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Volusia County Schools has announced the procedures for attending football games in Volusia County. The first games of the season for Volusia public high schools will be Friday, Sept. 18.
New Light Church open for worship
No carnival rides. No corn dogs, cotton candy or elephant ears. No free concerts. No Miss Volusia County Fair.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood convinced the Volusia County Council to let him buy a fourth armored vehicle at a cost of $337,650, but not without a dust-up between him and the former sheriff, and a discussion of the upcoming presidential election — all against a backdrop of concern about law-enforce…
The West Volusia Hospital Authority is opening a new medical clinic in DeLand that’s designed to save taxpayers money by keeping people out of the emergency room. And, there are plans for two more, in Southwest Volusia and in Pierson.
More than 860 new homes for potentially thousands of new residents could be constructed on a now-closed golf course in eastern DeLand.
An intersection deemed in need of safety improvement may become the site of West Volusia’s newest roundabout.
The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many events, but St. Peter Catholic Church’s 69th annual Oktoberfest is still happening, just a little differently: by going virtual.
DeLand’s Police Athletic League is looking to rebuild in 2021 with new programs to keep kids active.
The long, hard work of rehabilitating the J.W. Wright Building, a prominent historical landmark for the Black community in DeLand, involves more than just fixing the roof.
The West Volusia Hospital Authority has one more chance to finalize its tax rate for the coming year, and commissioners are saying they would like to lower the rate, to reduce the burden on West Volusia property owners.
Herbert Bennett, a longtime member of the Pierson Town Council, died on Sept. 8.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties are having several major fundraisers. The first is the Brown & Brown Insurance 5K Run and Walk Saturday, Sept. 26. The second is the Deal for Success Texas Hold’em games Sunday, Sept. 27.
St. Jude’s Yard Sale and Fall Festival
DeLand High School
If there’s one thing that the Sunshine State is known for, it’s oranges. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at DeBary Hall, Jacksonville-based author and journalist Erin Thursby is coming to DeBary to discuss her book, Florida Oranges: A Colorful History, about the rich legacy of the state’s i…
Three displays feature plethora of paintings, photography and propaganda
Football practice at DeLand High School is on hold for two weeks after an assistant coach tested positive for COVID-19.
Residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will once again be permitted to visit in person with their loved ones for the first time since March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced.
Backyard plant sale to benefit food pantry
Joseph Griffin set off for a jog Aug. 27 in his predominantly white neighborhood in Deltona. It was the first time he could get back into his workout routine since his daughter was born, just two days earlier.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties recently traveled to Tallahassee to participate in Advocacy Day. The group was led by Unit Director “The Beautiful” Althea Ross Chavers, along with club member advocates Junaya Stanley and De-Terionna Padgett from the Lacey Family/Spring…
An 11-acre self-storage facility has gotten an advisory board’s green light to build in Enterprise.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood is trying to reassure taxpayers that new offices within his department won’t cost them more.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, take it seriously and seek medical attention, says Dr. John Hill, owner of West Volusia Family and Sports Medicine in DeLand.
A Volusia County distillery owner has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for breweries, distilleries and wineries that will need to renew their licenses at the end of the year after months of reduced revenue.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that can be a precursor to AIDS. One in seven HIV-positive people don’t know they have it, the CDC says.
Over the past few years, the work done by Rising Against All Odds has been a flashpoint in the debate over whether the West Volusia Hospital Authority should continue to exist.
Two first-grade teachers at St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand, Patricia Dovi and Kimberly Martin, have become international celebrities. They have taken the obstacle of desk shields and made them into jeeps to navigate these unusual times. The jeeps are vrooming all over the world with…
A German-based retail grocer whose hallmarks are no-frills shopping and low prices for store brands Is poised to open a second supermarket in DeLand.
A group of DeLandites has launched an initiative to show off art from people of all stripes in places you wouldn’t expect.
A Volusia County circuit judge has dismissed a challenge against a DeLand ordinance requiring people to wear masks inside businesses and other indoor locations.
With three options available, 63 percent of Volusia County public-school students will attend classes in person when school opens Monday, Aug. 31.
Every school in Volusia County will look different as it welcomes students back for the 2020-21 school year, but George Marks Elementary School in DeLand, which is nearing the end of several years of construction, will look especially different.
After a very tough couple of years, some recycling is out of the red, due in part to an unusual suspect: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bahá’ís to host public meeting about systemic racism
After repeated losses in its battle to keep Volusia County’s 50-year-old home-rule charter government intact, the County Council decided Aug. 25 to stop its legal fight against a Florida constitutional amendment that overrides the charter.
Sports will look different in Volusia County this fall, and exactly how they’ll look is still being decided, as teams across West Volusia rally to defeat a common opponent: COVID-19.
DeLand families are working to restore their homes and lives in the wake of the Aug. 18 tornado that caused major damage as it cut a path across the north side of town.
An age-restricted mobile-home community moved one step closer to reality this week when the Pierson Town Council gave second and final approval to rezoning two large parcels next to the new elementary school on the north side of town.
More than 300 of your friends and neighbors have already been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
UPDATE: Stetson University Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity President William Mackenzie said the brothers who tested positive for COVID-19 were likely exposed via an on-campus organization or club meeting. Mackenzie said the fraternity has had rules in place to prevent gatherings that could expose …
Thanks to a three-party effort, some hungry Deltonans can pick up food at no charge.
A weak tornado briefly touched down Tuesday afternoon near Orange City, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.
No storm was going to keep Pastor Pete from casting his ballot in the Aug. 18 primary.
Lake Helen voters weighed in on Aug. 18 on a bitter squabble that has occupied the small town’s City Commission for more than a year, pitting Mayor Daisy Raisler and Commissioner Kelly Frasca against the other three commissioners.
The coronavirus pandemic has cost Downtown DeLand a handful of businesses.
The Aug. 18 primary election went relatively smoothly, despite strong storms affecting DeLand and other parts of West Volusia late in the afternoon.
The DeLand City Commission has given its blessing to a series of temporary measures aimed at helping Downtown businesses, particularly bars and eateries, survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DeLand Police Cmdr. Francis “Mac” McBride is retiring after 45 years on the police force and wants to thank the DeLand community. McBride joined the DeLand Police Department in November 1975. He plans to move to Alabama to spend time with his daughter on her 7-acre farm.
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In this publication, we mistakenly stated when voters will vote on the Seat 2 race for the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The race will be in the general election held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, not in the primary election of Tuesday, Aug. 18.
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- School News: Procedures for attending high-school football games set
- Spiritual Side: New Light Church in DeLand is now open for Sunday services
- COVID-19 cancels Volusia Co. Fair; Youth livestock show to go on
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