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NET Force announces major drug sweep

news@breezenewspapers.com Over the past few months, law enforcement agencies throughout Southwest Florida teamed up with the 20th District State Attorney’s Office to target drugs, weapons and criminals, officials said Thursday. Law enforcement officials from Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte ...

Machines at Fort Myers Postal Service center discarded

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com At Lee County’s central processing and distribution center for the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Myers, something happened that has played out all across the country: five working feeders for machines used to sort the mail by ZIP code, were discarded and trashed ...

Lee County schools opened Monday

news@breezenewspapers.com After, literally, months of effort, school is back in session. Lee County Schools opened Monday for the first day of the new school year, with the district offering a number of education models as the pandemic everyone hoped might be over continued to be cause for ...

Many school projects on tap for east zone

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School Board was briefed on the district's capital improvement five-year outlook, which included a great deal of projects in the East Zone. The Capital Improvement Plan is the first of the School District of Lee County and has been a collaborative ...

Local Boys & Girls Club building gets renovated

news@breezenewspapers.com Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County announced recently the $70,000 renovation of its club in Lehigh Acres. The renovation was made possible by local businesses which stepped up to donate materials and labor to complete the project. Brooks & Freund, Ferrada ...

Lehigh residents receive more than $1.6 million in tax refunds

news@breezenewspapers.com More than $1.6 million was returned to Lehigh residents through the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. “The VITA program is not just a one-time transactional activity. The initiative aims to connect ...

Lehigh Municipal District takes next step towards lighting powers

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services District will move forward with its efforts to acquire street light powers currently under the Lehigh Acres Street Lighting Unit. “The Municipal District commissioners motioned in favor of sending a letter of request for the ...

Help sought in solving murder of Lehigh teen

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help tracking down information on the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Lehigh Acres teenager. Detectives responded to a home on 56th Street W. just before 1 a.m. on Aug. 14 in response to a male who had been shot. CJ ...

Residents encouraged to protect themselves from West Nile virus

By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com With an increased transmission of the West Nile virus to humans reported, residents are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquitoes. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County advised residents earlier this month of an increase in ...