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Proposed subdivision

This area in Apopka between Plymouth-Sorrento Road and Schopke-Lester Road is under consideration for development.

Wekiva High School principal retires

Effective July 1, Wekiva High School Principal Michele Erickson is retiring after 38 years with Orange County Public Schools. Erickson has been WHS principal since...

2017 Apopka Christmas Parade is all about ‘joyful sounds’

The 2017 Apopka Christmas Parade's theme will be “A Very Merry Christmas with Joyful Sounds.” The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, with step...

Apopka Fire Department training fire

The Apopka Fire Department held a training fire on Friday, September 14, along South Central Avenue. The blaze was used to help keep firefighters’...

Former store owner, Wayne Blackwelder passes away

Wayne Blackwelder, former owner of an Apopka department store, died Saturday, April 7. He was 78.

Police chief sworn in

Mike McKinley is sworn in as Apopka’s police chief by Mayor Joe Kilsheimer at the Apopka Community Center/VFW.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive ducks

A small flock of fulvous whistling-ducks swims along one of the canals next to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. The drive is open Fridays through...

Weather doesn’t bother festivities

In spite of a delay due to inclement weather, the city’s Fireworks on the 4th event saw a crowd of almost 8,000 enjoying live...

Florida Department of Education releases grades of public schools

Find out where the local schools stand in this week's Apopka Chief.

New county commissioner, county mayor sworn in

The new Orange County mayor, three new county commissioners, and one returning commissioner were sworn in at the 2018 Oath of Office Ceremony at...
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