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February 2022 Blog Archive

Registration is open for Volusia County Schools Extended Day Summer Camp 2022. Thu, Feb 24, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools has announced that registration has opened for Extended Day Summer Camp 2022 at the following elementary schools:  Deltona Lakes Elementary Enterprise Elem... Read More

Man killed in an apparent accident at the Tomoka Landfill in Port Orange. Thu, Feb 17, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    A traffic controller who worked in the Tomoka Landfill was killed Wednesday in an apparent accident. According to reports, Volusia County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call fr... Read More

Become a climate-smart Floridian through a six-part series of programs from March 9 through April 2. Thu, Feb 17, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County residents can participate in a six-part series program sponsored by the Lyonia Environmental Center, Green Volusia, and the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension f... Read More

Volusia County levies inmate fees. Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   On Tuesday, the Volusia County Council gave the directive for the County’s Corrections Division, which operates two jails, to start assessing a one-time administrative booking fee o... Read More

Sheriff Mike Chitwood applauds the Volusia County Council's approval of a new Juvenile Center coming to Daytona Beach. Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Volusia County Council meeting, council members unanimously voted to provide funding for a comprehensive juvenile assessment center loc... Read More

Volusia County Council approves a $25,000 contribution for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune bronze statue, which will adorn Daytona Beach. Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Council approved a contribution of $25,000 to help pay for a similar, though slightly smaller bronze statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, which will adorn Dayton... Read More

Volusia County Schools’ Summer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program registration opens March 1. Tue, Feb 15, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools is providing a free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) this summer for incoming kindergartners who have not already taken advantage of the state’s free ... Read More

Votran makes changes to Sunday service. Tue, Feb 15, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Votran, Volusia County's public transportation system, has decided that Sunday service on Routes 1 and 17 will be modified beginning Sunday, February 20, by eliminating the “Tripper... Read More

Votran announces service interruptions during 2022 Speedweeks. Mon, Feb 14, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    With the 2022 Speedweeks upon us, Votran wants residents to expect numerous delays, interruptions, and detours that will be in effect from Thursday, February 17, through Sunday, ... Read More

Helpful traffic information for Speedweeks in Daytona Beach. Mon, Feb 14, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   From February 15 through 20, visitors and locals will be around the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, for the 2022 Speedweeks, and the annual series of events coincide wit... Read More

Volusia County's Emergency Rental Assistance portal to reopen on February 23. Thu, Feb 10, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   There are still funds available for financially struggling households, and in response, Volusia County will reopen the Emergency Rental Assistance portal on Wednesday, February 23, at 9 a... Read More

Volusia County Schools announces Dual Language Program for the 2022-2023 school year. Thu, Feb 10, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools will begin its first Dual Language Program in the 2022-23 school year for elementary students at Holly Hill K-8 and Spirit Elementary. According to a release, the ... Read More

Book a private airboat tour with Airboat Rides at Midway this Valentine's Day. Thu, Feb 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Take in the beauty of the natural Florida landscape on the St. Johns River this Valentine’s Day as you speed down the river with that special someone in your life. One-Hour... Read More

Man killed in Daytona Beach Police Officer-involved shooting. Thu, Feb 10, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is actively investigating a fatal shooting involving four Daytona Beach Police Officers. Several officers were in the process of monito... Read More

Ormond Beach Police Department is searching for a missing female with special needs. Wed, Feb 09, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Ormond Beach Police Department is actively searching for the missing Sydney Powell, 18, a special needs female, last seen on February 7, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Arroyo Parkway and Virg... Read More

Florida Department of Transportation plans a public meeting highlighting improvements to International Speedway Boulevard Corridor in Daytona Beach. Wed, Feb 09, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Florida Department of Transportation will host a meeting to highlight planned improvements for the International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92) corridor in Daytona Beach, stretching fro... Read More

Volusia County’s 2022 State of the County Address. Wed, Feb 09, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County hosted its annual State of the County Address at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, displaying the various accomplishments achieved countywide ... Read More

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrests a house cleaner after stealing jewelry from a Port Orange employer. Wed, Feb 09, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Detectives with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jennifer Eiss, 34, after stealing $5,000 worth of jewelry from a home she was hired to clean. According to the... Read More

Pet vaccinations, food, and microchips in Daytona Beach Mon, Feb 07, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia residents can show their love for their pets by attending the Animal Services’ community event at their headquarters, off Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach. Pet owners may ... Read More

New Smyrna Beach Police Department is searching for a missing juvenile. Mon, Feb 07, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News Have you seen this child?    The New Smyrna Beach Police Department is looking for Nicolas Statkus, a habitual runaway. Nicolas, a white fifteen-year-old male, fled from a foster c... Read More

Canaveral Port Authority and Volusia County partner up to promote Logistic and Trade Advantages to help attract new business. Mon, Feb 07, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County’s Division of Economic Development and the Canaveral Port Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen global trade efforts to attract more jobs to th... Read More

Florida’s annual Severe Weather Awareness Week is recognized this year around the state from February 7-11. Fri, Feb 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The State of Florida's annual Severe Weather Awareness Week is recognized this year from February 7 to 11. Volusia County’s Emergency Management Team will give several daily tips, ... Read More

Volusia County Schools to host invitation-only Spring Instructional Job Fair in April 2022. Fri, Feb 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools will host an invitation-only Spring 2022 Instructional Job Fair on April 20, 2022. Candidates may interview in person or virtually during the event. Those interest... Read More

Bethune-Cookman University scientist to discuss a watershed initiative in Ormond Beach. Fri, Feb 04, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Dr. Michael Reiter of Bethune-Cookman University's Integrated Environmental Science will present his work with the Halifax River Urban Watershed Sustainability Initiative at the Ormond Be... Read More

Lockdown at Spruce Creek Elementary School in Port Orange has been lifted. Fri, Feb 04, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Spruce Creek Elementary School off Taylor Road in Port Orange went under lockdown Friday morning in response to an unidentified person on campus. Lockdown procedures went into e... Read More

Volusia County Council selects firm to seek sponsorship and naming rights deals Thu, Feb 03, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Council approved a plan on Tuesday to sell sponsorships and naming rights to county buildings, facilities, and programs, in hopes of mining a new revenue source. The p... Read More

Volusia County seeks to buy the United Way building in Daytona Beach to relocate Fire Station 15. Thu, Feb 03, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   The Volusia County Fire Rescue site on Tiger Bay Road in Daytona Beach, called Fire Station 15, is used for training and an apparatus bay housing the County HazMat fire engine. Originall... Read More

Kurt Swartzlander will take over as Daytona Beach Shores City Manager in July 2022. Wed, Feb 02, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Following the announcement of current Daytona Beach Shores City Manager Michael Booker's retirement this coming Summer, the City Council has chosen Kurt Swartzlander to take over as the n... Read More

Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce hosts Mayor’s Breakfast and Awards honoring the firefighter, police officer, or public safety officer of the year. Wed, Feb 02, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News      The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Breakfast and Awards ceremony Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Riverside Pavilion off R... Read More

Volusia County Schools announces middle school reformation. Tue, Feb 01, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Beginning next school year (2022-2023), Volusia County Schools will implement exciting changes to middle schools countywide. The changes will include teaming teachers with students to est... Read More

In-season beach ramps are now open. Tue, Feb 01, 2022 Written by Anthony Bicy Belden Communications News   Twenty-two beach ramps in Volusia County opened today to mark the start of Volusia County’s annual in-season beach ramp schedule. The beach ramps provide access to county beaches, f... Read More

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