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One Daytona Hosts Inaugural Speedweeks Kickoff

Daytona Beach, FL –Â With just less than two weeks until the Great American Race, the epicenter of shopping and racing in Daytona is hosting a kickoff to Speedweeks. One Daytona has announced that it will host its first ever “Kickoff to Daytona Speedweeks,” presented by AdventHealth. The celebrations begin tomorrow (February 7th) and kicks off the NASCAR season and ... Read More »

Groundbreaking For New Playground In NSB

New Smyrna Beach, FL – A contract for a new playground at the New Smyrna Beach 27th Ave. Beachfront Park is signed and the groundbreaking ceremony is set for tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Some of the funding for the playground, $220,000, is a Volusia County ECHO Grant. The playground’s final design includes a main play structure complete with an ... Read More »

VCSO Stops 230+ Motorcycles During FDOT Safety Initiative

DeLand, FL – The home of Bike Week and Biketoberfest sees over 200 motorcycle riders pulled over in a four-month period during a safety initiative started by the Sheriff’s Office. Back in October of 2018, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office received a $30,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to follow through with a yearlong motorcycle safety initiative. Four ... Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Minimum-Wage Case

Tallahassee, FL – In the first major demonstration of an ideological shift on the revamped Florida Supreme Court, justices Tuesday refused to consider an appeal in a Miami Beach minimum-wage lawsuit that a former liberal-leaning majority of the court had scheduled to hear next month. The move by the now-conservative majority was a victory for business groups who have fought ... Read More »

Florida Senate Starts Carrying Out Vaping Ban

Tallahassee, FL – A voter-approved ban on electronic smoking devices in workplaces is moving forward in the Senate without a proposal by anti-smoking advocates to redefine vaping devices as tobacco products. The Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee on Tuesday backed a proposed bill (SPB 7012) that would carry out part of Amendment 9, a ballot measure that passed in ... Read More »

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly Finalist For NRA Officer Of The Year

Bunnell, FL –Â The sheriff of Flagler County could be up for an award from the National Rifle Association. On Monday (February 5th), Sheriff Rick Staly of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office met with NRA President Lt. Colonel Oliver North to discuss his spot as one of the finalists for NRA’s 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Staly, ... Read More »

Volusia County Council Denies Builders’ Request On Impact Fees

DeLand, FL –Â A recent vote by the Volusia County Council won’t give builders the time to pay impact fees sooner as they requested. It was during their regularly scheduled meeting today that Volusia County leaders denied a request from the Volusia Building Industry to allow builders to pay fees sooner before the fees go into effect in March. Frank ... Read More »

Holly Hill Father Arrested After Molesting Son

Holly Hill, FL – A father, who has previous arrests for failing to register as a sex offender, is now behind bars after molesting his son. 33-year-old Robert Schultz was booked into Volusia County Jail yesterday (February 4th) following reports of him molesting his son. According to the report, Holly Hill police was originally notified last Thursday (January 31st) when ... Read More »

Sales Tax Special Election Approved In Volusia

DeLand, FL – There will be a special mail-in election in May for Volusia residents to decide if a half-cent sales tax raise for road and water improvements are worth it. That became official during today’s (February 5th) County Council meeting, with almost all members backing the ordinance and its nearly $500,000 price tag around a year after shelving that ... Read More »

Florida Senators Aim To End Constitutional Revision Panel

Tallahassee, FL – A proposal to eliminate an appointed commission that successfully put seven constitutional amendments before voters in November got support Monday from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee unanimously backed the measure (SJR 362), which would ask voters to eliminate the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, a panel that meets every 20 years and has unique power to place ... Read More »