Apopka celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
APOPKA, Fla. – It’s been almost 53 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the activist, and civil rights leader continues to be remembered around the world for his legacy and what he stood for. The city of Apopka celebrated its 12th year of commemorating Dr. King and his life work with a parade. “I would like them to reflect on the dream that Dr. King had,” Chairperson for the parade Monique Morris said. Apopka High School assistant principal Marcia Owens says the day of remembrance should be used to teach the importance of education. “As Dr. King said, everyone has a dream and my dream is that all my kids are successful.
Here’s why we don’t know who won Apopka City Council seat 2
APOPKA, Fla. – Apopka voters will head back to the polls next month to elect the city’s Seat 2 commissioner in a runoff election between candidates Yesenia Baron and Diane Velazquez. “I want to make sure that I am moving our city forward,” Baron said. Baron said she also wants to focus on connecting South Apopka to the rest of the city. “I think we should give more information, but in layman’s terms so they can understand what it costs to run a city,” Velazquez said. “I want to make sure that I am committing to the future of the city of Apopka together,” Baron said.
17-year-old found shot on Apopka street, deputies say
APOPKA, Fla. – A 17-year-old shooting victim was found Thursday night in the street by a neighbor in South Apopka, officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies were called to the 500-block of Ella J. Gilmore Street for reports of a shooting around 8:17 p.m.. Witnesses said they heard several rounds of gunfire and the teen victim was found in the street. The 17-year-old was listed in serious condition as of Friday morning. No other information was made available from the Sheriff’s Office.