The Lehigh Acres Citizen began publishing on Sept. 6, 1996 and its mission
remains as it was then - to serve a young, growing, vibrant community. The
weekly paper was designed to offer local community news.
When the first papers hit the streets of Lehigh, it was accepted with
anticipation and excitement. In addition to delivery to Lehigh homes, the
paper also was and is available in racks throughout the community. Lehigh
Acres then had a population of around 25,000 and many in the community asked
for a paper filled with local news, local photos and listings of community
Today, Lehigh Acres is believed to have a population of more than 70,000 people.
The Lehigh Acres Citizen has become a recognized voice in the community. It also is publishes daily online with even more local news.