Sheriff receives Wellness Award

Kurt Goerke (right), director of health promotions for the American Lung Association in Florida, presents a Wellness Award plaque to Glades County Sheriff David Hardin on behalf of the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance organization. His accomplishment of instituting a prevention program under the GCSO’s health insurance plan deserved to be recognized, the statewide network’s leaders […]

Man shot near Washington Park

MOORE HAVEN — On Monday, Nov. 19, Glades County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Williams Street, in the Washington Park area of Glades County, regarding a shooting incident that took place shortly after 9 a.m. Upon arrival deputies located a 47-year-old male shooting victim who had sustained several gunshot wounds from a semi-automatic […]

Online threats to communities taken seriously

The sheriff’s offices in Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach counties are investigating veiled threats that have been made online toward some residents of communities along Lake Okeechobee over water pollution issues affecting the coasts. A running cyber-debate over responsibility for algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River and red tide along Gulf Coast communities in Southwest […]