Author: Winston Fowlkes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lee Board of County Commissioners closes on landmark preserve purchase

Media contact: Betsy Clayton, APR/CPRC Communications Director Lee County Government 239-826-4606 Lee Board of County Commissioners closes on landmark preserve purchase Fort Myers, FL, Dec. 5, 2017 – Lee Board of County Commissioners has completed the purchase of about 4,000 acres in southern Lee County – commonly known as Edison Farms – as a…

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New taxi regulations to begin for county

July 31, 2015 By TIFFANY REPECKI ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze Taxi cabs and vehicles for hire will be required to comply with new regulations starting Saturday in order to operate and offer their services within Lee County. County Ordinance 15-05, or the “Lee County Taxicab and Vehicle for Hire Ordinance,” includes criteria that is aimed…

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Lehigh Town Hall raises questions on crime and development

Deborah Souverain, Fox4 A Town Hall meeting in Lehigh Acres tackled issues from sidewalks to crime, as state and local officials readied themselves for a new year. The event was hosted by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (LA-MSID) which serves as the community’s water management authority.

Publix to open near Gateway

Casey Logan, News-Press, June 9 A new Publix grocery store will open in Lee County — across from Gateway — at the end of the month. It’s part of a growth boom in that area led by more rooftops and more jobs from employers such as Gartner Inc. The Publix, which has a drive-thru pharmacy, is…

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People continue flocking to Lee, Collier, Charlotte

Sheldon Zoldan, The News-Press Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties continue to be some of the fastest-growing metro areas thanks to people moving from other parts of the country. Lee County was the fifth fastest-growing metro area by percentage between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, according to census figures released Thursday. Charlotte County was eighth…

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2016 a record year for sports tourism in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Lee County hosted a record number of 139 amateur sporting events in 2016, generating its highest year on record in terms of economic impact. According to figures released from Lee County Sports Development, the year generated $67.1 million in direct visitor spending, a 9 percent increase from the…

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