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Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Committee will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, to discuss the design aspects of the replacement for the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The focus of this meeting […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia’s Community Assistance Division plans public meetings Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold three publi meetings to provide information about the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The meetings are: • 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach • […]

Supreme Court won’t hear local public input case

Supreme Court won’t hear local public input case

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to take up a case that focused on questions about the public’s right to participate in government meetings. Justices issued a brief order saying they would not hear an appeal from Volusia County resident Barbara Herrin and a group called the Edgewater Citizens Alliance […]

SunRail to start with free rides

SunRail to start with free rides

County Council members seek expansion to Daytona Beach BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES SunRail officials have announced that passengers will ride Central Florida’s new commuter rail system free for two weeks beginning the first day of service on May 1. The free service will last through May 16, allowing passengers to experience commuting on […]

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

13 of the 17 contractors for the project are supposed to be local firms BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The owner and manager of Volusia Mall announced Wednesday that the shopping center is getting a multi-million-dollar facelift. The mall opened in 1974 and October will mark its 40th-year anniversary. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. […]

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness […]

County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens

County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is launching a Lifeguard Trainee Mentoring Program for 16-year-olds who want to prepare for jobs as tower guards. Trainees will shadow and assist seasoned tower guards, but will not assist in water rescues, according to Beach Safety Director Mark Swanson. Swim tryouts for 16-year-olds will be on these dates: • […]

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida. The Medicaid reimbursement rate will be […]

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

No resolution about textbook with Islam chapter

Residents on both sides of controversy give school board members an earful BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fifty speakers were assigned speaking positions at the opening of the Volusia County School Board meeting Monday afternoon. But by night’s end, more than 80 residents had spoken on a controversial textbook in Florida schools. “I may not […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast sets tree lighting, opening of Fantasy Lights for Dec. 1 Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. The event is free. Join Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts in […]