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February 2021 Blog Archive

Routine Flushing of City Water Through March 26 Fri, Feb 26, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The City of Daytona Beach sent out a release Friday informing residents that the city is going through the process of flushing and treating its water distribution system to mai... Read More

Mayor Proclaims First Monday of March “COVID-19 Memorial Day” Fri, Feb 26, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach put out a release, addressing a proclamation issued by Mayor Derrick Henry, designating the first Monday of March as “COVID-19 Memorial Day.” &nb... Read More

Scam Alert from Ponce Inlet Chief of Police. Wed, Feb 24, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from Ponce Inlet Police, a resident received a call from officer “Tom Wilson” of the Ponce Inlet Police Department stating that there was a warrant f... Read More

TSA Pre-check Enrollment Event at Daytona Airport Tue, Feb 23, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) will be hosting a TSA Pre-check event from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 15 – 19 in the baggage claim area... Read More

Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Earns Accreditation, Achieves Excelsior Status Tue, Feb 23, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Beach. Safety has been preparing for months to once again receive accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.   The accreditation... Read More

Five Arrested in POP Unit Raid at Ridgewood Avenue Motel. Mon, Feb 22, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Five people are facing numerous charges after the Daytona Beach Police Department investigated a weapons complaint at a Ridgewood Avenue motel, where a handgun and five different kinds... Read More

Housing Choice Voucher Applications Available. Mon, Feb 22, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications by referral from local nonprofits and government entities for the federally fu... Read More

Section 8 Applicants Asked to Contact County. Mon, Feb 22, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County residents who applied for the Housing Choice Voucher, also known as the Section 8 Program, through the county are being asked to contact the county’s Community Ass... Read More

Volusia County Schools Outlines Graduation, Senior Activities. Fri, Feb 19, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools put out a release Friday afternoon, informing students and families that socially distanced graduation ceremonies in June.   Proms, Graduation Bashes, and... Read More

Winter Storms Cause Additional Changes in Vaccination Schedule Thu, Feb 18, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With winter storms pummeling most of the country, additional changes to vaccination events at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand needed to be made.   According to a relea... Read More

The NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA, and Daytona International Speedway Host Successful Convoy of Hope Food Distribution Wed, Feb 17, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     With the start of the NASCAR season underway following the Daytona 500 this past weekend, the NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA, and Daytona International ... Read More

County Proposes Change in E-Bike Regulations on the Bike. Tue, Feb 16, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Council took a preliminary step Tuesday, towards designating space for electric bikes, one-wheel scooters, and other electric motorized devices to operate on parts o... Read More

Threat at Daytona State College Found to be Domestic in Nature; Classes to Resume Today. Tue, Feb 16, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Earlier Tuesday, Daytona State College was evacuated due to reports of a ‘specific threat’.   According to Daytona Beach Police Department, reports of the threat wer... Read More

Daytona State College Evacuated Due to ‘Specific Threat’. Tue, Feb 16, 2021 Daytona State College Evacuated Due to ‘Specific Threat’. Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   After a similar evacuation to Daytona State College in Daytona Beach back in January, the school has once again r... Read More

County of Volusia COVID-19 Vaccine Events for Week of February 15 Mon, Feb 15, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The County of Volusia and the Department of Health will provide 2,000 vaccines during the week of February 15 with scheduled events for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.   Appointm... Read More

Driver killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on International Speedway Boulevard. Fri, Feb 12, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A multi-vehicle crash on International Speedway boulevard claimed. The life, of a 57-year-old Port Orange woman, Thursday.   First responders were dispatched to the scene of a m... Read More

Local Traffic Information for Speedweek. Fri, Feb 12, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release from the City of Daytona Beach, hundreds of thousands of people will be in and around Daytona International Speedway between now and February 14 for the 2021 Spe... Read More

Volusia County Schools Announces Invitation-Only Spring 2021 Instructional Job Fair Fri, Feb 12, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced Friday, they will. Host an invitation-only. Spring 2021 Instructional Job Fair, for teacher candidates, Friday, April 16.    In-person and ... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Launching New Training Academy with State Approval. Thu, Feb 11, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   For decades the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office has relied on outside institutions to provide basic Law Enforcement training for its Sheriff’s Deputies.   Thursday, ... Read More

