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Florida school boards must open brick-and-mortar schools this August

Florida school boards and charter school governing boards must open their brick-and-mortar schools this August with a full panopoly of services to...

New amenities coming to Lake Apopka’s east shore

Construction is slated to begin in September or October 2020 for Orange County Parks and Recreation’s Magnolia Park to add several new...

Orange County mayor signs executive order requiring face covering in public...

With some exceptions, people who are in Orange County for any reason must wear a face covering in a public setting since...

Man shot while driving in Apopka

A man suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound as a result of a shooting in Apopka last night, Orange County sheriff’s deputies say. On Monday,...

City will not have Independence Day fireworks thanks to COVID-19

There will be no city-sponsored fireworks display in Apopka on July 4 thanks to COVID-19. Citing issues with enforcing social distancing during the...

Black Lives Matter marches to Apopka Police Department, holds period of...

An estimated 1,000 people joined a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration that included a march to the Apopka Police Department, where participants...

Governor DeSantis announces recommendations to safely reopen Florida’s education system

***From the Florida Department of Education*** On Thursday, June 11, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced recommendations for local communities to...

Deadline for local employers to join Apopka Youth Works is June...

The deadline for local employers to join a workforce development program for community youth is this Friday, June 12. Apopka Youth Works is...

COVID-19: Disney World, SeaWorld get state approval of reopening plans

Walt Disney World and SeaWorld theme parks have gotten approval of their reopening plans, designed to abide by government-recommended health and safety...

Some disaster preparedness items exempt from sales tax for one week

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today, Friday, May 29, and extends through Thursday, June 4.During this sales tax holiday...