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News Cast for April 27th:

Brandie Dailey pled not guilty to second degree murder and tamper with evidence for the murder of 60 year old Robert Joiner at her arraignment Wednesday. A grand jury could hear the case in May.

The county commission endorsed the 710 extension road after weeks of debate.  At risk was $53 million in state funds. The county had debated the proposed route of the road from the light at 70 east to a tract that would come out on 441 north at a new 14th Street. The county would eventually like the state to extend the road to US 98 north.

The Okeechobee county airport is again eligible for Federal Aviation Grant funds.  It would be the first time in seven years the county received funds.  There has been an issue with conservation easements on the property which have now been resolved.

Three members of a Glades County family are arrested for allegedly being involved in a chop shop.  27 year old Brian Lee is suspected in multiple thefts.  53 year old Richard Lee is accused of helping operate the chop shop.  53 year old Patricia Lee was charged with leaving contraband in a jail bathroom after the arrests of her relatives.

The state is moving closer to a gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe that would help the tribe offer roulette and other table games at Brighton and other casinos.

60 dogs owned by an Okeechobee couple were seized by the SPCA in Lakeland after the owner turned ill and couldn’t care for them.

The retrial of murder defendant, Victoria Rios continues this week in Osceola County.  She is accused of killing Eric Roopnarine of Yeehaw Junction during a staged robbery of the man back in 2013.

Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 4-20-17

The Okeechobee County School Board will be holding Kindergarten registration at the following schools: 

May   9,  Everglades Elementary School       462-5108

May 10,  South  Elementary School               462-5087

May 11,  Seminole Elementary School          462-5116

May 16,  North Elementary School                462-5100

 May 18,  Central Elementary School             462-5077

If your child will be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2017, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school:

Legal Proof of Birth Date – Up-to-Date Immunization Record – Health Exam Record that has been completed by a physician since September 1, 2016 – Proof of Residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.)

Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration.  If you do not know which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Office at 462-5000 extension 260.

  • K9 Resque is in need of volunteers for both the rescue and the pet food pantry, and we are also are looking for good loving foster homes for our dogs, if interested please call 863-824-5373
  • Okeechobee Discount Drugs in partnership with Project Response offers free HIV testing every Monday from 11am-3pm. All tests are confidential and the results take 15mins. Know your status and stop by Okeechobee Discount Drugs located at 203 S.W. Park Street for your free test!