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Okeechobee, Florida is located in Okeechobee County. Zip codes in Okeechobee, FL include 34972, 34973, and 34974. The median home price in Okeechobee is $119,900 which is roughly $59/per square foot. More Okeechobee information.

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Saturday | CMT.com

Exclusive: Josh Thompson's "Wanted Me...

You probably already know what a killer songwriter Josh Thompson is. But now? Now you'll get to see his acting chops.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Okeechobee reform school victims heartened by investigation of alleged killings

The sheriff's deputies saw blood on the back of Joseph Johnson's shirt. He was 12, in 1959, walking down a Sarasota street after another beating from his stepmother.


WPTV Local News

Experts keep close eye on Lake O water levels

It's been a wet start to July and experts are keeping a close eye on the water levels of Lake Okeechobee.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


Emaciated dog found crated without food or water in the woods

Someone abandoned a pit bull in Okeechobee, Fla., and whoever left her there made the cruel act worse by confining the dog, without food or water, inside of a small crate.


Tue Jul 08, 2014

McGraw-Hill Construction

Report: Everglades Restoration Making 'Modest Progress'

In its latest report on Everglades restoration, the National Research Council tempered mild praise for "fairly modest progress" in the $13.5-billion plan with its concerns over climate change, rising sea levels and the invasion of non-native plant and animal species.


Mon Jul 07, 2014

Highlands Today

Fire service forest ranger paved roads for women

For Mya and Riker Ellis, they can proudly say that and more -- not only is mom a firefighter, so is dad, Carl Ellis.


Sun Jul 06, 2014


Relieved Gagliardi Likens Cup Berth To AOY Win

Anthony Gagliardi can now exhale and all the lingering bitterness, disappointment and frustration can be pushed aside.



Analysis: Should Florida or Army Corps decide when to discharge Lake...

Aerial view of Port Mayaca and Lake Okeechobee. The gates at Port Mayaca must be open before lake releases can flow into the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon.


Thu Jul 03, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

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This holiday weekend, people celebrating the red, white, and blue may also see some unsightly green and brown at our beaches.


Wed Jul 02, 2014

Naples Daily News

Photo Gallery: Catch of the Day: July 3, 2014

Captain JoGene "Big Dog" Holaway caught this 5-pound Lake Okeechobee largemouth bass.


The United States Army

Congress authorizes eight Jacksonville District projects

Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District projects that will provide critical infrastructure to local ports and ecosystem restoration efforts in Florida received approval as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which was signed by President Barack Obama June 10. Four navigation projects and four Everglades ... (more)


ENR-Engineering News-Record

Everglades Progress Report Shows Modest Improvements

In its latest report, the National Research Council tempered its mild praise for "fairly modest progress" in the $13.5-billion Everglades restoration plan with its concerns over climate change, rising sea levels and the invasion of non-native plant and animal species.


Tue Jul 01, 2014

Palm Beach Post

TS Arthur: heavy rains, but no deluge in PBC/TC

Tropical Storm Arthur so far Tuesday had brought some heavy rains, but not dramatic totals, to parts of South Florida.



Glamour & Grit - June 30, 2014

Tablemates Lisa Floyd, co-owner of The Feathered Nest, Martha Taylor, founder of Family Meals, Inc., Attorney Karen Tuft-Heaning, community advocate Pat Alley and I had a great time at Bingo Bash to benefit the A.E. Backus Museum.


Mon Jun 30, 2014

NBC2 News

Mystery algae washes up new concerns

It smells horrendous and it leaves a slimy, green film along the Sanibel Causeway.


Water Online

Struggling Everglades Restoration Gets Boost From Feds

On June 10, Obama "signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, authorizing 34 water projects across the country at a total cost of $12.3 billion over the next 10 years," the Associated Press reported .


Sun Jun 29, 2014

Palm Beach Daily News

Weather Matters: Disturbance off Florida coast has high chance of development, NHC says

July is usually a drier month in South Florida as the unsettled weather of June fades and a more typical summer weather pattern takes hold.


Fri Jun 27, 2014


National report prompts call for action on plan to move Lake O water south

Discharges from Lake Okeechobee flow through the St. Lucie Locks into the St. Lucie Estuary on Aug. 1, 2013.


Thu Jun 26, 2014


Hite Starts Strong In Pursuit Of 3rd Win

Brett Hite began the 2014 FLW Tour campaign with a victory at Lake Okeechobee. Now it looks like he's bent on closing it with a triumph at Kentucky Lake.



Marco Rubio: Feds need unified efforts in solving Indian River...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., walks with state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, at left, along the St. Lucie River into Stuart City Hall to attend a round-table discussion about the Lake Okeechobee discharges.



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