FDOT: Ribbon cutting planned for Friday
HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- Later this week, residents and others will be reminded that they "can get there from here" when the newly-built Daytona Avenue Bridge opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
It takes place at the Daytona Avenue Bridge, in the 1000 block of Daytona Avenue, in the City of Holly Hill. The event starts at 5 p.m., Friday,
The Daytona Avenue Bridge serves as an important link near Holly Hill City Hall. It provides direct, north-south access.
But since Feb. 23, 2011, first responders and citizens had to travel a longer, less direct route, after it was discovered the local bridge was unlikely to continue safely handling day-to-day traffic anymore.
BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County high school graduation rates have improved, but still lower than those in neighboring Seminole, Orange, Brevard & Flagler counties
Headline Surfer Public Candidate Debates: Heather Post & Al Smith go at it in quest for County Council district 4 seat
HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- If there is one thing certain from the Headline Surfer Public Candidate Debates for the three seats on the Volusia County Council up for grabs in the Nov. 8 general elections, district 4's Heather Post and Al Smith do not like each other one bit and it showed when they were seated next to each other with the moderator to their left and the video camera pointed at them.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- I had the honor of serving as a law enforcement officer for more than 31 years, the last five as chief of police of a full-service municipal department in east Central Florida.
HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- Children can enjoy group activities and field trips with Volusia County’s spring break camps, which are being offered in Holly Hill and DeBary from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 21 through 25. Both camps will offer playground activities, field trips, movies, and arts and crafts. Advance registration and payment are required.
OAK HILL, Fla. -- A motorcycle crash Saturday morning near Oak Hill resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.
Eleanor Geertson died less than four hours later at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach of unspecified injuries. She and her husband were wearing helmets. He was not injured.
ENDORSEMENTS: Experienced leadership in John Penny or youthful enthusiasm in Chris via for Holly Hill mayor
'Crazy' Eddie Colosimo and his outspokenness could resonate with voters, too
HOLLY HILL --It's experience in John Penny or youth in Chris Via that appear to be the best choices for voters in choosing their next mayor in today's primary.
Penny, 50, married with two children and a veteran Holly Hill commissioner, has the pedigree and experience in municipal governance, while Via, just 24, has the youthful exuberance and enthusiasm that could reverberate throughout this small city that struggles sometimes in the shadow of its neighbor to the both in Ormond Beach or to the south in Daytona Beach.
A third option is mayoral candidate "Crazy" Eddie Colosimo, a 72-year-old Vietnam vet and biker with the self-described nickname who has been an outspoken critic of municipal politics over the last couple of years.
HOLLY HILL -- A woman rescue from a retention pond where she was seen floating and apparently unconscious was rescued by bystanders Tuesday, but she died a half hour after she was transported by ambulance to Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
HOLLY HILL -- The City Commission voted unanimously to spend $27,000 to buy three new police vehicles to replace those aging in its fleet.
The funding comes from the city's reserves and was approved at the June 24 meeting of the commission.