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Miami-Dade County Resolution Supports SFWMD Plan to Deliver Clean Freshwater to Help Florida Bay

Miami-Dade County Resolution Supports SFWMD Plan to Deliver Clean Freshwater to Help Florida Bay

Miami, FL – The largest county in Florida on Tuesday unanimously supported the implementation of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) plan to help restore Florida Bay and urged the federal government to speed up its repairs of the dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee.

The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution urging the SFWMD to fully implement the District plan to deliver more clean freshwater to Taylor Slough. The resolution Miami-Dade Commissioners passed also urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the ongoing rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike.

“This resolution will help Florida Bay, the Herbert Hoover Dike and all South Floridians,” said Miami-Dade District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, who sponsored the resolution. “Florida Bay is a special piece of the Everglades ecosystem and the South Florida Water Management District’s plan will provide the bay with critical relief. The completion of the Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation work is needed now and I am happy the County is doing its part to get this project completed.”

The plan, created by SFWMD scientists and engineers, would rebuild levees and weirs, add canal plugs along the L-31 West Canal and connect canals in southern Miami-Dade County just east of Everglades National Park to deliver billions more gallons of freshwater to Taylor Slough each year. Taylor Slough connects directly to Florida Bay, where the additional freshwater would help to reduce salinity levels and help restore seagrasses damaged by localized droughts.

“We fully agree with the resolution passed by Miami-Dade Commissioners and applaud them for their actions,” said SFWMD Governing Board Member Federico Fernandez. “We have been working tirelessly for months to fully implement our plan and help Florida Bay. We have every intention of continuing until this plan is fully implemented as soon as possible.”

The rehabilitation of the 143-mile earthen Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure and flooding of surrounding communities has been going on since 2007 and is a major component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

“We have also been urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for years to expedite the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike and to expedite the restudy to determine the regulation schedule for the lake once the dike is repaired,” Fernandez said. “We thank Miami-Dade Commissioners for their vision and support to expedite the completion of this crucial projects.”

To view the Miami-Dade County Commission’s resolution supporting the full implementation of the Florida Bay plan and urging the expediting of the Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation click here.

To learn more about the SFWMD’s Florida Bay plan please visit www.sfwmd.gov/floridabay


FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

Tina Hannon, a biologist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award at the Governor and Cabinet’s Sept. 20 meeting in Tallahassee.

This award recognizes outstanding resource management achievements by the hundreds of resource managers who protect state properties.

Hannon joined the FWC in 2006 as an assistant area biologist after receiving her master’s degree in wildlife ecology and management from the University of Georgia. Since then, she has excelled in the areas of prescribed burning, habitat enhancement and restoration efforts, exotic plant removal, and species monitoring.

Her leadership in prescribed burning efforts resulted in exceptionally well-maintained, high-quality natural communities throughout the WMA in Osceola County.

“The focus at Three Lakes WMA has always been on managing the natural communities in a way that most closely resembles the natural processes that made them that way,” said Steve Glass, Hannon’s supervisor. “Tina’s work is vital to that philosophy.”

Hannon leads an active prescribed burn program in which over 26,000 acres were burned during 2015, a record year for Three Lakes WMA. Over the past five years, she and her staff have averaged over 21,000 acres of prescribed burning per year. She also is working to restore 265 acres of former pasture by planting native grasses. Additionally, she coordinated and conducted annual surveys on the various wildlife species in the WMA.

“Tina is committed and passionate,” said David Johnson, leader of the FWC’s Wildlife and Habitat Management Section and one of Hannon’s supervisors. “Her efforts support habitats for numerous species including quail, red-cockaded woodpecker and the Florida grasshopper sparrow as well as maintaining beautiful natural recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of our state.”

Visit MyFWC.com/Viewing and click on “Wildlife Management Areas” to learn more about the FWC’s WMAs


Vero Beach Couple Pleads Guilty to Importing Controlled Substances, “Bath Salts” and “Molly,” from China

Vero Beach Couple Pleads Guilty to Importing Controlled Substances, “Bath Salts” and “Molly,” from China

This week, a Vero Beach husband and wife pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import controlled substances, commonly referred to as “bath salts” and “molly,” from China into the United States.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), Antonio J. Gomez, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Miami Division, and Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, made the announcement.

