We will continue to staff our office while practicing social distancing. Our lobby/front office area is now open to the public.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Reason for remembering Memorial Day the same
But perhaps, for at least Monday, May 25, we can all take a few minutes to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Vibrant downtown is beneficial
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
Mr. Kercher explains that small cities or towns of character parlay their physical assets into the social and economic fabric. Few have it all, but small areas can find success with a well-crafted vision.
Should schools reopen? When?
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
None of us could have predicted back in August how this school year would end. Our students and teachers have an experience they are sure to never forget.
When Biden speaks, it’s with a language we do not recognize
By Richard Corbeil
In the 2008 race, Barack Obama chose him to be his running mate and they won, making Joe the first Roman Catholic, and first Delawarean to be vice president of the U.S.
The ABCs of The CDC, etc. II
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
As a result of the Chinese government’s deceit, a worldwide pandemic that might well have been prevented is costing countless lives.
Letters to the Editor:
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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.
Memorial Day event will be held in Apopka
The annual Memorial Day service in Apopka will be held as scheduled on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Edgewood-Greenwood Cemetery. Page 1A
COVID-19 testing held two days a week in Apopka
Community Health Centers offers COVID-19 drive-up testing in its dental parking lot. Page 5A.
Habitat for Humanity now accepting applications for houses
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County opened applications for its homeownership program on Thursday, May 21. Page 6A.
Registration ongoing for Head Start
Registration for the fall Orange County Head Start program ends Monday, June 1. Page 7A.
Man shot in leg during armed robbery
A 34-year-old man was shot on Wednesday, May 20, during an armed robbery,.. Page 7A.
Local woman withdraws as candidate for county property appraiser
Yesenia “Jesi” Baron of Plymouth has withdrawn from the election for Orange County property appraiser. Page 8A.
City board gives OK to wider area for assisted living facilities
The Apopka Planning Commission recommended approval of a text amendment to the Apopka Comprehensive Plan 2030 in order to expand the areas where assisted living facilities can be built within the city. Page 10A.
Public Services chief leaves after 14 months
After about 14 months on the job, Apopka Public Services Director Kevin Becotte is moving back to Pinellas County. Page 8A.
Gas district wins award
For the first time in company history, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District was awarded the American Public Gas Association (APGA) Gold System Overall Achievement Recognition (SOAR) Award, Page 8A.
Water district campsites are opening on May 22
The St. Johns River Water Management District is reopening campsites on district lands. Effective Friday, May 22. Page 8A.