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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sanford’s ManuFACTuring Facts

Within the past two months, Sanford and Lee County have been the beneficiaries of two BIG blockbuster manufacturing announcements, when Pfizer announced plans to add 300 new jobs at a $500M plant extension and...

More Jonesboro Heights Sights

Last week, when we began our visit to the prominent past of what is now Jonesboro Heights, we mentioned Jonesboro’s origins as a “railroad town.” C.H. Russell (pictured) held court in the train depot...

Here’s Where Jonesboro Is Coming From

If you’re a student of local history, you’re aware of the background of what has become the Jonesboro Heights section of Sanford. And if you're a current observer of things, you've probably made note...

Getting Carded (Again)

With a recommendation from long-time resident William Makepeace, IV, last week's Throwback feature focused on area postcards from the distant past.  In truth, our stack of cards is so massive, it's become easy to...

Postcard Past Cards

The inspiration for this week's Throwback Thursday feature comes from Sanford native William Makepeace IV, whose family has lived here for many generations.  In spinning through some family archives recently, William discovered this 1926...

Fair Thee Well! (Since 1913)

Thanks in no small part to the decades-long dedication of the Sanford Lions Club, it is “fair week” here in Sanford and Lee County. 2019 brings us the 82nd edition of the Lee Regional...

Pillow Talk

In this day & age we have Air B&Bs, vacation rentals by owners, and traditional bed & breakfasts, as well as the customary hotels and motels. It's worth noting that for as long as...

Let’s Take A Horse Course

The kids are now back in school and the 82nd edition of the Lee County Regional Fair is just around the corner again … thanks in large part to the Sanford Lions Club, who...

Heads of the Class(es)

Our Throwback Thursday adventures continue with our recent "return to school" theme. This week, let's drop in on some student leaders from the past. We begin with a visit to Sanford Central High School,...

Lee County Classes Of The Past

With school bells on the verge of ringing again, we continue our visit to some earlier examples of schools and associated buildings in the area. First up is the home of what was known...

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