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August 2021 Blog Archive

CDC raises the travel advisory levels for the Bahamas and St. Maarten. Thu, Aug 26, 2021 Written by Steven Christian Belden Communications News   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has increased the travel advisory for any U.S. citizen traveling to the Bahamas, and St. Maarten, to a level four advisory.  ... Read More

Votran anticipates service interruptions during Coke Zero 400 weekend. Wed, Aug 25, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the Coke Zero 400 coming to the Daytona International Speedway this weekend, Votran is predicting heavy traffic in the area that potentially could cause route delays and interrupt... Read More

Annual flushing and maintenance of water distribution system. Fri, Aug 20, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Port Orange Public Utilities Department and the City of Port Orange will be performing the annual flushing and maintenance on the water distribution system starting Wednesday, Sept... Read More

County plans affordable housing webinar. Thu, Aug 19, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise here in Volusia County, officials have decided to reschedule the Affordable Housing Summit scheduled for August 27. The county staff is a... Read More

Officer Jason Raynor, the officer that was shot while on patrol in June, passed away. Wed, Aug 18, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Officer Jason Raynor, the officer that was shot while on patrol in June, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 17, at 8:09 p.m.  Daytona Beach Police Depar... Read More

County Council approves changes to the ECHO program. Wed, Aug 18, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Tuesday, August 17, the County Council adopted new operating rules for the ECHO program. Many of the changes to the ECHO program provide enhanced assistance to agencies seeking county EC... Read More

Get back to learning about nature with an Airboat Tour from Airboat Rides at Midway. Thu, Aug 12, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News Get back to learning about nature with an Airboat Tour from Airboat Rides at Midway, just in time for the kids to head back to school. Airboat Rides at Midway Airboat tours offer education ... Read More

A 30-day mask requirement will be in effect for adults throughout all Volusia County Schools. Wed, Aug 11, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced Wednesday that all adults, including employees, parents, volunteers, and other visitors, will be required to wear a face-covering (mask or shield) in a... Read More

Free microchipping and pet disaster kits at Animal Services event on August 14. Tue, Aug 10, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     This Saturday, August 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volusia County Animal Services will be hosting a free, drive-thru pet microchip event at the Animal Services headquarters off Indi... Read More

Heather Post appointed to Preemption Committee. Mon, Aug 09, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Heather Post - Volusia County Councilwoman and Representative of District 4 - was recently appointed, by the president of the Florida Association of Counties, to serve on a newly formed s... Read More

Volusia County Schools puts student artwork on display. Thu, Aug 05, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools high school students will have artwork on display at the Art Stars of Volusia County High School Exhibition. Starting Saturday, August 7, the artwork will appear i... Read More

Port Orange Police Officer passes away due to COVID-19. Thu, Aug 05, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Port Orange Police Department announced Thursday the passing of one their own due to the COVID-19 virus, with permission from the officer’s family. Officer Justin White, a v... Read More

Royal Caribbean is launching its full fleet by Spring 2022. Thu, Aug 05, 2021 Written by Steven Christian  Belden Communications News   Royal Caribbean has announced its return to service dates for the remainder of its fleet starting in September 2021. The cruise line plans for its full line-up of ships to be ba... Read More

County Council confirms new EMS Director. Wed, Aug 04, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   On Tuesday, Michael Colman became Volusia County’s new Emergency Medical Services Director, following his position as Chief Operating Officer of the Richmond Ambulance Authority. C... Read More

Volusia County Schools break ground on the construction site of the new Beachside Elementary School. Wed, Aug 04, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools has begun construction on the new Beachside Elementary School, combining Ortona and Osceola elementary schools. The two 1950s-era schools will merge into a singular... Read More

Volusia County lands $4 million Federal Economic Development Grant. Tue, Aug 03, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County has landed $4 million in Federal Economic Development Grant funds for ongoing economic development efforts luring more industry and jobs to the Daytona Beach International ... Read More

Volusia County libraries cancel programs. Tue, Aug 03, 2021 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   All fourteen branches of the Volusia County Public Library system have canceled all indoor programs for youths and adults in response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The branches ... Read More

Carnival Mardi Gras departs Port Canaveral on Inaugural Cruise. Mon, Aug 02, 2021 Written by Steven Christian  Belden Communications News   Carnival Mardi Gras has finally set sail on her inaugural cruise, which sailed out of Port Canaveral on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Now heading for the Caribbean, the Mardi Gras... Read More

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