The Sanford Civic Center is located at 401 E. Seminole Blvd. along Lake Monroe.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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At Monday’s City Commission meeting, the last one of the year, commissioners hashed out what to do about the Civic Center - how to go about the problem of the aging building and whether to demolish... + continue reading

A barge from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office houses divers that were looking for wreckage from Friday’s plane crash in Lake Harney. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office divers spent Monday searching for the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Lake Harney on Friday and killed three people. Because of low visibility in the... + continue reading
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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The City of Sanford took a look at a possible tax exemption for those looking to buy historic buildings at Monday’s workshop - but in the end, found it too broad to make a decision on yet, and didn’t... + continue reading
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The moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries set by the City of Sanford is coming to an end on January 19, and after two extensions of it, the commissioners can’t extend it again.So instead, they... + continue reading
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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A suspect in the murder of Antoine Haggins on Nov. 22 has stepped forward and voluntarily turned herself in - 22-year-old Johnterriel Carey.The arrest came only days after the Sanford Police... + continue reading

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12/12/2017
 “A Visit From Father Christmas” features the enchanting local storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier portraying St. Nick himself this Saturday and Sunday.Sanfordites who have been around surely know Joe for his captivating and delightfully-woven of tales. Rosier’s events are a joy for both children and adults alike. Don’t miss him this Saturday... + continue reading
12/12/2017
The term “gromalot” or “grammelot” refers to a non-verbal style of story telling. Far from mime, the local (eponymous) theater company smashes the invisible box to smithereens with their use of colorful costumes, a lush soundscape, and ancient, elemental storytelling.Last week I caught up with one of Gromalot’s founders and artistic director,... + continue reading

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In response to an unusually high amount of shootings in late October and early November, the Sanford Police Department put together a task force to work with neighborhood units and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, as well as state officials, to curb the violence.However, just this past two weeks, the community has seen a murder in the parking... + continue reading
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At their Wednesday meeting, the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency heard the reasoning behind delays on the Sanford LLC project, and mulled over what direction to take in the purchase of the 121 Palmetto Avenue site, or the 'old dry cleaner' building.First, they heard from Bob Duncan from Allstate on his Sanford LLC project – a multi-story,... + continue reading
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Seminole State College of Florida will award more than 3,500 degrees and certificates this fall, including a record number of baccalaureate degrees, according to the College's Department of Enrollment Services.Students from each of the College’s four schools will cross the stage for Commencement on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the CFE Arena at... + continue reading

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Herald photos by Jim Wentz
 
Underclassmen Aiden Knight (top) from Oviedo and O’Shea Baker (above) from Seminole have led their respective teams to unbeaten starts to the season.
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Oviedo, Seminole boys; Lake Howell, The Master’s Academy girls unbeaten By Dean SmithHerald Staff It’s early in the 2017-18 Prep basketball season, but it looks like the Oviedo and Seminole... + continue reading
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Herald photos by Jim Wentz and Romeo Guzman
 
The Seminole High boys soccer team, led by defending Class 5A Player of the Year Ashton Neff (No. 7, top photo, left) and John Matos, and the 2-time defending Class 5A State Champion Oviedo Lions, led by Madi Allen (No. 15, above), have picked up from where they left off last season.
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Herald photo by Jim Wentz
 
Tacko Fall (shooting ball) led UCF with 18 points and nine rebounds, both game-highs, but he got plenty of help from Djordjije Mumin (No. 33) with a career-high 12 points and A.J. Davis (No. 3) with 11 points, eight rebounds and and a game-high seven assists.
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Do you know about Florida's bulletproof vest law?According to Kevlar's website:In Florida you can buy, own and wear a bulletproof vest.However, if you commit or attempt to commit a crime while... + continue reading

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Father Christmas, aka Joe the Storyteller Rosier will perform at Dangerous Theater this Saturday & Sunday

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 “A Visit From Father Christmas” features the enchanting local storyteller “Country Joe” Rosier portraying St. Nick himself this Saturday and Sunday.Sanfordites who have been around surely know... + continue reading

Gromalot Theatre Factory will perform their holiday show, “Sleigh” this Friday and Saturday at the WDPAC. 

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Ruth Brown’s 75th Birthday Celebration: Pictured, L-R: Walter Jordan, Ruth Brown and Margaret Carlton

 

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Anthony Dexter, Young Man of Excellence at Lake Howell High School.

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Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Stipp of Chocolate Compass will join Greg Piecora at Wop’s Hops this Thursday for a beer and chocolate pairing event. 

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