Tuesday June 9, 2020

The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office reports that a man was shot and killed Monday morning in South Bay. The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. in the 900 block of U.S. Highway 27. The man perished from at least one gunshot wound. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Neither a motive nor a suspect were known as of yesterday. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477).

PBSO authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in Belle Glade. A man died Monday evening, hours after being shot in the 100 block of State Road 715. The shooting happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. The shooting victim was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputies learned that the victim and the shooter had gotten into an altercation moments before the shooting. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 and protective measure being taken to protect Hendry County residents, the Montura Land Use Study meetings have been postponed until early Fall. The Hendry County Planning Department continues to receive input and feedback from the Montura community and requests that residents who have not already submitted comments please would do so. For additional information on the study including video of previous Montura Land Use Study meetings and print material, visit the Hendry County website: http://hendryfla.net/montura_study.php#revize_document_center_rz865

Residents with questions or concerns regarding the study are asked to call 863-612-4752 or email monturastudy@gmail.com.

Covid numbers for Hendry County have now reached 565. That means, of all the people tested in Hendry, 565 were positive. Since then, 18 people have died from the virus, and 87 had recovered at last report. That means, the number of active positive cases has reached 460. Please everyone, if you don’t want to see these numbers continue to rise, adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC and the DOH. Remember, the key to avoiding the Coronavirus is good personal hygiene. Washing your hands for at least 20-30 seconds with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol in it is recommended. Avoid touching your eyes or face with unwashed hands. Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from someone when greeting them and not shaking any hands. Avoid shopping at peak hours and use delivery services instead.  Avoid places where there are 50 people or more.

Beginning Tuesday June 9, 2020, roadwork will be conducted on a 1 mile segment of County Road 835.

The roadwork will take place from 5.75 miles south of US 27 to 6.75 miles south of US 27.

This project is expected to last 90 -120 days.

The speed limit will be reduced through the 1 mile segment area.

Motorists should expect lane closures and allow extra time for their commute. 

Please use extra caution when driving through the work zone.

Residents with questions or concerns can contact the Hendry County Engineering Department at 863-675-5222.