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Feature headlines Opinion & Articles of Interest
Breaking NewS:
Tom Cloud

New city attorney exits amid allegations
Find out what has been reported in the media about city attorney Tom Cloud in this week's Apopka Chief.

Bill Arrowsmith and Billie Dean
Abyss between some council members, mayor grows deeper
Find out what Bill Arrowsmith and Billie Dean say about the topic. Read more about this issue at City Hall in this week's Apopka Chief.

grow house
Grow house raided in Apopka
Find out who was arrested and under what charges in this week's Apopka Chief.

school buildings new
New buildings set for Apopka area schools
Find out which schools are scheduled to begin construction of new campuses in this week's Apopka Chief.

Apopka Family learning Center
Learning center receives grant
Find out how much The Apopka Family Learning Center received and for what program.


Why was the Mayor’s promised transparency completely missing?!
"...those moves of transparency pale in two other moves that were cloaked in secrecy..." Read our position on transparency at City Hall on page 4A.
Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.


Lightning struck when Barry Soetoro fell to earth as Barack Obama
"With the White House now full of Muslims in key positions, Obama has plenty of time for fund raising events..." Read Corbeil's column on page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Protecting elderly a critical priority

“...we invested over ... in extra funding for initiatives to help seniors.” Read more on protecting and aiding our seniors on page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Still have $ in capital needs

"Unless voters decide to extend the half-penny tax this August, many neighborhood schools will be left with unmet renovations and technology upgrades." Read more about the half-penny sales tax. See page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Stand-Up Comedy

"Just about everything coming out of his mouth is “funny”… a joke. And, if comics had back-up groups, like singers do, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi could join him, because they’re just plain jokes, anyway." See page 4A. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Leroy Gilliam served Apopka beyond the call of duty

"...Chief Roy served the fire department with such great concern, passion and vision beyond his time... " Read Perrine's article on Chief of Fire Chiefs, see page 3C. Your Opinion Counts. Send us a letter.

Greatest Generation Foundation deserved the greatest thanks

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Police Beat: STAY INFORMED. Get the details: Who, when, and why arrests were made in our community.

Lifestyle & Community headlines
summer camp police truck
Summer camp students see police truck
Find out what police procedures were shown to the camp students during the touch a truck event on page 10A.
principals Cynthia Swanson Lukeshia Miller Tina Cappabianca
New principals anxious to get started
Read about new principals, Cynthia Swanson, Lukeshia Miller, Tina Cappabianca, and what schools they'll be working with in this week's Apopka Chief.
Russell and Sue Stamper
Russell and Sue Stamper will celebrate anniversary
Read more on the Stampers and find out how long they have been married in this week's Apopka Chief. See page 3C.
Loaves and Fishes volunteers Joshua and Jack
Loaves & Fishes get help from young volunteers
Find out how Joshua and Jack helped Loaves & Fishes. Find out what the boys included in each bag.
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Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • Orange County FCAT scores mixed
  • Chamber president farewell celebration will be held ...
  • The St. Johns River Water Management District staff has completed the final draft District Water Supply Plan. The Plan will be considered by the District’s Governing Board at a public meeting. Read more about the plan and when the meeting will take place in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • An Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Political Forum is scheduled. Voters, be informed on where candidates stand on topics on page 6A.
  • Deadline to register to vote at primary nears. Find out how to register to vote in this week's apopka Chief.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced approval of the Orlando International Airport’s request for approval of an economic development plan. Find out what this plan consists of in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Central Florida Expressway Authority has governance over OOCEA, OCA. Read this article on page 8A in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Apopkan accuses ... campaign of fraud
  • The Florida Department of Health in Orange and Seminole Counties is urging parents to prepare their children now for the upcoming school year. Parents should use their medical homes or private doctor to have their children vaccinated. Read more about vaccinations on page 10A.
  • The Florida Department of Health in Orange and Seminole Counties are urging residents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Find out more important information about the heat in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Orange County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 90th anniversary and national “July Is Park and Recreation Month” by asking residents of all ages to write an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they love our parks. Find out what prize-winners will receive and specifics on the entry.
  • The City of Apopka is proud to partner with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to offer two unique landscaping seminars. Details on the seminars on page 1C.
  • Raptor Rap Kids Camp (ages 5-12) will be held at the Avian Reconditioning Center. Learn about different birds. Find out how to register in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our neighbors. Find out how you can participate in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Trinity Baptist Church will host the group Cloverton Live in Concert. Get the details of the event on page 2C in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • A three-day convention entitled, “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!” will be held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Find out how you can attend in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Women’s Ministry at Servants of God Ministries will be hosting a fundraising bake sale. Details on page 3C.
  • Girl Scouts in the Apopka area are looking for adult leaders. Find out when and where the adult recruitment event will be held in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Satisfy your cravings with these community recipes. See Kitchen Kapers on page 4C along with community events.
Sports headlines | Check out Sports Photos in our PHOTO ALBUM

Chris nagel Little League
Little League 10-11 year olds play championship
Read about the performance of Chris Nagel and the Apopka Little League team in this week's Apopka Chief.

Mariah Lopez Little League softball
Junior Fast Pitch Girls Softball at championship
Mariah Lopez and the Junior Softball team played against Delaney Park. Find out which team was overpowered.

Joey Grant honored
Joey Grant nominated for off-the-field honor
Read more about Apopkan Joey Grant and his UCF honor in college football on page 1B.
Softball memorable runs
Softball team has many memorable runs
Read about Apopka’s minor Little League softball team (9-10 yr old) in this week's Apopka Chief.

Other Sports Headlines:

  • Apopka will be hosting LL tourney at Northwest Recreation Complex
  • Majors step up to Section 5 Tournament as they face upcoming games
  • Folks are catchin’ a mixed bag of panfish and catfish
  • Registration for a youth flag football league for boys and girls ages 4-12 will be held. Find out how much the cost will be per child in this week's Apopka Chief.


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