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Orlando, FLA. – As Florida continues to experience a high unemployment rate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the loss of health insurance coverage is also a major concern of those who are unemployed. HCA Healthcare hospitals in Central Florida have made available a free insurance hotline to help individuals and families who have lost health insurance…

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SANFORD, Fla. (June 29, 2020) – Seminole State College of Florida has been selected to join the inaugural cohort of First Scholars Network institutions after demonstrating a commitment to advancing the outcomes of first-generation students through improving both student success initiatives and institution-wide approaches. First Scholars was created by the Center for First-generation Student Success,…

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At the June 29, 2020 City Commission Meeting, after an interview process, Sheena Britton was appointed City of Sanford District 1 Commissioner.  With the recent resignation of Jeff Triplett as Mayor, the Commission appointed District 1 Commissioner, Art Woodruff to be Sanford’s next Mayor.  According to the provisions of the Sanford City Charter, the City…

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Funds raised will help raise the necessary funds to continue providing essential resources for our neighbors experiencing poverty, especially during these extraordinary times. LONGWOOD, FL, June 25, 2020 — Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Sharing Center has remained open to serve every neighbor experiencing the burdens of poverty and personal hardships. It is imperative…

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SANFORD, Fla., June 26, 2020—On Wednesday, June 24, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens was presented with a check for $13,000 by former Sanford Mayor, Jeff Triplett, General Manager of Mayfair Country Club, Pete Sands, and Mayor of Longwood, Matt Morgan. During the Zoo’s closure, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Pete…

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Seminole State announces plan for phased reopening for Fall 2020 Most classes will remain in online or remote format for Fall Term with limited exceptions. SANFORD, Fla. (June 22, 2020) – Classes at Seminole State College of Florida will continue in online and remote format for Fall Term 2020, but a limited number of classes…

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Central Florida Regional Hospital is staffed with experienced clinicians who stand ready to assist patients with every health emergency, such as trauma, heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal issues and respiratory emergencies, including COVID-19. Central Florida Regional Hospital is proactively engaged in the safe management of COVID-19, and have initiated enhanced safety procedures to ensure the safety…

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This freedom of speech event features guest speakers in Ft. Mellon Park at 2 PM followed by a march along Seminole Boulevard to Park Avenue, where guests will pause and take a knee for 10-15 minutes, then proceed south to 1st Street; then continue eastward concluding in Ft. Mellon Park with a prayer around 5…

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The pre-application process for the City of Sanford’s Small Business Relief Grant Program begins today. Small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 may apply for this one-time grant to help subsidize significant revenue loss. GRANT OVERVIEW •A maximum of $15,000 may be granted to qualifying small businesses with a physical location within the city limits of…

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This morning, in accordance with Florida election regulations, I resigned my position as Mayor of the City of Sanford.  This was done in concert with my opening of a campaign account, and qualifying to seek the office of the Property Appraiser of Seminole County.  Serving as Mayor has been one of the proudest achievements of…

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