Lee Co. teachers getting supplies from Publix

Volunteers today unpacked 1.2 million school supplies for teachers in Lee County. Publix gathered donations from shoppers while putting on a campaign called “Tools for Schools.” Those tools included pencils, paper, and crayons. The district has 5,500 teachers and 1,600 paraprofessionals. WBBH-TV reports teachers can pick up these free supplies in just a few weeks.

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Fuel spilled into North Port water supply

North Port’s water supply faces a threat of contamination. A tanker crash over the weekend on I-75 caused a spill of thousands of gallons of fuel. Crews responded, and they thought they had everything under control. Rain followed, however, and that allowed the chemicals that treated the spill to seep into a creek that flows […]

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