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 […]

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. […]

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.

Public invited to comment on EAA reservoir plan

Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continue to move forward. The public had another chance to ask questions and comment on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project June 27 at a meeting in Clewiston sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Similar meetings took place June 26 in LeHigh and June […]

Lakeside Medical Center addresses rumors

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners had some blunt questions for executives of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center after they gave an update on operations at the Glades’ only hospital during the commission meeting Tuesday, June 26. Palm Beach County Health Care District CEO Darcy Davis first gave a […]

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 […]

MLK Scholarship given to Pahokee High grad

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson named the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship at the City Commission’s regular meeting last week. The award — one that he initiated with his own money — went to a young lady who just graduated from Pahokee High School in May, will be attending the […]

Blaze levels old Pahokee appliance store

County firefighter sustains minor injuries PAHOKEE — A fire that broke out just before midnight Monday, June 18, destroyed a historic building constructed in the 1920s that housed a bridal shop and, later, an appliance store, just north of the intersection where U.S. 98 turns south away from U.S. 441/State Road 15 in Pahokee. Palm […]

City OKs stormwater, marina projects

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday night approved moving forward with two projects long anticipated by city residents at large, but especially by people living in and near Glades Citizens Villa. That community will see the start of stormwater improvements that have been planned for years and were financed through […]