It was a big weekend for the Roland Martin Marine-Center Series 2021 Season, presented by Huk. In an article published to the Marine Centers website, a record 193 boats set out to compete for the first big check of the season. And that prize, went to the father and son team of Ron and Ronnie Buck. With a 30-pound sack of Lake O bass, including an 8lb. big bass kicker, they had at least 70 fish before 10 a.m., the tournament beginning at safelight. Marina Manager Ramon Iglesias says, he’s already looking forward to the next. (Sound bite) The father-son duo took home a first place check for $8,000. US Sugar Big Bass award for $500. Huk Gear award for $250. Mercury award for another $250. And the Bruiser Baits Big Bag for $150. That’s a one-day total of $9,150. You can visit the website for the full story, and a full winners list. BUCK & BUCK Beat a record turnout for the big check – RMMC Series (rolandmartinmarinecenterseries.com)
Hendry County Road & Bridge department will be installing rumble strips on the east side of County Road 832 just before the intersection of County Road 833. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic, but still expect lane closures. If you can, leave a little earlier to make up for potential delays. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone. Residents or motorists with any questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.
A horse was found on the loose in Clewiston Monday, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook Page. Investigators say the horse was found around 10 a.m. near 221 Horse Club Avenue. The horse is described as having a light colored main and tail, a half sock on the left hind leg, and a blaze face. The mare was captured and taken to the impound. Deputies are asking the owner to contact them at the station. According to deputies, if the horse is not claimed within three days it could become property of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office.
Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputies responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Daniels Place, Pahokee Sunday night. Upon arrival deputies located an adult male deceased from gunshot wounds. Detectives responded to investigate this shooting as a homicide. After further investigation, a suspect, Lanorris Lee, was interviewed and arrested. Lanorris Lee is currently being held in the PBC Jail on premeditated homicide charges. The victim’s name will not be released due to Marsy’s Law. This investigation is still active and ongoing.
First Lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis, announced this year’s Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education Award recipients. Black History Month is celebrated every year in Florida during the month of February and this year’s contest theme was “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities,” sponsored by the Florida Lottery and other partners. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran said “African Americans have contributed greatly to the history of our state and I thank Governor DeSantis and First Lady DeSantis for hosting the 2021 Black History Month student and educator contests.” To learn more about Black History Month, and to read about all the winners, visit www.FloridaBlackHistory.com