Latest Okeechobee County, Florida Stories
CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key business leaders, elected officials and community members came together recently to witness the unveiling of a new tourism brand for the Okeechobee region.
President Bush declared four Florida counties a disaster area Monday allowing them to receive federal help in recovering from Tropical Storm Fay. The White House says the four counties named are Brevard, Monroe, Okeechobee and St. Lucie.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ New islands, rising from Lake Okeechobee like a bass fisherman's version of Atlantis, could become a tourist-attracting, economic alternative for the Florida city of Pahokee's life after U.S. Sugar. The state's proposed $1.75 billion buyout of U.S.
By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 10--More than doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways that were proposed today to pay for the state's bid to buy out U.S. Sugar.
By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 3--A FOOT OF WATER -- that's the difference one wetter year makes in Lake Okeechobee. The big lake, which serves as the region's rain barrel, fell to its all-time low on this date last year, bottoming out at 8.82 feet above sea level.
The drought in southern Florida has led to a major archaeological find on the bottom of Lake Okeechobee -- pieces of pottery, conch jewelry and human bone.
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