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The Volusia County Council began the process Tuesday for adopting a new budget and tax structure for the next fiscal year, taking preliminary votes to roll back the Ponce de Leon Port Authority tax rate and leave the remaining tax rates mostly unchanged.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he wants Florida companies to provide internet connection to residents in Cuba, as the island entered its third day of protests amid widespread internet shutdowns that have hindered the flow of information.

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If you’re making the most of this year’s vacation by planning an extra-long trip, you’re not alone. Whether it’s extra vacation days that accumulated due to pandemic restrictions or pent-up desire for a change of scenery (or both), travelers are planning longer getaways.

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Daytona State College has created the “Falcon Fast Track” Scholarship program to provide support for 2020 and 2021 graduates of Volusia and Flagler County high schools. Eligible students who enroll at Daytona State full time (defined as 12 or more credit hours) will receive a $1,500 scholars…

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Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in August. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures.

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The Volusia County Council will host an affordable housing summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

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SURFSIDE, Fla. – Search crews working through harsh weather have recovered one more victim from the rubble of Surfside condo collapse, authorities announced Tuesday morning.

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The public is invited to attend listening sessions the City of Daytona Beach is hosting to learn about the coronavirus local fiscal recovery funds the city is receiving and provide feedback on how the monies should be used. The city’s allocation from the federal government is $15 million.

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Although a growing number of businesses are reopening their in-person office spaces, many are maintaining remote workforces or implementing hybrid schedules. While the shift signals steps toward more traditional, familiar work environments, it also presents some challenges.

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The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) has awarded the 2020 2021 Clerk of the Year Award to Volusia County Clerk of Court Laura E. Roth, Esq.

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The Volusia Forever and ECHO advisory committees will meet with the Volusia County Council at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center,  123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The Volusia Forever committee will meet first, followed by th…

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The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW, Inc., will celebrate the life, contributions and legacy of founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune just in time for her birthday through a series of free, virtual events. 

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FORT LAUDERDALE – Children younger than 12, the only portion of the population that cannot be protected by a COVID-19 vaccine, now make up a growing share of new coronavirus cases in Florida.

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The blessing of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s statues will be held in the city of Pietrasanta on July 10, the university founder’s birthday.

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FORT LAUDERDALE — The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys, complicating the search for survivors in the condo collapse and prompting a hurricane watch for the peninsula's upper Gulf Coast.

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Votran will operate a limited service schedule on Sunday, July 4. As the holiday falls on a Sunday, only routes that regularly run on Sunday will be impacted by the holiday schedule changes. Riders are encouraged to plan their travel in advance to avoid possible travel conflicts.

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Emani E. Hayes’ quinceanera, a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, was held on June 25 in Holly Hill. The purpose of a quinceanera is to mark the passage from youth into womanhood and symbolizes a transition into maturity through ceremony and celebration. Emani is heading into 10th grade …

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When the sun rises on July 5, it will illuminate thousands of pounds of debris left by Independence Day revelers. It will be the busiest beach cleanup day of the year.

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Local governments across America are dealing with an escalating affordable housing crisis. Locally, the Volusia County Council is tackling the complex issue with an ambitious initiative that will involve local governments, local agencies and individuals.

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The Fourth of July is the one day of the year when more pets run away from home than any other day. This results in animal shelters being extremely busy the 1-12 days immediately after the holiday.

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In a win for gun-rights supporters, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will let people with concealed-weapons licenses carry firearms at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools.

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Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, the eighth president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), died at his home in Orlando on June 24. He was 85.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their autho…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The driver who lost control of his pickup and drove through a crowd at this weekend’s Stonewall Pride Festival in Fort Lauderdale apologized Monday to the community and the family of the man he killed.

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June 19 marks the day when Union troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to find Black men, women, and children still in bondage months after the Confederacy’s surrender and more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

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