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For Friday, June 11, 2021

Feature Headlines

COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered at John H. Bridges Community Center

COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered once again at the John H. Bridges Community Center on Thursday, June 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Walk-up participation will...

Elected officials: Apopka Fire Station No. 6 to become a reality

Elected officials highlighted the benefits for Fire Station No. 6 at press conference. Read the full story on page 1A.

Gas district starts program to help customers pay bills

The Lake Apopka Natural Gas District Board of Directors voted to start the Helping Hand program that will financially aid gas district customers. Get...

State allocates thousands for converting residential septic systems to sewer

This money is part of a larger project which Orange County Commissioner District 2 Christine Moore started in early 2019 to remove aging septic...


Federal government’s track record not good on pricing
Guest columnist Dr. Mark Opinion W. Hendrickson

At 2% (inflation) per year, money loses half its purchasing power in 35 years. That would be half of your nest egg, millenials! Read more on page 2A.


More volunteer groups needed
By Christine Moore

I am intent on assisting and growing neighborhood leaders. A person who steps up to run a community is the bedrock of a town, city, or county. Read more on page 2A.

Concern is for effects of pandemic
By Melissa Byrd

As the school district focuses on planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we, like districts all over the United States, are rightly focused on getting students caught up academically after the pandemic. Read more on page 2A.

Today’s understanding comes from knowledge gained from the past
By Ike Hayden

The older I get, the more understanding I have about my lack of knowledge. It was told to
me, “The older you get the more wisdom you gain.” Somewhere I must have lost my way, as I do not feel any wiser, just older! Read more on page 2A.

Cries in the Darkness
By Patti Bankson

The speech on Monday by Vice-president Harris in Guatemala was interesting, for many reasons, but the words that I thought were the most important didn’t come from Guatemalan President
Giammattei’s lips nor did they come from the lips of VP Harris Read more on page 5A.

Letters to the Editor:

Brighter night skies are a problem
Bruce Donzanti, Apopka

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


Flag Folding Ceremony: How to fold the American Flag

The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days. Read more...

Five key takeaways given at State of County address

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings presents the 2021 State of Orange County address inside of the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County...

Rep. Truenow will speak at NORWF meeting

The Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated will present guest speaker state Rep. Keith Truenow, Florida House of Representative. Get details on page 7A.

Experts discuss human trafficking at Chamber event

A panel of experts discussed the impact of human trafficking on the Central Florida community at the Apopka Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Breakfast and...

Apopkan promoted to chief of police for Sanford Police Department

Trekelle Perkins was promoted to chief of police at Sanford Police Department. Get the full story on page 6A.

Try the Cheaper by the Dozen Spare Ribs recipe for Flag...

Monday, June 14, is FLAG DAY! There are some colorful and delicious recipes in here for you. We have a recipe for oven-roasted spare ribs...

This is the weekend to go fishing without a license, Saturday...

Hello Folks, In case you haven’t noticed, summer has arrived in Florida. The days are gettin’ warmer and the temps are goin’ up. We are...


First week of AHS basketball camp for kids is over

The camp was attended by several boys and girls. See photos on 1B.
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