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UPDATE 7:30 P.M.: Votran will offer transport to shelters; do not go to shelter unless necessary, county says. Wellness checks will be done on individuals prior to admittance.

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UPDATE AUGUST 1.; A statement issued by Volusia County at 5:21 p.m. July 31 reported there are now three sinkholes opened up in DeLeon Springs, and said the swimming area at the state park is now closed. The county also said one of the smaller sinkholes caused damage to Park Avenue between C…

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Two candidates are slugging it out in the race to be Volusia County’s tax collector, a new elected position that will oversee the momentous task of transitioning revenue collection from the state and the Volusia County Finance Department into a new office.

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On a muggy late afternoon, as a dozen or more volunteer coaches looked on, roughly a hundred kids ranging in age from 5 to 19 ran conditioning drills in the large field behind Southwestern Middle School in DeLand.

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Voters in Volusia County have a smorgasbord of choices to make Tuesday, Aug. 18, when it comes to who will sit behind various judicial benches at the county and circuit court levels.

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Need to know: The Volusia County School Board will hold a virtual meeting 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, where members will vote on the reopening plan, and on the calendar for the school year. The School Board will choose either Aug. 24 or Aug. 31 as the start date for the school year.

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After an hour-and-a-half of weighing the pros and cons of masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the DeBary City Council July 15 adopted a resolution urging — but not forcing — people to wear masks in indoor settings and outdoors where social distancing is not possible.

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A Lake County legislator and attorney has filed suit against the City of DeLand over a new law requiring the wearing of masks.

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The West Volusia Beacon has made the decision to close its Downtown DeLand newspaper office until Thursday, July 23, after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and two others reported having fevers this week.

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After watching the leaders of neighboring cities debate facial coverings as a way to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the DeBary City Council will convene in a special session to discuss a resolution on masks.

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Rapid antibody testing by independent medical offices has stepped in to fill a void left by more official testing sites in West Volusia, but those antibody tests act only as guidance, and have not been fully evaluated as to their effectiveness, according to the Centers for Disease Control an…

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As infection numbers skyrocket and once again live concerts in bars go silent, the Athens Theatre in DeLand and The Studio Creative Group continue to offer you incredible entertainment that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home! This weekend, from Friday, July 10, throug…

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As people prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July against the backdrop of a surge in coronavirus infections, Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley announced a new offensive to combat the deadly disease — but the county will not make it law.

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In advance of the July Fourth weekend, the City of DeLand has passed an emergency ordinance requiring people to wear face coverings while in indoor businesses in the city.

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Deltona resident Bobby Morlen, 54, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for theft of government funds, officials said. The federal court judge also ordered Morlen to pay restitution of $131,457.16, the amount of proceeds from the offense.

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