Biketoberfest in Daytona / Headline Surfer

County Chaior Jason Davis dressed for the biker crowd / Headline SurferVolusia County Chair Jsson Davis / Headline SurferCounty Chair Jason Davis, shown in the far left photo on his Harley for Biketoberfest, stands in far contrast to his image on the dais in this Headline Surfer photo. Davis produced a video of the biker rally. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- First-year Volusia County Chair Jason Davis doesn't like it when people call him a politician. American Badass instead?



DeLand cop car involved in fleeing death / Headline SurferMarlon Brown, deceased victim of DeLand cop since fired / Headline SurferDELAND -- The Tallahassee lawyer representing the legal interests of Trayvon Martin's parents in the George Zimmerman murder case that resulted in the Sanford gunman's acquittal, is now representing relatives of a black neighborhood barber they feel was deliberately run over and killed by a white DeLand cop who has since been fired.

And though a grand jury did not return a criminal indictment as the family and some in law enforcement expected, the attorney, Benjamin Crump, did not mince words today in heated remarks directed to the local authorities.


Stetson University promotes tennis expert / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Christophe Noblet's tennis expertise has earned him a coaching promotion at Stetson University.

DELAND -- Stetson University Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote announced that Christophe Noblet has been promoted to associate Head men’s and women’s tennis coach effective today.

“Christophe has done very well so far and is very worthy of this promotion,” Pilote said. “Both the men’s and women’s teams will benefit from his new role within the program."


DeLand campus cross country athlete makes history 

Amanda Spring of Stetson Univ. in DeLand Atlantic Sun Conf. runner week / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Stetson University freshman cross country runner Amanda Spring is announced Wednesday as 'Runner of the Week' by the Atlantic Sun Conference.


Stetson University men's golf team finished last in South Carolina tourneyGraphic for Headline Surfer / The Hatters of Stetson University golf team finished at the bottom of the rankings in its first meet of the season.

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC – The Stetson men’s golf team got off to a fair start in its first event of the 2013-14 season, but struggled over the next two days at the GolfWeek Program Challenge.

The Hatters opened with a 298 in the first round, but followed up with consecutive rounds of 309 on Monday and 308 on Tuesday to finish last in the 12-team event at the True Blue Course.

It is the second straight year the Hatters have finished 12th in the event.


Washington Monthly and also give kudos

Stetson University in DeLand / Headline surferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Stetson University was ranked prominently on a national level by US News & World Report, Washington Monthly and 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.


Kicks 4 Guns Sheriff's ptogram in DeLand / Headline SurferSheriff Ben Johnson / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer  photo / Nearly five dozen handguns have been taken off the streets of Volusia County in the 2013 Kicks 4 Guns program and that's exciting news to Sheriff Ben Johnson.

DELAND -- One of the handguns had been reported stolen to a local police department in 2011, turned up in an annual turn-in-your-gun program with no questions asked.

A total of 58 guns were voluntarily turned in to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Thursday's annual Kicks 4 Guns crime-fighting program,  which encourages citizens to turn in unwanted guns to law enforcement for safe and proper disposal with no questions asked.


Stephon Doby / charged in pill robberyRachel Rose charged in DeLand pill robbery / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Stephon Doby, 29,  and Rachel Rose, 27, were arrested Thursday in connection with a prescription pill robbery of an acquaintance and her friend near DeLand.

DELAND -- When Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies responded on Aug. 12 to a disturbance call at the intersection of Cassadaga Road and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beltway near DeLand, they discovered that several people had been arguing on the side of the road over prescription drugs.


DELAND -- The West Volusia Advertising Aurthority has installed new officers on its board of directors. Bill O'Connor was named chair, Sharon Hughes was selected as vice chair and Doug Little as the treasurer. The appointments were made earlier in the day Wednesday.


Frontier Communications in DeLand, FL locator / Headline SurferFrontier Communications is located at 1398 S. Woodland Blvd. as shown here in this locator.

DELAND -- Frontier Communications is celebrating its recent $2.9 million expansion with a ribbon cutting event at 2 p.m. Thursday at the call center’s headquarters, 1398 S. Woodland Blvd.

The company added 20,000 square feet and 145 jobs, bringing the building’s size to 58,000 square feet and the workforce total to 550. Along with the expansion, the entire facility underwent cosmetic and other improvements, including the additions of an employee game room for relaxation, an outdoor area with a basketball hoop and an employee fitness center.