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Jan 16 - Public hearings set for tonight on CCEP spec building

Both the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings tonight on investing a total…

Jan 13 - Thumbs Up: Spec building plans for CCEP

On our Facebook page this week, the Herald received a few comments questioning the need for a spec building in…

Jan 13 - Hitting the Target: Could (and should) Sanford land another big store?

When Kmart closes in April, Lee County will have an 8-acre space ready for a new use. *Article from The…

Jan 12 - CCEP spec building funding on the docket

Both the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners are slated to make decisions in the coming weeks…

Jan 09 - REAL ID discussed at policy luncheon

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce met Monday, 1/8, at The Flame Steakhouse for the first Public Policy…

Jan 02 - SAGA’s Welcome Center a front door to county

The Sanford Welcome Center has been open for 5 months, the city's first dive into a structure for visitor services…

Dec 31 - 2017’s Top Stories: A banner year for economic development in Lee County

When it comes to economic development, 2017 started with debate over a government-funded sign and ended with discussion of a…

Dec 30 - Faces & Places - 12/30/17

Express Employment Professionals recently hosted an AM Buzz networking event. *Photo published by The Sanford Herald. 

Dec 30 - 2017’s Top Stories: Sanford Occupancy Tax finally passed, takes effect

When the occupancy tax was passed this year, Sanford saw the culmination of what local leaders said was 10 years…

Dec 27 - Coloring book markets Sanford to kids

In the near future, first graders will get a taste of what Sanford has to offer -- not through traveling,…

Dec 26 - CCEP project gaining interest

A $358,462 investment in entryway development, including two large signs, and a $600,000 commitment for a spec building have brought…

Dec 24 - A SAGA Christmas poem

'Twas the end of the year, at the SAGA Board Meeting... *Written by Kim Sutton, published by The Sanford Herald. 

Dec 24 - Community leaders reminisce on Christmas gifts

People enjoy the holiday season and Christmas for different reasons, whether it's the time with family, food, music or something…

Dec 24 - Car plant would likely benefit Lee

Carmakers Toyota's and Mazda's joint plan to contruct an automotive manufacturing plant in the U.S. has drawn a lot of…

Dec 23 - Amazon ‘HQ2’ drawing scoffs from economic developers

Proposals for and speculation over the future location of Amazon's "HQ2" has dominated business publications and economic development conversations across…

Dec 22 - Thrash talks decision to leave SAGA

Joy Thrash will be stepping down as the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's CEO in September 2018 after a three year…

Dec 22 - Residences encroaching on Jetport?

Bob Heuts has a request for county leadership, and from his perspective, it just may keep the Raleigh Exectuive Jetport…

Dec 21 - SAGA CEO Thrash stepping down

Sanford Area Growth Alliance CEO Joy Thrash announced Wednesday, 12/20, that she is stepping down from her position. *Article from…

Dec 21 - SAGA to manage tourism authority

After much discussion Wednesday evening, the Sanford Tourism Development Authority accepted the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's offer to manage the…

Dec 16 - Local leaders reflect on positive year

Elected officials and community leaders gathered Thursday, 12/14, at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center to chat about what…



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