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June 2020 Blog Archive

Tax-Exempt Military Organizations Now Qualify for COVID-19 Grant. Tue, Jun 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, the County has expanded its COVID-19 Financial Relief Program for non-profit organizations to allow tax-exempt military organizations to qualify for assistance... Read More

County’s Flood Insurance Rating Gives Discounts to Residents in Unincorporated Areas. Tue, Jun 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Residents and Businesses in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County will continue to receive a 25% discount on flood insurance policies, due to continued efforts to reduce flooding... Read More

There are No COVID -19 Mask Exemption Cards Being Endorsed by the Government. Mon, Jun 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a new blog post from Collen Tressler of the Federal Trade Commission, posts are circulating various social media sites, regarding a special “Medical Exemption Card... Read More

City of Daytona Beach Approves Mandate for Face Masks When Indoors. Sat, Jun 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       City Commissioners for the city of Daytona Beach held a special meeting Friday where they adopted a resolution requiring people working, living, visiting or doing busines... Read More

Volusia County Government and Chamber Alliance Partner to Provide PPE. Sat, Jun 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     As part of the Relaunch Volusia efforts, county officials are partnering with the Chamber Alliance to purchase Protective Equipment in bulk quantities to assemble approximately... Read More

Volusia County will be Launching Step Up Volusia: Wash Up. Back Up. Mask Up., a New Campaign Monday. Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   During a press conference held by Volusia County Government, it was announced a new public awareness campaign will be launched Monday, called Step up Volusia: Wash Up. Back-Up. Mask Up... Read More

Department of Business and Professional Regulations Suspends Alcohol at Florida Bars Effective Immediately. Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Department of Business and Professional Regulations has taken to Twitter Friday, stating that "all on-premise consumption of alcohol at bars across the state has been suspended ef... Read More

Volusia County Fire Rescue Warns Residents of Fireworks Safety During Pandemic. Fri, Jun 26, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     As Independence Day fast approaches, the well-known American tradition of fireworks shows will be in the hands of residents this year. Handling fireworks yourself is dangerous... Read More

Tanger Outlets/Tomoka Town Center Service to Begin June 28. Thu, Jun 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Beginning Sunday, June 28, Votran will split its current Route 11 into Routes 11A and 11B.    While 11A will continue to service the traditional route to the Dayton... Read More

Contract Tracing Scams and How to Avoid Them. Thu, Jun 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Shameka L. Walker, an attorney at the FTC, warns consumers of Contact Tracing scams as America is slowly opening its doors once again, after months of stay-at-home orders are being l... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Seeking Public’s Help In Homicide Case. Thu, Jun 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release sent out by Daytona Beach Police Department, DBPD wants your help to solve an incident from three weeks ago that ended with the murder of an elderly man and the... Read More

Mayor Derrick Henry Launches Equity Initiative. Wed, Jun 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The city of Daytona Beach’s Mayor Derrick Henry is kicking off an equity initiative to help take steps in achieving a bias-free society.   This initiative comes at a time... Read More

Volusia County Public Library Receives $2500 Grant. Tue, Jun 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Florida Humanities awarded a grant to 12 Florida public libraries through Life, Liberty + Libraries, a collaborative grant program in partnership with PBS Books.   The Volusia C... Read More

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County to Distribute Face Coverings to Anyone. Sat, Jun 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Holly Smith, Communications Manager and Government Liaison of the Florida Department of Health here in Volusia County, announced that the FLDOH has been distributing out face covering... Read More

Man Wanted on Felony Battery Warrant, Arrested. Fri, Jun 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     It was previously reported that John William Brandone, 32, was wanted on the previously issued Felony Battery warrant last week.     A news release from the Ormon... Read More

City of Daytona Beach to Require Face Masks at City Facilities. Fri, Jun 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   City Commissioners for the City of Daytona Beach have adopted a new resolution requiring the public to wear face masks (or face covering) while entering City Hall or other city facili... Read More

Volusia County Schools High School Graduation Update. Thu, Jun 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News According to a release sent out by Volusia County Schools Thursday, the school board has decided to move forward with graduation rehearsals and ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, Ju... Read More

New Program to Help Local Businesses Acquire PPE Coming to Volusia County. Thu, Jun 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The county is launching a new program to help local businesses acquire personal protective equipment like gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, sanitary wipes, and thermometers.... Read More

