FDLE agents arrested William Scott Johnson, 58, of Deland, on one count of online solicitation of a minor and one count of unlawful use of two-way communications device, both third-degree felonies. Johnson is a captain with the Ormond Beach Fire Department.
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Continuing the collaboration between Publix, the state of Florida and Governor Ron DeSantis, the state is providing an additional 70,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to select Publix pharmacies. At the same time, the number of Publix Pharmacy locations administering the vaccinations…
Thousands of local workers have been impacted by job cuts, lost hours or furloughs due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the metro Orlando area’s unemployment rate higher than the state’s, Goodwill’s job connection services continue to be a critical resource.
The best of the best anglers will soon be on the waters of the St. Johns River for a shot at the first-place prize of $10,000.00 and at the championship. The seventh-consecutive Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters National Championship fishing tournament casts off in DeLand, Florida on January 22…
The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding project plans on State Road 44 and Kepler Road at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The purpose of this project is to replace the traffic signal at S.R. 44 and Kepler Road with a roundabout to improve traffic efficie…
To continue to help residents stayed protected from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government has begun distributing another 100,000 surgical face masks.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis has announced an “I Voted” sticker design contest.
Conditions are favorable for Volusia County’s Land Management staff to conduct a 75-acre burn Saturday, Jan. 9, at Longleaf Pine Preserve, which is west of New Smyrna Beach.
Thank you to those residents who patiently participated in today’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution event. Wait times were long, but people were orderly and genuinely appreciative for the opportunity to receive a vaccine.
Would you like to learn about water quality from experts, become a clean water advocate, and help spread the word about solutions to water pollution in Blue Spring and local rivers?
Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct a five-acre prescribed burn in Lyonia Preserve tomorrow, Dec. 29.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-315, which provides the following:
The Volusia County School District and Volusia United Educators are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached regarding the Teacher Salary Allocation. The following information outlines details of the agreement:
Three people were injured in a fire that broke out Sunday morning at a DeLand home.
A gas leak caused the evacuation of Deltona Water Administration at 255 Enterprise Road on Friday, Dec. 11. Customer service was temporarily unavailable. Residents were advised to stay away from the area.
Dream Finders Homes has made a half-dozen sales at pre-model pricing and started construction in Rivington, a traditional 296-acre, master-planned community along the St. Johns River in DeBary.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Stetson School of Music Dean Timothy Peter faced what might seem an insurmountable challenge.
Volusia County Schools will continue offering in-person instruction in the Traditional Classroom, as well as virtual options including Volusia Live and Volusia Online Learning for the spring semester, in keeping with the updated emergency order announced Monday by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Santa Claus will be taking a break from his usual Christmas preparations in order to visit city neighborhoods in the month of December.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public hearing regarding the International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) resurfacing design project from east of North Alabama Avenue to east of North Kepler Road. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, …
FOR OFFICIAL HURRICANE UPDATES, VISIT THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER'S WEBSITE at www.nhc.noaa.gov, AS WELL AS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE, at https://www.weather.gov/mlb/
The DeLand Fire Department was dispatched late Tuesday night to the area of 104 South Stone Street for report of smoke coming from a residence.
More than 200 chickens were seized overnight from a residence in Seville where Volusia County officials believe the birds were being bred and sold for illegal animal fighting. While no arrests have been made, the case will soon be turned over to the State Attorney’s Office for the filing of …
School Way Café will serve five days’ worth of meals for Thanksgiving week. Families may pick up meals Thursday, Nov. 19, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at one of the 22 schools listed below. Meals will be bundled with five breakfasts and five lunches.
The League of Women Voters of Florida has launched a pro bono legal effort in which any returning citizen (formerly convicted person) who may be unsure of their eligibility to vote can have their voting rights status checked by a legal representative.
The Volusia County Council recently approved collective-bargaining agreements with the two public-safety unions that represent county firefighters and sheriff’s deputies. Both bargaining agreements call for employees covered by the unions to receive the same 3-percent raise that the rest of …
As residents continue to recover from a tornado that raked through northern DeLand earlier this year, the city is offering more than 500 trees to affected property owners to help re-beautify the area.
Volusia County Land Management personnel will conduct a 12-acre prescribed burn today, Oct. 26, in Longleaf Pine Preserve off Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. There will be no other impact to public use.
Volusia County is starting the new fiscal year with a new budget director.
Today, following a meeting with Governor Ron DeSantis, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued a directive to re-open Florida’s voter registration deadline to participate in the November 3rd General Election before 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time for applications submitted online, and by 7:00 p.m. lo…
Due to the heavy amount of rain in Volusia County over several weeks, Volusia County Fairgrounds is experiencing wet and soggy conditions. The Volusia County Farm Bureau plans to hold its farmers market there on Wednesday, Oct. 7, but the market will be arranged creatively in the south parki…
Upcoming events at DeBary Hall
Today, at The Birchwood hotel in St. Petersburg, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move to Phase 3 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan” for Re-Opening Florida, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, effective immediately.
She lost a limb – and gained her life.
Volusia County Schools has been granted permission from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Wellness Division, to add the following schools to the meal program that allows all children under age 18 in schools and the community to eat for free.
Undercover Volusia sheriff’s detectives arrested 8 would-be contractors this week during a 2-day operation targeting unlicensed, uninsured individuals offering home improvement and repair services.
Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division will host free collection events for household hazardous materials from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Ormond Beach Public Works, 501 N. Orchard St.; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at New Smyrna Beach Public Works, 124 Industri…
Orange City residents and visitors: It's time to show your city some love.
The Florida Department of Education has requested COVID-19 reporting at the district level. Volusia County Schools will be releasing the data on a twice-weekly basis on Wednesdays and Fridays, during the continuation of the pandemic.
DeLand Oktoberfest, a celebration rich in tradition for 69 years, goes virtual this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 25.
Volusia County will end the collection of vegetative debris (leaves, branches and cut trees) on Friday, Sept., 4 in the unincorporated areas of the county that were impacted by the recent EF-2 tornado.
Volusia County Schools and the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools announced the 2020 Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award (SOAA) winners today. The school based SOAA recipient is Robyn Trosan, School Way Café manager at Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach. This year…
Volusia County Schools and the FUTURES Foundation of Volusia County Schools announced the 2020 Principals of the Year today – an honor delayed from spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When and where: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 27 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, August 28, while supplies last at the Orange City United Methodist Church parking lot, 396 E. University Avenue, Orange City.
Today, August 25, 2020, the Volusia United Educators (VUE) declared impasse after reaching a deadlock with the Volusia County School District (VCS) regarding the District’s unsafe re-opening plan.
Starting Aug. 21, Florida Baptist Disaster Relief, in partnership with Stetson Baptist Church, is offering free roof tarping and tree removal to the victims who suffered property damage from the recent tornados that touched down in DeLand, Fla. The service is no cost to anyone affected.
Three aircraft were severely damaged at DeLand Municipal Airport after a storm producing gusts of more than 70 mph ripped through north DeLand Thursday night.
After visiting the area Wednesday, Aug. 19, meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Melbourne confirmed that an EF-2 tornado tore through DeLand on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 18.
A DeLand man lost his life in a house fire Saturday night, with the preliminary evidence suggesting the fire was accidental and electrical in nature.
Millions of honeybees are dying each year, producing alarming consequences for the world’s food supply. We rely on honeybees to pollinate our agricultural crops. In fact, we can thank bees for one of every three bites of food we take.
The Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway is rescheduled for the week of August 17.