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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hospitality & History Are Right At Home On Hawkins Avenue

In the community’s formative days, its namesake, Colonel Charles Sanford told the town’s founders, “I am flattered that you are naming the town after me. I hope you will consider naming the most prominent...

(G)hosts Of Christmas Parades … Past & Present

Our annual Sanford Christmas Parade is less than a week away, and its a yearly holiday event the entire community looks forward to. The parade is really something we can be proud of. It’s...

Shopping In Store In Downtown Sanford

Happy Thanksgiving! Our Throwback feature last week paid tribute to some of the area's earliest merchants and manufacturers This week, as we all prepare for the biggest traditional shopping days of the year, let’s step...

Sanford’s Original Chambers of Commerce

Last week’s Throwback feature traveled as far back as 1923 to showcase some of the area’s championship football teams. With the big holiday shopping season just around the corner, this week our journey moves...

Steele Appeal

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature shines the spotlight on one of Sanford’s leading streets of commerce for well over a century. Steele Avenue covers roughly 15 blocks of terrain in downtown Sanford, ending just...

Lee County Championship Football — Past & Present

For the 13th time in history, the Brick City Bowl takes place at 7pm this Saturday evening at Southern Lee High School. School bragging rights and the likely Tri-County 6 football championship will be...

The Work Never Ends!

Over the past few weeks, our Throwback feature has trained its attention on notable business, and the employees that worked there, roughly a century ago.  It seems fair to say that work, and pictures...

Sanford’s Workforce In Full Force

As you may recall, last week's Throwback feature shined a spotlight on some of the notable factories and manufacturers that were prominent in the area a century ago.  This week, we’ll take a diverse...

20th Century Sanford Factory Facts

There's no doubt that the City of Sanford and Lee County are enjoying a bit of a business renaissance, but the overall character of the downtown is much different than it was over a...

Jonesboro Highlights Pre-Heights

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...

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