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January 2019 Blog Archive

Multiple Arrests Made in Theft and Robbery Case Tue, Jan 29, 2019 Port Orange, FL - Volusia County Sherriff’s Office has arrested seven people allegedly involved in a theft ring that stole vehicles and property amounting to thousands of dollars from a vacant property. According to a release from VCSO, detect... Read More

Port Orange Council Supports Measures for Future Communications Tower Siting Fri, Jan 25, 2019 Port Orange, FL - After earlier public outcry over a proposed AT&T Communications Tower being placed in a residential neighborhood, it was little surprise that the Port Orange City Council voiced support for a measure Tuesday night that would est... Read More

Port Orange American Legion building damaged in a fire Fri, Jan 25, 2019 City of Port Orange firefighters were called out this Friday, morning at 2am to the American Legion Post 270. Fortunately, the fire was contained to one wall and the attic space near the bar. The fire crews were able to extinguish the fire pretty qu... Read More

Port Orange Residential Chicken Program Receives Additional Support Wed, Jan 23, 2019 Port Orange, FL - An ordinance allowing ownership of chickens in residential areas of Port Orange passed on Tuesday night at the City Council meeting upon second reading. The vote was not unanimous, with Councilman Scott Stiltner voting against the ... Read More

Public Workshop Planned for Port Orange, Volusia Schools Wed, Jan 23, 2019 Port Orange, FL - Next month residents of Port Orange will have an opportunity to hear from, and be heard by, members of the Port Orange City Council and the Volusia County School Board in a special workshop designed to address topics of general conc... Read More

AED Used to Save Life of Police Officer at Port Orange Gym Wed, Jan 23, 2019 Port Orange, FL - The Port Orange City Council meeting ended Tuesday night with Councilman Scott Stiltner commenting on a recent near-tragedy that involved two off-duty first responders whose paths thankfully crossed at a Port Orange gym. According ... Read More

Port Orange Date Night Movie with FREE child care Tue, Jan 22, 2019 Port Orange Parks & Recreation will be hosting a FREE event at the Riverwalk Park on February 15th from 6pm-10pm. Parents will be able to drop off their children ages 6-14 at the Port Orange Parks & Recreation Gym. Registration is required an... Read More

Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery Sun, Jan 20, 2019 At around 2:43 pm yesterday, January 19th 17-year-old Brandin Woods committed an armed robbery of the 7-Eleven at 3651 Clyde Morris Blvd. Woods waited until the store was empty and demanded at knife point for the two clerks to put their cell phones d... Read More

Port Orange City Council to Continue Chickens, Cell Tower Discussions Fri, Jan 18, 2019 Port Orange, FL -- At the next Port Orange City Council meeting, council members will discuss two issues that have created a great deal of community discussion in the last few months since the introduction of each proposed ordinance. The City Counci... Read More

Port Orange Council Sets Dates for District 1 Special Election, Interim Selection Wed, Jan 09, 2019 Port Orange, FL -- Interested Port Orange residents have until February 22nd to declare their candidacy to fill the District 1 council seat left vacant by the passing of Councilman Bob Ford. A primary, if necessary, will be held April 30th and the S... Read More

City of Port Orange Announces Re-Opening of Taylor Road Tue, Jan 08, 2019 The City of Port Orange announces today that Taylor Road, a County Road, has re-opened. While minor cleanup is yet to be finished, road repairs have been completed, in coordination with Volusia County, and the road is now open to traffic and pedestri... Read More

General Changes to Council Meeting Format to Be Reviewed Tue, Jan 08, 2019 Port Orange, FL - Port Orange City Council is looking to make minor adjustments to how public Council meetings are conducted, which could benefit those looking to be heard. The proposed changes to the order of the meetings include a few things the c... Read More

Volusia County Eyes Sales Tax Increase Mon, Jan 07, 2019 County officials are meeting today at Daytona Beach International Airport to discuss when to hold a special election to obtain the public’s support for increasing sales tax by a half cent. If approved, the revenue would be spent improving infr... Read More

Port Orange to Fly City Flag at Half-Staff in Memoriam Fri, Jan 04, 2019 Port Orange, FL – The City announced Friday it would fly the city seal flag at half-staff in honor of Councilman Bob Ford, who passed away last month. Ford lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, December 22nd. He  was elected as the Dis... Read More

Port Orange Special Council Meeting Set to Discuss District 1 Vacancy Fri, Jan 04, 2019 Port Orange, FL – The passing of Councilman Bob Ford has left a vacant seat on the Port Orange City Council which will be addressed at a City Council Special Meeting next week. The Council will first hear a motion to declare the vacancy under ... Read More

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