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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- One of New Smyrna Beach PD's finest has been promoted: Inv. Brian Morris has moved up to the rank of patrol supervisor.

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Jodie Meeks, shown above, joins the Orlando Magic in a trade engineeered by the front office on June 29. Meeks comes to Orlando from the Dewtroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round pick.

By HENRY FREDERICK
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Jodie Meeks from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.

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LAKE HELEN, Fla. -- Zone 2 Commissioner Vernon Burton got a free pass to-re-election when no one else put in qualifying papers by the noon Friday deadline and so he will serve another two years when his current term expires after November's election.

 

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Joseph Perrone and Bill Milano(l to r) have each won another two years in office in Ponce Inlet without opposition.

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.

That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.

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Pierson, Florida, ferncapital of the world / Headline Surfer®PIERSON, FLA. -- Two incumbents who are fern growers were returned to office here in Pierson, known as the "Fern Capital of the World," when no challengers emerged by the noon Friday deadline for qualifying.

As such, re-elected without opposition for another four years were seat 4 Councilman Samuel G.S. Bennett and seat 5 Councilman Herbert J. Bennett.

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Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett's Mercedes was wrecked duriung carjacking / Headline Surfer®

Sanford carjacking susperct / Headline Surfer®Carjacking suspect / Headline Surfer®SANFORD, Fla. -- While two teens are in jail, Sanford cops are looking for a third allegedly involved in early Saturday's armed carjacking of Mayor Jeff Triplett when one of them asked him, "Got a light?" before sticking a gun in his face and threatening to kill him unless he handed his keys and wallet.

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Sanford cops looking for Kobe Deron Hunter inconnection with a June 17 homicide / Headline Surfer®Sanford cops looking for 2 men involved in a homicide / Headline Surfer®SANFORD, Fla. -- The Sanford Police Department is attempting to locate Kobe Deron Hunter, in connection with the June 17, 2016 homicide of Daquan McClain.

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Laura Roth endorsed for Volusia County, FL% Clerk of the Court / Headline Surfer®
Laura Roth, Republican, endorsed for Volusia County Clerk of the Court / Headline Surfer®
Headline Surfer® video / The internet news provider has created a tribute slide show presentation as part of its endorsement of Laura Roth, who will likely become the elected Clerk of the Circuit Court when qualifying ends at noon today with no opposition expected.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLa. -- It's a fait accompli that Republican Laura Roth will be the clerk of the court-nominee when qualifying ends at noon today. That's because she'll likely be unopposed unless someone files last minute.

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Headline Surfer® photo illustration /  NSBPD's Mark Severance with his wife, Denise (right),along with their son, Cody, killed in a 1988 car accident. Severance reflects on Father's Day as it relates to the turmoil on this special day of a total stranger, Matt Graces of Nebraska, whose son, Lane, was killed by a gator at a Disney Resort five nights earlier.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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Happy Father's Day / 2 generations, Henry Frederick Jr & son, 1964, Henry Frederick III & son, 1995 / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there around the world for today is a day of personal reflection.

Being a father to a son (or daughter) is far from easy. Being a son (or daughter) to a father is from easy, too.