Former Volusia County Chair Frank Bruno celebrates 66th birthday; gearing up for canvassing board duties
Retired face of government stays fit with 10-mile mountain bike ride every morning in vicinity of Ponce Inlet residence
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.
Federal judge in Daytona mortgage fraud case has bank ties with key gov't witness/unindicted co-conspirator
Legal sources: Clear cut conflict of interest for jurist who may be forced to recuse himself from presiding at trial that begins Tuesday
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 -- The municipality has instituted a rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED, which distributes emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire town at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute, according to a press release on Ponce Inlet's website.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- With a mere 6 percent of the 66,166 registered voters taking part in the electoral process, Tuesday's primary turnout for the dist. 2 school board seat could go down as among the lowest in modern times with only 3,390 bothering to vote.
Challenger Nancy Epps and incumbent dist 2 County Council member Joshua Wagner agree to public debate
PORT ORANGE -- Challenger Nancy Epps and incumbent dist. 2 Volusia County Council member Joshua Wagner have each committed to participating in a public debate sponsored by Headline Surfer leading up to the Nov. 6 general elections.
Epps, who finished second to Wagner in the Aug. 14 primary in a three-way contest to force the run-off said she's looking forward to debating the issues.
OCALA -- When Frank Bruno takes to the podium at the Ocean Center on Monday, he'll have trekked across five Central Florida counties in just a matter of days in his dual role as the face of Volusia County government and as Democratic candidate for the newly redrawn dist. 8 seat in the State Senate.
Volusia County Council dist. 4 candidate retains 2nd-place finish for November runoff
DELAND -- Two races from Tuesday's primary went unchanged after recounts Friday.
Ponce Inlet Town Councilman Joseph Perrone won re-election over Joe Villanella by one vote in a recount Friday confirmed, unchanged from Tuesday's primary giving him the win, 609 to 608.
In another race requiring a recount, Shannon McLeish of Ormond Beach held onto her 27-voter margin over third-place finisher Jay Young for the right to go against Volusia County Council Council dist 4 primary primary winner Doug Daniels in the Nov. 6 runoff.