Monday July 12, 2021

Another fatal shooting has occurred in Belle Glade, making this the 5th homicide in the city this year. The incident happened Friday just after 3pm on the 900 block of Southwest Avenue H, east of Glade View Elementary School, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found a man dead from at least one gunshot wound. Detectives worked Friday evening to identify a suspect and a motive. According to an online Palm Beach County database, the shooting marks at least the 50th homicide to occur in the county this year.

Hendry County will be conducting mosquito spraying over Hookers Point in Clewiston today, weather permitting. These operations will continue throughout the remainder of the year as mosquito levels warrant. The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida.  If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke, the facilitator of the spraying, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Glades County deputies are stepping in to stop trucks from tearing up route 720 and driving recklessly.  County officials have has asked the Corps of Engineers to pay for the repairs to the roads.  Resident Arlis Hammock says trucks simply force other vehicles off the road. Evidently, these are some of the trucks that are taking fill dirt to work on the Herbert Hoover dike. Others are trying to avoid the weigh station on US 27 west of Clewiston, according to sources. 

The City of Pahokee held a goal setting meeting last week. The goal of the meeting was to set strategic plans to reshape the city over the next 3 years. The commission goals include sustainable growth, improvement of infrastructure and financial accountability and transparency. They won’t just stop there though… in addition to city leaders and councilmembers, Palm Beach County School Board member Marcia Andrews was in attendance as well. She expressed pride in the educational strides that Pahokee has made specifically, but she also spoke about other schools in her district. “We have no D or F Schools in all of District 6”. The meeting continued for over 4 hours, discussing more plans for the city including recruitment for new business like a bowling alley, a movie theatre and a farmers’ market.