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Red Cross offers free virtual preparedness classes for older adults, children and their families

The South Florida Red Cross launched its ‘Be Red Cross Ready’ preparedness classes virtually.

Abuse Counseling committed to serving the community during COVID-19

Fully operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ACT provides a 24-hour crisis hotline
The aircraft will be parked at the airport for a short period as part of the study to verify that Airglades Airport can help meet the future needs of the growing fleet of MD-80 Series aircraft.

Airglades Airport welcomes its first MD-80 series aircraft

World Atlantic Airlines successfully landed one of its McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft as part of an Airport analysis study at Airglades Airport.
Weather
Five-day Rainfall Totals from Tropical Storm Eta Across South Florida.

Eta was rare November surprise for South & SW Florida and the Keys

Now that the water has receded and the cleanup is underway, let’s take a closer look at Eta’s track as well as how rare of an event...

National Hurricane Center updates projections for Tropical Storm Eta

MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center has updated the projected path of Tropical Storm Eta.
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Floridians now need to brace for Eta

IMMOKALEE — The National Weather Service provided a special briefing Thursday morning about the expected path and strengthening of Tropical Depression Eta toward the Florida peninsula, which …
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Police/Fire
HENDRY COUNTY - The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is participating in a statewide hit-and-run crash awareness month
At approximately 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Florida FHP responded to a traffic accident at Palm Beach Boulevard
The following individuals were arrested on felony or DUI charges by the HCSO, the CPD, the FHP, the FWC, DOC from Feb. 15 through Feb. 21.
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Sports
The annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament is set for Saturday, Feb.  27 at Alvin Ward Park, Moore Haven, FL 33471, from safelight until 1 p.m. Pictured is a lighter bass caught by one of the contestants from a previous year.

Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament takes place Feb. 27

The annual Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament is set for Saturday, Feb. 27 at Alvin Ward Park in Moore Haven
Clewiston Cougars athletes prepare for the 2021 season.

Clewiston Cougars Football and cheer enrollment begins

Playing football and participating in cheerleading, like with all sports, can provide priceless health benefits for children.
Players compete in a previous basketball tournament sponsored by the LaBelle White House.

LaBelle White House to host multi-sport tournament

LABELLE - The LaBelle White House has developed a Sports Department.
Entertainment
The Chalo Nitka Ranch Rodeo which kicks off Friday, March 5 and continues following the festival itself Saturday, March 6. Rodeo action, featuring bull riding, barrel racing and...
⁣LABELLE - The LaBelle Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Night on the Town is coming, February 23
Human Interest
LABELLE - Steve Fugate has walked across the U.S. eight times. He is known as the original “LOVE LIFE” guy, who has logged over 30,000 miles with his LOVE LIFE sign. “Love Life …
After 50 years as a surgeon, Dr. Ramon L Carroll, who is now retired, has written a memoir
Top Trending Stories
The SUV impounded, after hitting and killing a pedestrian.

Clewiston pedestrian killed in hit and run

At the intersection of Art Lawrence Road and County Road 80A in Clewiston, an 18-year-old man was killed

Bass Pro Shops opens registration for its US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship qualifying event at Lake Okeechobee

Registration for the Lake Okeechobee qualifying event opened Wednesday, Feb. 10 for 24 hours only

Florida Housing Coalition announces major new initiative: Center for Racial Equity

The Florida Housing Coalition, the state’s leading nonprofit provider of training and technical assistance dedicated to affordable...
Government
On Jan. 22, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly $100 million has been awarded to 24 communities...
Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for several upcoming public meetings scheduled for Feb. 4, 11, 22 and 24...
CLEWISTON - Kristine Petersen has been appointed as the new Mayor of Clewiston.
Business
After the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, Florida Power & Light Company formally closed its last coal-fired plant in Florida...
FPL began accepting applications for its new Main Street Recovery Credit Program, offering credits to qualifying small businesses
Agriculture
Touted as a superfood that promotes heart and gut health, the exotic dragon fruit has gained popularity as it grows in Florida’s
As UF/IFAS joins a university-wide push to increase artificial intelligence research, its faculty will help solve major problems
Health
We know her now as a One Blood recruiter, but Linda Hazellief has had many unusual occupations.
This year, in lieu of the 2021 fashion show, Women Involved in Supporting the Hospital has organized a designer purse raffle
Traffic & Road Work
Notice of road work for Georgia Avenue

Please be advised that Hendry County Road & Bridge will be conducting road repairs on Georgia Avenue in Clewiston on Feb. 22.

Hendry County Road Watch report for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 21

Notice of roadwork in Harlem

State News

Deaf Costco worker with mumbling manager won't get award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won't be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The …

Controversy swirls over lowering of flags for Rush Limbaugh

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving ahead with plans to honor recently deceased conservative radio broadcaster by lowering flags to half-staff despite protests from some …

Rush Limbaugh flag honors won't be statewide

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving ahead with plans to honor recently deceased conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh by lowering flags to half-staff despite …
National & World

Hunters and trappers exceed Wisconsin wolf kill quota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers exceeded Wisconsin's wolf kill limit by Wednesday morning and still had hours left to kill more of the animals. The Department of Natural Resources …

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident of Central Falls, …

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the …
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