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Long night ahead for vote count in Volusia County

Long night ahead for vote count in Volusia County

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES   Volusia County votes are coming in slowly this Election Day as Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall explained to a room of about a dozen people that issues with 19 polling locations are calling for a long night. “We had 400 absentee ballots come in just tonight,” said McFall, referring […]

Help for South Daytona residents to get to polls

Help for South Daytona residents to get to polls

SOUTH DAYTONA – The South Daytona Fire Department will help City residents who need assistance in getting to the polls on Tuesday Nov. 6.  For information please call Sandi Smitherman at 322-3033 or Jeanne Willard at 322-3026.

Volusia deputies make 290 arrests during state felon sweep

Volusia deputies make 290 arrests during state felon sweep

Special to the Daytona Times – Nearly 300 felons were taken off the streets in Volusia County during a coordinated statewide sweep organized by the Florida Sheriffs Association. A total of 43 Sheriffs’ Offices in Florida participated in “Operation Felon Sweep,” an aggressive initiative that focused on combating violent crime, rounding up wanted felons and […]

Final day of Early Voting in Daytona

Final day of Early Voting in Daytona

STAFF REPORTS Today marks the eighth and final day of early voting in Volusia County, FL. Voters have until 7 p.m. to be in line to cast their ballots at one of the five early voting locations in the county. Throughout the past month efforts from Democrat, Republican and non-partisan efforts have held campaign events […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Hurricane Sandy affects high school games COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hurricane Sandy didn’t touch land in Florida but brought plenty of wind and a little rain. The storm also affected local high school football games this past week. New Smyrna had its home game with Orange Park Fleming Island scheduled for last Thursday […]

City hosts Fall Festival on Halloween night

City hosts Fall Festival on Halloween night

  Ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to the City of Daytona Beach’s annual “Fall Festival” on Monday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Derbyshire Park, 849 Derbyshire Road. Admission is FREE and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Featuring carnival games, inflatable bouncers and slides and […]

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old Deltona boy who has been missing since Tuesday evening. Adriel Thomas had left a friend’s house and was supposed to ride his bicycle three blocks back to his home. But about two hours later when Thomas had still not arrived home, […]

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson is accusing his challenger Seminole County Deputy Wendell Bradford of lying in public about what he has accomplished in Volusia County. “That’s getting into credibility. Is that what you want for your sheriff, (someone) that’s not going to tell you the truth,” questioned Johnson. He […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Johnson and Clark lift NSB to district title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Two big fourth-quarter plays rallied New Smyrna Beach past Seabreeze 21-14 at Municipal Stadium this past week. The New Smyrna Barracudas clinched the district 6-9A title while the Sandcrabs now must beat Pine Ridge and Mainland the next two weeks to make […]

Storm moves up prep football games

Storm moves up prep football games

ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The threat of Tropical Storm Sandy coming to Florida has opted many high schools to move Friday night football games to Thursday. The storm isn’t expected to hit Florida but is expected to be a Hurricane and bring tropical storm force winds to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler Counties on Friday. Local teams […]