Ponce Inlet


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Joseph Perrone and Bill Milano(l to r) have each won another two years in office in Ponce Inlet without opposition.

PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Joseph Perrone didn't have to look over his shoulder in his re-election bid on the Ponce Inlet Town Council.

That's because neither Perrone nor his colleague, Bill Milano, had any opposition when the noon deadline Friday for qualifying had come and gone, for their respective elective offices, seats 4 and 2.


PONCE INLET, Fla. -- After two months of rehabilitation at the Marine Science Center turtle hospital, a juvenile green sea turtle named "Adele," is expected to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean today.


Here are the individual high school grad rates for Volusia County, FL / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Volusia County School District's graduation rate is 76 percent, equivalent to a C grade. In terms of a grade, neighboring counties Seminole (80.3 percent), Flagler (80.4 percent) and Orange (81.3 percent) would all get a B- and Brevard would get a B+.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jim Oddie is livid Volusia County government officials have moved so quickly to ban beach driving for the rest of the week and possible though the weekendd if there is significant damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew's expected torrential rain and strong winds.



PONCE INLET, Fla. – A rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is recovering at the Marine Science Center after being accidentally hooked by a man fishing in Ponce Inlet eight days ago.


Francis, 6 pound gree sea turtle to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean / Headline Surfer®PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Due to rough surf and weather conditions, the release back into the Atlantic waters won't come until Thursday for a 6-pound green sea turtle rehabbing at the Marine Science Center from a partially amputated flipper.

The release of the turtle, named "Francis" was to be today, but because of the rough surf, the turtle's release has been tentatively rescheduled to 3 p.m. Thursday. Staff expects to release him at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Beach Street ramp in Ponce Inlet.


Retired face of government stays fit with 10-mile mountain bike ride every morning in vicinity of Ponce Inlet residence

Frank Bruno

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Though Frank T. Bruno stepped off the dais nearly two years ago after a 20-year-run as the face of Volusia government -- the final eight as the first elected county chair -- his political legacy remains in place, considering his successor and others meet twice monthly in the council chambers re-named in his honor.



Legal sources: Clear cut conflict of interest for jurist who may be forced to recuse himself from presiding at trial that begins Tuesday

US District Judge Roy Dalton bio / Headline Surfer®US Disrict Judge Roty B. Dalton, Jr. / Headline Surfer®Ramara Garrett and James Sotolongo / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / The big question heading into the trial for Jim Sotolongo and Ramara Garret, shown in the inset, is whether U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., shown at far left, will be presiding.

ORLANDO -- Before he was nominated by President Obama and his appointed ratified by the U.S. Senate in 2011 for a federal judgeship in the Middle District of Florida, Roy B. Dalton, Jr.,was a member of the board of trustees for the Orlando-based Seaside National Bank& Trust for four years before laving to assume his position on the bench.


PONCE INLET -- The Volusia County Public works Department will hold a public meeting 5:30 tonight at Ponce Inlet Town Hall, 4300 S. Atlantic Ave., to present proposed construction plans for the missing link of the sidewalk along the west side of South Atlantic Avenue between Major Street and Marcell Avenue here in Ponce Inlet.

Ponce Inlet Town Council Regular Meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Town Hall Council Chambers, 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

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