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Volusia Council Approves Money For Road Projects

DeLand, FL – The Daytona Beach construction project rumored to be a new facility for e-commerce giant Amazon gets a little help from the Volusia County Council. The company behind that project near the Trader Joe’s distribution center off Interstate 95 plans to shell out over $150,000 for transportation improvements after the agenda item passed unanimously and without discussion during ... Read More »

VCS Offers School Lunch Assistance Opportunity

DeLand, FL – Volusia County Schools now has an opportunity where people or organizations can help students pay for their meals at school. It’s known as “Angel Funds” and it helps any students with a negative meal account get back into good standing. “The Angel Fund is kind of designed for those students who have to pay the reduced rate ... Read More »

Hatters Hire Former UCF Basketball Coach

Donnie Jones(Stetson Univesity) DeLand, FL – One basketball coach is trading his knight’s helmet for a Stetson cowboy hat. Earlier today (April 1st), the Hatters Men’s Basketball Team welcomed former UCF men’s basketball head coach Donnie Jones into the Stetson family. Please welcome @DonnieJones to Stetson and DeLand #GoHatters pic.twitter.com/0yQdGya0Jr — Stetson MBB (@StetsonMBB) April 1, 2019 Jones, who is ... Read More »

Suspect Swims Across Canal To Escape Arrest

Tyler Sweeney(Flagler County Jail) Palm Coast, FL – A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop crashes into an AT&T box before swimming across a canal to escape Flagler County deputies. But 22-year-old Tyler Sweeney wasn’t able to avoid the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for long. Sweeney first ran into FCSO when a deputy conducted a traffic stop after observing him ... Read More »

Feminine Products In Florida Prisons Get Attention

Tallahassee, FL – It’s something most women rarely chat about with strangers. But Valencia Gunder is walking the halls of the Capitol talking about menstruation. Specifically, Gunder’s leading a discussion about the struggles incarcerated women in Florida face because they don’t have adequate feminine products like tampons and sanitary napkins. Gunder, a former inmate who’s now a lobbyist for the ... Read More »

UF Doctor Named Florida’s Surgeon General

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (left) introduces Scott Rivkees (right) as the state’s new Surgeon General (Ron DeSantis Twitter feed) Tallahassee, FL – Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday named a top University of Florida doctor and professor as the state’s next surgeon general. DeSantis announced that he was appointing physician Scott Rivkees as surgeon general, a position that doubles as secretary ... Read More »

Flagler Firefighters Receive Cancer-Preventing Hoods

Flagler Deputy Fire Chief Joe King (courtesy Flagler County) Bunnell, FL – It’s the kind of gift which could save the lives of those who save lives for a living. Flagler’s Rotary Club and Hoods For Heroes gifted 115 cancer-preventing fire hoods recently for county firefighters and those who work for the City of Flagler Beach. Flagler County Fire Chief ... Read More »

Daytona Gas Prices Rise Another 16 Cents In A Week

Daytona Beach, FL – The financial pain is real at the gasoline pump right now thanks to higher demand and shorter supply worldwide. The average for a gallon of regular has gone up 16 cents in the Daytona Beach area in the past week, according to AAA. It’s now at $2.76 cents, which is also the Volusia County average. Flagler’s ... Read More »

DeLand Participates Again In National Citizen Survey

DeLand, FL – DeLand officials want input once again from residents as to how happy they are with municipal government services. The “National Citizen Survey” – something the city participated in two years ago – is designed to provide city government a baseline on how well they’re performing for residents and how they compare with peer cities. “Basically, we want ... Read More »

“Birthplace of NASCAR� Heads To Auction

(Photo courtesy of Ten-X Commercial) Daytona Beach, FL – The birthplace of NASCAR could head to the highest bidder this week. The Streamline Hotel on State Road A1A will make its way to the auction block this morning, less than two years after it reopened following a $6.5 million makeover. Tex-X Commercial – the firm in charge of the two-day ... Read More »