Topics put ‘On the Table’ alike across Southwest Florida

CLEWISTON — The “On the Table” community roundtable discussions as conducted in many other places came to Southwest Florida this autumn, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition and attended by a wide spectrum of community partners on Thursday, Oct. 17. In Hendry County, one gathering was at the Clewiston Adult […]

Broadband network study OK’d by BOCC

LABELLE — A study of whether it’s feasible to set up a community-wide broadband network in Hendry County will go forward after action taken by the county board last week. A request for proposals had been advertised for the study during the summer, with the proposals opened on July 19, and a duly constituted review/ranking […]

Hendry County opts for code enforcement magistrate system

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners on a 4-1 vote Aug. 13 approved switching to a special magistrate system for county code enforcement cases. It’s a move that the five commissioners have been discussing intensely at nearly every meeting for more than a year. County Attorney Mark Lapp told the board a section […]

Hendry County issues local State of Emergency Residents are urged to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

(August 29, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Officials have declared a local State of Emergency effective at 1pm, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in preparation for the potential threat of Hurricane Dorian. Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) Officials are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning Sunday afternoon through […]

Hendry County celebrates Grand Opening of new LaBelle Airport Terminal

Hendry County staff, elected officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with contractors, consultants and community partners celebrated the grand opening of the new LaBelle Airport terminal building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23. The total project which includes the terminal building, […]

International Coastal Cleanup Day!

There is a serious pollution problem right here in Hendry County. More than just an eyesore, the trash that is seen floating in the Caloosahatchee or even blowing down Bridge Street, is a threat to human health, wildlife, and it effects the economics of our beloved community. The Democratic Women’s Club of Hendry County invites […]

Hendry County Environmental Health Services has relocated

The Hendry County Environmental Health Office is relocating from their temporary location (3300 Utility Drive) back to their permanent office location at 1140 Pratt Boulevard in LaBelle. (Hendry County Health Department) Full services will be available on Monday, August 19. The Bacteriological Water Lab for Hendry & Glades Counties will also be relocated back to […]

Amos Williams gets 20-year plaque

TOP: Hendry County Facilities Director Alan Bowen recognizes Amos Williams for his 20 years of service with Hendry County. BOTTOM: County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills, who along with Commissioner Emma Byrd attended the presentation, poses afterward with Mr. Williams. Thank you, Amos, for your years of dedication and service to Hendry County!

Wills named to toll road task force for Central/SW Florida

LABELLE — Hendry County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills has been named to represent the county on the new Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force. The task force’s mission is to evaluate the Southwest-Central Florida Connector corridor, which extends from Collier County to Polk County. A toll road is planned to be built in the region. The […]

LaBelle Airport concessionaire selected

LABELLE — Besides two routine approvals for ongoing work at the LaBelle Airport that were on its agenda July 16, the Hendry County Board had a more exciting matter to deal with regarding the improvements being made there. The staff report to commissioners said that two responses to the county’s Request for Qualifications for a […]