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 …
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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.
The son of a man found dead in the St. Johns River in December 2012 has been charged in his father’s murder.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Friday, Aug. 14, at the Volusia County Fair Grounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays and an appointment is recommended to save t…
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept emergency repair applications from homeowners who have experienced a financial loss due to COVID-19. Applications will be accepted only from Aug. 20 through Sept. 2.
For residents who missed out on their opportunity to pick up some dog or cat food and get their pet microchipped, all at no charge, they’ll have another chance this Sunday in DeLand. Hosted by Volusia County Animal Services, the free community event is county government’s way of offering a h…
Work will begin soon on a key, 2.9-mile segment of the Spring-to-Spring Trail to connect two existing sections in DeBary.
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office Communications Center has successfully earned national accreditation – for the first time ever.
The Volusia County Schools District Bargaining Team and Volusia United Educators have scheduled upcoming impact bargaining sessions regarding the reopening plan approved by the Florida Department of Education and the Volusia County School Board.
With local governments around the country, including Volusia County, experiencing supply chain shortages and delays for certain protective equipment and sanitation materials, the Volusia County Council on Tuesday agreed to tap into federal coronavirus relief funds to buy $4 million worth of …
Please be advised that Stetson University students will be returning to campus this weekend. As a part of their move-in process, they will be doing a drive-thru check-in at the Lynn Business Center on Friday and Saturday.
ESG funds available for nonprofits
The board of trustees of the Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand announced today that the 2020 festival scheduled for November 21-22 has been cancelled due to the health and safety concerns associated with the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Volusia County and thousands of residents lost their jobs, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) saw its requests for food assistance skyrocket.
Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in August. Environmental specialists will lead a nature hike, bike-about, paddling trips and snorkeling adventures.
There have been some rumors swirling that the City of DeLand mask ordinance expired after Volusia County approved their resolution on Tuesday. We put this statement out on our social media this morning to clarify things for our residents. Please feel free to pass it along:
FALL ATHLETICS START UPDATE
With Volusia County voters about to elect their first tax collector in more than 50 years, the county’s revenue division will undergo a reorganization. On Tuesday, the Volusia County Council decided what those changes will look like once the tax collector takes office in January.
Would you like to make a difference in your community? The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on advisory boards that research and make recommendations on topics affecting the community.
Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis released the following statement regarding the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18, 2020:
Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a firework accident.
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Ella Simms, of Lake Helen, claimed a $1 million top prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00.
To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks beginning Thursday, July 9.
The Volusia County School Board will hold a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The City Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss whether to require masks be worn within the City of DeLand.