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A man and woman were sentenced after pleading no contest to possession of cocaine. more
Despite the challenges of the last year, Registered Nurse Marcy Spelts loves being a nurse. more
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) thanks volunteers who helped remove invasive plants on Lake Okeechobee near Bird Island. more
JACKSONVILLE – This summer could bring more and larger algal blooms on Lake Okeechobee, according to Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville … more
A local woman warns not to fall for con artists asking for donations. more
After more than 100 years service to the community, the city fire department counts down its final days. more
Veteran Bill Bush, who is 97 years old, was born in Pennsylvania and worked in a defense plant after he graduated. more
A foul smell mass chokes the Pahokee marina. more
A local veteran and her family are struggling to rebuild after a fire... more
The election to select a member of the city council will be held on May 4... more
LaBelle High School is pleased to announce the Class of 2021’s Valedictorian -Eric Reyes, and Salutatorian, Jose Jimenez. … more
The Sugar Festival was canceled. Black Gold Jubilee went on as planned. more
Veteran Craig Montesi Sr. was born in Connecticut where his dad was in the restaurant business. more
The Okeechobee Community Theatre is making a comeback after having to cancel their shows last season due to COVID-19. more
The Big O Teen Anglers held their third tournament of the 2021 year out of Okeetantie on March 27. more
From the Archives highlights weird, funny or interesting stories from the over 100 year history of the Okeechobee News, many of which have never been online before. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will stop sending water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie on April 10. more
On a wing and a prayer, a couple in their 70s flew from sea to shining sea in a 70-year-old airplane. more
The Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers on April 3. more
Tower hotspots were installed in all the downtown parks last week. more
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