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Friday, July 31, 2020
Why are first nine days of school useless?
That also tells students and the rest of us that those nine school days that are supposed to be done virtually are of little to no use from an educational standpoint. Read more on page 2A.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Character is for all small towns
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
In the middle of a very tough development agenda, ongoing emergency management activities, and economic development initiatives, I’m back digesting material from Bill Kercher’s book, “Character Towns.”
Answers are not easy to come by
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
One thing is clear: There is no right answer. Nearly every person’s situation is unique and different. Whatever we do as a school district will be responded to with an emotional response from someone.
Last month’s Trump highlights per Trending Politics Magazine
By Richard Corbeil
Magazines like Trending Policies are a welcome gift to the U.S. political scene with their ability to publish political articles and stats without fear of losing funds from disagreeing advertisers.
Choosing The Right Platform
By Patti Bankson
Maybe it’s that I don’t understand that “new world” her socialist/Communist party’s trying to suck us into. It’s ugly, selfish, violent and so deceitful that only the most desperately ignorant would want to live there.
Letters to the Editor:
District’s Water Less campaign promotes water conservation
By Ann Shortelle, Ph.D., Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: who, when, and why arrests were made in our community by subscribing to The Apopka Chief today.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The City of Apopka and surrounding areas have cancelled several events and activities or postponed them until further notice.
Voting begins August 10 for Best of Apopka awards
Voting begins Monday, August 10, for the annual Best of Apopka Readers’ Choice Awards. More on 1A.
Company wants to build warehouses of 189,000 sq. ft.
The city of Apopka’s Development Review Committee (DRC) on Wednesday, July 29, the city staffers discussed plans for a pair of warehouses, two new residential communities, and a building for a local moving company. See more on 9A.
City staff gives OK to final plan for Amazon warehouse
The city of Apopka’s Development Review Committee (DRC) reviewed the final development plan for a proposed Amazon warehouse/distribution center. Page 9A.
County has processed $13.6M in payments
The Orange CARES Individual and Family Assistance Program has approved 27,500 applications and processed $13.6 million in direct payments to Orange County residents. Page 11A.
Schools on free-meal list
Three more Apopka-area schools have been added to the federally funded food-service program. See 11A.
Water district works on budget
The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board on July 14 approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate. More on 11A.
Free school shots will be given through Aug. 8
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is urging parents to prepare their children now for the upcoming school year. See 11A for more.