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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Shopping In Store(s) A Century Or More

Happy Thanksgiving . . . and welcome to the traditional start of the big holiday shopping season. Of course, this year is anything but traditional, but it's still worth making the effort to enjoy...

Our Original “Chambers of Commerce”

We’re heading in to the holiday season and for a lot of folks, thoughts begin to turn to “shopping season,” in all it's modern-day forms. Long before the days of Black Friday sales, Cyber...

Steele’s Appeal

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature is another of our occasional strolls down one of Sanford’s notable roadways. This time around we'll be visiting a leading street of commerce for well over a century. Steele...

A Century of Area Gridiron Glories

In more normal years, our community would be just about ready to tee up the football for our annual Brick City Bowl between Lee County High School's Yellow Jackets and Southern Lee's Cavaliers. The...

The Companies You Keep

Over the past few years, our Throwback feature has trained its attention on notable business, and the employees that worked there, roughly a century ago. In this week's column, let's devote our focus to...

Manufactured Information

In the recent past, Sanford and Lee County have been the beneficiaries of some BIG blockbuster manufacturing announcements, including Pfizer's plans to add 300 new jobs at a $500M plant extension and Bharat Forge's...

Jonesboro Journeys Through Time

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...

Jonesboro Heights Sights

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...

Past Posts

As you might recall, last week's Throwback feature about vintage area post cards originated from a recommendation by long-time resident William Makepeace, IV. As we worked through our post card archives, it quickly became...

Old School Social “Posts”

The inspiration for this week’s Throwback Thursday feature comes from some correspondence we received from Sanford native William Makepeace IV about a year ago. The Makepeace family has lived here for many generations. In...

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