On September 19, 2016, Julius Andrew Reason, III, 32, from Vero Beach, pled guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, §§ 952(a) and 963; and conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, §§ 846 and 841(a)(1).

On September 21, 2016, Julius Reason’s wife, Venteria Leanet Reason, 28, also from Vero Beach, pled guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, §§ 952(a) and 963.

On March 28, 2016, codefendant Nathasha Thames, 28, also from Vero Beach, pled guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, §§ 952(a) and 963; and conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, §§ 846 and 841(a)(1); and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance- Dibutylone HCI,  in violation of Title 21, United States Code, § 841(a)(1).

The defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of twenty years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release.  The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on December 8, 2016, before U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg.

According to Court records, in January of 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers conducted a  border search of an international mail parcel shipped from Shanghai, China, destined for a U.S. Post Office (P.O.) Box located in Vero Beach, Florida, and  found the parcel to contain approximately one kilogram of Dibutylone HCI, a synthetic cathinone, a/k/a “bath salts,” a schedule I controlled substance.  USPIS records showed that Thames had applied and paid for the P.O. Box.  On January 14, 2016, Julius Reason contacted the Vero Beach Post Office, inquiring about the whereabouts of two parcels.  On January 15, 2016, Julius Reason was notified that his packages were ready for pickup.  Thames then visited the post office and picked up the packages, before meeting Julius Reason and turning over the parcels.  When Julius Reason saw law enforcement he fled from the scene, throwing both parcels.

During the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized items including, a loaded 9mm firearm from Julius Reason’s vehicle and electronic devices, wire transfer records, Chinese chemical company business cards, and $10,168.00 in U.S. currency from his residences.

The investigation further revealed that between June 2014 and January 2016, Julius reason and his wife Venteria Reason sent wire transfers to China exceeding $59,000.  Julius Reason, Venteria Reason, and Thames, exchanged communications with Chinese chemical company representatives discussing prices and ordering synthetic cathinones, including Dibutylone and Ethylone, Schedule I controlled substances.  The defendants also communicated by text message regarding the local delivery and sales of another controlled substance, commonly referred to as “molly.”

Between June 2014, and January 18, 2016, at least 20 parcels were shipped from China to U.S. P.O. Boxes and addresses linked to Reason and Venteria Reason, in the Southern District of Florida.  Five of those parcels were seized by law enforcement and thirteen parcels were delivered.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI, the USPIS and DEA.  Mr. Ferrer also thanked the Indian River Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this matter.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen Lineberger.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov


Internet Child Sex Operation Results in 10 Arrests

Internet Child Sex Operation Results in 10 Arrests

Osceola County (September 21, 2016) – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives concluded a 60-hour undercover operation which resulted in 10 suspects arrested and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet and other sex related crimes. Led by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the operation was conducted as a part of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Participating agencies included: Altamonte Springs Police Department, Clermont Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and Sanford Police Department.

“These predators stalk the cyber community looking for children to victimize. This operation should also be a warning to all parents to monitor and be involved with their child’s computer activities,” said Sheriff Bob Hansell.

During the operation, undercover detectives, posed as juveniles to talk with individuals in chat rooms and instant messaging programs on the Internet. Suspects would travel to a meeting location located in Osceola County with the purpose of having sex with a child. All the suspects were arrested in Osceola County and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

The following were arrested:

Saurabh Agrawal (DOB 6/28/84), 10524 Demilo Place, Orlando

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery,

Norman Nazario-Negron (DOB 11/4/92), 2220 Stonehedge Loop

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Tampering with Evidence, Criminal Conspiracy, Failure to Obey Law Enforcement Orders, Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

Royston Khadaroo (DOB 7/15/72), 910 Amboise Lane, Poinciana

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child, Criminal Conspiracy

Carlos Velasquez (DOB 6/2/76), 1511 Bly Court, Kissimmee

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child, 3 counts of Personal Electronic Transmission of Information to a Minor, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy

