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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers' ganja 'grandma' arrestedWhen you think about drug dealing and pot-peddling, 78-year-old women don't typ
Fort Myers' ganja 'grandma' arrested
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 minutes ago
When you think about drug dealing and pot-peddling, 78-year-old women don't typically come to mind. But a Lee County woman who goes by the street name "Grandma" was arrested for selling marijuana out of her home on Ottumwa Avenue, east of I-75 and... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Pot-peddling 'grandma' arrested in Fort MyersWhen you think about drug dealing and pot-peddling, 78-year-old women don't typ
Pot-peddling 'grandma' arrested in Fort Myers
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 38 minutes ago
When you think about drug dealing and pot-peddling, 78-year-old women don't typically come to mind. But a Lee County woman who goes by the street name "Grandma" was arrested for selling marijuana out of her home on Ottumwa Avenue, east of I-75 and... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Lee County election resultsHere are the unofficial May 3 election results for Lee County. Those who won ar
Lee County election results
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted an hour ago
Here are the unofficial May 3 election results for Lee County. Those who won are in bold. Incumbent Jonesville Mayor James S. Ewing II ran unopposed. All seven candidates for the Jonesville Town Council. Those candidates were Magen L. Harris, Jerry... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Lee County women band together to support single momsForget painting nails -- some women in Lee County are putting down the polish a
Lee County women band together to support single moms
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 hours ago
Forget painting nails -- some women in Lee County are putting down the polish and picking up a paint brush. That act is giving two single mothers a new home and a fresh start. The program is called Women Build, and it's about more than building... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Collier commission candidates talk plans for growth, affordable housinga lot of high-income people, there is going to be demand for services. Our affo
Collier commission candidates talk plans for growth, affordable housing
Naples Daily News / Posted 2 hours ago
a lot of high-income people, there is going to be demand for services. Our affordable housing problem can't just go up to Lee County." Marvin Courtright, a longtime Immokalee aviator and flight-instructor who is running as a write-in candidate,... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Genova project in Estero dealt a setbackthey say the village is causing. Goodhart said she just hopes Genova moves for
Genova project in Estero dealt a setback
Naples Daily News / Posted 2 hours ago
they say the village is causing. Goodhart said she just hopes Genova moves forward soon. "We're kind of in limbo." Maryann Batlle is the Lee County dot-connector for the Naples Daily News. She also likes to tell you what to do on the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
FMB councilwoman: Lee Co. should pay for Estero Blvd. storm drainsit's unclear who should pay for them. Town Councilwoman Tracey Gore says it sh
FMB councilwoman: Lee Co. should pay for Estero Blvd. storm drains
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 hours ago
it's unclear who should pay for them. Town Councilwoman Tracey Gore says it should be the county, not the town. "Lee County owns Estero Boulevard. They need to be responsible for Estero Boulevard," Gore said. Gore is asking for the town... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Lee commissioner: County could purchase Edison FarmsIf the state won't buy Edison Farms — a 4,000-acre swath of environmentally sen
Lee commissioner: County could purchase Edison Farms
Naples Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
If the state won't buy Edison Farms — a 4,000-acre swath of environmentally sensitive land in south Lee County — the county might. Lee Commissioner Larry Kiker said Tuesday he would go after Edison Farms under that scenario. The county could use... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers mom pleads Gov. Scott for mercy on incarcerated sonin prison. He was sent away in 1993 after he was caught with cocaine for the th
Fort Myers mom pleads Gov. Scott for mercy on incarcerated son
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 hours ago
in prison. He was sent away in 1993 after he was caught with cocaine for the third time. That same time, John Pike of Lee County was found guilty for shooting his son-in-law seven times and killing him. Pike was sentenced to 20 years in prison... Read more
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The News & Observer
Supporter of ousted NCGOP chairman says his removal was ‘illegal and illegitimate’aren’t ready to back his replacement – a sign the party’s infighting could cont
Supporter of ousted NCGOP chairman says his removal was ‘illegal and illegitimate’
The News & Observer / Posted 4 hours ago
aren’t ready to back his replacement – a sign the party’s infighting could continue in a crucial election year. Former Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack served as Harnett’s defender on Saturday in a seven-hour, closed-door hearing in which GOP... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Scott a no-show, but sheriff's forum sheds a light on candidateslocal elections are sure to make a significant impact as well. The Lee Republi
Scott a no-show, but sheriff's forum sheds a light on candidates
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 hours ago
local elections are sure to make a significant impact as well. The Lee Republican Women's Club invited all candidates for Lee County sheriff to a Tuesday forum, but incumbent Mike Scott did not attend. "I'm concerned about gang activity," said... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Police reports for Tuesday, May 3, 201623, of Polo; 10:20 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Gale Street; illegal transpo
