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Tammi Kelly posted Tammi's Top of the Lake, Jan. 4 in Tammi's Top of the Lake at 09:39AM on January 9, 2015

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Tammi Kelly posted Tammi's Top of the Lake, Dec. 6 in Tammi's Top of the Lake at 01:50PM on December 5, 2014

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OKEECHOBEE — Thanks to a Vero Beach physician and confiscated drug money, the sheriff’s office has two new K-9 deputies who will be replacing retiring dogs. Detective Sergeant Jimmy Mills, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), said the new K-9s were purchased from the Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind. Gilbert Ford donated the use of a 15-passenger van … Read more
OKEECHOBEE — Adam Tewksbury has played baseball almost as long as he’s been alive. Now 23, Adam is the starting catcher at Troy University of the Sunbelt Conference. It hasn’t been an easy road for Tewksbury, who saw tremendous success at Okeechobee High School under coach Dylan Tedders as a hard-hitting catcher and team leader. He hit a memorable home … Read more
CLEWISTON — A Clewiston woman was killed when her car veered off the road on County Road 833 Friday morning.   Lindsey Shawn Brooks, 41, of Clewiston, was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro southbound on CR 833 when she lost control of her car and veered off the roadway, according to a report released by Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).   The incident … Read more
The city commission revisited its plans for downtown LaBelle at the January 8 city commission meeting, going over an ordinance amending the city Land Development Code to specify new rules for the downtown area.  The city has long been interested in setting up a Downtown walking district to preserve the “old” LaBelle character and stimulate pedestrian traffic and accentuate the downtown … Read more
CLEWISTON — In two weeks it will be four years since Erica Vassell’s body was found on a desolate strip of roadway in Glades County. Violently attacked, beaten up, shot at and then run over, one of the investigators called the discovery one of the most gruesome sights he had seen in his law enforcement career.   For four days after … Read more
BELLE GLADE — At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted in favor of a new hiring program that incentivizes contractors in Palm Beach County to hire employees from the Glades region.  The Glades Employee Incentive Program (GEIP), unanimously approved by the commission, would pay contractors who hire Glades-area employees 30 percent of that employee’s wages up … Read more
FORT MYERS – The United Way is seeking volunteers in Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier Counties to help lower to moderate income tax payers to file their federal income taxes for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).   VITA volunteers can make a real difference in the lives of people in our community. Volunteers have helped families get … Read more
OKEECHOBEE — The new year brings another season of South Florida festivals. While northern states host fairs and festivals in the summer and fall, most South Florida festivals are held January through April, taking advantage of the cooler months of Florida’s dry season. Throughout south Florida, festivals celebrate Florida’s unique history and culture. These time-honored traditions are part of the … Read more