When Fiona Guyton’s 17-year-old son started his court-ordered program at the Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center in early March, Guyton was already worried about having him away from home with the coronavirus spreading around the world and in the community.
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DeLand City Commissioner Jessica Davis has tested positive for COVID-19.
Volusia County — all that we know of in terms of land, homes, buildings and other man-made improvements — is worth more now than it has ever been.
A man was jailed for 16 days, mostly in solitary confinement, he said, for driving with a suspended license.
With thousands of tests for the novel coronavirus being conducted daily throughout the state and country, some people in West Volusia and elsewhere have been forced to wait weeks to get their results.
After years of waiting, Volusia County is ready to widen the last segment of a major thoroughfare that has become both a commercial corridor in Deltona and a partial alternative route for some commuters who work in metropolitan Orlando.
With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly receding from Florida, at least for now, community leaders are talking about economic recovery.
Over the next two years, Deltona Middle School will undergo an extreme makeover.
The coronavirus pandemic is drastically affecting the way local government does business, but is public health infringing on the public’s right to know?
The response of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and DeLand Police Department to a block party in southwest DeLand had nothing to do with the African American ethnicity of most of the partygoers, DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger said.
Studies show that easy access to books during the summer can reduce a loss in reading skills from one school year to the next. Educators refer to this loss as a "summer slide."
A peaceful Saturday-afternoon block party in Spring Hill turned into a confrontation between law enforcement and citizens the night of May 16, resulting in at least seven arrests, one man being Tasered, and one deputy injured.
A 24-year-old Deltona man has been charged with killing his 56-year-old boyfriend at their home in Deltona. The arrest took local deputies across the state.
With concerns about COVID-19 dominating daily life, high-school seniors are missing out on many of the trappings of a traditional graduation.
Gov. DeSantis: Gyms can reopen beginning Monday, May 18
DeBary City Manager Carmen Rosamonda is looking for a used battle tank.
Joining the Peace Corps had always been something I wanted to do, but I wasn’t sure I would have the courage to donate two years of my life to volunteer abroad.
The coronavirus threat has colored every aspect of running Volusia County Schools, and the budget is no exception.
Voters in the town of Pierson are casting ballots by mail through May 19 on whether to eliminate the position of mayor.
For the past eight weeks, on the campus of Stetson University, all has been quiet as the 2,000-plus students who normally would be holed up in computer labs and library nooks — or eating in the cafeteria and attempting to unwind on the quad — are completing their school work from home, thank…
Announcement from the Florida Department of Transportation:
Despite the slowdown of the economy caused by the novel coronavirus, at least one sector appears to be holding its own: local farmers and plant nurseries.
Downtown DeLand business owner Bill Budzinski tells us about The Elusive Grape’s community-service work during the coronavirus shutdown, and shares his impressions of what Downtown DeLand might be like in the foreseeable future.
A child of DeLand has claimed a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.
It seemed reasonable — even socially responsible — to require an employee who had been feeling ill to be tested before returning to The Beacon office. But then ...
Operators of the Orange City card room have asked the city government for permission to allow bigger crowds of fortune seekers, but when city officials will act on the request is not clear — largely because of the coronavirus, which has closed the card room and changed the way the Orange Cit…
While many West Volusians are cautiously optimistic that the worst of COVID-19’s human toll in the area is in the rearview mirror, city leaders are bracing for the impact on municipal coffers.
Stetson University staff, faculty and students and scores of DeLand residents are mourning the loss of former DeLand Mayor Dave Rigsby, who died over the weekend at 69.
THE LATEST: As of 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, Volusia County had 513 positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 26 deaths and 85 hospitalizations. A total of 10,554 COVID-19 tests have been done in Volusia County. Some 96 Volusia County cases are said to be travel-related, while 349 people had conta…
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order Wednesday, paving the way for a gradual reopening of the state as officials seek to put the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in their rear-view mirrors.
We check in with three local nonprofit organizations to see how they’re handling the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic financially and otherwise, and how they may have changed their operations in response to the pandemic. A 4-minute read.
After more than a month of delays, the Florida unemployment system has started processing claims at a higher clip.
Poor ridership on a Votran bus route serving Deltona has prompted county officials to drop a bus route created last year.
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps over the world and upsets financial and consumer markets, one of the most sought-after commodities has become — wait for it — toilet paper.
Thanks to the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, Volusia County is getting a big cache of cash to meet the demands of the coronavirus emergency.
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In response to the cancellation of regularly scheduled Parks & Recreation activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of DeBary is launching virtual activities for parents and children to engage in at home.
Stetson Baptist Church at 1025 W. Minnesota Ave. in DeLand is hosting a drive-thru hot meal and food giveaway 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 30. The event is open to all.
Learning how to swim is a rite of passage for every kid who grows up in Florida. But the manner by which we learned has changed dramatically between the generations.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis announced the relocation of the Department of Elections as of Tuesday, April 28.
Thanks to a nonprofit medical agency, Volusia County residents may soon learn if they have previously contracted the novel coronavirus.
Service-minded DeLandites will be handing out bags full of groceries to those who need them Friday.
A 76-year old DeLand woman shot her adult daughter in the leg to defend herself in a domestic-violence incident Thursday afternoon, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Virus or no virus, DeLand still has a litany of proposed developments awaiting the approval of its city commissioners.
Soon, walkers, joggers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts in the DeLeon Springs area will have two new trail segments to explore.
Isolation prompts people to garden, improve home
The ongoing coronavirus disease outbreak has more people than usual interested in avoiding human contact and doing their democratic duty by mail.
Laura Jane Laughlin, a rising senior at University High School, will represent West Volusia in the American Legion’s Girls State in Tallahassee.
More are being tested
Katie Churms was in the grocery-store checkout line, asking the cashier about some items for her daughter’s doctor-recommended diet, when a stranger approached.
This year, because of the governor’s safer-at-home declaration, Orange City is inviting residents to join them for a “virtual” celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 24. Mayor Gary Blair will go live on Facebook at 10 a.m. to read the children’s book We Planted a Tree.
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