FDOT to hold workshop for SR 15 resurfacing project Sept. 13

PAHOKEE — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will conduct a public information workshop to learn about the proposed improvements for State Road 15/U.S. 441/U.S. 98 resurfacing project from south of Morgan Road to south of Shirley Drive. The public information workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. […]

YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you send them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

Industrious Pahokee resident wins recogition

Eduardo Bernal was honored with the City of Pahokee Mayor’s Gold Nail & Hammer Award during the commission meeting Aug. 14. “We appreciate the value and care you have shown the city and your neighborhood,” said the city commissioners, (from left) Benny L. Everett, Diane Walker, Clara Murvin, Keith Babb and Felisia Hill, with City […]

Concert boat moors at Pahokee Marina

PAHOKEE — Point Counterpoint II, the world-famous floating concert hall designed by the late master architect Louis Kahn and constructed for the United States’ Bicentennial in 1976, moored at the city marina last week, and plans are being shaped for it to stay there permanently. Formerly homeported in Talinn, Estonia, and having traveled more than […]

Tammy Jackson-Moore accepted into LPBC Engage Program

Jackson-Moore one of 56 professionals selected for esteemed program WEST PALM BEACH — Local consultant Tammy Jackson-Moore has been accepted into the 2018-19 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program. The Leadership Engage program is a highly competitive 10-month program that offers participants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent […]

PMSHS band camp hits sweet high note

PAHOKEE — Pahokee Middle Senior High School (PMSHS) started the year at full volume, sending its new and experienced band students to the Hope Symphony Summer Band Camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Summer Band Camp is a comprehensive five-day summer band camp that provides a high-quality college experience for approximately 45 elementary and middle […]

City gets another $1 million grant for marina

PAHOKEE — The City Commission met Tuesday night and acknowledged receipt of a new, additional $990,000 state grant for improvements at the Pahokee Marina & Campground park along Lake Okeechobee. Regular viewers of the city’s YouTube channel where the meetings are broadcast missed out on the commissioners’ actions, however, due to a lightning strike sometime […]

Pahokee’s Back-to-School Bash draws hundreds

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County School Board’s representative from the Glades, Marcia Andrews (left), visits with Idelvis Lugones of the School Food Service during the Back-to-School Bash at Pahokee Middle Senior High School on Saturday morning, Aug. 4. Ms. Lugones, the coordinator for the free and reduced-cost school lunch program, was working with colleague […]

City manager’s request for salary jump denied

PAHOKEE — On a 4-1 vote last week following a discussion delayed from their previous meeting, the Pahokee City Commission rejected a request from the city manager to amend his employment contract and give him a $20,000-per-year raise. Vice Mayor Clara Murvin pressed for an up-or-down vote on City Manager Chandler Williamson’s proposal as their […]