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For Friday, November 25, 2022

Feature Headlines

Residents still want answers for flooding

Residents demanded that the city comes up with a more tangible solution for the continuing Clear Lake flooding.

Delegates visit city of Apopka

In the November 18 issue of The Apopka Chief had a typographical mistake. The caption should have read: On Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day),...

Over 200 people attend fourth Apopka Community Trust gala

Keynote speaker, former KGB sleeper spy Jack Barsky, gave the audience insight into his life of espionage as well as the historical context of...

Otter gets down in the dirt

This otter gets down and dirty at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive on Friday, November 18. The drive is a one-way, 11-mile drive meandering...


Decision leads courts back to Constitution

His “opinion of the Court” joined by four others, with Justice John Roberts joining in part, is leading the court back to the Constitution. Read more on page 2A.


Lake McCoy’s depth only 2.7 feet
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2

As a child I boated on Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York with my father, often. As it goes with most children, I never thought much about where the boat was stored in the winter, or my dad’s time to navigate permits and licenses, or even the health of the lake. I simply enjoyed swimming and fishing. Read Moore on page 2A.

Average man stronger than woman
Guest columnist, John Grimaldi, AMAC

“In terms of absolute strength – that is, without regard for body size, weight or composition – the average man tends to be considerably stronger than the average woman.  Specifically, the absolute total-body strength of women has been reported as being roughly 67 percent that of men,” according to the experts at Princeton University. Read this guest column on page 2A.

So much murder and mayhem is being committed and it seems to be getting worse with every day that passes. In computer sciences we learn that every action performed is based on logic. You do this and that happens, cause and effect, and yet the one thing that seems to be missing in society today, is logic. Read Hayden on page 2A.

Still Much For Which To Be Thankful
By Patti Bankson

The news can be informative, interesting, annoying and even depressing. And, depending on who’s delivering it, it can be all that and then some. One thing it most certainly is … over done, repetitious, and inaccurate. Read Bankson on page 5A.

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Beginning a new job

Former Apopka City Commisioner Doug Bankson (second from l) shows his nameplate and seat in the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee after the newly...

Basic cornbread is added to dressing recipe with sausage and rice

The Apple and Pecan Acorn squash is from Southern Living. The biggest challenge is in cutting the squash in half. Be very careful. Southern Living’s...

Freemasons donate turkeys

The Freemasons of Orange Lodge No.36 in Apopka donated turkeys to the First Baptist Church of Apopka for the ninth year in a row. The...

This Thanksgivin’ weekend is a great time to take family fishin’

Hello Folks, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgivin’. I hope you and your family were blessed and thankful for all the things we...


Wekiva boys basketball team has plenty of experience

Eight players with significant varsity and playoff experience from last season are on the Wekiva Mustangs 2022-23 boys basketball roster.

Caruso bowls them over for state titles

The expected hush fell over the spectators as Richard Caruso stepped onto the approach and grabbed the ball.

Blue Darters will host Lake Mary in Class 4M, Region 1...

Having Apopka and Lake Mary meeting in the Region 4M-1 final, is probably a surprise to many who follow high school football in the...

Baseball players sign college papers

Three Apopka Blue Darter baseball seniors signed their respective national letters of intent to play college baseball on Wednesday, November 16. Signing were, (seated,...

Metro vs. Florida event is ongoing

The event features teams from Orange County’s Metro Conference against foes from all around Central Florida with many of the top high school boys...

Apopka is playing very well on both sides of ball

Against the Winter Park Wildcats, the Blue Darters absolutely had their way against a defense that had recorded five shutouts this season. See more...
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