A blame game of sorts and a Lehigh Acres homeowner is caught in the middle, living without running water to her home.
Gale Greene says the well behind her home was damaged and now she’s running a hose from her neighbor’s house to fill up her tank. Now there’s a debate over who’s responsible and who will pay for the repairs.
Greene has lived in Lehigh for 5 years. She owns the home and the property next to it, both are nestled on the side of a canal.
She says the trouble started about a year ago. “The canal collapsed in on my first property, about a hundred feet down and about 15 feet up.”
A woman who started a fire in a closet in August has been arrested and charged with arson.
Shirlene Williams, 64, of Lehigh Acres was arrested and charged with first-degree arson, with a person present in the building.
The arrest stems from an August 26 incident. Firefighters responded to an apartment at 4734 21st SW to a structure fire, according to a state fire marshal report. Williams’ husband, Thaddius, called the fire department after putting out the fire himself. It was started in a bedroom closet around 2:47 a.m., according to the report, and Thaddius awoke to the smell of smoke, eventually extinguishing the fire.
A spent match was found and investigators believe Shirlene “willfully and unlawfully” ignited papers and clothing in the closet to start the fire. She was arrested Thursday at 11:15 a.m. and transferred to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office jail and currently she is out on bond.
Joe Campogiani won today on the River with 9.92 lbs.
Anthony Barger was 2nd with 7.94 lbs
Campogiani also had big bass that was 4.77 lbs.
Nice job guys, it was a tough bite.
Dunbar High School, 7 – Riverdale High School, 14 (Final)
Lehigh Sr. High School, 36 – Estero High School, 29 (Final)
DeSoto County High School, 56 – East Lee County High School, 7 (Final)
American Legion Post 323 first ever Meat Raffle Game was a HUGE success! They raised over $450 for the Veteran’s Relief Fund today! Thanks to all who participated and helped out, and The American Legion Post family wants to give a HUGE THANK YOU TO “Mighty” Mike Mason for organizing and running the event! Click here to see photos.
Next Meat Raffle Game will be on October 11th at 1pm.
Written by Debbie Cunningham a resident, taxpayer, veteran and voter
I want you to really look at the Flag in this picture, and try to figure out where it was last seen flying. Are you thinking Iraq, Afghanistan, or some other battlefield? Try Lehigh Acres Fire Station #104. Yes, I said Lehigh Acres Fire Station #104. And this flag was left flying for almost a month.
While the members of our Fire Board were spending $25,000 for a PR Agency to push their agenda on the “Special Assessment”, they couldn’t be bothered to replace that flag. It took an ordinary citizen, me, to get it done. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4174 spent $35.00 of their money to replace the flag.
That $35.00 would have bought $210.00 worth of food for Lehigh Acres hungry from the Harry Chapin Food Bank; or some extra socks and other clothing for less fortunate children in Lehigh Elementary School. Might have even been enough to put gas in a parent’s car so that they could go look for work they desperately need. Mysteriously, the Administration found a way to replace it first on September 11, 2014. And the Firefighters thought it was the flag we told them that we were bringing. We went ahead and presented the flag to B shift of Fire Station #104, which they gratefully accepted. And unlike the administration, we recovered the damaged flag so that we can properly dispose of it. And it’s not the first time. Lehigh Acres Fire Station #102 on Homestead Road had their flag replaced last year by the members of VFW Post 4174. That’s right, the VFW. We paid for the flag and donated it to the Fire Station because we were told there was no money in the budget for a new flag. Really? Couldn’t afford $35.00 for a new flag, but the board can afford $25,000 for a PR Group?
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is trying to identify a man who smashed through the front door of a Lehigh Acres Verizon store and stole at least two iPhones within a matter of seconds.
Surveillance video captured images of the man using a blunt object to smash through the glass front door of the Verizon Store on Lee Boulevard at 3:08 a.m. on Friday. As soon as he gained entry into the store, he immediately grabbed a blue iPhone 5c and a gold iPhone 5s.
The man then went to the back of the business — where he kicked in the store’s business office door and can be seen rummaging around. The door smashing triggered the store’s alarm. Therefore, the suspect walked out the front door that he busted open and made a quick getaway.
Anyone with information on the early morning burglary or the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.orgor by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Lehigh Senior High School Student Named In Semifinalists In 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program
Officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Lehigh Acres is home to the following Semifinalists this year:
|Christian Dimaculangan||Lehigh Senior High School|
She is about 1 1/2 old she is spayed and has a microchip. Her color is gray and white and she had a blue collar on when she went missing on Monday the 8th. Contact information is: 239-245-1646 Cathy
Join us on Sept 13th to promote health and fitness in our wonderful community of Lehigh Acres as we raise money for our Greenhouse with a fun 5k run/walk. This is for the inexperienced as well as the experienced. All ages welcome to participate and help a wonderful cause in our community. Everyone that pre-registers gets an event Tee shirt showing your support for the day. You can sign up at
Join us at the American Legion 323 on 1124 Ashlar for our 1st ever Meat Raffle! All meats are fresh from the butcher. We have 49 items to be raffled off, 7 tables with 7 items on each.
Come on down and have some fun. $1.00 per ticket or 7 tickets for $5.00 for each table. you can win more than once per table, the more tickets you buy the better your chance.
All profits from this goes to the veterans relief fund to help Veterans in need.
Sept. 11, 2011 started out like any other day for many of us, that was till 8:46:30 AM EST. When many of us seen our television screen cut in with breaking news of what at that time was being called a small plane, crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower in New York City.
Then at 9:03:02 AM EST, with many of us watching our televisions, the second plane hit the South Tower. At that moment we all knew that nothing would ever be the same again.
Now 13 years after that day, we at the Lehigh Acres Gazette wish to remember those lives lost that troubled day.
Lehigh Senior (at Home) vs Estero at 7:30 pm
East Lee County (at Home) vs DeSoto County at 7 pm
Riverdale (at Home) vs Dunbar at 7:30 pm
Adam Sandoval and his riding buddy Scooter will be riding through 48 states from Harley dealer to Harley dealer rising money for the wounded warrior fund. Sandoval said he going to try to break three world records; Longest Charity Ride, Most miles in one country, and Largest group ride.
He’s ride will start in Lehigh Acres at Good Times Bar and Grill in a week and end there months later.
Sandoval is the COO of the Fighters Source his largest corporate sponsor; they are supporting him by allowing him to take this year to donate to our wound soldiers. Fighters Source is the only international amateur mma league. Our mission is to be the ambassador of MMA Olympic recognition. You can see us at www.fighterssource.com . Click here to read more
Animal Defenders International claim there’s a business in Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Africa, that’s working on plans to supply wild monkeys to a proposed breeding facility in Hendry County, Florida. While this proposed facility has yet to be confirmed, critics are worried about potential health risks a facility like that could pose for people living in the United States if it were to become a reality.
THIS VIDEO Is Explicit:
Lee County deputy crashed into the back of a Lee Tran bus near the Walmart on Lee Blvd.
A witness who said he was sitting at the back of the bus when the deputy’s car hit the driver’s side rear end of the bus.
The witness said one person was being treated for a neck injury other than that he did not see anyone else complaining of injuries.
The Lee County Sheriff Deputy was not injured.
Navy Seaman Recruit Claudine Ulysse, daughter of Claudius and Marie Ulysse of Lehigh Acres, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Ulysse completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ”Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.
Ulysse is a 2014 graduate of East Lee County High School, Lehigh Acres, Fla.