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April 2018 Blog Archive

Volusia County Sheriff's Deputies Searching for Inmate Mon, Apr 30, 2018 The Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies are on the search for an inmate who walked off from a work crew Monday afternoon in DeBary.   The inmate, Trayvion Stephens, is 19 years old and walked away from his work crew wearing a lime green ... Read More

Free Smoke Detectors to be Installed in 2 South Daytona Mobile Home Parks Wed, Apr 25, 2018 South Daytona, FL- On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the South Daytona Fire Department will partner with the American Red Cross of Central Florida to install free smoke detectors in two of South Daytona’s mobile home parks. The residents of these... Read More

30 Acres Near Pavilion at Port Orange will be used for Multi-Family Apartments Wed, Apr 25, 2018 Port Orange, FL- Requests to rezone property near the Pavilion at Port Orange were approved at last week’s council meeting. 30 acres of land has been rezoned for multi-family apartment use.  The land was originally zoned for commercial ... Read More

Port Orange 4/20 DUI Checkpoint Indefinitely Postponed Fri, Apr 20, 2018 Port Orange, FL- There have been reports of a planned DUI checkpoint for the night of Friday, April 20th. This planned DUI has been postponed indefinitely by Port Orange Police Department.  The planned DUI checkpoint was going to be at Dunlaw... Read More

Silver Sands Middle School Student Arrested for Bomb Threat Thu, Apr 19, 2018   A student of Silver Sands Middle School in Port Orange was arrested on Wednesday for threatening to bomb the school.   According to Laura Williams, Volusia County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson, the 11-year old boy was arrested and ... Read More

City Council recently discussed rezoning and an influx of apartments near The Pavilion at Port Orange at a recent Port Orange City Council Meeting. Tue, Apr 17, 2018 City Council to Discuss rezoning and influx of apartments near The Pavilion at Port Orange       Williamson Boulevard in Port Orange may be seeing a lot of construction soon. Projects will be discussed at tonight’s city cou... Read More

South Daytona’s Annual Sparkle Days Starts April 13th Thu, Apr 12, 2018 For 30 years in a row, South Daytona has celebrated Sparkle Days in an effort to help residents dispose of trash. Sparkle Days will run from April 13th to April 23rd and residents are encouraged to put almost any kind of trash they have on the curb a... Read More

City Council Votes to Disband Port Orange Youth Advisory Board Thu, Apr 12, 2018 Due to low attendance and repeated unexcused absences, a decision was made by a  City Council vote to disband the Youth Advisory Board with the intention of implementing some adjustments and reorganizing next year. Some changes that will be imp... Read More

An Interim Police Chief has been appointed at South Daytona’s City Council meeting Thu, Apr 12, 2018 At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Gerald Monahan Jr. (former Port Orange public safety director) was appointed the South Daytona’s interim police chief. This decision came in lieu of the retirement of Ron Wright which was announced earli... Read More

Giving Fifth Graders Access to the Universe (For FREE!) Wed, Apr 11, 2018 Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral is providing FREE admission to students ages 10-11 and/or in the fifth grade from now until December 31st, 2018. To download the coupon, click here! Each student must present the printed coupon and visit with... Read More

2018 Hurricane Season Predictions: More active than the average season - Read More Fri, Apr 06, 2018 Hurricane season begins June 1st and Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts we’ll have 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes.   This is busier than the average hurricane season but is predicted to be less ... Read More

Ron Wright, South Daytona Police Chief, Under Criminal Investigation Announces Retirement
Ron Wright, South Daytona Police Chief, Under Criminal Investigation Announces Retirement Wed, Apr 04, 2018 South Daytona Police Chief Ron Wright announced his retirement this week after nearly 30 years of working with the South Daytona Police Department.   In a letter to his employees, Wright wrote “After nearly three decades of employment wi... Read More

City of Port Orange is experiencing a phone system outage Wed, Apr 04, 2018  The city of Port Orange is experiencing phone issues for city phone numbers. They are working with their service provider to troubleshoot and fix the issue Read More

An engineered controlled burn is continuing to burn for the next 2 weeks at Westport Reserve subdivision in Port Orange Tue, Apr 03, 2018 Beginning on Tuesday, April 3rd, the contractor for the Westport Reserve Subdivision – Phase 4 in Port Orange, will be using an engineered controlled burn apparatus at the site to remove piles of debris from site clearing. According to the cont... Read More