Hendry County to consider code changes for Airglades in May

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County commissioners will be talking a lot about developments around Airglades International Airport (AIA) this month as two major sets of changes to their regulations will come before them for discussion. Next Tuesday, May 8, they’ll have a first reading of noise ordinance modifications that will affect operations at the […]

Hendry County Roadwatch report for the week of May 6

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 at CR 720: Maintenance permit project: Motorists should expect intermittent southbound lane closures during daytime hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday while crews repair the shoulders, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from SR 80 to the Palm Beach […]

Sugar farmers, Sierra Club battle

Starting in October of last year and ending in April, sugar farmers in South Florida conducted the annual controlled burns of their fields in order to harvest sugarcane for processing. The environmental group Sierra Club is attempting to force farmers to abandon the process and switch to a “green harvest,” a more labor- and time-intensive […]

UPDATE: Traffic crash leaves two dead

CLEWISTON — Two Belle Glade women died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Wednesday, May 2, in Clewiston. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated that on at approximately 4:09 p.m. a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Thelmakia Robinson, 20, Belle Glade, was traveling northbound on the inside lane of U.S. […]

Hendry/Glades Unmet Needs Coalition

More study needed to deal with the algal blooms What we don’t know CAN hurt us

Nearly two years after the ‘guacamole’ algae bloom that blanketed the Treasure Coast in the summer of 2016, there are plenty of theories, but we don’t “know” the cause. The prevailing theory was that algae in the freshwater released from Lake Okeechobee through the C-44 canal seeded the bloom, which grew to thick mats when […]

State Rep. Donalds announces town hall meeting

CLEWISTON — On April 25, State Rep. Byron Donalds (R-District 80) announced a town hall meeting that will take place Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clewiston City Hall, 115 W. Ventura Ave. in Clewiston. The town hall will be hosted with State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-District 28). Representative Donalds will […]

Single vehicular crash claim life

CLEWISTON — A Clewiston man died in a single vehicle crash on Tuesday, May 1, while traveling on County Road 833. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release stated that at approximately 3:09 p.m. a 2002 Ford F-150 truck operated by Marvin Dwaine Mcgee, 53, of Clewiston was traveling southbound on County Road 833. The […]

Drug Free Hendry County to hold Operation Medicine Cabinet

CLEWISTON — Drug Free Hendry County will hold their annual Operation Medicine Cabinet event on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at K&M Drugs, 340 E. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston (near First Bank). Seventy percent of people 12 and older who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends. A prescription […]

Warriors to participate in Special Olympics ceremonies

  CLEWISTON — Westside Warriors will participate in the opening ceremonies before the Special Olympics event in LaBelle later in the month of April.