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December 2020 Blog Archive

Disabled Man Missing from Holly Hill. Wed, Dec 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Have you seen this man?    According to reports from the Holly Hill Police Department, a 31-year-old Autistic man has been reported missing from his home since December 2... Read More

Volusia County Health Department to Begin Offering Vaccines to People 65 and Older Tue, Dec 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to an update from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, vaccinations will begin to be distributed to people in the county that are 65 years old and older. &nbs... Read More

Homicide Suspect in Derbyshire Park Shooting Caught. Mon, Dec 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Arrington Turner, the suspect wanted in the Derbyshire Park Shooting that occurred back in November, has been caught.   Turner was caught early Monday in Port Orange, for his ro... Read More

State-Run COVID-19 Test Site Update Mon, Dec 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The state-run COVID-19 test site in New Smyrna Beach has been busy, setting a new record for several daily tests on Wednesday, December 23.   According to a release put out by t... Read More

Airport Completes Taxiway Project Mon, Dec 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Daytona Beach International Airport has completed its major taxiway rehabilitation project.   The project took two and a half years and $40 million to complete rehabilitation on... Read More

Additional Vehicular Beach Access Ramps Open Through Sunday, January 3 Mon, Dec 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   To ensure visitors and residents can easily access the beach through the end of the year, additional vehicular beach access ramps are open through Sunday, January 3.   Milsap Ro... Read More

Waste Pro Holiday Schedule for Ormond Beach. Wed, Dec 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Ormond Beach put out a release, informing residents of the Waste Pro Holiday Trash Schedule.   Waste Pro will be closed Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, Januar... Read More

Men’s Softball League to Play at Strickland Park Tue, Dec 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division wants residents to get their game on with new teams for its men’s adult softball league.   According to a rel... Read More

Votran Christmas, New Year’s Route Changes. Mon, Dec 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Votran will operate a limited-service schedule on Friday, December 25, and Friday, January 1, both due to the holidays.   Riders are encouraged to plan travel to avoid traffic c... Read More

County Officials Hold COVID-19 Update Friday, December 18, 2020. Fri, Dec 18, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The county officials, along with representatives from the Health Department and Halifax Health, provided a county-wide COVID-19 update Friday morning.   With cases on the rise, ... Read More

City of Daytona Beach Animal Services Helps over 500 Cats Thu, Dec 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Through the City of Daytona Beach's, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, the Animal Control Division has lent a paw or two and recently neutered it's 500th stray, to try and mitiga... Read More

Atlantic High School Lockdown Lifted. Wed, Dec 16, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Atlantic High School, off of Reed Canal in Port Orange, was placed under a lockdown Wednesday, due to rumors of a weapon on campus.   According to reports from the Volusia Count... Read More

Treasury and Billing Division Created in Volusia County. Wed, Dec 16, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Council approved the dissolution of the Revenue Division, at the last scheduled County Council meeting of the year, which was held Tuesday. The Council, in the same ... Read More

Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty After Throwing Dog from Motel Balcony. Tue, Dec 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   A woman who originally was threatening to jump from the second floor of a Daytona Beach Motel, was charged with Animal Cruelty after throwing her dog over the railing instead.  ... Read More

Ormond Beach Police Department to Hold 4th Annual Shop with a Cop Event. Tue, Dec 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Ormond Beach Police Department is hosting its fourth annual Shop with a Cop Program Saturday, December 19, at 4 p.m.   The Shop with a Cop program is intended to promote and... Read More

VCS Invites Public to Review Instructional Material Under Consideration Tue, Dec 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools initiated the process of adopting new materials for instructional materials – such as textbooks. VCS is seeking public review and input on the instructiona... Read More

Holiday Waste Collection for Unincorporated Areas Wed, Dec 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release put out by the county, there will be no garbage, recycling, bulk waste, and yard trash collection for unincorporated Volusia County on Christmas and New Year&rsq... Read More

JAG Funds Available for Volusia County Nonprofits and Cities. Wed, Dec 09, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County is anticipating an award of $144,648 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide Program under Chapter 11D-9 of the Florida Administra... Read More

Ormond Beach Utility Bill Alert. Tue, Dec 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The city of Ormond Beach sent out a release Tuesday warning customers of an error on their utility bills that were dated for December 7, 2020.   The Ormond Beach utility bill th... Read More

County Prepares for Groundbreaking on New Edwin W. Peck Sr. Park Tue, Dec 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County announces groundbreaking for the new Edwin W. Peck Sr. Park that will be located off S. Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach Shores. The ceremony will signify the start of cons... Read More

Volusia County Schools Selected for State Pilot Program for Kindergarten Readiness. Tue, Dec 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County Schools has been approved by the State, to participate in a new state pilot program that focuses on Kindergarten Readiness.   The district’s 23 Volun... Read More

Local Middle School Teacher Still Missing, Police Department Provides Update. Mon, Dec 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Port Orange Police Department held a press conference Monday, providing the public with an update on the status of Robert Heikka, a teacher from Creekside Middle, who has been missing ... Read More

Votran Seeks Input for Transit Development Plan Fri, Dec 04, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Votran, the county’s transit agency, wants to hear from you.   According to a release, the agency has started working on significant updates to its Transit Development Pla... Read More

Ocean Center Hosts 10th Annual Light Up Volusia Event Thu, Dec 03, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Ocean Center will be hosting its 10th annual Light Up Volusia event from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 5, on the east plaza of the convention center.   The public i... Read More

School Way Café Announces Special Curbside Meals for Two Weeks of Winter Break. Thu, Dec 03, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News     School Way Café and Volusia County Schools announced this morning a special curbside meal service, that will be provided to all Volusia County children, including Brick a... Read More

Challenge Daytona to be Held This Weekend at the Speedway; Expect Traffic Delays. Wed, Dec 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Over 1,000 triathletes will be competing at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend, for Challenge Daytona.   Challenge Daytona is an endurance sports festival, in its s... Read More

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