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Volusia planning teen trip to Busch Gardens Children ages 11 to 15 can enjoy a county-sponsored trip to Busch Gardens Friday, Dec. 17. The trip is coordinated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division, which will provide adult chaperones. Students at Holly Hill School may register with Ms. Render. Those who don’t attend Holly […]

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Volusia County residents who need home repairs or insurance deductible payments due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Applications for the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery Program are available online at www.volusia.org/housing and at these locations. Volusia County Community Assistance office, 110 Rich Ave., DeLand, from […]

Volusia to name ballfield after late baseball coach

Volusia to name ballfield after late baseball coach

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County will name a Little League field after the late Jesse Fred Johnson Sr. during a dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Chuck Lennon Park, 5000 Greenfield Dairy Road, DeLeon Springs. Volusia County Council members will unveil a plaque in Johnson’s honor as friends and relatives […]

Disaster Recovery Center opens at health department

Disaster Recovery Center opens at health department

A temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has opened at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This center is available for people who want to meet in person with a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or Small Business Administrative […]

Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Insurance claims in Florida from Hurricane Matthew have reached $549 million, according to numbers posted Monday by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The majority of the claims are from residential property owners. The latest figures also show a slowdown in new claims being filed. As of Oct. 24, […]

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and federal recovery officials are encouraging Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes. They […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips Daytona Beach – After Hurricane Matthew has passed, failure to remove contaminated materials can be a health risk. If there is flooding, water must be removed as quickly as possible since it may contain material from overflowing sewage systems. If flood water containing sewage has gotten into the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR…VOLUSIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA… * UNTIL 230 PM EDT * AT 1135 AM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN ON THE WEST SIDE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING OVER MUCH OF VOLUSIA COUNTY. SEVERAL […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

Volusia County Citizens Information Center (CIC): 866-345-0345 United Way 2-1-1 First Call for Help: 2-1-1 or 386-253-0564. New Smyrna Beach Citizens Information Center: 386-424-2113 and (386) 424-2114. The Daytona Times will update conditions an emergency information in real-time as it becomes available. Follow us on Twitter at @daytonatimes.com. #matthew #DaytonaBeach