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Friday, July 3, 2020
Nation’s 244th birthday is celebrated differently
But, despite all the issues and disagreements within our country, we still are privileged to live in a land that has goodness at its core.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Depth, breadth of work is huge
By Christine Moore
I hope you and your family are able to celebrate and ponder the great ideas behind the founding of our nation this 4th of July. Read this column on page 2A.
How do we provide education?
By Melissa Byrd
What is our next move? How do we move forward with a plan when everything keeps changing? How do we keep providing a quality education and keep our kids and staff safe? Read this column on page 2A.
U.S. Jewish community will celebrate July 4th with enthusiasm
By Richard Corbeil
The July 2020 edition of the Levitt Letter featured an article headlined “U.S. Jews Proudly Celebrate the 4th of July.” It was written by Rabbi Davorah Marcus, Temple Emmanu-El, San Diego, California. Read more on page 2A.
By Patti Bankson
What we see today is an America in dire need of a Field Day! Looters, rioters and thugs have been allowed to decide whatever cities and their goods they want and help themselves. Unaccosted and unaccountable, because their leaders are too afraid or too far Left to do anything. Read this column on page 5A.
Letters to the Editor:
If we love our country, we must gird loins for fight of our lives
Nancy C. Thomas Apopka
If we Americans are still in love with our country, we had better gird our loins for the fight of our lives. Read more on page 4A.
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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.
City budget shortfall due to COVID-19 could range to $3 million
The financial fallout for the city of Apopka’s budget from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a shortfall of at least $1.1 million
Sales tax holiday for schools is Aug. 7-9
The annual Back-to-School sales tax holiday in Florida is scheduled for August 7-9.
Chamber plans political hob nob for July 25
A political meet-and-greet will take place in conjunction with the grand opening of a new hotel,
Governor vetoes city projects, leaves county funds in budget
Gov. Ron DeSantis slashed more than $1 billion from the state budget as passed by the Florida Legislature.
Players must complete their paperwork online
AHS coach Jeff Rolson said that, because of COVID-19, players must do the necessary paperwork completed by filing it online and also must get their annual physicals on their own. Read more on 1B.
Youth basketball camp set for July
The Well Activity Center (formerly Cooper Sports Complex) will host The Well Basketball Camp for two weeks in July.