Applications for Relief Funds Dedicated to Home-based Businesses to be Made Available. Thu, Jun 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   County Council has allocated $3 Million in emergency financial support to help home-based businesses.   Based on the allotted funds, 2,000 grants can be awarded on a first-come... Read More

Free COVID-19 Testing Returns to Midtown Area for Two Days Only. Mon, Jun 15, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The City of Daytona Beach and the Florida Department of Health are teaming up to bring a Free COVID-19 Testing site to return to the Midtown area in Daytona Beach for ... Read More

Aunt Catfish’s on the River to Close Temporarily due to COVID-19 Positive Employee. Mon, Jun 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Early Monday Morning, Aunt Catfish’s on the River, a restaurant in Port Orange took to Facebook announcing its temporary closure due to an employee testing positive for COVID-... Read More

Ormond Beach Police Department Seeking Man Wanted for Felony Battery; Asking for Public’s Help. Fri, Jun 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News\ Have you seen this man?    Ormond Beach Police Department is asking the public for help in looking for a man wanted on a Felony Battery Warrant.   John William Brandone ... Read More

Daytona Beach International Airport Implements Ready to Fly Initiative. Fri, Jun 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Daytona Beach International Airport has taken measures to implement the best practices initiative for the travel industry that provides a safe and healthy environment for trav... Read More

Correctional Officer Arrested by Sheriff Deputies on Child Molestation Charge. Thu, Jun 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News.   Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Correctional Officer, Anthony Checchi of Tomoka Correctional Institution, Tuesday afternoon by members of a Volusia Sheriff’s Of... Read More

Governor DeSantis Announces Plan for Re-opening Schools in the Fall. Thu, Jun 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Governor Ron DeSantis spoke from Melbourne this afternoon, where he announced the plan expecting all schools in the state to re-open in the fall, at full capacity.    &ldq... Read More

Fraudulent Funders Causing Big Problems for Small Businesses. Thu, Jun 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   In a blog post by Lisa Lake of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a lawsuit was announced yesterday against Rich Richmond Capital Group, LLC also doing business as Viceroy Capital Fundi... Read More

“I Can’t Breathe,” Peaceful Protest that was Supposed to be Held Last Week, Re-scheduled for This Thursday. Tue, Jun 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The “I Can’t Breathe,” Peaceful Protest that was scheduled to held last week at City Island, was canceled last week due to inclement weather.   The event has s... Read More

South Beach Street Closed Through June 17 due to Pipe Construction Mon, Jun 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release put out by the city of Daytona Beach, both the north and southbound lanes on South Beach Street from Loomis Avenue to Marina Point Drive are be closed as crews ... Read More

Chief Craig Capri Releases a Statement on Social Media Threats (Volusia Mall) Mon, Jun 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) along with other law enforcement agencies have had a lot of calls come in recently regarding threats that have been made about our communit... Read More

Sheriff’s Office and City of Daytona Beach in Anticipation of Large Crowds Over Weekend, and Possibly Summer. Fri, Jun 05, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Officials held a briefing this afternoon featuring Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri, and City of Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick ... Read More

Are Children Being Illegally Marketed to by the App’s they Use? Thu, Jun 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   Children love technology and video games, and when they play on today’s technology it is illegal to collect their personal information without parental consent.   A compla... Read More

Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program Offered for Pre-K Students. Thu, Jun 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a press release sent out early Thursday by Volusia County School Officials, Volusia County Schools has partnered with a nonprofit agency, Waterford, to provide free at-h... Read More

Phase 2 for Florida’s Re-opening scheduled for Friday; Movie Theatres and Bars Allowed to Open. Wed, Jun 03, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Governor DeSantis spoke from Universal Studios early Wednesday, where he announced that Florida will be entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan come Friday, June 5.   “Toda... Read More

ECHO and Volusia Forever Program Renewals to be Left up to Voters in November. Wed, Jun 03, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     20 years ago, Volusia voters began taxing themselves funding land preservation efforts and Environmental, Cultural, Historical, and Outdoor Recreational facilities in the county... Read More

Volusia County Council Diversifies the County’s Economy by Welcoming the Aerospace Industry. Tue, Jun 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A long discussion took place at the Volusia County Council Meeting that hovered around Item 06 on the council’s agenda this morning. An amendment for the future Land-use element... Read More

Volusia County Summer Camp Begins Registration on June 3; Scholarship’s Available. Mon, Jun 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a release put out by Volusia County, Summer Camp registration will begin being accepted June 3, and scholarship applications have been made available for eligible... Read More

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