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Okeechobee County was formed in 1917 at the northern end of Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida. The name comes from Native American words meaning “big water”. The county seat is also named Okeechobee. The county has a total area of 892 square miles, of which about 14% is covered by water. As of the 2010 census, there were 39,996 residents.
Many visitors come to the area during the winter months, but agriculture, including dairy, beef, citrus, and fishing, continues to be important to the economy. The county’s dairy operations provide one-fourth of the state’s annual milk production. The Okeechobee Livestock Market is the largest volume cattle market in Florida. In addition to citrus, a growing industry, other products of the area’s farmers include vegetables, sod, ornamental plants, and exotic animals.
The Okeechobee County Jail is under the direction of the Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The jail has a capacity of 232 male and female adult and juvenile inmates. It is located at 504 NW 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. The facility is connected to the Sheriff’s Office and was constructed in 1985. Inmate mail is restricted to postcards only and should be addressed to PO Drawer 1397. Visitors must be on an inmate’s approved list and must schedule visits in advance. See the website for information about the visitation schedule, and call 863-357-5340 after 10:30 a.m. to schedule a visit or inquire about rules for visitation. Use the website to find a Florida inmate in this jail.
Okeechobee Correctional Institution is a state-run facility located at 3420 NE 169th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Established in 1995, it is designed to house a maximum of 1,632 adult male inmates in close, medium, minimum, and work release custody. It offers only a literacy program; no other academic or vocational programs are provided at this location. There are, however, several re-entry programs offered to inmates who are nearing release. These include culinary, automotive and CDL instruction, as well as English as a Second Language. The Institution also oversees a work camp in the county. For more information about the facility or a specific inmate, call 863-462-5400.
Okeechobee County Jail Address: 504 N.W. 4TH STREET OKEECHOBEE FL 34973
Remember Mr. Richard Schmelz who is making clocks for every Sheriff’s Office in the state of Florida? During his visit to Okeechobee last week, he and his wife explained that their home is adorned with the many artifacts they have collected and news clippings https://t.co/eYOHadVkYQ
The Okeechobee Utility Authority will be performing work at SW 15 Street & 441 South; Streets, cross streets and direction to be affected are outside southbound lane closes 441 South and SW 15 Street at the 100 block
For more information contact OUA at (863)763-9460.
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On April 21, this electric wheelchair/scooter was found on Hwy. 441 SE. To claim this scooter, contact the Sheriff’s Office (863)763-3117, ext. 5114, with the brand, serial #number or other characteristics of the scooter. Case #19S09833
Michele Bell, PIO https://t.co/s8WMXrx1zf