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July 2020 Blog Archive

The City of Port Orange Announces Sandbag Locations Thu, Jul 30, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The city of Port Orange has announced two locations where sandbags are to begin being distributed starting today for Tropical Storm Isaias.   According to a release, san... Read More

Port Orange Police Department Investigating Suspicious Death of Port Orange Woman. Wed, Jul 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     As previously reported, the Port Orange Police Department was investigating the death of an elderly Port Orange woman.   The woman, 67-year-old Elizabeth Adams, was foun... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department Identifies Suspect in Murder Case, Obtains Warrant. Wed, Jul 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a release from the Daytona Beach Police Department, DBPD has identified and obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in the murder case from last weekend.  ... Read More

Daytona Beach Routine Flushing of City Water Through September 11 Wed, Jul 29, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The city of Daytona Beach is going through a process of flushing and treating its water distribution, to maintain safe and delicious water.   The process will include switching ... Read More

Port Orange Police Department Investigating Death of Elderly Woman. Tue, Jul 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Early Tuesday morning, Port Orange Police Department partnered with Port Orange Fire Rescue to a call off of Bolton Dr.   The call was about smoke inside a structure. &... Read More

NOAA: Invest 92L (Disturbance 9) Forecast Cone Shifts West Towards Florida. Tue, Jul 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     An elongated area of a low-pressure system (Invest 92 L -Disturbance #9) located about 500 miles East of the Windward Island’s is producing a wide area of showers and th... Read More

Florida Department of Agriculture Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packages. Tue, Jul 28, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is asking Floridians to report unsolicited packages of seeds that are received through the mail.&nb... Read More

Daytona Beach Police Department Attempting to Identify Person of Interest in Murder Case. Mon, Jul 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a news release from Daytona Beach Police Department, DBPD is looking to identify a person of interest in a murder that occurred over the weekend. The victim, Adri... Read More

Florida Department of Education Approved Volusia Live Model. Mon, Jul 27, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced over the weekend the Florida Department of Education has approved Volusia Live, Option 2 from the school boards reopening plan that was submitted las... Read More

Census Takers to Hit the Streets in August. Fri, Jul 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, in Mid-August census takers across the nation will begin to visit homes of people who have not responded to the 2020 Census.   62.8% of Volusia County R... Read More

Reduced Speed on S. Peninsula Dr. in Town of Ponce Inlet. Fri, Jul 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Back on July 16, Ponce Inlet Town Council approved a reduction of the speed limit on South Peninsula Dr. between Harbour Village Blvd and Inlet Harbor Rd.   According to a relea... Read More

The City of Port Orange Suspends Permitting for Major Special Events Fri, Jul 24, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     In a release sent out Friday, the city of Port Orange has suspended permitting for major special events defined by Chapter 58, Article III of the Code of Ordinances.   A... Read More

Volusia County Schools Pre-Registration Form for Parents Live Through July 28. Thu, Jul 23, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     As previously reported, Volusia County Schools delayed the start for the 2020-2021 school year from August 17 to August 31, along with approving the district’s innovative... Read More

Council Implements New State Law Allowing Historic Automobile Race Beach Events Wed, Jul 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Council Members amended the County’s beach code Tuesday, to establish processes to approve and regulate historic automobile race beach events.   The Historic North... Read More

Transition Plan for New Tax Collector Position Approved by Council. Wed, Jul 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   For the first time in 50 years, Volusia County voters will be able to elect a new Tax Collector, meaning the county’s revenue division will be undergoing a reorganization.  ... Read More

Volusia County School Board Talks of Face Mask Policy and Delays Start Date of School to August 31; Vote on School Re-opening Plan. Wed, Jul 22, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News     At a special virtual school board meeting Tuesday, the Volusia County School Board has unanimously voted to delay the start date of students from August 17, to August 31. Teache... Read More

Mainstream Voucher Program to Accept Applications Starting July 30. Tue, Jul 21, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Community Assistance Division from Volusia County will be accepting 250 pre-applications for a federally funded Mainstream Voucher Program that will begin at noon Thursda... Read More

Mayor Burnette Proposed Adding Mask Mandate to Council Agenda; Motion Denied at Council Workshop Meeting. Fri, Jul 17, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   At a city council budget workshop meeting Tuesday, Mayor Burnette addressed the council to add a Mask Mandate for the city onto the city council’s next agenda. This workshop was ... Read More

