Lee County School District Superintendent Gregory Adkins said he will recommend Ed Mathews, Assistant Principal at East Lee County High School, to replace Layner.
The announcement of her transfer comes with news that the staff at South Fort Myers High School had requested improved security months before a 15-year-old girl was discovered having sex with a number of boys in a bathroom.
Principal Michelle Layner will be moved to Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts starting in fall 2016.
The Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres recently presented two high school seniors with a $1,000 college scholarship each. President Orville Hall recognized the students at the club’s annual banquet at the Majestic Golf Club. The student recipients were Farha Deceus, of Lehigh Senior High School, and Vanessa Casiano, of East Lee County High School. Lifetime Achievement Awards was given to Vincent Moses and Marie
Sallade, while the Henry M. Garner Contribution Award went to Nola Hall.
Known as CASCOLA, the club meets at the St. Anselm Episcopal Church, at 2201 E. Sixth St. New members and guests are welcome.
House fire on East 2nd Street limited details at this time. The Lehigh Acres Fire Department has said fire is out and no other details of any injuries.
Stephen Paulsell, Stephen McInerny, James Tobin and Michael Choate were asked to come back for final interviews with the staff and Fire Commissioners on July 12 and 13
But there are the following issues:
1 – No public comment was allowed during a public meeting with the selection committee.
Why no comment, what is the fire department hiding now?
2 – Per the posted notice of the meeting no one can appeal any of the selection committee because NO verbatim recording was made by the fire district of this two day public meeting.
Why no recordings?
One of the Chief named above had so many complaints over his management style led some of his staff to leave that district and later some of them sued over the issues.
One Chief was criticized by former community members for promoting his then girlfriend to an asst. chief position with a hefty salary.
One Chief was removed for office by the town manager just these year.
One Chief had a text scandal with a female subordinate.
Doesn’t the residents and voters of Lehigh Acres deserve better?
Supporters of backyard chickens have submitted a formal proposal to Lee County to allow chickens in Lehigh Acres, but the county attorney says any zoning change has to apply across the county.
Hopeful hen keepers in Lehigh Acres have proposed a county ordinance to allow them to keep backyard broods, but Lee County’s attorney said Tuesday morning it would have to be adopted countywide.
The Lehigh Acres Community Council this week voted to ask the Board of County Commissioners to consider enacting backyard chicken zoning for Lehigh Acres with restrictions.
But County Attorney Richard Wesch told the five county commissioners Tuesday that changing zoning to allow chickens to be raised on the property must be applied across all sections of the unincorporated county that carry the same zoning designation.
The push to allow chickens in Lehigh began a couple of months ago, when resident Chuck Edwards was told to get rid of chickens he was raising on his property in a rural section of Lehigh. He took his case to the Board of County Commissioners and later to the Lehigh Acres Community Council where residents packed a couple meetings of the generally quiet council to discuss the chicken issue.
Placido Moreno-Torres, DOB: 10/05/1968, was identified as the person responsible for the double homicide on June 18, 2016 at 3511 9TH St. W. Lehigh Acres, FL.
Witnesses stated they heard Placido and his wife Amparo arguing outside and then they heard gun shots. Ricardo Vaca was a neighbor to the Moreno’s and he too heard the arguing. In his concern he went to the Moreno’s driveway to intercede and mediate between Placido and Amparo. His neighborly act appears to be his only involvement in the matter.
Placido shot and killed both Amparo and Ricardo then fled the scene on foot. Amparo and Ricardo succumbed to their injuries on scene.
Due to the nature of the crime, detectives with the Major Cases Unit responded and conducted the investigation. Witnesses quickly led to the identity of Placido and search efforts were underway for him immediately.
Placido was located and has been arrested. He will be booked into the Lee County Jail for two counts of homicide and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Lewis Joy’s 2006 Suzuki GSX-R was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed well beyond that of the posted speed limits in the inside lane on Joel Boulevard when he impacted, Walter Curll’s 2012 Red Galant was making a left turn onto Joel Boulevard from Joel Way.
The front of Joy’s Suzuki bike struck the rear driver’s side of the Galant. Suzuki GSX-R was redirected in a southeast direction. Joy was thrown from Suzuki GSX-R at impact, and succumbed to his fatal injuries on scene.
The Galant rotated counterclockwise and came to final rest facing southeast in the westbound lanes of Joel Boulevard in the intersection of Joel Way.
No Charges are pending from the FHP accident report. Both Joy and Curll are from Lehigh Acres. Walter Crull and his passenger Dolores Curll were transported to Lehigh Regional Medical Center for serious injuries. No update on their conditions as of this update.