Matthew Sauer (DOB 10/9/94), 21956 Town Place Drive, Boca Raton

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Use of Computer to Lure/Seduce a Child, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy

Kevin Juan Roman (DOB 8/6/93), 4114 Shelter Bay Drive, Poinciana

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy,

Christopher Maxwell Jackson (DOB 1/28/89), 6904 Wilkow Drive, Orlando

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy

Ralph Cox (DOB 3/6/53), 12609 Castlemain Trail, Orlando

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy, 2 counts of Personal Electronic Transmission of Information to a Minor, Use of Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child

Joseph Charles Perkins (DOB 9/8/95), 648 Arrow Lane, Kissimmee

Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, Criminal Conspiracy

Steven Myers (DOB 12/23/86), 535 Via Del Oro Drive, Altamonte Springs

2 counts of Travel to Meet Child for Sex, 2 counts of Attempted Lewd & Lascivious Battery, 2 counts of Criminal Conspiracy


Charles Murphy News 9/21

News Cast for September 21st:

Water Management approved an over 726 million dollar budget last night that includes 54 million in Everglades projects, 29 million to improve hydrology in Lake Hicpochee in Glades County, and 20 point 6 million to continue the second phase of construction of the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment area near the Okeechobee-Martin County line. The Okeechobee basin tax rate is 33 dollars and 7 cents per 1 hundred thousand of property value.

A 29 year old Valrico woman, Sara Birdsell was charged with exploitation of the elderly, befriending a 77 year old Moore Haven man and then stealing checks and making fraudulent purchases on his bank account.

An 18 year old Palm Beach man was charged with a sexual encounter with a 14 year old and then posting explicit videos of the child on snap chat. Anthony Infante was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation, the use of a child in a sexual performance and transmission of child porn by an electronic device. The incident dated back to last January 27th.

The Florida highway patrol plans to crack down on parents who don’t put their children in approved car seats this month. Last year in Florida, 11 hundred children were injured in car crashes because they were not properly secured in the vehicle. Sgt. Mark Wysocky says this is a problem in rural and urban areas. Sgt. Wysocky says everyone under 18 has to wear a seat belt no matter where they sit in the car and the driver is responsible for all of the children in the vehicle. Fines run around 1 hundred to 129 dollars for seat belt violations and is more for car seat violations.

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Press News Release Death Investigation Becomes Homicide

Sports Cast for September 21st:

The Lady Brahmans swept Sebastian River last night in girls’ volleyball, 25-8, 25-7, and 25-9. Okeechobee is (4-5) Sebastian River is (0-8). Lady Brahman Coach Taylor Padrick says this was the first breather on the schedule but she wanted to challenge her girls this year. This weekend the Ladies travel to Gainesville for a tournament. Padrick is looking forward to that experience

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The service game made the difference as Yearling defeated host Osceola 25-20 and 25-15 in middle school volleyball Tuesday.  Madison Hargraves had 13 service points and Callie Rucks added 10 service points.  Sam Ruiz had four digs, two kills and three service points for Yearling.

Joy Whipple had 10 digs and Lauren Sills had eight service points for the Lady Warriors.

Yearling won the soccer match 7-0.

Lady Brahman golf fell in a tri match with Port St. Lucie and John Carroll.

On the sports schedule today

  • PECS volleyball hosts LaBelle Middle at 4:30 pm, JV, varsity to follow

SFWMD 2017 Budget Accomplishes Mission Without Raising Taxes

SFWMD 2017 Budget Accomplishes Mission Without Raising Taxes 

Major progress on projects will continue with approved funding 

West Palm Beach, FL – At a public hearing tonight, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $726.6 million budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017). The annual budget supports core water management and ecosystem restoration efforts, including the Everglades, without raising taxes for Florida families.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Governing Board has not raised property taxes in the 16-county District, despite calls for a tax increase by some advocacy groups. Approximately 85 percent of the 2016-2017 budget is dedicated to support flood control, operations and maintenance of lands and advancing ecosystem restoration goals. This includes $54.1 million dedicated to implementing the next phases of the Governor’s $880 million Restoration Strategies plan to improve Everglades water quality. The projects include:

  • $31.3 million to increase capacity at Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) 1 West.
  • $6.2 million to continue implementation of the Science Plan to help improve the water cleaning performance of the STAs.
  • $12.8 million to improve conveyance from the G-341 structure to the Bolles Canal south of Lake Okeechobee.