Prescribed Burn Set for Longleaf Pine Preserve February 11. Thu, Feb 11, 2021 Written Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, with the favorable cooler weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct a prescribed burn on, February 11.   Volusia County... Read More

County Seeking Sites for Summer Food Program. Wed, Feb 10, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is currently seeking sites to serve children during the 2021 summer food program, running June 7 through August 13, 2021.  &n... Read More

Volusia County Animal Services Awarded $25,000 Grants Wed, Feb 10, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (ASPCA) invited disaster response agencies to submit funding requests. Volusia County Animal Services jumped on the opportunit... Read More

Volusia County Transitions to Sharecare for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Wed, Feb 10, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, for upcoming COVID-19 vaccine events coming the week of February 15, the County of Volusia will transition to the state-wide pre-registration system.  &nb... Read More

Volusia County Asking Residents to Provide Input on Sea Level Rise. Tue, Feb 09, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   County Officials from the Environmental Management Division is working on developing strategies to help residents and local government plan for future impacts of flooding, storm surge,... Read More

Bethune-Cookman University to Welcome Back Students on Campus Monday. Tue, Feb 09, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Students of Bethune-Cookman University will be welcomed back to campus and in-person learning, midway through the spring semester, which started online only January 11.   Accord... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Volusia County Fairgrounds Mon, Feb 08, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, the County and Volusia working with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccinations event for individuals 65 years ol... Read More

North Turn Legends Beach Parade Set for February 6. Thu, Feb 04, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Local Racing history will be put on exhibition this weekend at the 10th Annual Historic North Turn Beach Parade, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in Ponce Inlet, Saturday, February 6.   ... Read More

One Person Dead in Shooting at Volusia County Fleet Maintenance Facility. Thu, Feb 04, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Sheriff Michael J. Chitwood, Volusia County Sheriff, held a press conference on the scene of a shooting at the Volusia County Vehicle Maintenance Facility off of Indian Lake Road, Thur... Read More

New Police Recruit Vehicle Hits the Streets. Thu, Feb 04, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Daytona Beach Police Department has taken a new approach to Police Recruitment, with a new custom-wrapped vehicle hitting the streets.   The new recruitment vehicle boasts iconi... Read More

Two Arrested After Detectives Recover Appliances Stolen in Burglary Spree Wed, Feb 03, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Sheriff’s Office recently investigated a recent string of appliance thefts from vacant homes.   Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office recovered several... Read More

Face Masks Required on Votran Buses and In Facilities. Wed, Feb 03, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   On January 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order requiring travelers to wear masks on public conveyances.   The new order put out by the CDC w... Read More

Prescribed Burn Set for Longleaf Pine Preserve February 3. Tue, Feb 02, 2021 Written Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, with the favorable cooler weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct prescribed burns on Wednesday, Feb. 3.   A 30-acre ... Read More

Votran Asking Public to Provide Feedback Through Survey. Tue, Feb 02, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Votran, Volusia County’s public transportation service, is working on some significant updates to its transit development plan or the TDP.   The TDP is a 10-year strategi... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccination Event at Volusia County Fairgrounds Mon, Feb 01, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, the County and Volusia working with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccinations event for individuals 65 years ol... Read More

City of Daytona Beach, State of the City 2021. Mon, Feb 01, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach Mayor, Derrick Henry, addressed last year’s successes and challenges with a State of City Address that was shared via video to the City’s website.... Read More

Volusia County Schools Welcomes Back Superintendent Dr. Fritz. Mon, Feb 01, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Dr. Scott Fritz, Superintendent for Volusia County Schools, returned to his position Monday, February 1, following a medical leave. Dr. Fritz is ready to lead Volusia County Schools fo... Read More

Daytona Beach Man Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding Father. Mon, Feb 01, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A Daytona Beach Man is recovering from stab wounds he suffered while trying to prevent his adult son from injuring himself with a knife.   According to reports from Volusia Cou... Read More

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