Mini horse attacked by loose dogs in Lake Helen succumbs to injuries; owner seeks help via GoFundMe page to defray medical costs
LAKE HELEN, Fla. -- One of God's gentlest four-legged mammals who loved being on a farm is no longer among the living, thanks to one or more dogs that had gotten loose from a nearby locale and ripped open his muzzle with bites that Lake Helen cops believe may be the handiwork of one or more pit bulls or mix breeds based on the viciousness of the attack.
BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County high school graduation rates have improved, but still lower than those in neighboring Seminole, Orange, Brevard & Flagler counties
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Photos for Headline Surfer® / David Hughes, shown here at left, is among six candidayes vying for two commission seats in Lake Helen.
LAKE HELEN -- The two incumbents up for re-election here in rural Lake Helen in West Volusia have two challengers each in the 2014 elections with qualifying having ended noon Friday.
Zone 2 City Commissioner Vernon Burton is being challenged by Ernie DeBoliac and Bart Gawlikowski. And Zone 4 City Commissioner Cameron Lane is facing challenges from David Hughes and Tura Schnebly.
Lake Helen has 2 commission seats listed for qualifying, but no info posted on website & nobody available by phone
LAKE HELEN -- So much for transparency and public information in Lake Helen: According to the city's website two seats are listed as up for elections, but no information on who qualified is listed.
Headline Surfer® did get a live person on the phone, but as soon as the internet newspaper said it was calling about qualifying, the phone was transferred to a recording in the city clerk's office.
Deputy returned fire in defensive mode, but gunman wasn't struck and instead died from self-inflicted shotgun blast
LAKE HELEN -- An armed man who threatened his girlfriend Monday night and then kept responding Volusia County Sheriff's deputies at bay for more than four hours has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an agency spokesman said.
Outdoor fire ban remains in effect for Oak Hill, Pierson, Lake Helen and unincorporated Volusia County
SAMSULA -- A 55-acre fire that raged in the woods of Pioneer Trail left the unmistakable stench of smoke for days.