Solidarity — Teachers and their supporters fill the auditorium at DeLand High School with a sea of red May 18, to demonstrate their solidarity in calling for raises, job security, and no increase in health-insurance premiums. Read about School Board and teacher tensions in 2006 in Keith Allen’s “West Volusia History” column, on Page 4 of the Midweek May 23-25, 2016 edition of The Beacon.
BEACON PHOTO/ANTHONY DeFEO
At risk? — At right, a verdant scene at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary looks inviting. The City of DeBary’s plan to develop 102 acres of land south of the park, in the Gemini Springs Addition, has drawn the ire of environmentalists, who say it could threaten nearby DeBary Bayou. City officials, however, want to develop the land to support the city’s SunRail station.
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON