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A red-shouldered hawk rests in a tree alongside the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive on Christmas Day.

Funeral home director dies

James “Jim” Loomis Sr., owner of Loomis Family Funeral Home of Apopka, died December 23 in Nashville, Tenn. He was 71. Read more about...

Local man arrested

A confrontation at an Apopka-area house early this week left one man dead and his friend under arrest. Read more on what charges Phuc...

Apopka man, twin have 92nd birthday

Wilbert Bell of Apopka and his identical twin brother Thomas of Pennsylvania celebrated their 92nd birthday. Read more on the lives of the twins...

Artist awakens Force of ‘Star Wars’ with library display

The North Orange Branch Library is displaying “Star Wars”--themed art by Winter Park-based painter NEHS. The “Star Wars” artwork characters include stormtroopers and villains...

Loaves & Fishes

Citizens on Patrol helper Jim (right) is pictured with Devora Norton, one of Loaves & Fishes’ clients, outside the Loaves & Fishes building.

Veterans raise money for gift cards

The Zellwood Station Veterans Club raised money to buy $25 Walmart gift cards for veterans at the Apopka Walmart. The fundraiser’s particpating veterans are...

Shop with a Cop helps children buy toys

About 50 children participated in Shop with a Cop with the Apopka Police Department. Find out what amount they were allowed to purchase up...

Cleanup time

Coca-Cola Refreshments in Apopka conducted a roadway cleanup along West Orange Avenue. The employees involved with the project are, (l-r), Ernesto Del Valle, Louis...

Blue Darters participate in 16-team tournament

Read on the Darter's performance in the Hitchcock’s Challenge boys basketball tournament and find out how they placed and who they defeated overall in...

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