Terriers practice for speed and exuberance

Moore Haven figures to compete for a state football playoff berth again this year with a mixture of veteran experience, speed and youthful exuberance. New coach Max Manin said they have 46 players in fall camp, which is an increase over recent years. He plans to make a few tweaks to the schemes but knows […]

Moore Haven files suit against Bennett

The City of Moore Haven wants their money back! Philip Bennett, the former City Asset Manager for the Capital Project Finance Authority, was sentenced to four years in prison and 20 years’ probation after his conviction on charges he embezzled $268,000 from the City back in 2012. Bennett served his time and was released in […]

Roudybush resigns; Manin becomes interim football coach

In a whirlwind couple of days, Moore Haven lost its football coach and then quickly rebounded to name a top assistant to the job. Richard Roudybush stepped aside after two successful years with identical (7-3) records. The Terriers didn’t qualify for the post season in either year but were still among the better teams in […]

Jail celebrates 10th anniversary

County, state and U.S dignitaries were in attendance to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Glades Corrections Development Corporation (GCDC) Jail facility in Moore Haven on July 11. The facility helps house U.S Marshall prisoners and also detainees from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Naturalization Service (INS). The facility has had a definite impact on […]

City council considers garbage collection ordinance

The Moore Haven City Council talked trash at their regular meeting June 20. Attorney Steve Ramunni said the garbage ordinance of 1984 needs to be updated. He stopped the city effort to remove garbage cans along city streets approved earlier this year. “The ordinance is kind of helter skelter. The bins are not defined. Do […]

City considers possible expansion of water plant

The possible expansion of the city water plant, a new ordinance to address the underbelly of mobile homes, and discussion on litigations highlighted the agenda when the Moore Haven City Council met on June 6 at City Hall. Councilman Jake Eighner presented his plan for a Veterans Memorial to the City Council. He said he’d […]

West coast now wants more water from lake

What a difference a year makes. One year ago, water was pouring into Lake Okeechobee from the north and flowing out of the lake to the east and west. The releases were blamed for environmental damage in the coastal estuaries. This year, some counties in the region are in severe drought, and some are asking […]

Moore Haven football team plays in jamboree

MOORE HAVEN — The Moore Haven Terriers fell to Benjamin 39-9 in the team’s spring football game on May 20. Highlights for the Terriers included a nine yard touchdown pass from LJ Sampson to Eric Hunter, and a field goal by Delfino Mayorga. Alduvar Gary caught three passes for 53 yards and Sampson rushed nine […]

Downtown park improvements suggested

MOORE HAVEN — A report from Glades County and suggestions for the downtown Moore Haven Park highlighted the agenda when the Moore Haven City Council met May 16. Glades County Commission Chairman John Ahern reported the county did not receive any bids on the property that housed the old Glades Inn on US 27. The […]

County seeks replacement for road superintendent

GLADES COUNTY — Glades County commissioners took a step toward finding a replacement for road superintendent Avant Brown and addressed some economic development projects at the boards regular meeting Monday night, May 22. Mr. Brown will end an over 41 year career in public service when he retires on June 30. “It has been a […]