South Central Florida Life is a proud member of Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA and part of a non-profit journalistic trust.
Independent Newsmedia is a unique publishing and printing company that supports every American’s First Amendment rights and encourages and assists citizens in exercising those rights responsibly.
We pursue this mission by publishing community newspapers, by providing printing services to other publishers, and by creating citizen-driven community websites for the 21st Century and beyond. Our unique structure is designed to maintain our independence. We pay taxes like any other company, but there are no shareholders, no dividends are paid, and all after-tax profits are reinvested in serving our mission. We are held in sacred trust by a rotating group of five trustees who believe in our mission and are pledged not to benefit personally from their involvement.
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We publish a variety of special publications annually including Lake Okeechobee Real Estate magazine (monthly), 101 Things to Do (3x/yr), Explore Okeechobee Visitor & Community Guide, Hendry County Guide, Medical Information Guide, Okeechobee School Information Guide, Holiday Traditions, Fall Sports Preview, Ask the Candidates, Salute to Graduates & more.
South Central Florida Life is the online home to Lake Okeechobee News, Indiantown Independent, Belle Glade & Pahokee Sun, Clewiston News, Glades County News, Caloosa Belle, and Immokalee Bulletin serving the communities between the coasts in south Florida.
The Lake Okeechobee News covers the communities around Lake Okeechobee, including Okeechobee County, Glades County, Hendry County, and western Palm Beach County.
In September 2018, the weekly newspapers serving the communities around the “Big O” were merged into the Lake Okeechobee News. These included the Okeechobee News, the Glades County Democrat, the Clewiston News, and The Sun (covering Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and Canal Point). This larger, regional newspaper continues to provide hometown news while also focusing on larger regional issues of concern to all of the communities around Lake Okeechobee.
Lake Okeechobee is the second largest freshwater lake within the continental United States.
What is now the Caloosa Belle began as the Caloosahatchee Current, a publication established in 1922 to help bring about the establishment of Hendry County. In 1923, Hendry County was carved from the eastern side of Lee County. The Caloosa Belle is published in print and electronically each week on Thursday in LaBelle, the seat for Hendry County.
The Immokalee Bulletin, published electronically each week on Thursday, began serving the northeastern Collier County area in 1967. Independent Newsmedia purchased the Immokalee Bulletin on September 30, 1983. Immokalee is unincorporated and strongly agricultural.
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Our online archive contains staff-written and other selected articles from Lake Okeechobee News, Okeechobee News, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat, The Sun, Caloosa Belle, and Immokalee Bulletin from 2007 to the present. Searches are free. You may purchase individual articles for $2.95 or select a package for multiple articles.
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