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Lee County (Florida)

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  • Team-by-team schedules

    Games at 7 p.m. unless noted ++++++++++++++++++++ || AMERICAN HERITAGE-DELRAY (6-3) || || Coach: Stacy Sizemore || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || Aug. 29 || Miramar || || Sept. 5 || At Gulliver Prep, 4 || || Sept. 12 || At Glades...
  • FSU tailback Mario Pender on road to redemption

    FSU tailback Mario Pender on road to redemption
    TALLAHASSEE - Florida State running back Mario Pender trekked six hours south from Tallahassee to his home in Lee County during the middle of the week in early August to be present for the birth of his first child. By Saturday he was back in Tallahassee...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 8/23 log (updated Friday AM)

    7 a.m.    Golf: Czech Masters third round (in Prague).--Golf 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Newcastle at Aston Villa.--NBCSN 8 a.m.    Motorsports: Formula One Belgian Grand Prix qualifying.--CNBC 8 a.m.    Motorsports: FIM World Motocross...
  • On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions

    On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions
    No one gets convicted of campus rape at Florida's public universities, an analysis of records has found. In 2012 and 2013, 55 rapes were reported to campus police departments, show records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. Arrests were made only in...
  • South Florida school board considers opting out its district from state testing

    South Florida school board considers opting out its district from state testing
    The opt-out-of-testing movement has gained attention, and momentum, in Florida recently, but this seems to be a first: The Lee County School Board last night discussed opting-out its entire school district from standardized testing, according to The News-...
  • Former Seminole Charlie Ward and former Gator Earnest Graham go back to school

    Former Seminole Charlie Ward and former Gator Earnest Graham go back to school
    If Pensacola Washington or North Fort Myers high school leaders were just looking for football coaches, they would have made a simple selection from a pile of résumés. Each school, however, was in need of far more. The respective administrations were...
  • Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed

    Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed last spring that expands the state’s corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an...
  • Former FSU star Charlie Ward, UF star Earnest Graham head back to school

    If Pensacola Washington or North Fort Myers high school leaders were just looking for football coaches, they would have made a simple selection from a pile of résumés. Each school, however, was in need of far more. The respective administrations were...
  • Best beaches for dogs? Here are several

    Best beaches for dogs? Here are several
    It's summertime, and the living is miserable. If you want relief from oppressive heat and humidity, think of how your fur-coat-clad best friend feels. So where can you take a hot hound to cool off? Algiers Beach in Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island...
  • FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams

    FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams
    If you have a kid in a Florida public school, you know it's FCAT season, that sometimes-pressurized time when schools administer the state's high-stakes standardized tests. Even if your child didn't tell you, their school certainly did, hosting pep...
  • Delbert Tibbs dies at 74; exonerated man's life defined by time on death row

    After Delbert Tibbs dropped out of a Chicago seminary in 1972, he went on the road, walking, hopping freight trains and taking odd jobs across the U.S. One day in early 1974, police stopped him near Ocala, Fla., and questioned him about a crime 220...
  • Florida high school to remove name of early KKK leader

    A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will...