Chris Dorworth, developer of the proposed River Cross development, exchanged words with the Seminole County Planning & Zoning Commission.

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The Seminole County Planning & Zoning Committee rejected the proposed River Cross development, a controversial item reviled by residents of rural Seminole County, at a meeting on Wednesday night... + continue reading
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A Sanford Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after police said a video of him taking down a handcuffed man surfaced on social media. Police said the incident occurred early... + continue reading

Daniel Strada, 28, was killed early Sunday morning.

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A random misfired bullet struck and killed a young man, Daniel Strada, Sunday morning at 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the Colonial Town Park center in Lake Mary. Now, his family is struggling to... + continue reading

 

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The Ban the Straw Brigade   Somebody stuck a straw in a turtle's nose and took a picture of it.  Naturally it went viral on the Internet.  Starbucks, the undisputed leader in... + continue reading
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Not so friendly   An owner at Friendly Confines Collectibles in the Oviedo Mall contacted police after he discovered several jerseys, valued at $1,000, and a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan... + continue reading

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At the City of Sanford’s annual budget hearing Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 fiscal year, Mayor Jeff Triplett didn’t mince words in shifting the focus to further financial issues beyond next year’s budget. The proposed 2019 budget will have a property tax rate of 7.325, with property tax numbers... + continue reading
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On Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 6 p.m., family and friends gathered at the Midway Community Center on Jitway Ave. in Sanford/Midway, to celebrate Rev. Eddie Martin’s 80th birthday.  The honoree’s daughters, Peangeala Davis, Jacqueline Pullin, Janet Hall, Toni Blair, and Denice Lemon, and his wife, Mrs. Frances Davis Martin, planned... + continue reading

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Katrina Shadix and Jay Zembower, candidates for Seminole County Commission's District 2 seat, clashed at a debate in Geneva over campaign donations.

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At a County Commission debate held in a packed Geneva Community Center on Monday night, candidates vying for seats all expressed a desire not to let developers ruin the rural lifestyle residents of the area enjoy. It was a pressing and timely topic, given the impending River Cross hearing coming up Wednesday night at the county Planning &... + continue reading
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As the bars let out on Sunday morning at 2 a.m., a burst of chaos resulted in gunfire that left two dead, deputies say. There was an argument brewing at Graffiti Junktion at around 2 a.m. that forced the restaurant to ask a large party of people to leave, a press release states. The group did leave, but the argument continued into the... + continue reading
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While the Goldsboro Choice Neighborhood Initiative plan was finally completed and passed through in June after two years of research and work, it wasn’t in the cards for the City of Sanford to apply for a Housing & Urban Development grant related to the project yet. At a 4 p.m. workshop on Monday, Community Relations and Neighborhood... + continue reading

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The four Local Champions (top-to-bottom) representing Sanford in Akron will be Kira Hart in Stock, Logan Webb in Super Stock, Haley Dabbs in Masters and Nolan Marshall, shown with co-pilot Evalyn Taddeo, in Super Kids. Meanwhile, Aiden Driggers will be looking to add the Local Stock All-American World Championship to the Rally Stock World Championship she won last year, while Morgan Juarez is the Rally Super Stock National Point Champion for 2017-2018headin into Race Week at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

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Region 7 sends 37 cars, 14 local, to 81st FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby   By Dean Smith Herald Staff      SANFORD — The City of Sanford Recreation... + continue reading
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Our Week 6 Elite Performance Pitcher of the Week (top), brought to you by @EWFitnessCenter, goes to Ronny Hinton of South Florida State College and the Leesburg Lightning, while the Week 6 Clutch Performance Player of the Week (above), brought to you by @3N2Sports, goes to Aaron Anderson of Flagler College and the Winter Garden Squeeze. Anderson leads the league with a .427 batting average in 22 games played this year.

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The 2018 Florida League All-Stars (top) and Home Run Derby competitors (second from top) pose as a group prior to competition on Sunday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium. Wes Weeks of the Leesburg Lightning (3rd photo) receives his award from Florida League President Stefano Foggi after being named the All-Star Game MVP and Joe Burke (4th photo) of the DeLand Suns receives his award for winning the Home Run Derby from Foggi and FCSL Commissioner Rob Sitz. Burke (5th photo) launches one of his seven home runs that won the Home Run Derby title. Meanwhile, except for one inning, the All-Star Game itself turned into a defensive and pitching battle, including several double plays (6th photo) and a huge tag play at the plate (above).

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The Ban the Straw Brigade   Somebody stuck a straw in a turtle's nose and took a picture of it.  Naturally it went viral on the Internet.  Starbucks, the undisputed leader in... + continue reading

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Rev. Eddie Martin celebrated his 80th birthday

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On Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 6 p.m., family and friends gathered at the Midway Community Center on Jitway Ave. in Sanford/Midway, to celebrate Rev. Eddie Martin’s 80th birthday.  The... + continue reading