Key Projects

A host of priority projects will provide significant benefits to South Florida’s extensive flood control system and protect coastal estuaries, including:

  • $55.9 million for continued refurbishment of South Florida’s flood control system.
  • $37.5 million for design and initial construction of the Caloosahatchee River C-43 Western Basin Storage Reservoir.
  • $60.3 million for construction progress on the C-44 Reservoir and STA to protect the St. Lucie River and Estuary.
  • $29.2 million for hydrologic improvements to Lake Hicpochee to benefit the Caloosahatchee River Estuary.
  • $20.6 million to continue the second phase of construction of the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area in Martin County.

The approved budget also contains a significant infusion of state revenues, $234 million, approved by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature this year to accelerate the pace of restoration progress.

 

The budget is funded by a combination of ad valorem (property) taxes and other revenues such as state appropriations, federal and local sources, balances, fees, investment earnings and agricultural privilege taxes. Ad Valorem rates for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are $33.07 per $100,000 of taxable land value in 15 of the District’s 16 counties (the Okeechobee Basin). In Collier County and mainland Monroe County (the Big Cypress Basin), the ad valorem taxes are $26.95 per $100,000 of taxable value.

 

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Big Cypress Basin Budget Accomplishes Mission Without Raising Taxes

Big Cypress Basin Budget Accomplishes Mission Without Raising Taxes 

Key operations and maintenance initiatives are supported with approved funding

West Palm Beach, FL – At a public hearing tonight, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $12.9 million Big Cypress Basin budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017). The annual budget, previously approved by the Basin Board, supports critical missions of flood control, water supply and restoring natural areas without raising taxes for Southwest Coast families.

 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Governing Board has not raised property taxes. Approximately 73 percent of the 2016-2017 Basin budget supports operations and maintenance initiatives to improve flood control including:

  • $2.0 million for flood control operations that include tree management and canal, levee and structure maintenance.
  • $1.3 million for the continued treatment and removal of exotic plants to improve functioning of the flood control system.
  • $4.6 million for continued maintenance, refurbishment and repair of the Big Cypress Basin’s flood control system.

The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget also dedicated 25 percent to water supply and water quality initiatives including: $800,000 for Collier County’s Haldeman Creek Weir Replacement project to replace an existing water control structure upstream to improve secondary conveyance systems and prevent backflows. It also includes $739,000 for City of Naples’ Reclaimed Water Expansion project to increase reclaimed water by approximately 1.35 million gallons per day for this phase, reducing potable water demands for approximately 330 homes.

The budget is funded by a combination of ad valorem (property) taxes and other revenues such as state appropriations, federal and local sources, balances, fees, investment earnings and agricultural privilege taxes. In Collier County and mainland Monroe County (the Big Cypress Basin), the ad valorem taxes for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 are $26.95 per $100,000 of taxable land value.

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Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties (List follows.)

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

Internet-completion Courses

Broward

Oct. 8 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or

Oct. 23 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Okeechobee

Oct. 22 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Palm Beach

Oct. 2 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Traditional Courses 

Miami-Dade

Oct. 7 (6 – 10 p.m.), Oct. 8 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) & Oct. 9 (6:30 – 9 a.m.) 

Palm Beach

Oct. 1 & 2 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

The specific locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122


FWC: As autumn approaches, bears across Florida become more active

FWC: As autumn approaches, bears across Florida become more active

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking Floridians to be more aware of what they can do to help prevent bear conflicts as fall approaches. During autumn months, bear appetites increase as the animals begin a natural process of putting on fat for the winter. In order to be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can is more appealing than foraging in the woods because it can provide bears more calories in a shorter amount of time. This draws more bears into areas where people live and work, which can be potentially dangerous. Floridians should be extra vigilant in securing potential food sources around their homes and businesses. Final Florida black bear population estimates recently released show that Florida’s bear population is robust and widespread.

FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley said, “As autumn arrives, Florida’s large black bear population becomes much more active. An increased number of bears looking for food in areas where people live and work can potentially lead to more conflicts. FWC is continuing to partner with local communities on measures to reduce bear conflicts, but Floridians should understand the steps they can take to keep themselves and their neighbors safe.”

The FWC is currently accepting proposals from counties and other local governments so the agency can effectively distribute state funding for reducing bear conflicts in Florida communities. The $825,000 in funding, $500,000 invested by Gov. Scott and the Florida Legislature and $325,000 through the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida with proceeds from the “Conserve Wildlife” license plate, will be dedicated to programs that are committed to taking a BearWise approach and can demonstrate a measurable reduction in human-bear interactions.

Last week, the FWC and one of the nation’s leading bear scientists, Dr. Joseph D. Clark of the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Tennessee, released the final modeling results estimating Florida’s black bear population. Data collected by FWC staff and partners in 2014 and 2015, and analyzed by Dr. Clark’s team, have confirmed that Florida’s bear population is robust and widespread. The final estimates indicate that Florida’s statewide bear population now stands at 4,030, up from a few hundred bears in the 1970s.

To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these simple tips:

  • Secure household garbage in a sturdy shed, garage or a wildlife resistant container.
  • Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before.
  • Secure commercial garbage in bear resistant dumpsters.
  • Protect gardens, bee yards, compost and livestock with electric fencing.
  • Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances to require trash be secured from bears.
  • Feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding.
  • Clean grills and store them in a secure place.
  • Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear resistant.
  • Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground.

It is illegal in Florida to intentionally feed bears or leave out food or garbage that will attract bears and cause human-bear conflicts.

If you see or suspect that someone is feeding or attracting bears, please call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country


Charles Murphy News 9/19

News Cast for September 19th:

Jobless rates decreased in Okeechobee from 6.1 to 5.9 percent. The state said 986 residents collected benefits last month.  The rate last August was 6.9 percent. Glades County had a slight increase from 6.8 percent in July to 7 percent in August.  316 residents collected benefits in August.  Last August Glades County had a jobless rate of 8.2 percent. Around the area Hendry County had 11.6 perent, St. Lucie 6 percent, Highlands 6.9 percent, Martin 5 percent and Osceola County five percent.

In the courts, a former Osceola County deputy, 54 year old Robert Collins, received four years’ probation and was ordered to make restitution for rustling cattle in Kenansville. Collins alleged sole a calf back in July of last year and was also charged with stealing a bull in Volusia County.  He allegedly sold them in Sumter County. He pled no contest to charges of grand theft livestock, perjury and possession of methamphetamine.

The city of Moore Haven doesn’t plan a property tax increase this year.  They set the millage at the rollback rate at the first public hearing at just under 5 mills. The city plans to work harder on code enforcement this year.  The final public hearing is Tuesday night at 7 pm.

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Sports Cast for September 19th:

Anthony Parks rushed for 127 yards and three scores on just five carries as Sebastian River overwhelmed Okeechobee 35-0 in a key district game on Friday. Sebastian was totally dominant on a night where Okeechobee had no turnovers and no penalties. Danuel Oscar added 175 yards rushing and a touchdown for Sebastian who ran for 383 yards as a team on 42 attempts. Okeechobee was held to only 66 yards in offense.

Coach Chris Branham said Sebastian proved they have the best defense in the area and his team just has to rebound from this.

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Sebastian River Coach Kevin Pettis said you never know how an offense will play from week to week but you know that you can play good defense. This week Okeechobee hosts Somerset Academy.

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Moore Haven won their homecoming game behind Alduvar Gary’s four touchdowns, Moore Haven defeats Marco Island Academy 45-7. Glades Central defeated Atlantic 14-13 while Pahokee defeated Crescent city 43-20. Glades Day defeated Miami Country Day 42-0.

On the sports schedule today, girls golf has a home meet with Sebring and Fort Pierce Central at 3:30 pm.   Yearling volleyball hosts Pemayetv Emahakv at 4:30 pm.


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