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Ninety-nine years ago this year, a woman heard a sermon on Mother’s Day that gave her an the idea that there should also be a Father’s Day.

Sonora Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- If you ever wonder why our economy is the way it is, it's because our government spends too much helping out the United Nations and all of the countries that dislike us.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The message from the pulpit was simple and to the point: "We're a people of the Book."
 
The messenger was The Rev. Don Bremer of the First United Methodist Church of New Smyrna Beach and his message Sunday was in reference to the book of faith -- the Holy Bible as part of Sunday's service, dedicating 120 new pew Holy Bibles.
 

DAYTONA BEACH -- ust three weeks after saying they wanted no part of an outsider chosen by their divorced minority partner to oversee the operations of the Daytona Beach News-Journal while a new buyer is sought, the newspaper's directors did an about face Tuesday and welcomed him and his $2,000 daily salary. Earlier this month, the newspaper cried foul after Cox Enterprises said it wanted an administrator appointed because it feared News-Journal ownership might squander the assets.

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I am very pleased with the development of NSBNEWS.net since the April 15 launch and the 8,000-plus hits as of this Sunday morning. I wanted Sunday to have added emphasis, which is the reasoning behind our Sunday In Depth page, featuring The Big Story and the Sunday Video Newsmaker Q&A.
Oak Hill Police Chief Guy Grasso and his officers are profiled in The Big Story and Edgewater City Councilwoman Gigi Bennington is interviewed in the newsmaker segment. The interview is 10 minutes long.

Developing this Web site has been a painstaking effort, but anything worth pursuing takes a lot of work.

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NEWSMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The 2008 march of the winter cold fronts accompanied by following high pressure ridges (defined as an elongated areas of high pressure in the atmosphere lying between two areas of low pressure) has ended.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The water temperatures are in the low 70s and the fishing is hot everywhere. Tournaments are in full swing and anglers are having a ball -- well, most of them, that is.

I am excited about the potential for NSBNEWS.net, now in our fourth day and close to 2,000 hits. You have a viable alternative to the Daytona newspaper´s printed non-daily Daily Journal.
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SAMSULA -- If it's got four wheels and a motor, New
Smyrna Beach's Tank Tucker knows he can drive it.

Tucker added a little more hardware to the trophy case
last Saturday night with his second consecutive win in
the Tommy Patterson Memorial 50-lap feature for
Florida Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway.

It was his third overall victory in the nine-year history of the
event. He also won in 2001.

The 43-year-old Tucker has built quite a reputation
around the half-mile asphalt track here at Samsula and
also the various other Florida tracks over the years.

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