DELTONA, Fla. -- The Florida League of Cities has recognized Deltona Commissioner Heidi Herzberg with a 2015 Home Rule Hero Award for her "tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2015 legislative session."
Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and non-elected – who consistently responded to the League’s request to reach out to members of the legislature and help give a local perspective to an issue.
“Strong home rule powers ensure government stays close to the people it serves,” Herzberg told Headline Surfer® after receiving her award.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The depth and scope of the data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) continues to grow - records going as far back as 1985 and the information of any federal employee could have been compromised.
Orlando among seven cities Gov. Rick Scott will visit today as part of his 'Keep Florida Working' tax cut victory tour
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott will visit Orlando and six other cities today as part of his "Keep Florida Working" tax cut victory tour to celebrate more than $400 million in tax cuts for Florida families.
Scott last week signed HB 33A, which includes cuts on Floridians’ cell phone and TV tax; one-year elimination of the sales tax on college textbooks; and providing for a 10-day back-to-school tax holiday.
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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Upon rising this morning, the headline screaming from Mom's copy of the local morning paper was “A Nation Grieves,” in reference to the the South Carolina church massacre.
NSB-based Sandy Adams running for Congress to pick up where she left off in battling Obama-lovin' liberals
Former New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer, also a Republican, first to announce run for Congress
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Former Congresswoman Sandy Adams, who previously represented the Space Coast for one term, has announced she will seek the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District, which she represented portions of during her previous tenure in Congress.
“We have an opportunity in 2016 to roll back the policies of President Obama and liberals in Congress,” Adams, who served from 2011-'12, told HeadlineSurfer.com, “but that means electing people who will fight for our values. I have a clear record of conservative leadership in Tallahassee and Washington.”
ORLANDO, Fla.-- The NBA's Orlando Magic have promoted Charles Freeman, who is entering his 20th season with the team, to chief operating officer, CEO Alex Martins announced today.
Martins also announced the promotion of Michael Forde to executive vice president of sales and Anthony Perez to executive vice president of strategy. Freeman's responsibilities include management and oversight of ticket sales, services and operations; premium sales, client services, corporate partnerships, marketing, arena operations and retail. Freeman was previously promoted to chief revenue officer in July 2012.
“Charlie has provided great strategic leadership and vision to the Orlando Magic and we look forward to his continued expertise in regard to the business operation of our organization,” Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins said in a prepared statement to HeadlineSurfer.com and other Central Florida media outlets. “From overseeing the design, construction and development of the Amway Center for the Magic to implementing business initiatives, his experience and expertise will continue to be keys for the Magic in our quest to be world champions on and off the court.”
Hanfords lead Catholic protest of gay marriage at busy Port Orange intersection in advance of US Supreme Court ruling
PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- The honking cars and cheers were like symphony music to the ears Maredy Hanford and nearly two dozen other parishioners from Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange at the intersection of Ridgewood and Dunlawton avenues.
They were there from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday protesting gay marriage.
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Emmanuel’s Closet is pleased to announce it will be hosting the inaugural Flagler Fashion Show 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Italian American Social Club at Palm Coast at 45 Old Kings Rd N, in Palm Coast. The local mission provides free clothing to Flagler children and families in need.
The fundraising event includes dinner, dessert, raffles, a silent auction, dancing, photos and other activities. The models in the fashion show will be wearing clothes that have been donated to Emmanuel’s closet. Dinner tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the mission shop.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has been named the newest member of the Washington, D.C.-based Manufacturing Institute’s M-List, which recognizes schools providing manufacturing training that meets industry standards.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the Manufacturing Institute with its renowned advocacy for manufacturing in the U.S.,” Tom LoBasso, president of Daytona State said. “This reaffirms our long-standing record of quality and service to the community with our responsive workforce career programs.”
Mary Bruno, associate vice president of continuing and workforce education, added, “M-list membership signifies DSC’s commitment to closing the skills gap and helping to grow our region’s manufacturing sector to its fullest potential as a jobs creator and economic driver.”
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