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Lehigh High student faces drug charges

February 13, 2019 A student at Lehigh Senior High School faces multiple drug-related charges after drugs were found in her backpack by a school resource officer investigating a ti. more »»

14-year-old charged in connection with pepper spray discharge at school dance

February 13, 2019 A 14-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the discharge of pepper spray at a school dance at a Lehigh Acres elementary school. more »»

Reading Festival: First preview at East County Library

February 13, 2019 This year’s Southwest Florida Reading Festival will feature nearly 20 authors, as well as special events to highlight the event’s 20th year. The free festival is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Residents divided over FDOT’s Able Canal plans

February 13, 2019 The public got to weigh in last week about a proposed six-mile shared-use pathway that would link local parks, schools and communities in Lehigh Acres. more »»

Lehigh Acres ranked among most affordable homes in Florida

February 13, 2019 According to, Lehigh Acres is among the top ranked cities with the most affordable homes in Florida. more »»

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is accepting applications for a variety of scholarship opportunities

February 13, 2019 Students on the track to further their academic careers in Lee County and beyond can find some financial aid via an uncommon source. more »»

Children back in class at G. Weaver Hipps following discharge of irritant at school dance, investigation continues

February 12, 2019 Students were back in class at at G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School Monday following an incident that sent 13 people to the hospital Friday after an irritant was discharged at a school dance. more »»

Chamber celebrates the brightest stars of the community

February 6, 2019 You don’t have to be a celebrity or rich to be a star. You can be a first responder, a business person who gives back, or a schoolteacher working to make the stars of the future. more »»

District looks to change fire assessment methodology

February 6, 2019 The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is hoping the state will look at how such districts can assess properties, particularly undeveloped parcels. more »»

LA-MSID to file for state appropriations on flood mitigation projects

February 6, 2019 The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District agreed last Monday to seek a pair of grants to address flooding concerns. more »»

Fire district honors excellence, dedication, integrity and valor

February 6, 2019 Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District held its annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 29. more »»

DeSantis: Replace Common Core with state standards

February 6, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he will sign an executive order to abolish Common Core educational mandates in Florida, replacing them with state standard. more »»

School District provides campus safety update

February 6, 2019 Are schools safer now than they were a year ago? The consensus was yes as North Fort Myers High School administrators, representatives from the School District of Lee County and students met for a... more »»

Five Lehigh teachers named Golden Apple finalists

January 30, 2019 Last Friday 30 Golden Apple Award finalists were surprised in their classroom, beginning the next stage of the process of selecting the final six winners for 2019. more »»

Lehigh Senior High expansion under way

January 30, 2019 A $13 million upgrade is in the works at Lehigh Senior High School. more »»

Community Council kicks off Adopt-A-Road program

January 30, 2019 The Lehigh Acres Community Council held its first Adopt-A-Road clean up on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. more »»

General Woman’s Club to host fundraising auction

January 30, 2019 The General Woman’s Club of Lehigh Acres will host Quarter Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be held at Faith Lutheran Church’s Sweatlock Hall at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blv. more »»

March 2 marks Little League opening day

January 30, 2019 The Lehigh Acres Little League season practices are under way, with the youngsters gearing up for opening day on March 2. more »»

Faith Evangelical to host annual Yard Sale and Chili Cook Off Feb. 2

January 24, 2019 By MELISSA BILL Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lehigh Acres will host its annual Yard Sale and Chili Cook Off on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Flood-mitigation info sessions to begin Thursday

January 24, 2019 A reminder: Lee County will hold three informational meetings for Phase 3 of its post-Hurricane Irma flood-mitigation efforts. The meetings begin Thursday, with the first set for 4 to 6 p.. more »»



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