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August 2020 Blog Archive

Deb Denys Named to Florida Space Caucus Fri, Aug 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   State Senator Tom Wright named Volusia County Council Member (of District 3) Deb Denys to the Florida Space Caucus.   The Florida Space Caucus is a state-wide group is dedicat... Read More

Emergency Solutions Grant Funds Available. Fri, Aug 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided the Emergency Solutions Grant for Volusia County. ESG Funds help with the implementation of programs that provide rapi... Read More

City Pools in Daytona Beach Have New Hours for the Fall. Thu, Aug 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The two pools located in the city of Daytona Beach have new Fall hours of operation.    Campbell Aquatic Center, 400 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. o No cost to swim. o... Read More

VCS Still Has Brick and Mortar Option as Schools Set to Open Monday. Wed, Aug 26, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County School Board held a discussion at the end of its regularly scheduled session Tuesday afternoon. The discussion involved the recent ruling of a Leon County Judge&rsqu... Read More

Volusia Live Students Eligible for ‘Grab and Go’ Meals. Tue, Aug 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County Students that have chosen the Volusia Live Option for the return to school next week, will be eligible for ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast and lunch meals. T... Read More

City Farmer’s Market gets New Home. Tue, Aug 25, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Downtown Farmers’ Market is moving to its new home this coming weekend on Magnolia Avenue, between Beach St and Palmetto Ave. The move was approved by the city ... Read More

DEP Announces Support to Help Communities Prepare for Rising Sea Levels Mon, Aug 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRCP) announces that nearly $2.3 million in grant funding has been awarded to 34 ... Read More

Suspect in Custody After Fatal Shooting in Midtown Mon, Aug 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Friday afternoon, Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on North Franklin St about a person shot.   When police arrived on the scene, they were advised by a witnes... Read More

Routine Maintenance Planned on Portion of Reuse System in Daytona Beach. Fri, Aug 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The city of Daytona Beach Utilities Department will be shutting down the reclaimed water distribution system, temporarily starting Sunday, August 30.   The shutdown will... Read More

Tropical Depression 13 has Florida in Forecast Cone. Thu, Aug 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to the National Weather Service out of Melbourne and the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Depression 13 has formed late Wednesday/early Thursday over the ... Read More

Tour de Force Memorial Bike Ride, September 12. Thu, Aug 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The 2020 Tour de Force New York 9/11 Memorial Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at 8 a.m.    The Memorial Bike Ride is a fully escorted ride that offers ple... Read More

Volusia County SWAT Training in Ponce Inlet Wednesday, August 19 and August 26. Tue, Aug 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Town of Ponce Inlet has been notified that a resident will be offering their home up to the Volusia County SWAT Team for training purposes.   Town Officials want res... Read More

First District Court of Appeals Finds Amendment 10 Does Apply to Volusia County. Mon, Aug 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     It has been decided by the First District Court of Appeals that Amendment 10 does apply to Volusia County. The county has lost its appeal, which now will require a restructurin... Read More

Five Men Arrested After Internet Predator Operation Wed, Aug 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a news release sent out by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, VCSO detectives have arrested five men on charges of luring a child for sex.   These arre... Read More

“A Great Day for Volusia County,” Referencing State COVID Testing Site. Wed, Aug 12, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Government held a press conference Wednesday, thanking the efforts of collaboration between the County and State Officials, as well as the collaboration of all 16 Mayors... Read More

Florida Division of Emergency Management Opening COVID-19 Test Site Friday. Tue, Aug 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will be offering COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, August 14 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand.    Testing wi... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department to Host Back-to-School Supply Drive Tue, Aug 11, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       The Daytona Beach Police Department will be hosting a Back-to-School supply drive for underprivileged students in the community.   DBPD is asking for residents to... Read More

County Officials Warn Residents to Watch Out for Wash Backs. Mon, Aug 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Thousands of hatchling sea turtles are emerging from the 880 nests that are located up and the coastal Volusia County Shoreline. This doesn’t include the tens of thousands ... Read More

20 Votran Drivers Earn Safe Driving Awards Mon, Aug 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The definition of a good transit driver is courteous, professional, attentive, and above all, safe.   The National Safety Council (NSC) presents awards of honor each yea... Read More

Summer Food Program Extended. Fri, Aug 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With students not going back to school until August 31, Volusia County’s Human Services Office is extending its Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 21. Thirty-two sites will... Read More

Free Food and Microchip Event for Pets and State Funded testing Site Coming to Volusia County Fairgrounds. Fri, Aug 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Government held a press conference Friday announcing a free pet event that will be held this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. This event was originall... Read More

Local Librarian Receives Distinguished Career Award. Thu, Aug 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Jane Weimer of the Port Orange Regional Library has received the Distinguished Career Award from the Northeast Florida Library Information Network.   According to a release, Wei... Read More

The City of Daytona Beach to Host City Hall Selfie Day, August 14th. Thu, Aug 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The city of Daytona Beach is promoting its City Hall Selfie Day. It’s a day where residents can show their civic spirit, by participating in taking a selfie photo at City... Read More

Ponce De Leon Inlet Jetty to Undergo $7 Million Stabilization. Wed, Aug 05, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       In efforts to have a more stable jetty and safer navigation for boats, a nearly two-year stabilization process will be done on the North Jetty at the Ponce de Leon Inlet.... Read More

Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Funds Available for Nonprofits. Tue, Aug 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Community Assistance Division has received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments’ Emergency Solution Grant which will help not-for-p... Read More

Volusia County Schools and Volusia United Educators Schedule Upcoming Impact Bargaining Sessions. Tue, Aug 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to release sent out by the district, The Volusia County Schools Bargaining Team and Volusia United Educators have scheduled upcoming impact bargaining sessions regardin... Read More

Tropical Storm Isaias Minimal Impact on Volusia County. Mon, Aug 03, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   While the weekend was filled with preparations for the slowly approaching Tropical Storm Isaias, the storm system passed by the coast early Monday following its trek up the eastern sea... Read More

Volusia County Announces Opening of Four Shelters, and Voluntary Evacuation Order for Barrier Islands, Mobile Homes. Sat, Aug 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Government has announced Saturday that a voluntary evacuation order for coastal Volusia County will be in effect Sunday, August 2, at 8 a.m.   “This evacua... Read More

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