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Lee County (Florida)

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Top Lee County (Florida) Articles

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  • Want to see Ghost Orchids in Corkscrew Swamp? Don’t delay

     
    As I learned on a road trip in June, you have to cope with the elements to take an eco-tour of the Florida Everglades. It’s hot in the summertime, in case you haven’t noticed, and the astounding variety of wildlife on the Everglades’ 1.5 m...
  • Plan ahead for yuletide events in Fort Myers

     
    Is it too soon to starting thinking about the yuletide season in Florida? I'm already thinking that maybe it will be cool by then. Well, the folks with The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in southwest Florida are already thinking about the holidays. ...
  • RPOF conservatives rail at Rick Scott

     
    Some of the local Republican Party chairs who had a hand in bringing down Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer have sent an angry letter to GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott. The letter defends Attorney General Bill McCollum, Scott's...
  • Lancaster Elementary classroom aide named state’s school employee of the year

     
    Christina Guhl, an Education Paraprofessional at Lancaster Elementary School in Orange County, has been named the 2010 Florida School-Related Employee of the year.  Guhl won the award in part for helping to organize  her school...
  • Ad campaign anti-British? Puh-leeze

     
    In today's column I urge Florida to get louder and bolder when it comes to tourism advertising to combat perceptions about the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. One Florida county gets credit for taking a risk that appears to be paying off with a big...
  • Scott announces weeklong jobs-plan bus ride

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Fresh off the latest Florida unemployment figures, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott's campaign just released a schedule for a six-day rollout of his economic plan, beginning in Miami next Wednesday and ending with a jaunt...
  • FCAT report about “thrown out” scores is “false,” DOE says

     
    The News-Press in Ft. Myers reported last night (and apparently in print editions today) that 4th and 5th grade FCAT scores were being tossed in the wake of concerns about this year's exams. The report is “entirely false,” according to the...
  • Stabbing suspect just wasn't just serving pie

    Joshua L. Woolley thought getting out of an attempted murder rap was as easy as pie. Woolley was charged with attempted murder on Monday -- nearly four months after he stabbed his girlfriend in the throat, rendering her unable to speak, reports The...
  • Cops: Teen pistol-whipped mom to get a new car

    The 17-year-old Fort Myers teen is an honor student who has recently been accepted to several Ivy League colleges on scholarships, according to her mom. But on Thursday night, the teen insisted her mom co-sign on a loan for a new car for her, reports the...
  • Man accuses boy of stealing pot — in front of deputy

    Lee County deputies were talking to a juvenile who told them a man named Gary Lamantia accused him of stealing his tools and pot at his stop on Wednesday, reports WBBH News-2 in Fort Myers. Lamantia, 54, then approached the youth and deputies. He then...
  • Homeless man nabbed after deputies find $400,000 in jewelry

    If you pull a big heist at a jewelry store, it may not be the best time to channel Mr. T, an iconic gold-necklace drenched character in the 1980s TV show The A-Team. On Thursday K&M Jewelry in Bonita Springs reported about $100,000 in jewelry was taken...
  • Banks stall foreclosure assistance

    Beginning today, struggling homeowners in Lee County can apply for a share of $1 billion handed down to Florida by the federal government to help stop foreclosures, a pilot program that could roll out to the entire state next year. At least that's the...