Thursday December 17, 2020

The Clewiston High School Tiger Football players have made an impact on and off the field this season. Congratulations goes out to at least 2 scholar athletes James Edwards and Oran Singleton. Head Coach Pete Walker had a special message for both players. For Edwards, who is receiving his second football offer from Penn State University, Coach Walker said, “This is just the beginning for him, especially since he’s only a junior. As for Singleton, Coach Walker said, Akron is lucky to be getting him. Coach Walker and Clewiston High School, wishes both boys well as they prepare for their bright futures. Congratulations James Edwards and Oran Singleton. Go Tigers!

The Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Clewiston has been preparing to open its new location in the city for weeks. The store, which was originally set to have a grand reopening and ribbon cutting last month, is awaiting a passing inspection by the city fire chief Travis Reese. A representative for the retail store says that as soon as fire officials give the okay, the stores new location will welcome its first patrons. According to lead fire officials, the goal is to get a passing inspection completed by Friday. Representatives for Goodwill say there will be no official ribbon cutting this year.

The Clewiston Police Department said 22-year-old Darion Radcliffe has been arrested, and faces charges of home invasion robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and theft. Police say that on Thanksgiving Day, a man was at his elderly mom’s house when two men knocked on the door and pushed their way through the door. The victim fell and at least one suspect started hitting him in the head with a gun. Once the suspects fled the scene, investigators found a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the incident. From there, officers were able to identify Radcliffe as a suspect. The CPD says the incident remains under investigation and additional arrests are likely. Radcliffe is being held in the Hendry County Jail on $320,000 bail.

Spending the holidays away from the people we love the most is tough, and nursing homes are seeing first-hand how the idea of missed holiday celebrations are affecting patients and causing additional feelings of loneliness. Well, now there’s a new program, that some local nursing homes are using to keep families together over the holidays while physically apart. It’s called RESTORE-Together. RESTORE-Together is a new motivational therapy platform that now allows patients the ability to play skill-building games together instantly, with family, loved ones, and residents at other nursing homes, without the need for in-person visitation. We reached out to the Clewiston nursing home for specific details as to if and how the program will be carried out. The spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Check with your local nursing home and ask about Restore-Together.

Common Grounds Coffee Shop is having free photos with Santa tonight from 5 to 8 PM. Make sure to bring your mask if you want to take a photo with Santa.