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20
Oct

Seminole County firefighters return from helping hurricane victims

Ambulance Strike Team 502, featuring personnel from Seminole County and the City of Sanford, was helping out in Mexico Beach for much of the last week.

Among the manpower sent to help in the cleanup and rescue missions after Hurricane Michael two weeks ago were several Seminole County firefighters’ units.

Communication was still shaky all around the affected areas even late this week, with a lack of phone lines or power making it difficult to find people who were still missing.

Sat
20
Oct

Five youths arrested for string of car burglaries

Several young people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries stretching from Winter Springs to Longwood, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies said.

The suspects arrested were Steven Walker, 18, Hailey Ann Lynn Schulte, 18, Dashaun Patrick Gonzalez-Actie, 21, Trey Michael Anderson, 17, and Jordan Dominick Jenkins, 18.

Sat
20
Oct

Sanford Brewing Compnay expands to Maitland, Oviedo

Sanford Brewing Company owners Allan Jackson (from left), Bo Hallowes and Robyn and Chris Esser.

Sanford Brewing Company is expanding their craft beer operation to Maitland and Oviedo in the next two years, said owner Robyn Esser.

After being asked how it felt to be looking at expansions, Esser said, “Exhilarating.”

“And terrifying,” chimed in fellow owner Bo Hallowes.

Sat
20
Oct

Could downtown have a new dining experience?

Developer Mike Menaker hoeps to bring the rail car dining experience to downtown in a car similar to the one above.

Downtown Sanford could soon see a specialty-themed retail and restaurant venue in which you can eat and drink inside a remodeled old train car, if developer Mitch Menaker has his way.

It’s part of his latest venture, All Aboard Dining Cars, planned to come to a lot near 2nd Street and Palmetto Avenue.

Sat
20
Oct

The Arrest Report

He didn’t mean it

 

Deputies responded to a home in Sanford last Sunday after they said a man had hit his wife.

Wed
17
Oct

Tax Collector Joel Greenberg being sued by former employees for wrongful termination

Minaz Mukhi-Skees is suing the Seminole County Tax Collector's Office for discrimination. She appeared with her attorney, Carlos Leach, at the Civil Courthouse Tuesday.

Two federal lawsuits filed against the Seminole County Tax Collector and Clerk of Courts allege discrimination against employees who claimed to have been fired unjustly, court documents state.

Wed
17
Oct

Police make third homicide arrest in Mama Coots deadly shooting

Justin Lamarr Buckner

Police arrested Justin Lamarr Buckner, 23, on charges of premeditated murder Monday, in the ongoing case of the murder of Derek Williams last month.

Williams, 28, died in a shootout outside Mama Coot’s on Historic Goldsboro Boulevard on Sept. 8.

Wed
17
Oct

October is Car Care Month: Remember to check batteries

October is Car Care Month, an ideal time to remind motorists that seasonal changes can have an overwhelming effect on a battery’s performance. Batteries typically last three to five years and failures are common in winter and extreme heat conditions. According to AAA-The Auto Club Group, more than 20 percent of service calls in the last year were battery related.

Wed
17
Oct

Big developments for former Flea World site

Flea World, around U.S. 17/92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, was demolished just a little over a year ago. 

Where there was once FleaWorld, there will one day be a sprawling metropolis called Parkside Place.

Taking the spot of the former “nation’s largest flea market” near 17/92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Parkside Place will feature 4,076 multi-family units, 752 student housing units for Seminole Stage College students, an Assisted Living Facility, a hotel, retail space and office space.

Sat
13
Oct

Mayoral candidates Baker, Triplett face off at Sanford Chamber debate

Mayor Jeff Triplett (left) and Pasha Baker traded blows in a debate Tuesday night in the Sanford mayoral election.

At a mayoral candidate debate held Tuesday night, Jeff Triplett and Pasha Baker presented contrasting views of Sanford, with Triplett vowing to continue the successes they’d had if he wins re-election and Baker protesting the lack of improvements to every area of the city outside of downtown.

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