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The area is in Glades County, about 3 miles southwest of the S.R. 78 bridge over the Kissimmee River that marks the Okeechobee/Glades county line. Asked about the status of the project last week, Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle said that Mr. Harvey “is working on his development plat and ...
... to write letters and celebrated “National Lineman Day” by sending letters of appreciation to the workers at Glades Electric Coop and Florida Power and Light. Students wanted to thank them for all they do to “keep the lights shining bright” at West Glades School (WGS) and their homes in Glades County.

On April 12, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved the purchase of 2,510 acres in Glades County that will expand the ongoing Lake Hicpochee Shallow Hydrologic Enhancement Project. This project will benefit the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary and ...
West Glades School awarded kindergarten through eighth grade students with the Citizens of the Month awards for March. Special to the Glades County Democrat/Courtesy photo. Kindergarten through second grade students: Selena Comi, John Dupree, Leland Pascual, Jackson Beer, Ashley Aguilar, ...
The second grade classes wrote letters to the Coral Springs Police Department and to some of the officers involved in the Parkland shooting. They also placed their hands on a banner saying thanks. The department received our poster and letters today and sent their thanks to West Glades School for ...
During a study on “How to Be Responsible and Helpful Community Members,” West Glades School second graders in Mrs. Fleming's class decided that encouraging our military members shows respect and support for others. They chose to Pay It Forward by writing letters of encouragement to Whitney ...

The Glades County Regional Training Center (GCRTC) is at the core of the plan, the place where they hope to provide the training that will spark this area's economic rebirth by providing trained employees for manufacturing and logistics jobs. Interest has waxed and waned over the years as a number of ...
As part of his separation agreement with Glades County, Carlisle has agreed to assist the county in its transition to a new county administrator during his first month of employment with Sebastian. He still needs a letter from Glades County releasing him from his current contract before he can start work in ...
... for burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief. Mr. Johnson is currently residing at the Glades County Jail and is being held on a $47,500 bond. Additional charges may be levied against Mr. Johnson for a similar theft pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation by Detective Sergeant Joe Sapuppo.
Then 52 of those detainees were sent to Glades County Detention Center, where they've alleged in administrative complaints against ICE and letters to Florida politicians that they've been repeatedly beaten, pepper-sprayed, subjected to racial slurs including the N-word, and held in solitary confinement.
Glades County Sheriff Dave Hardin opened the business portion with his report of crime events in the community. The 79 calls for service during March included only four property crimes, one burglary, one theft and one criminal mischief. The remaining calls were for service to the community. A GCSO unit ...
MOORE HAVEN — Within the last two weeks, Glades County Fire Department and the Florida Forest Service contained several arson set wildfires on Curry Island on the western part of Lake Okeechobee. In an effort to prevent future wildfires from igniting, a prescribed burn is planned for April 4, weather ...
Bonnie Shop, director of the Buckhead Ridge office of Hope Connections for Hendry and Glades, appeared at Monday night's Glades County Board meeting to thank the county for its help over the past 15 years. The office, she said, is closing. “During that time, I gratefully served the people of Buckhead ...
West Glades School announced their third nine weeks honor roll students for the 2017/2018 school year. A Honor Roll. • First grade: Brody Black, Colton Dorn, Fate Johnson, Nathan Molina, Coy Murray, Ashlynn Summeralls, Sierra Townsend, Aiden Gonzalez, Reid Sewell, Beharry Maldonado, Dakota ...
On Feb. 21, West Glades sixth grade AVID students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to visit South Florida State College in Avon Park. The field trip was made possible through a Target Grant. The students were very excited about learning about college experiences and the possibilities that lie ahead ...
MOORE HAVEN — On March 15, at approximately 2 a.m., Glades County Deputies James Clendening and Talon Youngman were coordinating traffic enforcement in the City of Moore Haven. They conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle and made contact with the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, Mario ...
Coalition members present at the meeting were Glades County Commissioner Weston Pryor, Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie, Okeechobee County Commissioner David Hazellief, Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner, Martin County ...

