Hendry County to establish code enforcement by magistrate

LABELLE — The Hendry County commissioners May 28 decided unanimously to switch over to a special magistrate process rather than the court system to handle its code enforcement burden. County Administrator Jennifer Davis presented a detailed report from Margaret Emblidge, the county’s Planning & Community Development Department chief, and said, “We’re recommending that the county […]

Missing Person

Jamal Hubert was last seen Sunday, June 2 at home (800 Maryland Ave. in Clewiston FL 33440) we believe something to be seriously wrong. A missing person report has been filed with the Hendry County Sheriff Department. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office is looking into this and following up on all leads.  If you have any information […]

Ft Denaud Bridge closed

Please be aware that the Fort Denaud Bridge is currently CLOSED to vehicular traffic due to mechanical issues. Please seek an alternate route to reach your destination. An update will be sent out as soon as additional information becomes available.

First LaBelle Mom Prom A Fun Ladies Evening out to Support a Cause

On June 7, women in Hendry County and surrounding counties will wear prom gowns, up-dos, and dance the night away at the LaBelle Mom Prom to raise funds and awareness for MOPS of LaBelle. The LaBelle Mom Prom will take place at the Ortona Community Center from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, June 7. This […]

Remembering those who have fallen on Memorial Day 2019

Traditionally a long weekend, filled with family and friends gathering for tasty barbecues, good music, and so much fun in the sun, that it is sometimes forgotten that this federal holiday is meant to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. This year, I visited the Fort Denaud […]

Three students arrested on gun charges

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at approximately 8:00am the Clewiston High School SRO received a call from the Clewiston Middle School SRO that they had received a tip that either one of Clewiston Middle School students, 15 year old Ricardo Marin or one of the Clewiston High School students, 16 year old Jesus Marin, may […]

LaBelle Rotarians Recognized at District Conference

LaBelle High School Rotary Interact President, Ariel Brunetto, was selected as the District 6960 INTERACTOR of the Year. Pictured: on stage with District Governor Sandra Hemstead . LaBelle Rotary President Fred Kobie And District Youth Exchange Chairwoman Holly Kobie were selected as District 6960 Rotarians of the Year out of over 2400 Rotarians. District Governor […]

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, May 16 Direct Repair Collision Center celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at their new location, 770 E Cowboy Way, and the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce was there to congratulate and support them. Jeff Campbell, owner of Direct Repair, wishes to thank the residents of LaBelle who have supported his business over […]

Email hacking ruled out at LaBelle High

LaBELLE — There was some small relief last week for Hendry County school authorities investigating those recent high school senior pranks. At LaBelle High, the email system wasn’t actually hacked, as previously reported here and in several other media outlets. Rather, the bogus memo that went out was the result of some seniors’ ingenious e-wizardry. […]

Florida Department Of Health in Hendry/Glades counties provides Heat Safety Reminders

Hendry/Glades — We’re just beginning our Summer and as temperatures rise, the Florida Department of Health reminds all residents and visitors about the risks of heat and how to prevent heat-related illness. The hot and humid weather conditions of a Florida summer can place extra stress on the body, especially while outdoors, so it is […]