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The agricultural industry is  the silent engine of Volusia County’s economy with local farmers creating jobs, feeding families and pumping mor…

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Daylight saving time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedule allows changes. Residents may water their lawns twice a week until standard time resumes Nov. 3, when the once-a-week schedule will return. People who live at odd-numbered addresses may water Wednesdays and Saturdays, and […]

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BY RONALD D. WHITE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS For the second year in a row, American consumers are paying more for their Christmas trees, and the selection might not be as lush. “It’s a tight supply and demand balance this year,” said Doug Hundley, spokesman for the National Christmas Tree Association, which projects that trees across […]

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Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban began June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: •The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue […]

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Volusia County Fire Rescue has issued an outdoor burn ban due to the ongoing dry conditions. The ban, which took effect on April 28, applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. Under the burn ban, all outdoor burning, unless authorized by the Florida Forest Service, is prohibited. This includes the […]

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State Rep. Patrick Henry held an open house at his South Palmetto Avenue office in Daytona Beach on March 3. Attending the event were constituents, family members and friends. Henry, a former Daytona Beach city commissioner, was elected last year to the Florida House of Representatives District 26. He is on the following state committees: […]