For Friday, November 24, 2023

Feature Headlines

Pedestrian, 76, dies from fatal injuries after getting struck by car

A 76-year-old female pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car that an Apopka family was driving in Forest City, according to Florida...

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida will host a ‘Giving Tuesday’ event

In the true spirit of giving, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is giving thanks to its donors with a token of appreciation. On Tuesday, November 28 –...

PHOTOS: The 2023 John Land Apopka Community Trust Legacy Gala

The fifth annual John Land Apopka Community Trust Legacy Gala took place on Thursday, November 16, at Highland Manor in Apopka. Pat Williams, co-founder...

Seven contestants will compete for Miss Apopka title

The Miss Apopka Organization welcomes seven delegates from around the greater Central Florida area to the competition, which will take place at the Apopka...


Parents should have been able to protect life of their child

Good parents do everything in their power to protect their children. But what happens when the government takes that power away? Read more on page 2A.


City satisfaction can be achievable
Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2

Cities or communities need to inspire a spirit of creativity and generosity and become a kind of platform which draws in creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative people. Author Peter Kageyama posits that if cities could enjoy Apple-like love from their citizens, how much greater would it be as a result? Read Moore on page 2A.

OCPS board presents proclamation
Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7

At the November 9th Orange County School Board meeting in Orlando, the board presented a proclamation honoring John Peery, the longtime editor of The Apopka Chief and The Planter who was an integral member of the Apopka community. Read on page 2A.

I’ll tell you what, let us just give the Palestinians a land to call their own. That would cure all the bitterness and war going on now. Wouldn’t it? Read Hayden on page 2A.

Letters to the Editor:
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 Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: who, when, and why arrests were made in our community by


Essential Eye breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the construction of Essential Eye Care on Park Avenue next to Synovus Bank in Apopka on Wednesday, November 15.

Roofing company gives new roof to sheriff’s deputy

When Mary Norwood of Apopka, a 32-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, learned that OCSO Sgt. Michael Murphy nominated her to receive...

Bass fishing improving on Butler Chain

Hello Folks, Well, by the time you read my column, turkey day will be over. It will be leftovers for a while, but, hey! I...

Pumpkin cake recipe is in time for a delicious holiday memory

Baked Maple Ham from The Original Country Cookbook will become a favorite with your crowd. It is simple to prepare and delicious to eat. Below...


Blue Darters fall to Seminoles in FHSAA Regional Semifinals

The Apopka Blue Darter football season is officially over after a heartbreaking 42-14 loss at the hands of Sanford Seminole in the FHSAA Regional...

Apopka’s post season cut short in second round of playoffs

The 2023 Apopka Blue Darter football season has come to an end. After losing to the Sanford Seminoles in the FHSAA Regional Semifinals, Apopka’s...