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October 2020 Blog Archive

High School Football Game Scores 10/30/2020 - Check Back After 7 p.m. for Real-Time Updates and Scores! Fri, Oct 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Mainland Buccaneers    24   vs.  Seabreeze Sandcrabs      0.  - FINAL SCORE *************************************************************... Read More

City makes marks in U.S. News & World Report rankings Thu, Oct 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The city of Daytona Beach has been named amongst thirteen Florida cities to rank in the ‘Top 25 Best Places to Retire’.   According to a release from the city,... Read More

A Teacher from a Local Middle School Missing since Sunday. Thu, Oct 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Have you seen this man?    A well-known teacher from Creekside Middle in Port Orange, Robert Heikka, has been missing from his home since Sunday.   Por... Read More

High School Football Game Scores 10/23/2020 - Check Back After 7 p.m. for Real-Time Updates and Scores! Fri, Oct 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News    Mainland Buccaneers   41  vs.  New Smyrna Beach Barracudas  7 - Final Score **************************************************************** Who's ready for ... Read More

Routine Flushing of City Water Through December 11. Fri, Oct 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the city, Daytona Beach will be going through the process of flushing and treating the water distribution system to maintain safe and delicious drinking wat... Read More

Volusia ECHO and Volusia Forever Renewal on November 3 Ballot. Thu, Oct 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the city of Daytona Beach, the renewal of Volusia County’s ECHO grant funding program is up for renewal on the November 3 Ballot.   In the past... Read More

High-Tides and Rough Surf May Limit Beach Activities for ‘Trucktoberfest’. Thu, Oct 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the unsanctioned truck event known as ‘Trucktoberefest’ happening this weekend, Volusia County Beach Safety prepares for a not-so-quiet weekend that may be affected by... Read More

$10,000 Reward Available in DBPD Cold Case Murder Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that could lead to an arrest and conviction in the murder of an 18-year-old woman f... Read More

$1.25 Million in COVID-19 Fund to be Allocated to Volusia County Schools for More PPE. Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With schools having been in session since August 31, it was only a matter of time before they began running out of funds for the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed ... Read More

Union Contracts Approved for County Firefighters and Sheriff Deputies. Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Council approved collective bargaining agreements, during yesterday’s regularly scheduled council meeting, with both public safety unions that represent the Co... Read More

State-Funded COVID-19 Testing Site at the Fair Grounds will be Moving as of November 2. Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   As earlier reported, the state-funded testing site for COVID- 19, which is currently located at the Volusia County Fair Grounds will be moving come November 2.   The new testing... Read More

Daytona Beach International Airport to Provide Accommodations for Passenger-Reliant Tenants. Tue, Oct 20, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach International Airport will be providing financial accommodations to passenger-reliant tenants that are suffering financially due to the travel industry’s downtu... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department Searching for Jury Duty Fraud Suspects. Mon, Oct 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Daytona Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who are using the name of a high-ranking member of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More

Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Recognizes Teen Driver Safety Week; Introduces New Driver-Safety Podcast. Mon, Oct 19, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) recognizes Oct. 18-24 as National Teen Driver Safety Week.    During this safety week, the FLHSMV is ur... Read More

County Officials Speak About Biketoberfest and COVID-19 During Press Conference. Thu, Oct 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   County officials put on a united effort to reiterate the message of the County’s campaign “Step up Volusia: Wash up. Back up. Mask up.”   “We want to str... Read More

Votran Schedule Changes for October Weekend Events. Thu, Oct 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the anticipated traffic due to the Biketoberfest and Trucktoberfest events for the next two weekends, some Votran routes have changed.   Biketoberfest is taking place this ... Read More

Unsanctioned “Trucktoberfest” Coming to Daytona Beach on October 22-26. Wed, Oct 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the City of Daytona Beach, an unsanctioned Truck event is scheduled to take place in Daytona Beach on October 22-26.   Similar to the previous truck ... Read More

Watering Schedule Changes for County Resident’s when Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 1 Wed, Oct 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   It’s that time of year again, where we turn our clocks back by one hour in the fall. Daylight Savings Time, this year ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 1, but that’s also a ... Read More

City of Daytona Beach Preparing for the Arrival of Biketoberfest. Wed, Oct 14, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With Biketoberfest 2020 upon us, even with some traditional events not taking place this year, the City of Daytona Beach is still preparing for the onslaught of bikers that they are ex... Read More

Volusia County and Other’s to Participate in Drive-thru Job Fair Saturday. Tue, Oct 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Government is one of the many employers that will be taking part in a drive-thru job fair from 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, October 17.   The job fair is being held ... Read More

Free COVID Testing at Fairgrounds Extended Through the End of October. Tue, Oct 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Free Covid-19 testing inside the Hester Building, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds has been extended through October 30.    The testing site was scheduled to end thi... Read More

Campbell Aquatic Center Improvements Underway Fri, Oct 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Campbell Aquatic Center located in the Midtown area of Daytona Beach will be getting a makeover that is to include a new pool entry pavilion and additional shaded seating areas. &... Read More

County Approved FY 2020-2021 Budget Wed, Oct 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The new budget for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 was adopted Tuesday night without any dissent from the public or councilmembers.   According to a release, along with approving an $... Read More

County to Increase Parking Fines for Illegally Parked Vehicles. Wed, Oct 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   At the regularly scheduled County Council meeting Tuesday, county officials have decided to raise parking fines for the first time since 2006.   The Volusia County Council voted... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department to Participate in High Visibility Enforcement Operation Until May. Wed, Oct 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the Daytona Beach Police Department, the City of Daytona is ranked 3rd out of 102 cities in Florida for traffic crashes that result in severe or fatal injur... Read More

Farmers Market to Relocate due to Flooding. Tue, Oct 06, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the heavy rains the county has received over the last several weeks, the Volusia County Fairgrounds has become wet and soggy.   Due to the condition of the Fairgrounds, th... Read More

City of Daytona Beach's Playgrounds are Open. Fri, Oct 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the temperate fall weather upon us, the city of Daytona Beach’s playgrounds at its parks have re-opened.   Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently as t... Read More

High School Football Game Scores 10/2/2020 - Check Back After 7 p.m. for Real-Time Updates and Scores! Fri, Oct 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Mainland Buccaneers 51   Deltona Wolves 0 - FINAL SCORE ************************************** Who's ready for some football? ****************************************** 1st an... Read More

Fire Rescue Launches Online Community Survey. Fri, Oct 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Fire Rescue has an urgent question for residents in its service area: How are we doing?   To allow for residents to provide feedback to Fire Rescue to see what th... Read More

County to Install Two Self-Serve Kiosks for Utility Payments. Thu, Oct 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Tuesday during the Volusia County Council approved a request to buy two CityBase kiosks from Virginia-based Carahsoft Technology Corp. CityBase kiosks offer a fast, secure, self-servic... Read More

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