Motorists in Seminole County should expect “major traffic tie-ups” as hundreds pay their last respects for slain police office Robert German.
The Windermere police officer was fatally shot about 4 a.m. Saturday after stopping two teenagers on Conroy Windermere Road. The teens — Brandon Goode, 18, and Alexandria “Alex” Hollinghurst, 17, both of Davenport — were found dead nearby of an apparent murder/suicide according to Orange County deputies who arrived on the scene.
A 5-year law enforcement veteran, German grew up in Sanford and continued to make the Celery City home, said Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith.
Rob Hawkins is an unassuming man. But don’t let his calm demeanor fool you: He’s a man on a mission to rid downtown Sanford of blight.
Hawkins is the owner of Insurance Risk Services, a 35-year-old company that provides field underwriting support for the insurance industry. More importantly, he is the owner of three buildings in the 100 block of Park Avenue.
His most recent purchase is the long under-utilized gas station/bus terminal building at the northwest corner of 2nd Street and Park Avenue.
Dining options in Sanford will expand later this summer when two fast-causal restaurants open in the Marketplace at Seminole Towne Center.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, which has developed a loyal following for its use of organic ingredients, and Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers, a new restaurant concept in Central Florida, will open in a newly constructed building located at the 308,571-squre-foot retail center anchored by Target.
Mark McCarty has yet to meet with city officials to determine what, if any, action needs to be taken after the District 1 Sanford City Commissioner spent $1,500 on a questionable mailing.
Two weeks ago Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett asked City Manager Norton Bonaparte and City Attorney William Colbert to meet with McCarty after discovering McCarty used taxpayer money to mail about 4,000 post cards to newly registered voters in District 1. Triplett also asked McCarty to repay the $1,500 in postage because the expense was not budgeted (“McCarty asked to repay city funds”).