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Edgewater Residents Want To Know Why No City Council Meetings For 6 Weeks

Edgewater, FL – Some Edgewater residents are already working on an election recall effort for the Mayor and possibly a member or two of the City Council. They say that no Council meeting scheduled for six weeks is just one more thing to add to the situation. One resident, Libby Lavette, said she asked City Clerk Robin Matusick about the ... Read More »

Child & Animal Abuse Found In Edgewater Home

Edgewater, FL – A well-being check on three children living at 2721 Royal Palm Drive results in Edgewater Police finding the children, ages 8, 9 and 10, living in what police call “deplorable conditions.” They were removed from the residence by the Department of Children and Families and placed with a responsible family member. the Edgewater Police Department is accepting ... Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices Drop After Eight-Cent Hike

Daytona Beach, FL – Florida’s gas prices are drifting lower yet again after a brief eight-cent hike at the pumps. Prices have also “ping-ponged” the recent weeks according to AAA. The state average increased then declined every other week for the past month; bouncing between $2.40 and $2.50 per gallon. “The state average could fall to $2.41 per gallon by ... Read More »

Daytona Voted One Of Florida’s Friendliest Cities For Visitors

Daytona Beach, FL – A digital magazine recently took a look at the World’s Most Famous Beach and found out that it ranks as one of Florida’s friendliest cities for visitors. That came from Trips to Discover’s study “The Most Visitor Friendly Florida Cities,” which ranked 126 different cities around the Sunshine State. According to Dayne Ford, the founder and ... Read More »

FDOT Holds Tentative Five-Year Work Program Public Hearing

DeLand, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a week-long virtual public hearing on its Tentative Five-Year Work Program beginning today. Find the link here. You can learn about proposed projects for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2025 and provide input. The online public hearing is available 24 hours per day. Informational material will be available for viewing, along ... Read More »

West Nile Advisory Issued For Volusia County

Volusia County, FL – A West Nile Virus Advisory is in effect according to the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. At this time, there are no confirmed human cases. No human cases yet but the number of sentinel chickens testing positive for the virus has increased. This means that the risk of transmission to humans has also increased. ... Read More »

NASCAR & ISC Close Merger Deal

Daytona Beach, FL – After today’s meeting, NASCAR and the International Speedway Corporation are now one company, operating under the NASCAR name. According to a release from the Daytona International Speedway, the company will now be led by Jim France, who will serve as the Chairman and CEO, with Lesa France Kennedy as Executive Vice Chair. Steve Phelps has been ... Read More »

VCSO Investigating Fatal Stabbing In Oak Hill

Oak Hill, FL – The fatal stabbing of 50-year-old fishing captain Neal Goodrich is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrew Gant said the incident took place this morning at around 7:30 a.m. The call from Goodrich came in from Goodrich Seafood in Oak Hill. Detectives say he was stabbed during a domestic ... Read More »

Landlord Charged With Aggravated Battery Against Tenant

DeLand, FL – A 49-year-old DeLand man is out on bond after being charged with Aggravated Battery Causing Bodily Harm against a man who is his tenant and also works for him. Kevin Somerville was arrested last Monday (October 14). Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on 7th Avenue in DeLand after the victim’s neighbor called to report ... Read More »