Police reports for Tuesday, May 3, 2016
SaukValley.com / Posted 7 hours ago
23, of Polo; 10:20 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Gale Street; illegal transportation of alcohol; given citation. Lee County Sheriff Verlance D. Hughes, 30, of Sterling; 1:14 a.m. Tuesday; driving under the influence of drugs, possession... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Estero dad found passed out behind the wheel with his kids in the backseat— after deputies found him slumped behind the wheel of his black Ford Expeditio
Estero dad found passed out behind the wheel with his kids in the backseat
Naples Daily News / Posted 11 hours ago
— after deputies found him slumped behind the wheel of his black Ford Expedition and couldn't wake him. A report from the Lee County Sheriff's Office said deputies found Allbritton appearing to be asleep with the window rolled down and the keys... Read more
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The Smoking Gun
Drunk Driver With His Kids In Car Had .604 Blood Alcohol Levelhaving consumed any alcoholic beverages. Charged with drunk driving and child
Drunk Driver With His Kids In Car Had .604 Blood Alcohol Level
The Smoking Gun / Posted 12 hours ago
having consumed any alcoholic beverages. Charged with drunk driving and child neglect, Allbritton was booked into the Lee County jail, where he remains locked up in lieu of $10,000 bond. His children--who were not injured--were released into... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Bonita Springs City Council meeting20, 2016. (Patrick Riley/Staff) Follow live updates from Patrick Riley: Patri
Bonita Springs City Council meeting
Naples Daily News / Posted 13 hours ago
20, 2016. (Patrick Riley/Staff) Follow live updates from Patrick Riley: Patrick Riley covers Bonita Springs and South Lee County for The Bonita Banner and the Naples Daily News. He also writes a weekly column called "Hidden Gems," featuring... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
New phone scam in region claims utility mergerjob. The pavers say they will return the next day to finish the job but never r
New phone scam in region claims utility merger
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 16 hours ago
job. The pavers say they will return the next day to finish the job but never return. The Tupelo Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have also been receiving reports of scammers claiming to be deputies calling people and telling... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Supervisors seek savings through energy auditBy Caleb Bedillion TUPELO – A company will examine buildings owned by Lee Coun
Supervisors seek savings through energy audit
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 16 hours ago
By Caleb Bedillion TUPELO – A company will examine buildings owned by Lee County to determine whether those facilities can become more energy efficient. During a Monday morning meeting, supervisors approved a proposal by Schneider Electric to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Tuesday, May 3riding a black bicycle kept telling her to stop. An Estero father is accused o
5 things to know for Tuesday, May 3
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 hours ago
riding a black bicycle kept telling her to stop. An Estero father is accused of being so drunk he should be brain dead. Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Stephen Allbritton Friday morning. They say he was passed out behind the wheel of his... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Former prep stars Cowart, Davis arrested at Auburnthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
Former prep stars Cowart, Davis arrested at Auburn
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 hours ago
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
PSU-OSU will be in primetimethey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
PSU-OSU will be in primetime
Altoona Mirror / Posted 23 hours ago
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Kids in the backseat when Estero dad arrested for DUIAn Estero father is accused of being so drunk, he should be brain dead. Lee Co
Kids in the backseat when Estero dad arrested for DUI
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 23 hours ago
An Estero father is accused of being so drunk, he should be brain dead. Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Stephen Allbritton Friday morning. They say he was passed out behind the wheel of his SUV with his three-year-old and five-year-old kids... Read more
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WALB Albany
Lee's Edmunds is 1st soccer Trojan to sign in decadeA decade long drought is over for the Lee County boys soccer program. No Troja
Lee's Edmunds is 1st soccer Trojan to sign in decade
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
A decade long drought is over for the Lee County boys soccer program. No Trojan player had signed a soccer scholarship in ten years. That all changed Monday. Colton Edmunds is heading south to play his college soccer, after signing with Thomas... Read more
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SaukValley.com
City council discusses Historic Dixon Theatre collaborationthe ownership issues – and critically, not let an amazing landmark suffer in li
City council discusses Historic Dixon Theatre collaboration
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
the ownership issues – and critically, not let an amazing landmark suffer in limbo," Arellano said. It is unclear whether Lee County or the nonprofit owns the theater at 114 S. Galena Ave. In June 1997, DTRI deeded the facility to the Lee County... Read more
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WALB Albany
Inmates make little libraries for kids in Brooks Co.show up for early votingMore people show up for early voting There was a good
Inmates make little libraries for kids in Brooks Co.
