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For Friday, September 22, 2023

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UPDATE: Missing 60-year-old Apopka man found

Peter Adolphus Lewis was recovered in good health and reunited with his family, Apopka police say on Wednesday, September 27. He was reported as last...

Apopka police search for missing 60-year-old man

Apopka police are searching for Peter Adolphus Lewis, a 60-year-old Black man who was last seen yesterday, Tuesday, September 26 in the area of...

Orange County asking public input on use of $219 million in...

Orange County will conduct a series of public meetings in its districts to determine the use of $219 million in federal funding for hurricane...


Living in America is the greatest privilege we have
By Mark Miller, Pacific Legal Foundation

President Calvin Coolidge once said, “To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.”  Read more on page 2A.


Tenant Services hosting meeting
By Christine Moore, Orange County Commissioner, District

The county’s new Office of Tenant Services is hosting a great event on Sat., Sept. 23, 2023 at the John Bridges Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Read Moore on page 2A.

Fiscal year 2024 budget approved
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7

On September 12, the School Board approved the final budget for fiscal year 2024. This is obviously one of the most important tasks the board takes on each year.  Read Byrd on page 2A.

“It is nine o’clock at night. Do you know where your child is?” I remember hearing that question at evening time as we sat around the radio, listening to “Inner Sanctum.” Read Hayden on page 2A.

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This potato soup sounds delicious, especially for cooler weather

For all you busy cooks, here is Speedy Taco Supper. It will make a dozen tacos. This south-of-the-border feast is fast enough for week...

Pet rescue needs public’s help raising funds for a new building

A pet rescue organization that lost its building lease this past summer has so far raised nearly $100,000 to acquire a new building in...

As the weather cools, specks will start bitin’

Hello Folks, It’s gettin’ a little cooler. It’s not cool enough for me, but it’s not in the high 90s when you go outside. I...


Brian Tatai named new baseball coach for Wekiva Mustangs

When the Wekiva Mustangs baseball team begins the 2024 season, a new head coach with a familiar face will be in the dugout. Brian...

Mustangs down Warriors in defensive battle

In a low-scoring, defensive-oriented contest, the Wekiva Mustangs’ offense moved the ball just enough to even the overall record. See more photos on page...

Darters back in action against Edgewater

After a week off, the Apopka Blue Darters football team jumps right back into its tough schedule as the Darters host the Edgewater Eagles...

Mustangs host Patriots in non-district game

When taking to the field today, the Wekiva Mustangs will face the most unconventional challenge of the season in the form of the Lake...

Unique event prior to Edgewater game worth attending

The Darters will host a very formidable foe in the Edgewater Eagles today, but unlike other home games, there will be a unique pregame...