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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- With one semi already in Beaumont, Texas, and thee more heading that way today with relief supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Ray Catheline is staying the course and getting the task at hand completed. 

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Twelve months have passed since Chase Tramont first entered politics, winning a seat on the Port Orange City Council, but it seems just like yesterday to his wife, who reminisced on his achievement.

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DELAND, Fla. -- An 87-year-old man injured earlier this month during a home invasion of his home near DeLand by a lone burglar that left him clinging to life with multiple fractures to his face and head died today, a spokesman for Sheriff Ben Johnson said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- State Rep-elect Patrick Henry's son was reportedly armed with a handgun when he was pistol whipped in front of his own home, according to police, based on a witness account.

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Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Monday is the deadline to register to vote or update your party affiliation in Volusia County and elsewhere across the Sunshine State in order to participate in the Aug. 30 primary.

"Voters are encouraged to double check their voter registration information, update their signatures, and be aware of the following deadlines in advance of the 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 30," Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis stressed in a public service announcement emailed to Headline Surfer.

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Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma / Headline SurferHenry Frederick interviews Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma / Headline Surfer®Editor's Note: The Interview
The main bar Headline Surfer® multimedia 'Sunday Conversation' on-camera interview with Seminole County Sheriff-Elect Dennis Lemma will be published shortly.
What follows is a sidebar bio summary on Lemma, who is shown in the display image in uniform here.

SANFORD, Fla. -- Dennis Lemma was appointed Sheriff-Elect of Seminole County on June 24, when he stood alone in submitting qualifying papers by noon of that Friday Friday's deadline to run in the 2016 elections.

An earlier opponent dropped out and when all was said and done, Lemma had no opposition.

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Joe Perrone / Headline Surfer®Bill Milano / Ponce Inlet / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
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.

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Headline Surfer® photo illustration /  NSBPD's Mark Severance with his wife, Denise (right),along with their son, Cody, killed in a 1988 car accident. Severance reflects on Father's Day as it relates to the turmoil on this special day of a total stranger, Matt Graces of Nebraska, whose son, Lane, was killed by a gator at a Disney Resort five nights earlier.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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Blood drive in DeLand to help replenish blood banks in wake of Orlando terror attack / Headline Surfer®DELAND, Fla. -- There will be a Blood Drive on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Volusia County Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave. The Big Red Bus will be parked in the short term parking area along New York Avenue (State Road 44).

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DELTONA, Fla. -- Delton'a Paxton Lynch has gone from relative obscurity to the No. 26 pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos who were starved for a quarterback.

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