Heavy Rainfall May Cause Flooded Roadways – If You Can’t See The Ground, Turn Around

It is important that residents closely monitor weather conditions, heed warnings from the National Weather Service and local officials, and remember “If You Can’t See The Ground, Turn Around” when approaching a flooded roadway. What to do when driving or walking in flood areas: • Never walk or drive in the flood waters. Many people […]

Middle School Students to participate in mock commission meeting

Collier County middle school students will participate in a Mock County Commission Meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the Collier County Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112. This is the third year Immokalee and Gulfview middle schools have participated in […]

Summer English Classes being offered at iTech

If you or someone you know has always wanted to learn to speak English or learn to speak English better, Immokalee Technical College invites you to take advantage of its summer English classes starting June 5 and ending July 26. Student Wooderson Jean Mary, who has been enrolled in the English classes all year, proudly […]

Man charged in connection with May 5 Immokalee Homicide

Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with a May 5 homicide in Immokalee. Stephen Perez Jr., of Immokalee, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon in the commission of murder, and distribution of marijuana in connection with the death of Juan Herrera, 19, of Immokalee. Perez was located […]

Memorial Service to Honor Fallen Officers

Each year, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office conducts a memorial service and candlelight vigil honoring local deputies who have died in the line of duty. This year’s vigil will take place Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m., during National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The event will take place at the East Naples United Methodist Church, […]

SFWMD completes restoration of regional ecosystem watershed

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today officially completed the restoration of 1,000 acres of the Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) in Lee County before handing the project over to its Land Stewardship Division for long term management. “By taking out roads and plugging ditches, this agency continues much needed restoration while also […]

Elections Office staff recognized by the SWFL Chapter of FPRA

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has honored Heather Doane with the 2018 Rising Star Award and Trish Robertson, APR with the Unsung Hero Award. Rising Star Award recognizes an up and coming leader in the chapter, who has shown enthusiasm and passion for their profession, is likely to be […]

Collier County man charged with Cruelty to Animals

Robert David Starkweather, 51, of Collier County, has been charged with 144 counts related to cruelty to animals. The State Attorney’s Office has filed 131 counts of the charge Cruelty to Animals and 13 counts of Animals (Improper Disposing/Dead) for the handling of animals that allegedly died in his care. The cruelty charges filed by […]

McAvoy receives award from Rutgers University

Gene McAvoy, Hendry County Extension Director traveled to his alma mater Rutgers University recently where he was honored with the Dennis M. Fenton Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award form outstanding achievement in professional and civic endeavors. Established in 2003 this award honors Dennis Fenton, executive vice-president of Amgen Inc., and a strong supporter of graduate education […]

Representative Donalds announces Town Hall Meetings

Representative Byron Donalds (District 80) announced four town hall meetings, two in Collier County and two in Hendry County, that will take place in May. The Hendry County town halls will be hosted with Senator Kathleen Passidomo (District 28). Representative Donalds will be updating the community on the 2018 Legislative Session and interacting directly with […]