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First vote successful for New Errol

The Apopka Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval on a large-scale future land-use amendment for a development proposed in Errol Estate, a plan...

Wekiva Parkway opens from U.S. 441 to Kelly Park Road

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its first five miles of the Wekiva Parkway...
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Ground will be broken for city of Apopka’s fifth fire station

City officials said station No. 5 will significantly improve emergency response times to the largely residential areas.
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Beefed-up security now normal for some city-sponsored events

Because of that potential threat all over the world, the Apopka Police Department has begun tighter security measures at some city-sponsored local events. “We’re...
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Apopka man faces charges in Illinois

Derrick R. Sepp, 41, of Apopka has been charged with three counts.
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No one hurt in duplex fire

A duplex on Edwin Avenue off Votaw Road was destroyed by fire.

Friday, May 26, 2017

OUR POSITION:

New Errol developers serious, spent dollars speak loudly
We know the Wyzisks have done a tremendous amount of work and spent copious amounts of money to bring the project to its current state of readiness.

 

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Growth Grant Fund first-of-its-kind
By Bryan Nelson, County Commissioner District 2
The money can be spent on a broad range of public works-type projects – such as roads, bridges, sewer pipes, reservoirs, electrical grids and telecommunications systems – that serve to promote economic recovery in a specific region.

Bright future for Apopka schools
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools
Curriculum brings together essential tools to make learning take place – but a teacher brings the connection and relevance.

When we ignore the wisdom of our ancestors, doomsday soon appears
By Richard Corbeil
Compared to the Obama stimulus stinker of his first year in office, the “Unaffordable, Unworkable, Un-American Care Act” is a nuclear bomb versus a firecracker.

The Life of Charlie Gard: Whose Decision is it Anyway?
By Richard D. Kocur, Center for Vision & Values
With bureaucratic control at the center of any socialized healthcare system, treatment decisions made by the “system” are based on saving money.

You Owe Me!
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
Whatever the Senate decides, I do know… without a doubt… that once the government gives something to any group of people, it’s virtually impossible to take it away…


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


Lifestyle News

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Doing demo work

About 20 volunteers began demo work at the Debbie Turner Cancer Center to make way for reconstruction of the computer lab there. As an...
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Brothers finish gas district internship second year in row

Two Apopka brothers, Darius Knight and Aaron Knight, interned for seven weeks this summer at the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD), the first...
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ACMA donates for event

Victory Church World Outreach Center receives a $500 check from the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance (ACMA) for the Back-to-School Bash.
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Apopka teen will visit Poland as Rotary exchange student

An Apopka teenager will spend 11 months in Poland during her high school junior year as a member of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
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Boy Scouts get check

Christine Horvay, president of the Rotary Club of Apopka, presents a check to John Burke, district executive for Boy Scouts of America.
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Country goes from the roaring twenties to the Great Depression

By early 1933, more than 12 million people, or 25 percent of eligible Americans, were unemployed.

Other Headlines, Events and More:

  • The race for mayor between incumbent Joe Kilsheimer and challenger Bryan Nelson, as well as the Seat 1 on the City Council between Gene Knight and Alexander Smith will be on the ballot on March 13, 2018.
  • Voting for the Best of Apopka Readers’ Choice Awards will begin in August.
  • The women of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church will host their third annual Free Market and Back-To-School Bash.
  • There will be a live turtle presentation at Wekiwa Springs State Park at the nature pavilion.
  • The Tangerine monthly breakfast sponsored by the Tangerine Improvement Society will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and French toast breakfast including sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.
  • The city of Apopka will have a free Back-to-School Bash at the new Lake Avenue Park.
  • The Fifth Sunday Evening Sing at First Baptist Church of Tangerine will be held.
  • Oasis Church will hold a Festival Oasis Back2School event featuring Latin food and kids water zone.
  • St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church in Apopka will hold an event called Ukrainian Day in Orlando. The focus will be on helping to support wounded soldiers in Ukraine in celebration of Ukrainian Independence.
  • Children can go to the library before going back to school. All listed events will take place at the North Orange Branch Library.
  • Jean Hood of Apopka has received her degree from Western Governors University (WGU).
  • Alicia Cesare of Apopka has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at MCPHS (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) University.
  • City Council hears fire department speak on budget needs
    By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff 
  • The Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance (ACMA), Word of Life Church and the Wounded Officers Initiative are hosting a fundraising barbecue.

Sports News

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Darters eager to forget early exit from playoffs

Part of the transition to the 2017 season for coach Rick Darlington and the team includes adjusting to a few new assistant coaches.
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Gallon lands spot on all-star list for UM Wolverines

Apopka Blue Darters football alumnus Jeremy Gallon has been named as one of the top 25 Michigan Wolverine football players over the past 20...
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Mustangs ready to take step into elite status

What has been an arduous and laborious journey at times, took perhaps the most tangible step last season, the first under coach Rich Bedesem....
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Former Blue Darter lands college football honor

Now a senior for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, Anthony Ellis was named the 2017 Big South Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Vergos’ performance at national event pays off with spot on U.S....

A resilient as well as gritty effort by Apopka’s Pete Vergos during the USBC’s Junior Gold Bowling championships netted what was coveted the most...
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All-star play ends for Apopka Little League teams

By virtue of being the only Little League to field a team in the age division, two Apopka teams received a bye from the...

OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES

  • The Apopka Pop Warner youth football and cheer program is seeking sponsorships to help run the organization for the upcoming season that begins August 1, with preseason practice.
  • Another Apopkan delves into MMA as a professional
    By Neal Fisher, Apopka Chief Staff
  • Rain has been good for area lakes, rivers
    By Jim Keck, Goin’ Fishin’
  • Passes for Apopka High School sports events, as well as signage/football program advertising packages are available now through the school’s athletic department.

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