Back to School Bash to be held for Glades County

A Back to School Bash will be held for Glades County students on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building, 900 N U.S. Hwy 27 in Moore Haven. Students must be present to receive free school supplies. The event includes food, fun, games, music prizes and more. For information, call Stephanie […]

Glades Training Center progress all behind the scenes

MOORE HAVEN — Glades and Hendry county commissioners and school district officials are coalescing around a more regional approach to get state funding dedicated to establishing new job training programs at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). There weren’t any breakthroughs to announce during their recent joint luncheon meeting at the training center, unfortunately. […]

Man sentenced for failure to register as sexual offender

MOORE HAVEN — On June 26, James Thomas Watkins, 38, of Moore Haven was sentenced to 63.2 months in prison for two counts of failure to register as a sexual offender. He was convicted earlier this month following a trial in Glades County. In April 2017, Glades County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve papers on […]

City kicks in to ensure future summer camps

MOORE HAVEN — After hearing the Glades Education Foundation’s (GEF) update on plans for the summer camp to be staged out of Moore Haven Elementary School July 9-20, the City Council decided at its meeting June 5 to contribute toward keeping it going in future years. Laura Perry of the GEF had just told council […]

Moore Haven Lock fully operational with no width restrictions

Moore Haven Lock west gate has been repaired and the lock is fully operational with no width restrictions.

Moore Haven traffic crash on U.S. 27

MOORE HAVEN — A Coral Springs woman sustained serious injuries from a traffic crash in Moore Haven on Friday, June 15. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) stated that at approximately 3:12 p.m., a 2000 Ford F350 pickup operated by Calvin Lee Billings, 28, Moore Haven, was eastbound on U.S. 27 in the left turn lane. […]

Senator Grimsley holds mobile office hours

Senator Denise Grimsley’s (R-Lake Placid) staff will hold “mobile office hours” on Thursday, May 17, to assist constituents with state agency concerns. Staff will be at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 South Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J SW in Moore Haven from 1-2 […]

Burma Spice to double the size of MH facility

MOORE HAVEN — Not everyone knows that Amazon’s highest-rated spice brand has its manufacturing plant in Moore Haven. A year and a half ago, Burma Spice selected Moore Haven from a list of eight candidates for the site of its new facility. “We like Moore Haven because of the business-friendly climate and cost-effectiveness of operations,” […]

Support sought for a kids’ summer camp

MOORE HAVEN — Glades Education Foundation (GEF) President Laura Perry is building municipal and private backing for a Moore Haven-based summer camp to chase away at least some small part of the seasonal doldrums for local children who lack diversions to fill their time when school lets out. Ms. Perry appeared before both the Moore […]

Cities south of Lake O are big winners in EPA brownfields grant program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced grants to 144 communities nationwide, including five in Florida, at a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 25. The projects being financed are part of the Brownfields Redevelopment Program, which will give these cities and regional agencies money to conduct environmental assessments and cleanups in locally designated areas. […]