Friday, September 25, 2020
Governor makes great calls on protests, violence
Despite claims to the contrary, the governor’s proposed law does not prohibit people from peacefully protesting. It keeps them from destroying the property of others and injuring other people. Read more on page 2A.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Strong communities are needed
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This is the first quote from the new book I am reading, “Building Community: Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future” by James S. Gruber, PhD, PE. Read more on page 2A.
I want to deeply explore district
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
Over the past couple of weeks, I have written about two areas that I want to continue to focus on in my upcoming term on the school board: community and growth management. Read more on page 2A.
Thirty years later, ‘wrong-way Joe’ again seeks to win presidency
By Richard Corbeil
The feature article titled “Wrong-Way Joe” by Kyle Smith is described as: “Twenty-twenty brings us Biden’s desperate, last-chance plan for the presidency, which he first sought more than 30 years ago. Read more on page 2A.
Order in the Court
By Patti Bankson
With the death of Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, we have yet another political battle on the docket. Read more on page 5A.
Letters to the Editor:
What makes a person great?
By Jeanne Gabrielle Bowser, Apopka
Apopka needs a homeless shelter
Jeannie Economos, Health and Safety Project Coordinator Farmworker Association of Florida Apopka
First APD ride-along incredible
Rod Olsen, Apopka
Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: who, when, and why arrests were made in our community by subscribing to The Apopka Chief today.
Water management district passes its 2020-2021 budget
The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board on Tuesday, September 22, adopted its fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.. more on 11A.
Mailboxes blown up
Two mailboxes in the Oak Hill Reserve neighborhood were blown up… See page 5A.
Campaign contributions to candidates for upcoming city election
City election contributions -August 5-31
Note: All contributors are from Apopka unless otherwise noted on page 1A.
Apopka gets state grant to help build water reuse storage facility
The state of Florida is awarding $1.15 million toward the construction of an Apopka water storage facility… see page 1A.
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.
Peery’s Extra Points
First games always feature the unexpected events
Even during a normal high school football season, whatever that really is, the first game of the season often uncovers both good and bad that may not have been expected before the game. Read this article on page 3B.
Apopka will host Dr. Phillips Panthers
The schedule continues to get tougher for the Apopka High football team as the Blue Darters will host the Dr. Phillips Panthers. Read this preview on page 1B.
Wekiva faces Ocoee in tough contest
The coaching staff of the Wekiva Mustangs football team is emphasizing that, above all else this week, facing the Ocoee Knights should be taken with the same earnestness as a ranked team. See this preview story on page 1B.