Friday, October 20, 2017

Lee County

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Current as of 1:o0 p.m. Saturday Mandatory evacuations have been expanded throughout much of Southwest Florida. If you are in a mandatory evacuation zone, and you have not left yet, you should do so immediately! Doing otherwise is to risk ...

Lee County Manager Robert Desjarlais told residents that that the situation was now a “waiting game” as water slowly recedes from flooded areas around the county. Roland Ottolini, Director of Natural Resources for the county, explained that the area received ...
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The embattled Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council lost another member on Tuesday. Already watching as first Sarasota County, then Lee and Charlotte Counties leaving, and with Collier on the brink of an exit, the body is now starting to lose ...
This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles.

With the Collier County Commission extending a moratorium on medical marijuana this week many have been asking how other counties in Southwest Florida will be handling the issue. According to Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee has yet to take ...
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The Lee County Commission voted to begin negotiations to purchase the piece of Estero wetlands known as Edison Farms. The 4,000-acre property has been high on the list of priority conservation acquisitions for the county due to its high percentage ...
In this Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N. Dakota. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Not something one would usually read in the summer months, gas prices are closing in on the lowest point of the year. According to the American Automobile Association, the average gas price has fallen nationwide for the last 17 days. ...
In this March 7, 2017 file photo. Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his the state of the state address to the joint session of the legislature in Tallahassee. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Unemployment continues to fall in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The state added 15,000 jobs in April according to the latest jobs report released Friday, with the unemployment rate dropping to 4.5 percent, lowest since September ...
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An ROTC Instructor at East Lee County High School has been suspended by the Lee County School District over remarks made in the classroom in May. In a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the district suspended Angel Villanueva without pay in ...
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The economy is continuing its positive trends in the state of Florida. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced on Friday that the state added nearly 26,000 private-sector jobs in the month of April, continuing a 42-month trend. Governor Rick ...
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If you’ve received a traffic ticket or citation or accrued court any fees in Collier or Lee Counties, you are eligible to participate in Collier and Lee Counties’ “Operation Green Light” this Saturday, April 18. The special 62-county program allows ...
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