Sanford resident Ricardo Aguilera (center) received a Certificate of Special Recognition on Monday for helping a neighbor escape a house fire last week.

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After saving a wheelchair-bound neighbor from a house fire last week, Ricardo Aguilera of the Carriage Cove community was presented a Certificate of Special Recognition plaque by the Sanford Fire... + continue reading

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Sanford police arrested a Sanford man Friday after they said he shot a man in his home and waited too long to call police, allowing the man to die.Police said they responded to 2407 Decottes Ave.... + continue reading

The new Riverwalk section will extend to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. 

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At the City Commission Workshop meeting on Monday, the Commissioners heard an update on the RiverWalk Trail's Final Phase III Project, which promises that the area will be upgraded and expansive in... + continue reading

As construction continues on West S.R. 46, contractors have relocated gopher tortoises (above) to a state licensed site. 

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Construction activities will increase on State Road (S.R.) 46, west of Sanford during the week of April 22, and motorists should be alert for large construction equipment and vehicles entering and... + continue reading
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At Monday's meeting, the city commissioners passed a first reading of several charter amendments that will eventually go up for vote in the August elections.There were five amendments, all of which... + continue reading

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04/25/2018
Special to the HeraldBy Makeala Addell - Life Coach  “As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are.”  -Malidoma Patrice Somé I have learned how truly important it is to be who we are purposed to be and the best version of it. Below are a few tips/questions I have learned and reflected upon along my self-... + continue reading
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Special to the HeraldResolute Tissue’s Sanford Mill has achieved a significant safety milestone of 250,000 consecutive hours worked without a recordable injury. In recognition of this momentous achievement, the employees were able to share their noteworthy accomplishment with the community by “paying it forward” to a deserving local charity;... + continue reading

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The Grow will feature gardens and farmers markets. 

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No one in the small community of Chuluota, sitting right near the Seminole and Orange County border, wants the Lake Pickett South project, or ‘The Grow,’ to come in, according to community activist Teddy Mello. And multiple residents spoke to the Sanford Herald in near-universal opposition to the big development. But after it was revived and... + continue reading
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A Lake Mary insurance agent was arrested April 6 for years of fraud in which he stole $61,954 in insurance premiums between 2011 and 2018. Now, state officials want to know if anyone else had fallen victim to his crimes. Michael Hensley, the owner of BOSC Insurance Company and Hensley Insurance Company, was arrested by Florida’s Chief Finance... + continue reading

Wendell De La Rosa

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A man who was arrested in March for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old is back in jail after police say he repeatedly beat and tortured his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Wendell “Bam Bam” De La Rosa, 19, was arrested March 30 for an incident that occurred in November in Winter Park. A 15-year-old reported to police in November that she and De La... + continue reading

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For the third time this season, Seminole State’s Chelsea Peace (top) has been named the FSCAA/NJCAA Region 8 Softball Player of the Week for April 9-15. The Freshman from Orlando batted .412 (7-for-17) with seven runs scored, five home runs and eight RBI in six games; Helped the Raiders to a perfect 6-0 week, hitting safely in four of the six games; and the home runs came in four different games, including a two-homer, three-RBI game vs. St. Johns River State. Back in February, Seminole State sophomore Ethan Koehler (above) was named the NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week after striking out 14, while allowing just one hit and two walks over 8-innings against Indian River State College.

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Raiders Golf, Softball teams advance in playoffs; Bad road weekend for UCF From Staff Reports    SANFORD — It was a week to remember for Seminole State College of Florida... + continue reading

 

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The Seminole High School boys water polo team won its fifth District title in the six years at the Lake Brantley Aquatic Center Friday night.

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McKenzie Milton finished the UCF Spring Game completing14-of-21 passes for 183 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

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Oak Avenue Destruction The City of Sanford in conjunction with the Sanford Downtown Community Redevelopment  (CRA), is spending $750,000+ to destroy another part of Sanford's historic downtown.... + continue reading

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Special to the HeraldBy Makeala Addell - Life Coach  “As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are.”  -Malidoma Patrice Somé I have learned how truly important... + continue reading