The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory as of Monday (March 30th) at 12:00 PM, to Lehigh Acres Utility System customers due to a 10 inch service main break at McArthur Boulevard. Customers residing from McArthur Boulevard to Joel Boulevard and 6th Street to Country Club Boulevard were affected.
The service main has been repaired and water samples have been taken to a Florida Department of Health-certified laboratory. Once samples show the water is safe to drink the boil water notice will be lifted. Door hangers are being delivered to affected customers. Service is expected to be restored by Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.
The very best Buddy Holly tribute show in the world! And that’s just the beginning. Endorsed by the Holley family and Buddy’s guitarist Tommy Allsup, Johnny also pays tribute to Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and many other rock n roll and country music icons. It’s like a one-man Legends In Concert show with full band. The History of Rock and Roll”, a live show with full band that covers the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.
Johnny Rogers was in Lehigh Acres, YES Lehigh Acres at the Majestic Bar and Grill.
Because of the rain Johnny play in the barn, YES the cart barn at Majestic with over 100 guests the concert covered music from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. And if closed your eyes you think Elvis or ever Buddy Holly was singing in the barn.
LEHIGH ACRES GAZETTE is tracking the rising price at the pump for you tonight. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.43. Southwest Florida’s average is ten cents more.
AAA says the rise in gas prices is because oil has gone up $5 a barrel since Monday, rising tensions in the Middle East and because of spring break.
“I’ve been driving around town today and the average price is 2.55/2.56 per gallon,” said Rick Leblanc.
Overnight, gas prices in Lehigh Acres are up and drivers are noticing.
AAA does not expect the spike to last long.
According to reports a cleaning crew found a decomposed body in a foreclosed home in Lehigh Acres.
The body has been identified as John Hoehn.
Neighbors on Arthur Avenue say he had been squatting in his foreclosed home, but they hadn’t seen him in months.
When two men with the mortgage company were sent to check on the house and clean it up, they found the decomposed body slumped over a nightstand in a bedroom.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says they do not suspect any foul play.
It’s unclear how long ago the man died. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.
Two Car Accident at Maple Dr and Leeland Heights Blvd no injuries, no blockage
Update 3:30 pm Alabama Rd is now back open
Shots fired on Alabama Road. Lee County Sheriff’s Office has Alabama Road blocked from Palm Avenue to Kaza court they’re investigating deputies and detectives are on scene. Stay tuned to Acres Acres Gazette for further details.
Last year, children got stuck on a ride for more than ninety minutes. Now, parents are using an on-line petition — asking festival organizers to pick a different company.
For three years in a row, a ride has malfunctioned at the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival. Luckily, this time around no one was hurt.
Lehigh Acres parents are banding together asking Spring Festival planners to consider bringing in a different ride operator. About 48 people already support the petition, some saying things like “we shouldn’t have to be scare to have fun.” Click here for petition
Some parents told us they refuse to bring their kids to the Spring Festival. In 2013, the Ring of Fire sent two children to the hospital when witnesses say a wheel fell off. Then last year, Modern Midways told us high winds caused a gate to fly off a ride and smash into a nearby windshield.
We asked the organizers at the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival if they would consider the petition. They would comment at this time.
Parents say they would be willing to ride, if there were more safety precautions. Otherwise, they’ll keep avoiding the fair until a new company comes in.
A Lehigh Acres woman is accused of driving under the influence, hitting another car and leaving the scene, all with a five-year-old child in the backseat.
Lyndsey Woolf, 22, is in the Lee County jail. The sheriff’s office reports Woolf hit a car while driving on Colonial Boulevard, kept driving, and swerved in and out of traffic. Several witnesses reported the driver to deputies.
Her 5-year-old child in the back seat was not injured and was placed in the care of family. Deputies reported finding marijuana throughout the car– and Woolf told deputies they’d find the drug in her system.
Wolfe is charged with child neglect, DUI, DUI involving property damage and drug possession of marijuana less than 20 grams.
Elected Fire Board promised and voted in a resolution # 14-09-05 (Click Here to read); that they the fire board would not include Not-For-Profit (501c3) organizations such charitable, religious, scientific or literary and these organizations would be exempt from the fire assessment.
NOW FOR THE GREAT LIE …….. Their Attorney Richard Pringle stated for the record that everything was included in the NEW Initial Assessment Resolution and the Fire Board authorized it on March 24, 2015. (Click here to download and listen)
Note that on NONE of the 27 pages of the new Resolution, does it state anything about any organizations such charitable, religious, scientific or literary to be exempt for the Fire Assessment.
And now on page 14 (Click Here) of the Resolution which was voted on and duly authorized by the elected fire board on March 24, 2015, It states the Institutional Property will be charge by the usage of the property, so if Institutional Property is owned by a charitable, religious, scientific or literary and they runs for example a retail store on the property that property will be charged the fire assessment fee. This is the same if a Church has a daycare on the property according to the Pringle the church will be charged the fire assessment fee. . (Click here to download and listen to Fire Attorney Richard Pringle and the board agreeing with him)
The ballot question did not have a usage clause in it, so how can the Elected Fire Board change it? According to Pringle the board consultants said that it can be done that way.