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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Members of the Volusia County Council, along with other dignitaries and business leaders, will celebrate the grand opening of TeleTech during a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. at 260 Jimmy Ann Drive.

TeleTech is a customer experience provider headquartered in Colorado, with more than 48,000 employees worldwide. The company was recruited to the area by Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., over competitive locations in Mobile, Alabama and three cities in Texas.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- County Manager Jim Dinneen has given rookie Sheriff Mike Chitwood lots of goodies since he took office on Jan. 1: In fact, Daytona's former top cop was able to reward his bright young gal-pal campaign manager, Janelle Homan, with a plumb job as a PR specialist shooting videos and feel-good pics with a salary of $54,000 a year. That's a whopping 20 grand more than what a starting deputy would make if Chitwood were to actually hire one.  

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood's vitriolic vulgarity dominates the law enforcemnt agency's social media pages on Facebook where there is little or no separation between postings presenting wanted individuals or those apprehended and charged with crimes identified as "scumbags" by the elected politician's civilian PIOs right next to or above and below other postings where the emphasis is on the good works of deputies and volunteers centerd around children's programs and community service announcements.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Four years ago, Frank Bruno, Joie Alexander and Carl Persis stepped off the county council dais, having done the people's work.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bruce Page, president and chief executive officer of Intracoastal Bank, announces changes to the bank’s senior management team.

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DEBARY, Fla. -- From Johnny Appleseed to railroad engineer Casey Jones to steel-driver John Henry, America has its share of folk heroes. Some of these larger-than-life characters really existed. Some were created. All of
them have played a colorful role in American life and history.

Daytona Beach resident and author William Lazarus will discuss their exploits and the origins of their legends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has been awarded a $20,000 grant to develop a new associate of science degree program in database technology as part of an American Association of Community Colleges collaboration with the National Science Foundation called MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ed Kelley, Billie Egger Wheeler, Heather Post, Deb Denys, Joyce Cusack, Pat Patterson & Fred Lowry all have 2 things in common: 1. They are elected members of the Volusia County Council; 2. They have said nothing -- not one word publicly -- about Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood's spiteful exclusion of HeadlineSurfer.com from his law enforcement agency's email media alerts and banning from press conferences.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ted Doran, one of Central Florida's top lawyers, said there was "no finer man in the world," than Kim C. Hammond, a retired circuit judge who passed away Sunday at age 72. 

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