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Jags 11th in ESPN’s future power rankings


It’s the middle of the NFL dead zone and we’re right at turning the corner into training camp and real news, but until then we have fun stuff like power rankings to argue over. While I haven’t really paid much attention to offseason power rankings, ESPN’s future power rankings did catch my eye. As it stands right now the round ... Read More »

USA Today predicts Jaguars as No. 1 seed in 2018 playoffs


…and then we lose to the Los Angeles Chargers in the playoffs? NFL season predictions are a funny thing. At this time last year, USA Today predicted the Jacksonville Jaguars would go 8-8 — and to be fair, without some monumentally historic performances by our defense we might have been there at season’s end. I laughed at the predictions because ... Read More »

One Dead In Shooting At Daytona Beach Motel


Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach police are investigating a fatal shooting this morning at a hotel on U.S. 1. Officers were sent to the Sun Plaza Motel near the Daytona Beach Golf Club just after 2 a.m., according to dispatchers. Initial reports indicate at least 3 people shot, including a fatality. We’ll update this article with the latest as ... Read More »

Volusia County Schools Need A Few More School Guardians


Volusia County, FL –Â In response to the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas shooting in February, many counties, including Volusia, are in the process of putting School Guardians on every campus. Volusia County Schools Chief Operating Officer Greg Akin said there are 49 campuses, including 5 charter schools in Volusia County. The application period was reopened on Tuesday of this week and closes ... Read More »

First International Airline Could Be On The Way To DBIA


Daytona Beach, FL –Â A Canadian airline could soon be on it’s way to Daytona Beach International Airport. An incentive package along with a formal proposal was given to Sunwing Airlines on Tuesday in order to get the ball rolling. Jay Cassens, Director of Business Development for DBIA, said the airport contributed $125,000 towards the incentives. The Halifax Area Advertising ... Read More »

Money Counterfeiters Caught In Early Morning Activity


Orange City, FL – Several people were discovered in the process of printing fake money when Volusia County sheriff’s deputies arrived to serve a search warrant at 5:30 Wednesday morning. VCSO believes the operation is responsible for printing more than $100,000 in counterfeit currency since March of this year. Six people were arrested: 55-year-old Frederick Paqua, 47-year-old Audrey Campbell, 30-year-old ... Read More »

Malik Jackson: “We’re going 16-0� this year


Last year, Malik Jackson said the Jacksonville Jaguars were going to win the Super Bowl. We laughed at him. And then we made it all the way to the AFC Championship only to squander a fourth quarter loss. This year? Malik thinks we’re going to 16-0, according to an interview with TMZ Sports. “I think we’re going 16-0. I’m callin’ ... Read More »