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Daytona State College, 35th in associate degrees awarded nationally / Headline Surfer®Daytona State College / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Daytona State College has made the grade and then some in awarding associates degrees.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Community College Week, one of the nation’s leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has named Daytona State College among its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. In fact, Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, among some 5,000 public and private institutions.

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Mayor member of all-white, all-male Anglers Club hearkening back to Jim Crow era

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Mayor Adam Barringer speaks during 2014 MLK event / Headline Sufer®MLKcrowd in New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Rev. Lorenzo Laws of the Allen Chapel AME Church and others in the predominantly-African-American Westside community and other parts of this coastal community marched across the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Bridge and into the Old Fort Park downtown for the MLK holiday vigil.

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MLK in prayer / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / image by Ken Thomsen / ministrywith.org /
Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. in prayer as shown in this photo. If he were alive today, his world would be upside down, according to the writer here.
James Harper, guest blogger for HeadliuneSurfer.com / Headline Surfer®By James Harper
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DAYTONA BEACH -- Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about how he had a dream. If he were alive today, 85 years after his birth on January 15, 1929, he would be giving a speech about the nightmare he had that came true.

When King was born, there was a unified black community. Racism was alive and well and in their faces. Segregation was the norm, especially in the South. There was one enemy, the White Man.

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Cast of 'Steel Magnolia' fort Littler Theatre of New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®Photo by Sandi Carroll for Headline Surfer® / The cast of 'Steel Magnolias' from left to right, are Karen Poulsen as Clairee, Kara Riley as Annelle, Barbara O'Connell as Ouiser, Jeanna Carley as Truvy, Karin Jenkins as M'Lynn and Krystina Hatcher as Shelby.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- "Steel Magnolias" will be offered an additional time by the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach at a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

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Judge Donald Scaglione / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Judge Donald E. Scaglione, shown here was elevated Nov. 15 from Hernando County judge to a judgeship in the 5th judicial circuit that covers Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties, with main administrative offices in Tavares. The 5th circuit comes under the scrutiny of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which sits in Daytona Beach. 

TAVARES, Fla. – Hernando County Judge Donald E. Scaglione was appointed in November by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the 5th Judicial Circuit Court in Tavares. The 5th circuit is under the umbrella of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which sits in Daytona Beach. 

Scaglione, 54 of Brooksville and a Hernando County Judge since 2005, filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens.

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Daytona Rising project / Headline Surfer®State Sen. Dorothy Hukill pushes Daytona Intl Speedway legislation / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer photos® /
State Sen. Dorothy Hukill had the legislative quotes all packaged conveniently for one media outlet in announcing her Senate committee had unanimously passed a bill that would provide $60 million in tax rebates to Daytona International Speedway over 30 years as part of its $400 million modernization project dubbed "Daytona Rising."

DAYTONA BEACH -- It would be nice for once for Dorothy Hukill to stop playing politics when it comes to the news, especially that of Daytona International Speedway.

Hukill has blatantly been feeding the Daytona Beach News-Journal exclusive quotes on her committee's unanimous vote to provide $60 million in incentives to Daytona International Speedway as part of its $400 million makeover dubbed "Daytona Rising."

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Before committing suicide, 20-year-old gunman struck two nurses with butt of weapon, demanding, 'Do you guys want to die tonight?'

Haklifax Hospital suicide victim's SUV was used to ram the gates / Headline Surfer®Front entranceway of Halifax Hospital shot out by gunman who jailed himself / Headline Surfer®Jonathan Rodriguez-Jeff, 20, shot & killed himself early Sunday at Halifax Hospital / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / 
Jonathan G. Rodriguez-Jeff, shown here in this snapshot, took his own life with a shotgun blast to his head after smashing through a gate at the Clyde Morris entrance to Daytona's Halifax Hospital, shooting out a front door and attacking two nurses with the butt of the weapon before killing himself.

DAYTONA BEACH -- What pushed an aparently despondent 20-year-old Deltona man over the edge in taking his own life with a shotgun blast to the head after shooting his way into Halifax Hospital and teeing off on two nurses with the butt of the lethal weapon just before 4 a.m. Sunday is not known.

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Kevin Harvick in victory lane at Daytona / Getty Images / Headline SurferPhotos by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR / Headline Surfer® /

DAYTONA BEACH -- Kevin Harvick made his No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet as wide as he could in the final laps, holding off repeated challenges for the lead on his way to victory in the Saturday night, Feb. 16, Sprint Unlimited under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

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Trooper: Toddler one of two small children ejected from van

Crescent Cirty fatality involves 3-year-old girl / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer®  graphic/ Toddler Nayana S. Thomas, of Seville, was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection on Clifton Road and 17-92 in Crescent City, just over the Volusia County line in Putnam County as shown in the locator map at left.

CRESCENT CITY -- The Christmas holiday season has been one of mourning for a Seville family with the Sunday morning death of a 3-year-old girl in a two-vehicle crash at an intersection in Crescent City, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Jeff Brower of DeLeon Springs / Volusia County, FL / guest blogger / Headline Surfer®By Jeff Brower
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DAYTONA BEACH -- It is Christmas Eve and I am thankful for the freedom and liberty God has given our family by placing us in a free state. Yet, I can not dismiss the concern I feel each day for the very present reality of our God given liberties being stripped from our daily lives by a few compromised men and women who seek to increase their own power, privilege, and position.

I am regularly criticized for regularly criticizing "our" side in the battle to restore liberty. The truth is I no longer have a side in politics. Neither of the two controlling parties represent constitutional restraint, love of individual freedom, minimal government intrusion, or minding our own business.

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