Two years ago, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held a series of meetings with the world’s top liquor makers at its alcohol-free headquarters in the middle of a dry county. The subject, say several people who were there: What did Wal-Mart need to do to sell more vodka, whiskey and rum?
The results of those meetings are now starting to hit store shelves. In a move partially meant to spur flagging growth at stores open more than a year, Wal-Mart is pushing into hard liquor, one of the rare product categories where the world’s largest retailer is very small.
An underground grow house in Lehigh Acres has been dismantled by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Authorities got a tip on Thursday about a possible grow house at 503 Scott Avenue in Lehigh Acres.
After numerous indicators of a grow house authorities obtained a search warrant to enter the residence. Once inside, deputies uncovered an elaborate underground marijuana cultivation operation, authorities said on Friday.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association issued fun arrest warrants for local business and civic leaders on November 19th. The group of community-minded residents was put “behind bars” for MDA’s signature Lock-Up fundraiser at Jake’s Wayback Burgers.
Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, these “jailbirds” helped raise more than $4,500 for families affected by neuromuscular diseases in the Lehigh Acres area.
A Lehigh Acres man is recovering after being attacked by his roommates.
According to a release, the victim was sleeping in his room at a residence in the 1300 block of Farmdale Street on November 14. At around 1:30 a.m. his bedroom door was kicked in.
The victim told Lee County deputies three people went into his room — two of them were identified as his roommates. One roommate hit the victim in the head with an expandable baton, while another took his wallet.
Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres wants everyone in the community to become aware of the free annual Thanksgiving Dinner that they host annually.
It’s on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and begins at 11 a.m. to continues to 2 p.m. or until the food is all gone at St. Raphael’s Church on Lee Blvd.
Last year, he said close to 500 people showed up for the annual feast that is held in the parish hall of St. Raphael’s Church on Lee Blvd., just across from Walmart.
One of Rotary’s official mottos, Service Above Self traces back to the early days of the Rotary Club in the U.S.
Three new project reviews are scheduled to come before the Lehigh Acres Architectural Planning and Zoning Review Board at its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at 1299 Homestead Rd., in the back of the Lehigh Sheriff’s substation on Homestead Rd.
Chairman of the architectural and zoning review board is Greg Diserio who has noted in the agenda that the three projects to be discussed are:
The Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the community of Lehigh Acres for the support given to its Inaugural “Scream on the Green” Haunted Walk event held on October 23-25, 30, & 31st. Victims were guided through the haunted golf course and along the treacherous path that grounds keeper Al Kilya led 10 golfers down. The golfers never returned and haven’t been seen since that fateful Halloween Night long ago. Their journey took them through the eerie cold and damp abandoned cemetery and travel by the creepy old house, rumored to once belong to Al Kilya.
The price of admission was reasonably priced at $3 per person. $1 Off admission when you bring a can of food. The food collected was donated to Lehigh Community Services’ Food Pantry. Because of our communities generosity we collected over 1,000 pounds of canned food for Lehigh Community Services’ Food Pantry during the nights of “Scream on the Green.”
A very special thank you goes to East Lee County High School. Their Interact Club and JROTC cadets are the zombies, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. They also handle the parking. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! We couldn’t do this without you. Please support East Lee County High School’s events every chance you get.
A Lee County elementary school teacher is in the Lee County Jail this evening charged with Cruelty Towards a Child/Transmitting information harmful to minors.
Tara Milton Roberts of Alva was arrested for sending photographs of herself scantily clad to a student through the KIK application. The messages started off as friendly but soon turned into more sexual in nature. The student knew it was Tara Roberts because he recognized her white iPhone. According to the investigation, Tara Roberts told the student not to tell anyone because she would get in trouble.
Tara Roberts taught at River Hall Elementary School in Alva.
A family is pushing for answers after laying their brother to rest after a hit-and-run crash in Lehigh Acres.
Charles Todd Snyder was riding his bicycle on Sunshine Boulevard when he was hit and killed last week. The driver took off.
The love for Todd Snyder was easy to see this afternoon as a large group of family and friends made their way to Sunshine Boulevard to set up a bike as a memorial at the crash site.
Following a service to remember a brother and father taken from them too soon, the Snyder family added a white bicycle to Charles Todd’s memorial.
Family and friends all signed the bike – a fitting way to honor a caring man who loved the outdoors and loved to ride.
Details remains scarce on the crash. Florida Highway Patrol believes it was a light-colored or red car with damage to the right front headlight that ended Todd’s life.
The family needs the community’s help. If you saw anything or know anyone who might have information about the crash, they are asking you contact local law enforcement or FHP.
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres Sunday afternoon.
It happened on Sunshine Boulevard and June Avenue North at around 1 p.m.
According to witnesses, a red pickup truck was driving north on Sunshine Boulevard. At the same time, a silver Hyundai sedan was stopped at the intersection — waiting to make a left turn onto June Avenue North. That’s when the pickup truck rear-ended the sedan — sending the Hyundai into oncoming southbound traffic. The Hyundai then collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck.
Four people were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
Sunshine Boulevard was blocked, but has since been reopened. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.