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Jacoby Johns wins PRCA bareback riding in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Jacoby Johns, of the Brighton Reservation, won the bareback riding title at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Okeechobee Florida Cowtown Rodeo held March 9 to 11. Johns’ score of 82.5 points on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo’s George’s Bad Cat earned him $1,247. Johns edged runner-up Wyatt Ortega, who

Hollywood Preschool gets fit

HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood Recreation hosted a morning of exercise, healthy snacks and fun as part of the Get Fit program for children from the Hollywood Preschool on Feb. 23. Stretching, obstacle courses and scooter board drills were among the activities which included a healthy bit of fun with an exercise parachute. The

The Everglades: An enduring battleground

In 1848, Georgia-born lawyer and politician Buckingham Smith compiled a report for Congress on the feasibility and benefit of draining the Florida Everglades. The report provided the supporting information that eventually led to the passing of Senate Bill 338 in which the U.S. government officially authorized the Everglades drainage. This

Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Tampa opens new restaurant

TAMPA — More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of The Rez Grill on Jan. 5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Part of the multi-million dollar expansion, the 120-seat American grill restaurant is the newest food and beverage concept at the Tampa property. The restaurant is led