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
show up for early votingMore people show up for early voting There was a good turnout for the first day of early voting in Lee County. (Source: WALB) Early voting across the state began on Monday, and local races are helping draw people to the... Read more
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WALB Albany
South Georgia high school says "thank you" to teachersshow up for early votingMore people show up for early voting There was a good
South Georgia high school says "thank you" to teachers
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
show up for early votingMore people show up for early voting There was a good turnout for the first day of early voting in Lee County. (Source: WALB) Early voting across the state began on Monday, and local races are helping draw people to the... Read more
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WALB Albany
More people show up for early votingshow up for early voting There was a good turnout for the first day of early v
More people show up for early voting
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
show up for early voting There was a good turnout for the first day of early voting in Lee County. (Source: WALB) Early voting across the state began on Monday, and local races are helping draw people to the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Dixon students today, taxpayers tomorrowstudent Toni Brumbly, and Garrett Helfrich of St. Anne School toured the Dixon
Dixon students today, taxpayers tomorrow
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
student Toni Brumbly, and Garrett Helfrich of St. Anne School toured the Dixon Police Department and the Lee County 911 Center, had their pictures taken in the driver’s seat of a squad car, went to the department firing range, and... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Concussion awareness increasing, injuries still a threat to young athletesstaying active and playing sports: concussions. Research shows young girls may
Concussion awareness increasing, injuries still a threat to young athletes
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
staying active and playing sports: concussions. Research shows young girls may be even more at risk. As a competitive Lee County Strikers soccer coach and mother of three soccer-playing girls, Megan Haataja always knew about the risk of... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Police reports for Monday, May 2, 2016notice to appear in court. Eric N. Mitchell, 35, of DeKalb; 9:53 p.m. Saturday
Police reports for Monday, May 2, 2016
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
notice to appear in court. Eric N. Mitchell, 35, of DeKalb; 9:53 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Route 30 and state Route 251 in Lee County; driving while license revoked, obstructing identification, illegal transportation of alcohol; given individual... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
KTHV Little Rock / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
NorthWest Cable News / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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First Coast News
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
First Coast News / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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KTVB Boise
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
KTVB Boise / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana chargesthey were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He sa
4 Auburn football players arrested on marijuana charges
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted yesterday
they were arrested on the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue just off campus. He said he did not have details of the arrests. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the four players were brought to the jail at about 10 p.m. Saturday and were released on... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Support groups, clubs and servicesChildhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family p
Support groups, clubs and services
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave.,�Suite 100, Dixon. Appointments: 815-284-3371. WIC nutritional, educational, and coupon pickup, Lee... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Partial lockdown after bear sighting near Treeline ElementarySchool in Fort Myers after a bear was sighted on walking trails at Colonial Cou
Partial lockdown after bear sighting near Treeline Elementary
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
School in Fort Myers after a bear was sighted on walking trails at Colonial Country Club, alongside the school. The school is on a precautionary lockdown, but a Lee County School District spokesperson said the sighting should not impact dism... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Dixon prison officer facing official misconduct, battery charges claims self defensewas serving 3 years for aggravated battery of a peace officer; he was convicted
Dixon prison officer facing official misconduct, battery charges claims self defense
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
was serving 3 years for aggravated battery of a peace officer; he was convicted in Cook County Court in 2014. On Dec. 2, Lee County prosecutors charged Irwin with three felony counts of official misconduct, each punishable by 2 to 5 years, and... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Man enters guilty plea in DUI deaths of Briarcrest studentsdriving, was also injured. According to witness statements obtained by WREG ea
Man enters guilty plea in DUI deaths of Briarcrest students
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
driving, was also injured. According to witness statements obtained by WREG earlier this year, Penson was driving back to Lee County, Mississippi after a night of partying on Beale Street when he crashed into the students’ van. Officers said... Read more
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WALB Albany
Officials battle Albany landfill fireto move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler
Officials battle Albany landfill fire
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
to move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. UPDATE: Missing Lee County man locatedUPDATE: Missing Lee County man located Herman Holmes (Source: LCSO) Missing Lee County man found in... Read more
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WALB Albany
Deceased Richmond County inmate identifiedto move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler
Deceased Richmond County inmate identified
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
to move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. UPDATE: Missing Lee County man locatedUPDATE: Missing Lee County man located Herman Holmes (Source: LCSO) Missing Lee County man found in... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91a house on a whim during a vacation. They raised three children together, two o
Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
a house on a whim during a vacation. They raised three children together, two of whom are also voice-over actors. Maryann Batlle is the Lee County dot-connector for the Naples Daily News. She also likes to tell you what to do on... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Gulf Coast Town Center on auction blockout of the recession like gangbusters, on its way to being a Southwest Florida
Gulf Coast Town Center on auction block
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
out of the recession like gangbusters, on its way to being a Southwest Florida mecca of dining and retail. Now south Lee County's commercial epicenter is stunning the region with news it’s going on the auction block as a result of a $212.7... Read more
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WALB Albany
Judge to consider request to move hot car death trialto move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler
Judge to consider request to move hot car death trial
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
to move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. UPDATE: Missing Lee County man locatedUPDATE: Missing Lee County man located Herman Holmes (Source: LCSO) Missing Lee County man found in... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Boil water alert issued for some Lee County residentsTUPELO – A boil water alert was issued this morning for North Lee County Water
Boil water alert issued for some Lee County residents
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
TUPELO – A boil water alert was issued this morning for North Lee County Water Association customers in the Mt. Vernon Road area. The notice, which impacts nearly 500 residents, includes customers living on County Roads 1948, 49, 1, 183, 203, 141,... Read more
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