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2020 Vision: The Apopka year in review

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The stories that shaped the community in a year that will never be forgotten

By any measure, 2020 was a year that will live in infamy. The pandemic saw to it. But many other events shaped Apopka this year. Here are the biggest stories of 2020, published by The Apopka Voice in this most memorable of years:

COVID-19: It's the story that shaped every other story in Apopka and around the world

https://theapopkavoice.com/hope-community-center-and-chefs-for-america-orlando-team-up-providing-food-to-apopka-families/

https://theapopkavoice.com/two-workers-at-an-apopka-spice-manufacturing-facility-die-from-covid-19/

https://theapopkavoice.com/are-face-masks-really-where-you-want-to-stand-your-ground/

https://theapopkavoice.com/its-covid-19-vs-us-in-a-fight-we-cant-lose/

https://theapopkavoice.com/the-farmworkers-association-of-florida-in-apopka-and-hope-community-center-hosted-solidarity-caravan-for-essential-workers/

https://theapopkavoice.com/re-opening-apopka-restaurants-taking-different-approaches-to-stage-one/

https://theapopkavoice.com/while-in-apopka-governor-announces-more-covid-19-relief-for-property-owners-and-renters21/

Politics - Two Apopka city commissioners are re-elected, one resigns, and a familar face returns to City Council

https://theapopkavoice.com/could-val-demings-be-bidens-vp-nominee/

https://theapopkavoice.com/bankson-and-becker-re-elected-2/

https://theapopkavoice.com/bankson-and-becker-always-a-coin-flip-apart2/

https://theapopkavoice.com/breaking-news-alice-nolan-resigns-from-apopka-city-commission/

https://theapopkavoice.com/breaking-news-baron-velazquez-heading-to-runoff/

https://theapopkavoice.com/breaking-news-baron-velazquez-heading-to-runoff-220/

In the news: City government may have been virtual, but it was still making an impact on the residents of Apopka

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-city-attorney-joseph-byrd-resigns/

https://theapopkavoice.com/anonymous-letter-to-city-council-outlines-alleged-apd-officers-concerns-over-salary-and-merit-pay216/

https://theapopkavoice.com/anonymous-no-more-apopka-police-officer-makes-case-with-council-attorney-puts-brakes-on-negotiations/

https://theapopkavoice.com/was-common-ground-found-on-park-avenue/

https://theapopkavoice.com/the-details-are-fluid-but-the-plan-is-clear-today-apopka-marches-for-justice/

History: The Museum of the Apopkans names historians and board members, and an Apopka icon dies

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-historical-society-names-new-board/

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-historical-society-making-special-presentation-to-city-council-about-local-war-heroes334/

https://theapopkavoice.com/iconic-apopka-commissioner-billie-dean-dies-at-89/

Superlatives: Despite COVID-19, local residents stood out, and the city itself also received accolades

https://theapopkavoice.com/community-health-centers-receives-national-recognition-2/

https://theapopkavoice.com/byrd-distinguishes-herself-among-statewide-school-board-members/

https://theapopkavoice.com/17-year-old-apopka-resident-signs-contract-with-orlando-city-sc/

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-makes-top-50-in-florida-as-most-budget-friendly-for-renters/

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-based-insurance-agent-named-among-insurers-best-in-the-nation/

https://theapopkavoice.com/apopka-ranked-as-a-fastest-growing-city-that-is-still-affordable-for-homebuyers/

 

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