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December 2018 Blog Archive

Memorial Services Announced for Councilman Bob Ford Thu, Dec 27, 2018 Port Orange, FL - Details of the memorial service for Councilman Bob Ford have been announced. Ford, 74, passed away on Saturday December 22, 2018. A celebration of life for Ford will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Volusia Memorial... Read More

Port Orange City hopes to have Taylor road fixed by early January Mon, Dec 24, 2018 Port Orange City Council hired the engineering company Mead & Hunt who announced at the December city council meeting that they are working alongside Volusia County to get the construction done before January 7, 2019, which is when the High Schoo... Read More

City Councilman Bob Ford Passes Away Mon, Dec 24, 2018 Port Orange, Fl - A longtime public servant for the City of Port Orange has passed away. Saturday Councilman Bob Ford lost his fight with cancer and died in the company of his family. He was 74. Ford missed the most recent City Council meeting last ... Read More

Port Orange City Offices will be Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Thu, Dec 20, 2018 The City of Port Orange announced today that City Hall, all Parks & Recreation programs as well as the Police Department Records Division and Property Unit will be closed on Monday, December 24th for Christmas Eve and Tuesday, December 25th for C... Read More

City Council Discusses Traffic Issues Beyond Those Created by Recent Water Main Break Wed, Dec 19, 2018 Port Orange, FL - During Tuesday night’s Port Orange City Council meeting residents received an update on traffic issues in the city that resulted from the water main break on Taylor Road, but also had opportunities to voice concerns about issu... Read More

City Actively Seeking Finance Director Tue, Dec 18, 2018 Port Orange, FL - The City of Port Orange is actively seeking a Finance Director to fill the vacancy left after the passing of former director Tracey Riehm. Riehm died suddenly on Friday, November 16th from complications from a surgical procedure. S... Read More

Joseph Yarbrough, City Manager retires after 31 years Fri, Dec 14, 2018 Joseph Yarbrough approaches 43 years in his public service career. Joe Yarbrough started his career in 1975 as the Assistant to the Mayor of Chattanooga, TN and will complete his career on December 30th of this year as the Manager of The City of Sout... Read More

Port Orange Police seeking information about a single vehicle accident that left 2 carjacking suspects dead. Thu, Dec 13, 2018 Wednesday evening at approximately 10:28pm, the Port Orange Police responded to a single vehicle car accident at the intersection of Clyde Morris Blvd. and City Center Circle.   The occupants inside the vehicle were suspects in an earlier c... Read More

Loaded gun discovered at Atlantic High School in the backpack of a 17-year-old student Wed, Dec 12, 2018 17-year-old Timothy Eugene Coates, of Atlantic High School is facing the possibility of being charged with a felony tonight for possession of a firearm on a school campus. While Daytona Beach police were interviewing Coates at the High School abou... Read More

A mobile home fire was investigated today by Port Orange Fire & Rescue. Tue, Dec 11, 2018 A mobile home fire was investigated today by Port Orange Fire & Rescue. After the call came in around 9:30am this morning, crews arrived at Parkwood South community northwest of the Taylor and Spruce Creek roads intersection six minutes later.... Read More

Corrections Officer Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Inmate Tue, Dec 11, 2018 Port Orange, FL - A Port Orange man, who is a sergeant with Volusia County Division of Corrections, was arrested today on charges stemming from alleged sexual misconduct with an inmate. According to a release from authorities, “The Volusia Cou... Read More

Spruce Creek HS Band Trailer Stolen From School Lot Mon, Dec 10, 2018 Port Orange, FL - Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for a transport trailer that was stolen from the Spruce Creek High School parking lot on Saturday night around 11:15 pm. The trailer was reported missing Sunday morning by Robert Bosma... Read More

New City Manager selected for South Daytona City Council Sun, Dec 09, 2018 On Thursday, November 29, 2018 the public had been invited to Piggotte Community Center for a Meet and Greet with the two City Manager applicants; Les Gillis, South Daytona, FL and William Lanham II, Fayetteville, WV. The applicants were selected b... Read More

Port Orange Police Seeking Applicants for Citizens Police Academy Fri, Dec 07, 2018 Port Orange, FL – The Port Orange Police Department put out a call for applications from city residents with an interest in joining the Citizens Police Academy. As detailed in a release from the POPD today, “The Citizens Police Academy i... Read More

City Council Members Sworn In, Select New Committees Wed, Dec 05, 2018 Port Orange, FL – At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting the members who secured re-election in November were officially sworn in and the council firmed up representative positions for all Council committees. Council members Bob Ford, S... Read More

Shopping Carts Ordinance No. 201827 has been passed in Port Orange. Wed, Dec 05, 2018 Due to this Ordinance having substantive revisions since its first reading back in October the amended Ordinance had to go through first and second readings. After much deliberation, continuances and revisions, last night’s City Council voted 4... Read More

Taylor Road Could Take Weeks to Repair After Water Main Break Mon, Dec 03, 2018 Port Orange, FL - Residents in the area of Spruce Creek High School area facing traffic woes for at least two weeks while crews work to repair a water main break on Taylor Road, according to City of Port Orange spokeswoman Christine Martindale. The ... Read More