okeechobee okeechobee  /oʊ ˌki ˈtʃoʊ bi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a lake in southeast Florida to the north of the Everglades

News

  1. Okeechobee patio store blaze caused by employee who used lighter to remove wrapping

    The blaze that destroyed Sunniland Patio Furniture on Okeechobee Boulevard on June 12 was accidental, caused by an employee who used a lighter to remove the plastic wrapping on a spa, but instead ignited the cardboard frame of the spa.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. Okeechobee County man found shot to death

    Deputies are investigating after an Okeechobee County man was found shot to death during the weekend. The body of Antoine Hill, 28, was discovered by Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office deputies Saturday night in the 1400 block of Northeast Seventh Street. "This incident has been under investigation since our deputies arrived on the scene, and this investigation will continue until the person or ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WPBF Palm Beach

  3. Baseball: Okeechobee grad inks deal with Tigers

    Okeechobee grad signs $2 million deal
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

Quotes

  1. In The Almanac of American History, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote: "Fighting in the Second Seminole War, General Zachary Taylor defeats a group of Seminoles at Okeechobee Swamp, Florida."
    on Dec 24, 2004 By: Arthur M Schlesinger Jr Source: CounterPunch

  2. "The health of Lake Okeechobee and the coastal estuaries is of great importance to Florida's economy and quality of life," Crist said. "I believe we have a unique opportunity to bring about long-term protection for the northern Everglades,...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Charlie Crist Source: Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)

  3. "No one's jumping up and down in Okeechobee, Florida, saying we've got a perfect ticket," agreed Rep. Tim Mahoney (Fla.), a moderate, unaffiliated Democrat in a swing district. "If you're a Barack Obama, you're going to have to figure out how...
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Tim Mahoney Source: Washington Post

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