DELAND, Fla. -- Deputy Sheriff Mike Coffin has a grown daughter and two grandchildren among his offspring, but because they live out of state, he has devoted much of his personal time mentoring young people despite his many demands as second in command of the largest cop shop in Volusia County with 460-plus sworn personnel.
New Smyrna Beach siblings attend Burns Sci-Tech in Oak Hill
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Daddy's little girl returned to school Monday along with about 61,000 other Volusia County students.
It was the day of school for Ray Catheline's little princess, Olivia, who entered kindergarten at the Buns Sci-Tech Charter School in Oak Hill. Big brother, Nicholas entered second grade.
Misty Burris Catheline took one final snapshot of the kids at home in New Smyrna Beach before the drive to Oak Hill and a couple more photos with father and the children in their respective classes.
"(We're) missing our babies, but we have a little downtime now," the proud mom lamented.
School crossing guards to be honored throughout Volusia County and across the Sunshine State on Friday
DAYTONA BEACH -- They're out there every day with their green uniforms, and flourescent orange and yellow vests with the Volusia County Sheriff's emblem on their backs, ensuring students have a safe journey to and from the nearby elementary schools.
"Yet many residents may not take the time to thank Volusia’s school crossing guards for their service to the community," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Su4rfer®. "This Friday, however, is a day to do just that as the annual school crossing guard appreciation day is observed here in Volusia County and throughout the state."
Their first priority is making sure that young students safely get across bustling roadways as they walk and bike to and from school each day. However, being a school crossing guard is much more than that.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Among hundreds of colleges and universities in the nation offering bachelor degree programs online, Daytona State College ranks among the top 10 according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
In the Top Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, Daytona State once again stood out with criteria such as the quality and experience of its faculty and instructional delivery.
The college entered its fully online bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management and its Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology programs for the rankings consideration.
Sanford-based district announces passing of community leader
SANFORD -- It was three years ago when Diane Bauer was running for re-election in her non-partisan district 1 seat on the Seminole County School Board that she got a hug from Marco Rubio on her way to yet another victory.
Washington Monthly and MilitaryFriendly.com also give kudos
Photos for Headline Surfer / Stetson University was ranked prominently on a national level by US News & World Report, Washington Monthly and MilitaryFriendly.com in a news release issued late Monday and embargoed until midnight to Headline Surfer and other Central Florida media outlets.
DELAND – Stetson University again has earned national recognition for its rigorous academics, commitment to social mobility and service, and military friendliness by ranking among the top universities in recent national surveys.
Gov. Scott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University bring international aircraft manufacturer to Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH -- Today at the 50th Annual International Paris Air Show, Gov. Rick Scott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University officials announced that its president, John Johnson, and Diamond Aircraft Industries' CEO and owner Christian Dries, signed a partnership agreement that will establish the global manufacturer's presence at the Daytona Beach campus.
DAYTONA BEACH – A new study attributes a powerful impact on the local economy of nearly $710 million generated by Daytona State College, its students and alumni.
The study verifies the strength and value of the college’s service to the communities, businesses and individuals in Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond, top administrative officials stressed in announcing the study's findings this afternoon.