018 state championship. Only […]

Suspect arrested in Pahokee shooting

PAHOKEE — A shooting occurred on Friday morning, Nov. 2, in Pahokee, and a suspect is in custody. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that deputies responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Royal Palm Court in Pahokee at 8:28 a.m. Friday. Another news release hours later stated that upon […]

Ride Palm Tran Public Transportation FREE to the Voting Polls

Palm Tran will be providing free transit service to anyone who is taking the bus to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Simply let the driver know, or show a voter registration card. “I believe everyone should exercise their right to vote, and this free service will help citizens in Palm Beach County have […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Jeffrey Mullins

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Jeffrey Mullins aka Terrence Lee Johnson, 36, black, male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and he has multiple tattoos. His last known address was on Padgett Circle in Pahokee He is wanted on a […]

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee from Nov. 5-9, weather permitting. There will be an aerial treatment of up to 5,000 acres of invasive water lettuce in the southeastern portion of the lake, including Coot Bay, East Wall, South Bay and Ritta, Torrey and Kreamer […]

Pete Kostelnick ran to South Bay today

On Nov. 1, Pete Kostelnick is on the 93rd day of his historic run from Alaska to Florida (Kenai to Key West). He is running 40-70 miles day and plans to reach Key West Monday, Nov. 5. He’s probably one of the few people who’s ever run the Alaska Highway through Canada to the U.S. […]