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January 2020 Blog Archive

Changes Made to Volusia County Annual Beach Pass; In-Season Begins February 1, 2020. Fri, Jan 31, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Effective Immediately, there has been a change made to the Volusia County annual beach pass. While they were valid for the calendar year (From Jan. 1 thru Dec. 31) regardless of the date they were purchased, they are now v... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department Identify Human Remains Found Last Week. Fri, Jan 31, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz The remains found off LPGA in Daytona Beach last week have been identified. The remains were found by Stephen Filkohazi and Michael Campenile two surveyors who were out in the area surveying the wooded lot on the corner o... Read More

Repairs Begin on Daytona Beach Pier after Damages from Hurricane Dorian. Fri, Jan 31, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Hurricane Dorian, a deadly storm that grazed Florida’s coast left its mark on Daytona Beach’s Pier, located off Main Street in Daytona Beach. The century-old pier is slated to receive a $1.1 million makeover. ... Read More

Daytona Tortuga’s Could Receive $4 Million from the City to Improve Ballpark. Thu, Jan 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz The City of Daytona Beach has pledged $4 Million in hopes to deter the elimination or relocation of the team. City Manager Jim Chisolm hopes that the City’s funding of $4 Million improvements to Jackie Robinson Ball... Read More

Daytona Beach Housing Authority Awarded Grant from HUD; Vouchers Still Available. Wed, Jan 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz The Mainstream Voucher Program from HUD assists people that are homeless and disabled, and it is the first time Daytona Beach has received this grant.  Daytona Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) received a $451,000 grant... Read More

Volusia County Schools will Administer SAT for Free During School Hours. Tue, Jan 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz On April 14th of this year, 11th-graders will be taking the SAT during a normal school day, and The College Board is in the process of scheduling a date in the Fall for 12th-graders. This outcome is thanks to a push from ... Read More

Board Member Donates $250,000 to the First Step Shelter, Inc., during Board Meeting for Safe Zone. Tue, Jan 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Rose Ann Tornatore walked into the First Step Shelter, Inc., Board Meeting Monday Afternoon with a large donation towards the shelters long debated Safe Zone. Construction costs are a non-existent topic in any further dis... Read More

Builder’s to be present at First Step Shelter, Inc., Board Meeting. Mon, Jan 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Last week Roseanne Tornatore, told the City Council there were “huge things to tell you,” and Tornatore hasn’t elaborated much on what these ‘huge plans’ are.   First Step Shelter, Inc.... Read More

Local Organization proposes Go Green Initiative to Daytona Beach City Commission. Fri, Jan 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Dream Green Volusia is proposing a list of goals for the Daytona Beach City Commission to reduce waste and pollution throughout the city.   At a City Commission meeting earlier this week Suzanne Scheiber, Fo... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Other Victims of Ormond Beach Thief Thu, Jan 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Have you or a loved one been victimized by this man?   Russell Bannister, an Ormond Beach resident has been labeled a ‘prolific scumbag’ by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood yesterday on t... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department is Searching for a Man Accused of Stealing Scrap Metal. Thu, Jan 23, 2020 Have you seen this man? He is the suspect in question of stealing scrap metal.    Daytona Beach Police Department is diligently searching for this man for stealing scrap metal. He is believed to be driving a red Ford Ranger.  ... Read More

City Council still ‘gung-ho’ for First Step Shelter Plan Wed, Jan 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   During Wednesday’s City Council at 6 p.m., The First Shelter, Inc. was the topic of a long discussion.   City Commissioner Aaron Delgado spread his concern about the plans regarding the leadership, and... Read More

Bus Service to Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach has been Approved! Wed, Jan 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Tuesday, Volusia County Council approved Votran’s proposal to bring a bus stop out to the Tanger Outlet Mall.   It’s official! Day, evening, and night scheduled routes will be making a stop at th... Read More

Daytona Beach City Commissioner Aaron Delgado Looking to Change Admission Requirements for First Step Shelter, Inc. Wed, Jan 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   First Step Shelter, Inc. has been open a total of five weeks, and already City Commissioner Aaron Delgado isn’t liking what he sees.   As it stands, current admission requirements to the First Step She... Read More

600 Volusia County Library computers affected in an attempted Cyber Security Breach. Mon, Jan 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz   Multiple branches of the Volusia County Library were targeted last week in an attempted security intrusion.   The breach itself was reported on Thursday morning, over 600 computers located in the library sys... Read More

Seabreeze High School Choir Invited to Perform at Carnegie Hall, NYC; Fundraiser for trip to be held this weekend. Fri, Jan 17, 2020   Written By Kristen Schmutz   Seabreeze High School (Daytona Beach, FL) home of the Seabreeze Choir, requires funds to get them to Carnegie Hall.   Just last year, the students of the Seabreeze High School Coir attended the ... Read More

F.D.O.T. Has Announced Various Nighttime Ramp Closures at the U.S. 92 (ISB) interchange Fri, Jan 03, 2020 Construction activities will require various nighttime ramp closures at the U.S. 92 (ISB) interchange next week. All detours will be well marked and occur during the overnight hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorists are advise... Read More

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