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  1. Horton Stays Tough, Maintains Lead Heading Into Final Day At Bassmaster Elite On Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | FishingWorld

    After losing a 9-pound bass to start his morning, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., kept his composure and weighed 15 pounds, 11 ounces to keep a tight grip on the lead at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee. Horton's three-day total was pushed to 71-14, which is more than 8 pounds ahead of second place - Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn.

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  2. Horton Has Difficult Day, But Pads LeadRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | BassFan.com

    After having what was by far his toughest day at the Lake Okeechobee Bassmaster Elite Series, Tim Horton was certain that he'd wasted his lead of nearly 8 pounds. "I was hoping on the way in that I'd just be within 2 or 3 pounds so I'd have a shot tomorrow," he said.

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  3. Horton In Control After Two Days At Bassmaster Elite On Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story

    Friday | FishingWorld

    After weighing the second limit of the tournament that crested 30 pounds, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., took control on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee. Today's 30-pound, 4-ounce limit pushed his two-day total to an impressive 56 pounds, 3 ounces.

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  4. Horton Hammers 30 Pounds For Midway LeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BassFan.com

    ... to halt the former, as well. The veteran from Alabama moved to the top of the leaderboard on day 2 of the Lake Okeechobee Bassmaster Elite Series in Florida as he caught a 30-04 stringer that pushed his 2-day total to 56-03. He'll enter the weekend ...

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  5. Town hall gets rowdy in Fort PierceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... issues discussed at the town hall, Mast said he is undertaking a special focus on water issues surrounding Lake Okeechobee and the blue algae crisis. "We are one day closer to them completing those projects surrounding Lake Okeechobee and that's ...

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  6. Martin County slapped with big public records fineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Miami Herald

    A company that sued Martin County for allegedly reneging on a contract to use land to clean polluted water from Lake Okeechobee has won a major public records lawsuit accusing county commissioners of denying they conducted public business on private email accounts, delaying producing the accounts once they were discovered and, in one case, destroying the record trail. The county has agreed to pay Lake Point LLC, a company that operates a rock mine in western Martin County, more than $371,800 in attorneys' fees and establish a new policy for how to handle public business on private email accounts.

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  7. Incredible video shows Hackney catching monster bass on day one of Okeechobee tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NOLA.com

    Louisiana angler Greg Hackney caught a lunker bass on video during Thursday's first competition day in the BASS Elite Series stop on Lake Okeechobee. Gonzales angler Greg Hackney is one of the best anglers in the world, having already won a Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, but after what happened to him Thursday on Florida's Lake Okeechobee, he may become better known for starring in one of the coolest bass -fishing clips of all time.

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  8. Mary Alice JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Rochester Sentinel

    ... Alice are a son, John Jones and wife Sharon, Trenton, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Laura Keller and husband Vance, Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; a stepson, Howard Jones, Rochester; five grandchildren, Adam Jones, Laney Jones, Margaret Kuster, Lindsey Liddle and ...

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  9. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Is Back in Miami for Its Second YearRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | Ocean Drive

    If you weren't one of 35,000 road trippers at last year's Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival , fret not: The four-day sonic wonderland is back, bringing with it Kings of Leon, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, and Usher and The Roots to 800 acres of tropical woodlands. Here, festival producer Kevin Collinsworth gives a preview of what's in store.

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  10. Glades farmers: Don't send the water southRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Where should we send Lake Okeechobee water? That's a decision a Senate bill up for vote this March wants to make, by sending the water south. The idea has been discussed and debated over the years, with last summer's blue algae crisis making the outcome more crucial than ever.

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  11. DeFoe Takes Commanding Lead In Bassmaster Elite On Lake OkeechobeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | FishingWorld

    Florida's famous big-bass factory showed off during the first day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, as Tennessee native Ott DeFoe caught a huge five-bass limit that weighed 31 pounds, 3 ounces. DeFoe's impressive catch put him more than 4 pounds ahead of Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., who is currently in second place after weighing 26-13.

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  12. Florida water managers call for ending federal court oversight of Everglades clean-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Miami Herald

    ... insuring work gets done. They worry the state, which has changed deadlines, failed to clean up pollution in Lake Okeechobee and reneged on a promise to replace a reservoir needed to provide water to South Florida, will instead declare victory before ...

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  13. NBC2 Investigation: Has our water quality improved?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | NBC2 News

    One year after record rainfall and unprecedented releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River, how much has the water quality improved? One year after record rainfall and unprecedented releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River, how much has the water quality improved? A delegation of Southwest Florida clean water advocates is in Tallahassee, efforting to keep Lake Okeechobee's waters from flowing into the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico again. A delegation of Southwest Florida clean water advocates is in Tallahassee, efforting to keep Lake Okeechobee's waters from flowing into the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico again.

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  14. House cool to Negron Everglades water planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Daily Commercial

    It appears doubtful the House will take up, as written, a $2.4 billion proposal by Senate President Joe Negron to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee to ease the impacts of polluted water releases into estuaries on the east and west coasts.

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  15. Snook Season Reopens in Gulf Waters March 1stRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Florida Sportsman

    ... call the Wildlife Alert Program at 888-404-FWCC (3922). In Atlantic state and federal waters (including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River) the season is open through May 31, and one snook may be kept per person, per day. The size limit in ...

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  16. Camp Bisco Announces Initial 2017 LineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | JamBase

    ... and travel packages will be available through CID Entertainment via the festival's website . Organizers of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival have detailed an extensive array of lineup additions for this March's event. Lettuce, Lebo & Friends, ...

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  17. Death penalty sought in Okeechobee mom's killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A man investigators say raped and murdered a young mother of four in Okeechobee County could get the death penalty. Leah Suarez, Amanda's mother-in-law, said her focus right now is on her son and her four grandchildren and keeping Amanda's legacy alive.

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  18. Snook to reopen in Gulf watersRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | PressReleasePoint

    ... call the Wildlife Alert Program at 888-404-FWCC (3922). In Atlantic state and federal waters (including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River) the season is open through May 31, and one snook may be kept per person, per day. The size limit in ...

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  19. Help panther research, report sightings to the FWCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Star

    ... are especially interested in pictures of panthers north of the Caloosahatchee River, which runs from Lake Okeechobee to Ft. Myers. There are few sightings or photos of panthers in this part of the state. Currently, the only known breeding population ...

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  20. Discover the Dinosaurs Contest RulesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 22 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... is open only to legal U.S. residents of Florida who live in PALM BEACH, MARTIN, ST. LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER, OKEECHOBEE, BROWARD, MIAMI-DADE OR MONROE COUNTIES, Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., Fox 29 WFLX TV, ...

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