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Student wins National American Miss Florida

Rosemari Martinez, daughter of Maria Alcantara, will represent Florida at the National Pageant. Read more about Rosemari, her interests and the pageant on page...

Youth from church helping others locally, elsewhere

This summer, the students of First Baptist Church Sweetwater have once again stepped outside the walls of their local congregation to be the “hands...

Families add joy to their lives by adopting foster kids

Read the stories of families that have committed to learning resources in becoming foster parents and the impact it has had on their lives.

Apopka Elementary School mural will educate students on city history

Apopka Elementary School is getting colorful addition to the school: a new mural chronicling the school and the city’s history to educate as well...

Prabakar, Su wed

Umesh Prabakar and Joy Xiaomin Su, both of Apopka, were married. Read more on the couple on page 1B.

AHS FFA VP attends show and competes for scholarship

Haley Maxwell competed at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity Show and competed for a scholarship based upon a Junior Cattlemen’s Quiz. Read more about...

Ukrainian church concert to raise money for cracked foundation

Five advanced voice students, including their teacher’s two former ones from Maryland, will perform a fundraising concert to raise money for a crack in...

The Apopka Fire Department kicked off the first of two weeks...

Over 50 kids are participating in the program, which shows them the world of fire safety through activities promoting team-building, volunteerism, and leadership.

Matriarch of four generations celebrates her 96th birthday

Ethel Logatto credits her longevity to her parents, who both lived to be 72 years old. Read her story, how she came to live...

Berkley’s passing a great loss to all

By Fred Brummer, Special to the Chief  "You may then understand why I considered myself blessed when, as a legislative rookie, I was able to have...