HOG HOTLINE (386) 866-0957

Local News

DeSantis Pursues New School Voucher Program


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during his inauguration in 2019 (News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he wants to create a new “equal opportunityâ€� voucher program to eliminate a waiting list of about 14,000 low-income students seeking to use state-backed scholarships to attend private schools. The governor is asking lawmakers to create a “supplementâ€� to ... Read More »

Stetson University President Retiring In June 2020


DeLand, FL – For the first time in over a decade, Stetson University will be looking for a new leader. Dr. Wendy B. Libby – the first female President in school history when hired in July 2009 – announced her retirement today (February 15th) during a Board of Trustees meeting. “It has been a privilege to be president of an ... Read More »

Harvick, Logano Win Daytona Duels Races


Kevin Harvick (#4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford) wins the first Gander RV Duels At Daytona race on February 14, 2019 (Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Daytona Beach, FL – It was a good night for Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano at Daytona International Speedway. The drivers of the #4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford and #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, respectively, won ... Read More »

Florida Lawmakers Grapple With Felons’ Voting Rights


By Dara Kam Tallahassee, FL – With an eye on averting a “nightmare scenarioâ€� on Election Day, state House members Thursday began delving into what many state officials are calling ambiguities in a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote for most felons who have completed their sentences. The amendment, approved by 64 percent of Florida voters in November, ... Read More »

Florida Honors Parkland Victims On “Solemn Day�


News Service Of Florida photo Tallahassee, FL – Outside the Florida Capitol, a bell tolled 17 times Thursday morning in somber recognition of the one-year anniversary of the state’s deadliest school shooting. Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, led a moment of silence for the victims of last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School before traveling to ... Read More »

Star-Studded Field Prepared For 61st Daytona 500


Daytona Beach, FL – The 61st running of the Great American Race is already shaping up to be one for the books with just two days to go. That’s the word from Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile, who spoke on WNDB’s Bennett & Bernier Morning Show yesterday (February 14th), highlighting what spectators can expect from the 2019 Daytona 500. ... Read More »

Dream Riders To Roll Through DeLand


DeLand, FL – The Hometown Foundation and their Dream Riders are set to race into 2019 as guests at the Hatters Hometown Hot Rod Dream Ride. The ride begins at the corner of Woodland Boulevard and East Indiana Avenue, traveling south to Melching Field. The athletes will be joined by NASCAR Hall of Famer Donnie Allison, the Grand Marshal of ... Read More »

Vet Issues Open Letter Regarding Death Of German Shepherd


Ormond Beach, FL – The vet office accused of withholding information regarding a German Shepherd who was accidentally shot by its Ormond Beach owner says euthanizing the dog was the most humane option. Back on February 11th, Ormond Beach dog owner Michael Shehan was cleaning his gun when it misfired, shooting his hand and his dog, Sadie in the hip. ... Read More »

DBIA: 2018 Ends High While A Drop Is Expected For 2019


Daytona Beach, FL – 2018 ends on a high note as Daytona Beach International Airport continues a 21-year streak in passenger traffic increase while the airport expects a drop this year. 60,194 passengers flew out of the county-operated airport that month, compared to the 56,038 the year prior. That marks a total increase of 7.4% for DBIA. For 12 months ... Read More »

Super Bowl LIII MVP Named Honorary Starter For Daytona 500


Daytona Beach, FL – The theme for this year’s Great American Race seems to be football stars as the Super Bowl LIII MVP is named the honorary starter. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been named the Honorary Starter for the 61st annual Daytona 500. JUST ANNOUNCED! @Patriots Wide Receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP @Edelman11 will be ... Read More »