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Make every day count with National Healthcare Decisions Day

So often, we take for granted the many choices and options that are available to us every day, from matters such as where to eat lunch to deeply important decisions regarding friends, careers and relationships.Most of us share similar goals, like living each day to the fullest and celebrating ...

Senate spends time on water storage expansion, passes budget and more

The Senate convened for its sixth week of the annual 60-day session in Tallahassee for the purpose of holding committee meetings, as well as passing legislation through the full Senate.Below are some highlights of week six's progress.Plan for expansion of water storage passesThe full Senate ...

Council’s Corner: Water conservation begins with each of us

If you're not looking forward to the heat and humidity the summer months bring ... think rain and how blessed we are to have such a long rainy season.Record setting heat and dry weather is depleting our ground and wells of water. Currently, water conservation is a great concern in Lehigh Acres ...

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service releases annual dog attack city rankings

The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,755 in 2016 - more than 200 higher than the year before.The U.S. Postal Service recently released its annual ranking of top dog attack cities, highlighted safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offered tips to ...

Senate handles water storage expansion, legislation aimed at students

The Senate convened for its fifth week of the annual 60-day session in Tallahassee for the purpose of holding committee meetings, as well as passing legislation through the full Senate.Below are some highlights of week five's progress.Water storage expansion heads to Senate floorThe Senate ...

BOCC OKs purchase of three new parcels for Conservation 20/20

There have been some great things happening recently with Lee County's Conservation 20/20 program. Thanks to the hard work of county staff and enhancements to the program that allow us to pursue strategic properties, the Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of three new parcels ...

Senate prioritizes budget, celebrates Vietnam vets and license-free fishing

The Senate convened for its fourth week of the annual 60-day session in Tallahassee for the purpose of holding committee meetings, as well as passing legislation through the full Senate.Below are some highlights of week four's progress.Budget prioritizes education, reservesThe Senate Committee ...