BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County high school graduation rates have improved, but still lower than those in neighboring Seminole, Orange, Brevard & Flagler counties
SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. -- Demonstrating once again that every vote counts, a manual recount Friday showed William "Bill" Hall the winner of the primary for mayor of South Daytona over incumbent George Locke, III.
The recount will take place at the Department of Elections, Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Avenue in Deland.
The preliminary results indicate that of the 2,599 total votes cast; William "Bill" Hall received 1,302 votes or 50.10 percent and George F. Locke III received 1,297 votes or 49.90 percent.
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- Registration is under way for the 17th annual Kids Fishing Tournament at the Sunglow Fishing Pier, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave.
The event is co-sponsored by the South Daytona and Daytona Beach Shores police departments. All children participating must be pre-registered at the South Daytona P.D., where the forms can be picked up and dropped off, 1672 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.
Owner of Daytona area's John's Appliance sees Mayan calendar failure as segway to year-end blow-out sale
SOUTH DAYTONA -- John Hinton, the face behind the zany John's Appliance and Bedding TV ads is excited about his latest appliance and blowout sale that starts the day after Christmas, now that the Mayan scare has passed.
Hinton cracked, "The world was supposed to end today, but I guess the Mayans got their dates wrong.
And with the Mayan calendar scare as a backdrop, Hinton is offering what he calls "end of the world bargains."
Normally open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Hinton and his sales staff will have on-site bedding and cabinet professionals to meet the needs of the customers looking for that specific fit.
Volusia County Chair Frank Bruno: County Manager Jim Dinneen's county-issued SUV stolen in South Daytona
SOUTH DAYTONA -- Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen was unable to take a trip to Orlando to board a plane to Washington because someone stole his county-issued SUV, County Chairman Frank Bruno told NSBNews.net by phone tonight.
"It happened Sunday afternoon," Bruno told NSBNews.net in a 7:30 p.m. phone interview from Washington D.C. where he and other elected officials from Central Florida were visiting the White House earlier today.