Don Burnette: Continuing to Move Port Orange Forward. Thu, Jul 16, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News         Mayor Don Burnette, the current Mayor for the city of Port Orange, is up for re-election next month. As the current Mayor, who has been in office since 2016, ... Read More

Volusia County Provides an Additional 117,500 Free Face Masks. Wed, Jul 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Last week the county distributed 119,000 surgical masks at nine different sites. Now, Volusia County Public Protection is distributing another 113,000 face masks at an addition... Read More

Walmart to Require Customers to Wear Facial Coverings Effective July 20. Wed, Jul 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   To continue focusing on the health and safety of its associates, members, and customers, Walmart will become the largest retailer to require facial coverings.   According to Dac... Read More

New Utility Company Scam, According to Federal Trade Commission. Wed, Jul 15, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   In a new blog post on the FTC’s website, Jim Kreidler informs consumers of a new trick being used by scammers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Scammers are now posing ... Read More

Port Orange Police Department Arrest Man in Street Sign Vandalism Mon, Jul 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Since early last week, residents of Port Orange have filed numerous complaints of vandalism to street signs throughout the city.   In a release from Port Orange Police Departme... Read More

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help in Seeking Rapist. Mon, Jul 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release sent out by Volusia County Sheriff's Office, detectives are searching for a suspect wanted on kidnapping and sexual battery charges in a case that occurred at a ... Read More

Mayor of Ponce Inlet Addresses Residents in a Letter. Mon, Jul 13, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   In a release, this morning from the Town of Ponce Inlet, the Mayor of Ponce Inlet, Gary Smith, has addressed residents via letter. The reasoning behind the letter is to keep all reside... Read More

Government Officials Remind Resident’s “Do Your Part,” During Press Conference. Fri, Jul 10, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Volusia County Government held a press conference Friday, from the Emergency Management Operations Center in Daytona Beach.   Dr. Peter Springer, the Medical Director f... Read More

Saturday Night Concert Series to Return to the Bandshell in Daytona Beach. Thu, Jul 09, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News       City Commissioners approved the return of Saturday Night Concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, this coming Saturday, July 11.    Friends of the ... Read More

Volusia County to Distribute 200,000+ Face Masks County Wide. Wed, Jul 08, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With continued efforts to help protect Volusia County residents from COVID-19, County Government will be distributing 119,000 surgical face masks starting Thursday, July 9.   R... Read More

Governor DeSantis Extends State of Emergency by 60 Days. Tue, Jul 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Governor Ron DeSantis extends Florida’s State of Emergency Order by another 60 days early Tuesday, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.   The original State of Em... Read More

Volusia County School Board Appoints Deputy Superintendent to Interim Super Intendent Role. Tue, Jul 07, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   During an emergency school board meeting this morning, the Volusia County School Board has decided to temporarily appoint the Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Carmen Balgobin, as Interim Sup... Read More

Mayor Burnette Issues Proclamation for Face Coverings in Port Orange Mon, Jul 06, 2020   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Mayor Donald Burnette of the City of Port Orange has proclaimed that July 2020 will be known as “Wear a Face Covering,” month.   According to a relea... Read More

Votran’s Independence Day Holiday Schedule. Thu, Jul 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     According to a release, Votran will operate on a limited service schedule on Saturday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Riders are encouraged to plan travel to avoid ... Read More

Kennedy Space Center to visitor Complex to Expand Open Attractions. Thu, Jul 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be expanding the availability of attractions to guests on Monday, July 6, opening Shuttle Launch Experience, the IMAX ... Read More

County Officials Want to Remind Residents to Celebrate Independence Day with Space this Weekend. Thu, Jul 02, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     County officials are expecting large crowds this holiday weekend, to celebrate Independence Day. While COVID-19 on the rise, all beachgoers are reminded to maintain social dis... Read More

Governor Ron DeSantis Providing Support to all Three HBCU’s in the State of Florida. Wed, Jul 01, 2020 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Governor Ron DeSantis spoke from Bethune-Cookman University Campus in Daytona Beach this afternoon, to announce his support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) budg... Read More

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