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For Friday, September 17, 2021

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Here are key takeaways from September 17, 2021, Orange County COVID-19...

Here are the key takeaways from the Friday, September 17, Orange County news conference on COVID-19, held at the Orange County Administration Building in...

Search for new school’s principal will begin soon

“This school, as you know, is a passion project not only for myself, but for this community,” Melissa Byrd said. Read more about the...

Dean Cain of Superman fame in Apopka to film TV series

“I’m here to raise awareness...,” Cain said during an interview. Find out what the film is about on page 1A.

Budget passed by city but not without Nelson-Becker clash

There was disagreement between Mayor Bryan Nelson and Commissioner Becker over various issues during the hearings. Find out more in this week’s Apopka Chief.

Voting for Best of Apopka awards scheduled to end soon

VFW will have indoor yard sale fundraiser

ZAPT group gives out 15 scholarships to grads

Proposed development off Binion Road gets scrutiny from city staff

Historical society will have U.S. flag event

Planning Commission denies city’s sign variance request

Apopka-Ocoee high school football game has been postponed tonight

Apopka High football fans: Friday’s game at Ocoee has been postponed. No reason given other than “issues at Ocoee.” The game must be rescheduled as it’s a district game. Apopka’s next game will now be Friday, September 24, at home vs. Edgewater. The official reason has been released as COVID issues at Ocoee.

Fundraiser set for Sept. 25


New technology can be an asset or a problem
From the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)

The DADSS is a collaboration of automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation that is developing two ways to stop a drunk driver from starting up his or her car. Read more on page 2A.


Residents encouraged to help out
By Christine Moore

We’ve had an exciting few weeks in the office preparing for the 2021 District 2 Corridor of the Year friendly competition. On Saturday, October 2, when judges will traverse four major roadways in District 2 looking at items such as sidewalks, trees, community walls, and the like, to see if they’re well maintained. Read more on page 2A.

Superintendent loves to innovate
By Melissa Byrd

Innovation means thinking outside of the box. As an educator, it was always my favorite thing to do. As a new classroom teacher, I was always asking, “How can I do that differently?” Read more on page 2A.

If living here, then goal should be to become an American citizen
By Ike Hayden

The status of our nation is very much in limbo at this time and although it seems to be over the edge, beyond repair, and almost indistinguishable from third world governments, we have mid-term elections coming that will allow us to take proper actions to begin the corrections needed. Read more on page 2A.

You’re Not The Boss Of Me
By Patti Bankson

If you’ve spent any time with at least two children together, you’ve probably heard that declaration of independence and defiance … a lot. Read more on page 5A.

Letters to the Editor:

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 Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: who, when, and why arrests were made in our community by


Former Apopkan named the 2021 Engineer of the Year

Rick Acree, who grew up in Apopka, has been named the 2021 Engineer of the Year for the state. Read about Rick in this...

Water district promotes to get new leader

Michael A. Register was unanimously appointed this week as the executive director.  Read more on page 3A.

Still lookin’ for first touch of cooler weather

Hello Folks, We are just about into fall and I couldn’t be more excited. I fished last week with my buddy Rich from Mt. Dora....

Use deep fat to fry Louisiana meat pies as vegetable oil...

Here is Nita Collins’ Shrimp Newburg from Cooking with Foliage La Sertoma of Apopka. This looks wonderful, and, being a lover of shrimp, I...


Apopka, Wekiva have polar opposite results

It was a night of disparate results for Apopka and Wekiva.

National horse show

Apopka resident Brianna Solitro competed in the 2021 Youth Arabian and Half Arabian National Championship Horse Show. Summary on 4B.

Mustangs downed by West Orange

Wekiva quarterback Tyray Davis talks with assistant coach Buddy Hurd during a timeout.  See page 1A.

Apopka High girls volleyball squad meets Tavares

Apopka libero Julianna Nadolny stretches out to save a point.  Highlights on 1A

Blue Darters battle Dr. Phillips

During a first half where both teams struggled to move the ball and put points on the board. More on 1A
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