A 52-year-old Deltona woman walking across Fort Smith Boulevard with her husband Thursday night was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.
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Backpack Buddies is hosting its 13th Drive-Thru Food Giveaway Friday, April 16, at PFC Emory L. Bennett Veterans Memorial Park, 1365 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Orange City. The event will open at 9 a.m. and continue until noon, or while supplies last.
Volusia County Schools’ graduates will now receive up to six tickets each for their graduation ceremonies. This decision was made after careful consideration of health and safety guidelines.
Votran has two public meetings scheduled to inform residents of upcoming service changes that may impact some users. Meetings are planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Pierson Community Center, 124 W. Washington Ave.; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 t…
Lake Helen Lake Festival - Saturday, May 15th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Here’s a new way to help hospitalized children. Members of the Friends of Deltona Library are joining the nationwide Crayon Initiative to put creativity into the hands of kids who are facing the stress of hospitalization.
Update: The security officer who was injured in this incident passed away in the hospital today after he was removed from life support. His name was Michael Ellis, and he was 52 years old. The Sheriff’s Office investigation remains active pending the results of an autopsy, and no further inf…
Lisa Lewis, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections, has announced an “I Voted” sticker design contest. The winning design may be featured on “I Voted” stickers used in future elections.
Volusia County Schools’ graduates will now receive up to four tickets each for their graduation ceremonies. This decision was made after careful consideration of health and safety guidelines.
In December 2018 the City terminated the employment of Officer Johan Mulero following a disturbing incident during which he mistreated and wrongfully arrested a DeLand resident.
Clergy and members of F.A.I.T.H.'s 30 congregations will hold their annual Action Assembly as a Drive-In event at the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church (3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118). At the event, attendees will be asked to remain in their cars, but will be able to h…
The low impact development approach to site development and stormwater management is gaining popularity and momentum across the nation.
The Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors is seeking nominations for appointment to an open seat on the board.
The economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread across Central Florida. Florida TaxWatch recently released a new assessment about the state’s workforce, which indicates recovery will look differently depending on industry & region.
Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) kicks off its celebration of Florida Bicycle Month, a time to encourage bicycling and recognize its important role in providing transportation and recreation to millions of Florida’s residents and visitors annually. Governor DeSantis sig…
Update: As investigators follow more leads and interview witnesses, it is believed that the suspect in this case is a former football player and student at Stetson University. We will provide updates as we receive them.
The City of DeBary has been designated Bike Friendly Community of the Year by the Florida Bike Association.
The Volusia Remembers Coalition invites you to attend a virtual ceremony to celebrate the life and mourn the unjust death of Lee Snell, a Volusia County victim of racial-terror lynching on April 29, 1939.
Volusia sheriff’s detectives have an arrest warrant out for a theft suspect who stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from his girlfriend in Orange City and used them to propose to his other girlfriend in Orlando.
Thanks to sunshine and clear skies, vehicular beach access ramps will convert to the in-season schedule Saturday, Jan. 30—a few days earlier than the traditional Feb. 1 transition.
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.
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…