Commissioners review manager evaluations

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners took care of a slew of “housekeeping” items at their recent meeting in addition to approving contracts for parts of the extensive renovation work being done at the lakefront marina and campground. One was hearing a report from the city’s human resources manager, Jacqueline Ramsay, summarizing the commissioners’ evaluations of […]

Glades Central flag football team going to state semifinal

BELLE GLADE The Glades Central Lady Raiders flag football team is heading to Boca Raton to compete in the state semifinal after two dominating regional playoff victories over Suncoast and Seabreeze. The Lady Raiders shut out Suncoast 20-0 in the regional semifinal on May 3 at Glades Central High School, capturing the first-ever playoff victory […]

Glades-area clerks honored

The city clerks of the tri-cities are feeling the love this week for the often thankless job they do for both the public and their own municipality’s elected officials. The 49th annual observance of Municipal Clerks Week is celebrated across the nation this week, May 6-12. From left are South Bay City Clerk Jessica Figueroa, […]

Woman allegedly abused baby

BELLE GLADE — A 25-year-old Belle Glade woman was arrested Wednesday after she was reportedly seen in the act of hanging an infant over a dumpster. LaChanzee Jameilla Horbbs, 25, Southwest Third Street, Belle Glade, was arrested May 2 on a felony charge of knowingly or willfully abusing a child without causing great bodily harm, […]

Pahokee moves ahead on marina, sues fired contractor

PAHOKEE — City commissioners voted unanimously at the close of their long regular meeting Tuesday night to sue the company they’d hired to design and build the Pahokee marina/campground improvements because it failed to return $125,000 the city claims it owes after commissioners fired the company on April 26. City Attorney Gary Brandenburg reported that […]

Pahokee awarded $300,000 brownfields grant

PAHOKEE — The city is among 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, to which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $54.3 million in grants that will assist in redevelopment of potentially polluted tracts of land. The grants, announced on April 25, are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities […]

Flag football team wins district championship

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Central flag football Lady Raiders defeated the Jensen Beach Lady Falcons 19-0 in the District 11-1A championship game on April 25 in Port St. Lucie. Jensen was ranked ninth in the state the week before the championship game by FloridaHSFootball.com, while Glades Central was rated 19th in the state. The […]

UPDATE: Two Belle Glade women dies in Clewiston traffic crash

CLEWISTON — Two Belle Glade women died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Wednesday, May 2, in Clewiston. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that on at approximately 4:09 p.m. a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Thelmakia Robinson, 20, Belle Glade, was traveling northbound on the inside lane of U.S. […]

More study needed to deal with the algal blooms What we don’t know CAN hurt us

Nearly two years after the ‘guacamole’ algae bloom that blanketed the Treasure Coast in the summer of 2016, there are plenty of theories, but we don’t “know” the cause. The prevailing theory was that algae in the freshwater released from Lake Okeechobee through the C-44 canal seeded the bloom, which grew to thick mats when […]

City cuts engines on Technomarine

PAHOKEE — City commissioners voted as one Tuesday night to cancel the city’s design/build contract with Technomarine Group for renovating Pahokee’s marina and campground on the Lake Okeechobee waterfront and preparing its restaurant for reopening. The motion, made by Vice Mayor Clara Murvin and seconded by Commissioner Benny Everett, also specified that the North Palm […]