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Centenarian turns 102

Deaconess Jennell Simmons was born Jennell Payne, on June 12, 1921. Read more on page 10A.

Scholarship winner

On May 6th, Senior Night at Apopka High School Awards program saw an Agriculture and FFA senior, Reilly Redcliffe, receive the CCP Agricultural Scholarship...

One-mile upgrade on U.S. 441 is done

A ribbon cutting celebrated the finished rehabilitation of a one-mile stretch on U.S. 441.

Newly painted murals beautify downtown

Artists painted several murals in downtown Apopka as part of a community-wide effort to usher in more visual beauty and vitality to the area....

Final look at Apopka’s spring game win over Jones

Jones quarterback Dereon Coleman is brought down by Apopka defensive lineman Kevin Roberts (r) and Lorenzo Payne. See more photos on page 3B.

The fishin’ has been a little slow

Hello Folks, I hope you are havin’ a great week. One week sure makes a difference. Last week we had some rain and breezy days...

Scudero awarded Metro Conference Coach of the Year

Coach Mike Scudero has guided the Wekiva program over the last three seasons through the transformation and continuation of reaching the next step.

My theme is former AHS athletes

This summer, I am planning to do several columns in this space about some of the former Apopka High School athletes and coaches.

Wekiva is in offseason training

Perhaps training taking place during the summer months is of the most value. The process of righting the end of the previous season for...

Six ingredients is all it takes to make an Eggplant casserole

Chicken, Italiano comes from Paths of Sunshine cookbook. The accompanying note instructs: “Prepare this recipe the day before serving to allow melding of flavors.” Here...