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 (, 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 […]

Guest Commentary: Proposed Amendment 10 protects Florida

With 12 proposed amendments on the ballot this November, Florida voters have a lot of studying to do before they head to the polls. I hope you’ll consider this a convenient study guide on one of those decisions: Amendment 10. The “Protection Amendment,” as it is called, would create in the Constitution a permanent Department […]

PBCCSD to host “The New Homeless Plan” events for faith-based entities

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Throughout the month of September, the Palm Beach County Community Services Department (PBCCSD) will host a series of events to engage faith-based organizations in its collective effort and plan to end homelessness in Palm Beach County, educate the community, and improve access to the homeless response system for homeless individuals and […]

Court Compliance Program honored with award

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock’s groundbreaking program to help offenders meet their court-ordered financial obligations has earned the 2018 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Criminal Justice and Public Safety. The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. The clerk’s Court […]

Uniform Municipal Election to be held March 13

Palm Beach County — The 2018 Uniform Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 13. Municipal polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must bring a current picture/signature identification to present at the polls. A list of acceptable forms of identification and polling locations can be found on the […]

Uniform Municipal Elections will be held March 13

PALM BEACH COUNTY – The 2018 Uniform Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Palm Beach County residents who have registered to vote by the book closing deadline of Monday, February 12, 2018 and reside in a city that is holding an election will be eligible to vote.  Municipal polling locations will […]

Board of County Commissioners briefs for Feb. 6

PALM BEACH COUNTY – At the Feb. 6  Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: Work I.D. – approved on preliminary reading and to advertise for public hearing on March 13 an amendment to the adult entertainment ordinance. Changes include requiring work I.D. cards to be renewed every two years to […]

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation to hold public hearing

Rep. Bill Hager, chair of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation announced that the delegation’s final public hearing prior to the 2018 Florida Legislative Session will take place on Friday, Dec. 1. It will be held at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus, 1977 SW College […]

Commission to discuss marina lease

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission has scheduled a special meeting next Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. in the expectation that all the T’s will be crossed and the I’s dotted in a just-drafted, long-term lease agreement with the city that is being sought by a group of investors from Everglades City. Heading […]

Governor Scott cuts 4-H state funding

Governor Rick Scott has cut state funding to the Florida 4-H program, vetoing the $1 million that had been allocated for the youth development program by the Florida Legistature. This funding was the base of the program, recurring funding which paid salaries as well as many state level initiatives that help the local county programs. […]