A 28-year-old woman died Monday in a crash on U.S. 27, the Florida Highway Patrol. Jessiely Aponte, of Zephyrhills, was driving at a high rate of speed in a 2011 Chrysler 200 behind a commercial truck on U.S. 27, east of Airglades Boulevard, according to the FHP. Aponte did not slow down and hit the ...
Moore Haven Elementary Sidewalks: Construction project: Crews installed sidewalks to the north side of Avenue J from 5th Street to 1st Street and the south side of Avenue K from 6th Street to 1st Street. During construction, we ask motorists and pedestrians to use caution in this area and watch for crews ...
The Glades County School District is focusing anew on teacher recruitment efforts this year. From left, primary grades teacher Kristy Sewell, West Glades Elementary School Principal Doreen Sabella and Superintendent Scott Bass worked with media consultant Jim Stafford on Wednesday, March 1, on new ...
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Moore Haven Elementary Sidewalks: Construction project: Crews installed sidewalks to the north side of Avenue J from 5th Street to 1st Street and the south side of Avenue K from 6th Street to 1st Street. During construction, we ask motorists and pedestrians to use caution in this area and watch for crews ...
HENDRY COUNTY — Penny Jo Sweeney, 59, of Moore Haven was injured in a Feb. 23 vehicular accident. A Florida Highway Patrol stated that at approximately 8:21 p.m. a 2016 KIA Optima operated by Ms. Sweeney was eastbound on State Road 80 (Hickpochee Avenue), in the inside lane.
TALLAHASSEE – Beginning February 23 through March 8, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is participating in the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) safety campaign. The TACT campaign is aimed at highlighting the danger of aggressive driving behaviors when interacting with large ...
MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven's new city manager, David Miller, is not even on the job yet but learned as he sat in the audience during the City Commission's meeting Tuesday that very soon after his first day, he'll face an even more demanding agenda than just learning the ropes of his new position.
BRIGHTON — Celebrating 80 years, the Brighton Field Day Festival & Rodeo will take place at the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Glades County this weekend through Sunday, Feb. 18. Many Seminole favorites will return, including PRCA Rodeo, Professional Bull ...
The Moore Haven City Council voted Feb. 6 to hire David Miller of LaBelle as their new city manager at an $85,000 annual salary and with a six-month probationary period. The council had conducted interviews of several finalists on the evenings of Jan. 22-23 and apparently already had agreed they liked ...
GLADES COUNTY — Paul Carlisle is leaving his position as Glades County manager before the end of the month, commissioners learned last week before agreeing Friday to keep him on as a consultant for one day per week for at least the next 45 days. Termination of the manager's contract was ...
GLADES COUNTY — Paul Carlisle, who has been a workhorse as head of the Glades County administrative staff for the past four-plus years, may be leaving his post as county manager to take the reins as city manager in Sebastian. Glades County commissioners scheduled a discussion on the matter for ...
That's an option raised by outgoing Glades County Manager Paul Carlisle at recent county board meetings which Tim Stanley, the District 5 county commissioner representing Buckhead Ridge, has said he favored. Since the HC office closure was announced a few weeks back, county officials have been ...
Dunkin' Donuts is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 Dunkin' Donuts South/Southwest Florida Scholarship Program, which will award $15,000 in scholarships to high school seniors across Palm Beach Treasure Coast, Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Greater Fort Myers-Naples areas.
The Glades Education Foundation supports AVID and many other enrichment programs for the Glades County School District, including literacy programs, classroom grants, technology funding and support of cultural endeavors. For more information, visit gladeseducationfoundation.org. The Southwest ...
Prior to joining Glades County, he was Interim Fellsmere city manager for a brief time. Carlisle would succeed Joe Griffin, who is retiring. Griffin, who originally was to retire May 9, will stay on through May 11. Carlisle was the council's unanimous choice Wednesday. Should the City Attorney James Stokes ...
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — Crews from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will burn up to 7,000 acres in the northwestern area of Lake Okeechobee today, March ...
The safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike is vital to the people of the Glades. Those who live around the Big O's southern shores in South Bay, Belle Glade, Moore Haven and Clewiston know the danger they could be in if the dike failed. The dike also protects the farms of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), ...
MOORE HAVEN — The Florida Forest Service in collaboration with South Florida Water Management District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a prescribed burn on Friday, March 2, weather permitting. The prescribed burn will consist ...
Glades County commissioners have approved the paving of three roads in Port LaBelle, approving an agreement for the work on Monday, Feb. 27, at a cost of $367,946. The three streets are Banner Drive from Cowgirl Way to Aspen Boulevard; Cowgirl Way from Birchwood Parkway to State Road 80; and a ...
GLADES COUNTY — The 15-mile stretch of Glades County Road 721, aka Reservation Road, that runs from State Road 70 on the north to State Road 78 on the south and carries most traffic traveling to the Seminole Brighton Casino, soon will be restriped to make it safer, especially after dark.
Moore Haven Elementary Sidewalks: Construction project: Crews installed sidewalks to the north side of Avenue J from 5th Street to 1st Street and the south side of Avenue K from 6th Street to 1st Street. During construction, we ask motorists and pedestrians to use caution in this area and watch for crews ...
The Moore Haven City Council voted Feb. 6 to hire David Miller of LaBelle as their new city manager at an $85,000 annual salary and with a six-month probationary period. The council had conducted interviews of several finalists on the evenings of Jan. 22-23 and apparently already had agreed they liked ...
ORTONA — The Ortona Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to the 39th annual Cane Grinding Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Larry Luckey Ortona Indian Mound Park located at the entrance west of the Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78 West. The festivities includes arts ...
The muck at the bottom of Lake Okeechobee is believed to contain more than 50,000 metric tons of phosphorus. That “legacy” phosphorus contributes to the high levels of phosphorus in the lake, especially during periods of high water levels and turbidity. Where did the phosphorus in the lake bottom muck ...
ORLANDO — A FEMA policy update has made private nonprofit houses of worship eligible to apply for potential funding through the Public Assistance grant program to help with certain disaster-related costs. The deadline for Florida houses of worship to submit a request for Hurricane Irma – related ...
Glades County Democrat/ChrisFelker — Five-year-old Emma Blevins sports a new Shopkin necklace that her mom Mistie (right) bought for her while the pair from Palatka browsed all the booths during the Art in the Park Festival on Saturday, Jan. 27. Anna Flemming (left) of Moore Haven makes the jewelry ...
GLADES COUNTY — Glades County Sheriff David Hardin Wednesday announced the arrest of a Glades County woman who is accused of stealing money from the Buckhead Ridge chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Patricia Yount, 44, was charged with Grand Theft (amount more than $20,000 and ...
HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — Determination to join in a widely allied effort to provide more job training to Lake Okeechobee region residents at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF) coalesced among Glades and Hendry county elected officials who met for a joint workshop Thursday ...
Moore Haven Elementary Sidewalks: Construction project: Crews will install sidewalks to the north side of Avenue J from 5th Street to 1st Street and the south side of Avenue K from 6th Street to 1st Street. • Sidewalks have been completed. Crews are placing signage in the area. During construction, we ask ...
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that two Lehigh Acres men died when an oncoming motorist swerved into their lane late Friday, causing a four-car crash that injured a pedestrian. Troopers released the report Monday. They said Michael S. Furrow, 55, and Robert L. Yale, 71, died. Pedestrian Tracy A.
GLADES COUNTY — On Thursday, Jan. 4, at approximately 11:03 p.m., two people reportedly have died, one is in critical condition and one is in serious condition after a traffic crash that involved four vehicles.. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated Benjamin J. Desjardine, 40, of Iowa, ...
A North Carolina man and his biological daughter face incest charges after warrants say they had a sexual relationship and planned to marry. Bill introduces change to how concealed carry permits are granted. By Nestor Mato Reporter. 2018-02-03T04:23:53Z 2018-02-03T04:23:53Z State lawmakers are ...


 

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