PBC Elementary school hours set

PALM BEACH COUNTY — School times and bell schedules have been posted. Plan now to get your student ready for success by being to school on time every day. Most elementary school hours are 8 a.m. to 2:05 p.m., middle school hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. and high school hours are 7:30 a.m. […]

Nelson praises grant for airport

PAHOKEE — On July 19, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, announced the award of a $227,700 federal grant to Palm Beach County Glades Airport located in Pahokee. In addition to serving Palm Beach County through its role as a general aviation airport, this powerhouse provides over $1.97 million in economic impact annually — […]

Pahokee honors School Board’s Marcia Andrews

Pahokee city commissioners presented a “key to the city” last week to the Glades area representative on the Palm Beach County School Board, Marcia Andrews, recognizing her diligence in representing the area’s interests before that board and in many other places. Said Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb: “It is indeed an honor to present our key […]

Rotary Club holds annual awards and installation

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee Rotary Club held its annual awards and installation gathering on Thursday, June 28, at the First United Methodist Church in Pahokee. Pahokee Rotary Club President Elizabeth Cayson shared with the club all of the major accomplishments for the past year, including receiving the Rotary District 6930 Vocational Award. Some of the […]

Raise put off for city manager

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners had a long discussion about the contract with their city manager, Chandler Williamson, during their regular meeting Tuesday night but failed to reach any agreement except on tabling further discussion until their next scheduled regular meeting, on Tuesday, July 24. A resolution to amend the contract was a last-minute addition. […]

Sun Spots

C4OPE forum set July 12 Project C4OPE invites the public to a free meeting on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade. This gives individuals the opportunity to express their needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. Meetings are free and […]

Old Pahokee High building gets a facelift

Workers are preparing the exterior walls of the old Pahokee High School for painting and repairs as part of a facelift that the city is giving the entire building. It will include landscaping as well, to help remove an eyesore that the property had become in recent years of disuse.

Sun Spots

Fourth of July celebration BELLE GLADE — Join the City of Belle Glade and the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce for a Fourth of July Celebration at Torry Island, 5000 W. Canal St. North in Belle Glade, on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 4 p.m. with food, fun, music by The Clique at 7:30 p.m., […]

Paving and other projects commence at dike and marina

An earthmover begins making preparations for paving work atop the Herbert Hoover Dike at the waterfront complex Tuesday along Lake Okeechobee’s shore in Pahokee. Many projects are underway simultaneously in the city.

Pahokee seeing progress on several fronts

Standing on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike near the entrance to the lakefront marina, restaurant and campground, one can see progress being made on several large projects dear to Pahokee residents’ hearts. First, work is underway on painting the restaurant building, some pressure-washing has been done on the dock area and preparations are being […]