NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The weekly Observer newspaper has relocated its operations to the Edgewater home of Michele and Robert Wayne Lott since they were kicked out of their suite on Flagler Avenue after falling behind on the rent, their landlord told NSBNews.net.

The Lotts obtained a home occupation license in mid-April from Edgewater to operate the newspaper out of their Riverside Drive home, but have failed to seek a similar license from the county, which still shows them operating as a commercial business on Flagler Avenue.

Editor's Note: This story will be updated shortly.


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Photos by Jeanette DiCara / Just how this sign -- an apparent senior class prank -- was able to be posted so high off the ground remains a mystery.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- As I drove two of my daughters to New Smyrna Beach High School on Monday, May 9, I saw a sign on the building: "FOR SALE." I thought, "Ha! That's a good one."

It was carefully tied 20 feet above the ground. I laughed when I saw that the 2011 senior class took credit for it. Of course, this is the school prank of 2011 that seniors traditionally leave behind.

Jim Tager, principal of the high school said he doesn't know who did it. He's glad this year's prank was not anything destructive. His biggest worry was how high off the ground it was placed by someone.

It would seem that a cherry picker type of vehicle would have done it because of the slope on the roof below it and the height of the rope tied, but I don't think the school should focus on who did it.

My daughters saw rubber ducks in the school's pond one recent year. As long as no one is hurt and there is no property damage I think this is a fun way to have the school administration, students and teachers to remember each unique group of graduates.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Although Colin Kaepernick's tactic of taking a knee shed light on a certain situation, let's not lose sight of the bigger picture most people aren't understanding about this whole National Anthem thing: The goal of the globalists is the dismantling of an American heritage, and thereby the destruction of our identity as a nation.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Sarah Dougherty, an Edgewater businesswoman, to the Daytona State College District Board of Trustees.


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A 57-year-old Edgewater man who drove his pick-up truck through a fence before skidding and crashing head-on into a home on Glencoe Road, was killed on impact early Monday morning the Florida Highway Patrol said.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Thank God the hurricane and loss of electricity is finally over.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. - The City of Edgewater has contracted with Crowder Gulf to remove debris from Hurricane Irma. 



On August 19th, two Kissimmee police officers were killed in a shootout. Later that weekend, an officer in Volusia County named Charles Geiger got ready for his overnight shift in Edgewater – and thought about what might happen on his shift. 

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- City of Edgewar residents seeking to apply for Hurricane Irma disaster relief should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling FEMA’s toll free registration number at 800-621-FEMA (3362).