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SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CONSIDER HALF-CENT SALES TAX PLAN

The Lee County School District is expected to consider a sales tax initiative on Tuesday.

Superintendent Greg Adkins has proposed that the school board call for a special election on May 15 for voters to decide whether they are willing to pay an extra half-cent in sales tax to fund capital projects such as new schools.

FILL THE BOOT

Firefighters from the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District roamed the streets holding their boots high in the air to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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LEHIGH COMMUNITY CLEANUP 

Local resident Maria Elena Corradino, along with several Lehigh Acres groups, organized a roadside cleanup over the weekend and invited the community to participate.

Nearly two dozen volunteers spent two hours of their morning on July 29 walking around local neighborhoods and picking up trash. 

SCHOOL SAFETY: POST-BILL DEBATE BEGINS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a school safety bill last Friday, the first legislation toward gun control in the state since the Parkland school shooting. Senate Bill 7026, known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, makes changes in regard to gun control and mental health.

LEHIGH WOMAN TURNS 109, CITES HEALTHY DIET FOR HER LONG LIFE

With a spunky fun personality, Lehigh Acres resident Dora Sontana turned 109 on May 22. As her health continues to prosper, Sontana spends her days with her daughter, Jean Tocci, and loves receiving company from people.

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