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For Friday, October 15, 2021
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Feature Headlines

Mural honors former city commissioner

A mural by Delia Miller was unveiled at a park. Find out more about the mural in this week’s Apopka Chief.

FBI, Crimeline offer rewards to help solve murder of Apopka girl

Rewards totaling $15,000 are being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder...

She said ‘Yes’ to HoCo

As friends and fellow Apopka High School students cheer, it was a double win for Katie Prevesk (back to camera). Find out what she...

Mayor reiterates he had no prior knowledge of affordable housing

Nelson also indicated to the commissioners each of them received a letter in their packet from Demings. Read more in this week’s Apopka Chief.

OUR POSITION:

Decisions must be made based on fact, not opinion

The Apopka City Council faces a decision sometime soon, possibly in November, on whether to sell some city-owned property. Read more on page 2A.

THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Bears and COVID not a problem
By Christine Moore

It looks like Halloween is back on in October 2021. Read more on page 2A.


Parent, guardian deaths sobering
By Melissa Byrd

I recently read a very sobering article about one of the often-unmentioned effects of this pandemic on our nation’s children and that is the staggering number of children who have lost at least one primary caregiver to the virus. Read more on page 2A.


Technology great, but not as great as care, spirit of 1st responders

By Ike Hayden

I am amazed at the technology that is available and used in today’s workaday lives. We take so much for granted because we fail to recollect what it was like before the great breakthroughs in hi-tech. Read more on page 2A.


Did You Know?

By Patti Bankson

Most of us come out of our Daily Life Comas to see what big events are happening outside our 4 walls.  Read more on page 5A.


Letters to the Editor:

Your Opinion Counts. Send a Letter to The Editor

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


Lifestyle

Fishin’ has slowed somewhat due to change in weather patterns

Hello Folks, I hope everyone had a great weekend and you had a chance to do some fishin’. I would have to say that the...

Area player of the week

Find out what award Apopka linebacker Travion Barnes received in this week’s Apopka Chief.

Helping breast cancer research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and members of the Apopka Post Office are doing their part. Find out what they’re up to on...

Chamber notes Hispanic Heritage Month

The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Find out where they celebrated on page 4A.

Wekiva High teacher, coach thankful

“I had a great doctor, who was comforting and who told me we’ll get through this together,” said Mrs. Taylor. Read more on her...

Gala speaker is ‘average middle-class girl’ who flew jets

As a retired Navy pilot, Caroline Johnson has inspired audiences. Read more about her on page 3A.

Mural honors former city commissioner

A mural by Delia Miller was unveiled at a park. Find out more about the mural in this week’s Apopka Chief.

Sports

They had the time of their lives…

During Apopka High School’s Spirit Week prior to homecoming the Junior/Senior powder puff football game was held on Tuesday, October 12. As is tradition...

Darters fall in final minute

Apopka’s Keyondray Jones broke a couple of tackles and then scampered 58 yards for… Story on 1B Photos on 6B & 7B

Wekiva game goes into overtime

In high school overtime, teams take turns attempting to move the ball into the end zone. Find out who won in this week’s Apopka...

It’s homecoming time as Blue Darters face Ocala team

“We’ve got to play well. This is a week we’ve got to focus. It’s homecoming and a lot of distractions…” Rolson said. Read more...

She said ‘Yes’ to HoCo

As friends and fellow Apopka High School students cheer, it was a double win for Katie Prevesk (back to camera). Find out what she...

Wekiva used a strong running game to topple Ridge

It was good to see Wekiva get its victory over Ridge Community from Davenport. Read more of JP's observations on 4B.

Blue Darters compete with Evans in District 8A-3 contest

Head coach Jeff Rolson is still looking for improvement from his team. Find out who won this contest in this week’s Apopka Chief.
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