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September 2018 Blog Archive

Port Orange Man Arrested After Video Doorbell Captures Break-In Attempt Thu, Sep 27, 2018 Port Orange, FL - A 37-year-old Port Orange man is in the Volusia County jail this morning after being arrested for a burglary attempt caught on a doorbell camera Wednesday morning. Frank Johnson was allegedly dressed as an air conditioning rep... Read More

Port Orange to Host Rock and Walk Saturday Tue, Sep 25, 2018 Port Orange, FL - On Saturday, September 29th, Port Orange will be hosting the 2018 Daytona Rock and Walk at the Port Orange Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the 7th annual Rock and Walk which is put on by the Florida Chapter of The TEARS... Read More

Port Orange Man Sentenced 45 years for 2014 Murder Fri, Sep 21, 2018 Port Orange, FL - A 23-year-old Port Orange man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for a crime he committed as a teenager. Dylan J. Reitzel was arrested and charged with First-Degree murder in March of 2014 after Reitzel allegedly stabbed 52... Read More

VCSO Announces Rollout OF ‘TEXT TO 911’ Service Fri, Sep 21, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office has released their new “TEXT to 911” service. “Anytime you have an emergency the best and fastest way to get help is calling 911. Today, for those who can’t make a p... Read More

County Still Discussing EMS Response Times, No Clear-cut Solution Thu, Sep 20, 2018 Port Orange, FL - At a recent Volusia County Council meeting Councilwoman Heather Post discussed data concerning EMS response times, and she used examples of instances where the times were more than 30 minutes. One of the examples she cited was on A... Read More

DUI Checkpoint to Run This Weekend on Dunlawton Wed, Sep 19, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The Port Orange Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint late Friday night into the early morning hours of Saturday in an effort to keep Port Orange streets safe. The checkpoint will take place Friday, September 21st, ... Read More

Boil Water Alert Ends After Water Main Break Wed, Sep 19, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The precautionary boil water notice issued Monday has been rescinded for residents in the area of Spruce Creek and Taylor Road. A statement from the City of Port Orange was issued to assure residents the water is now safe to... Read More

City Council to Consider New Planning Commission Appointees Tue, Sep 18, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The Port Orange City Council will consider the applications of three Port Orange residents to serve on the Planning Commission. Term limits for four current commission members created the need for applications from residents i... Read More

Some City Residents Advised to Boil Water Through Wednesday Mon, Sep 17, 2018 ** This affects residents from Spruce Creek Road starting from Taylor Road South ** Read More

City Announces Support for Tax Hike Fri, Sep 14, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The City of Port Orange announced today its full support of a proposed tax increase. “The City of Port Orange today announces its intention to increase the millage rate from last year’s rate of 4.4881 to 4.6288, wh... Read More

Volusia School Board to Hear Final Budget Proposal Tonight Tue, Sep 11, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The Volusia County School Board has a very full agenda for its meeting tonight, and the public is invited to voice its opinions pertaining to the proposed 2018-2019 school year budget. The Public Hearing tonight will discuss the re... Read More

Just Us Girls Event to Feature Charity Auction for Murder Victim’s Family Fri, Sep 07, 2018 The devastating news of Diana Kessler’s homicide and a young son left without a mother has left a deep wound in the heart of the Port Orange community, but many community members are rallying to help the family in their time of need. Read More

Port Orange Man Arrested After Peeping Incident Thu, Sep 06, 2018 Port Orange, FL - A local man was arrested Monday night after his neighbor claims he found the man lurking outside his home under the master bathroom window. Michael Woodward, 45, was charged with one count of Voyeurism and one count of Loitering or... Read More

City Special Budget Meeting Ends with Split Vote on Tax Hike Thu, Sep 06, 2018 The only thing Council Members seemed to agree upon at Wednesday night’s Special Budget Meeting was that raising taxes is a tough decision. Ultimately, the vote on the proposed increase to the city’s millage rate was 3-2 in favor of rais... Read More

Council Approves Zoning Moratorium, Special Meeting Tonight to Discuss Tax Hike Wed, Sep 05, 2018 At last night’s City Council meeting there was unanimous support for an ordinance that presses pause on all new applications to change the use of city land parcels, especially for use by cellular service providers that plan the construction of ... Read More

Zoning Application Moratorium to Be Introduced at Council Meeting Tonight Tue, Sep 04, 2018 It’s a small line item on tonight’s City Council Meeting agenda, but it could have great ramifications. The motion is likely in response to public opposition to the proposed Change of Use application that, if approved, would allow the co... Read More

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