2016 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (16-20)

Headline Surfer photo illustration / Above is a collage of the images from stories 16-20 in the Headline Surfer countdown of the Top 100 local stories of 2016 in Central Florida.

By HENRY FREDERICK

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Headline Surfer is counting down the Top 100 stories of 2016 in the greater Daytona Beach, Sanford and Orlando metro area otherwise known as the I-4 corridor of Central Florida through Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties. 

Among the top 5 contenders for the No. 1 story of the year in no particular order so as not to spoil the surprise: The Pulse gay nightclub terrorist massacre; the ugliness of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; the continuing saga over homelessness in Daytona Beach; records tied or broken in NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach yet again leading Volusia County in homicides. 

So far Headline Surfer has presented recaps for stories ranked 21-100 in seven segments. Previous segments have come in story recaps of 10, but now that the countdown has arrived at the top 20, this ninth segment captures stories ranked 16-20. Then it will be stories 11-15, 10-6, 5-2 and then No. 1 by itself.

So without further delay, here are story recaps 16-20:

16. Gov. Rick Scott appoints Daytona's Morteza 'Mori' Hosseini to University of Florida Board of Trustees

Mori Hosseini / Headline Surfer

Mori Hosseini appointed to University of Florida Board / Headline SurferMarsha Powers appointed to Univ of Florida / Headline SurferLeonard Johnson appointed to Univ of Florida board / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer® / Mori Hosseini, who immediately began his five-year term on the University of Florida Board of Trustees following his March 30 appointment by Gov. Rick Scott, is shown in front of his ICI Homes, 2379 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Florida. Hosseini and his wife, Forough Hosseini, are wedded to higher education. He is chairman of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees and she is chairwoman of the Daytona State College Board of Trustees. Also appointed to the UF Board by the governor were Marsha Powers, CEO for Tenet Healthcare's Florida Region; and Leonard Johnson, a UF alumnus and Tampa Bay-area attorney, all shown here. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced his appointment in March of Morteza “Mori” Hosseini to the University of Florida Board of Trustees.

Hosseini, 60, succeeded Christopher Corr on the University of Florida Board for a term that ends Jan. 6, 2021. The Ormond Beach resident is the chairman and chief executive officer of ICI Homes and is the immediate past chair of the Board of Governors of the State University System. 

Hosseini joined Marsha Powers, chief executive officer for Tenet Healthcare’s Florida Region, and Leonard Johnson, a UF alumnus and Tampa Bay-area attorney, as the newest board members. Powers and Johnson were recently appointed to the UF board by the Florida Board of Governors.

“Skilled practitioners in their fields, these individuals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our board,” University of Florida President Kent Fuchs said of Mori Hosseini, Marsha Powers and Leonard Johnson. “All three are dedicated to helping guide the university in its quest to be recognized as one of the very best in the nation. We are pleased to welcome them.”

Univ of Floria President Kent Fuchs / Headline Surfer“Skilled practitioners in their fields, these individuals bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our board,” Uuniversity of Florida President Kent Fuchs said of Mori Hosseini, Marsha Powers and Leonard Johnson. “All three are dedicated to helping guide the university in its quest to be recognized as one of the very best in the nation. We are pleased to welcome them.”

Born in Iran and educated in London, Mori Hosseini received a degree in aeronautical engineering from London's Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering. He then attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, where he received a bachelor's in science in aeronautical studies and a master's of business administration.

Hosseini founded ICI Homes, one of Florida's largest residential homebuilder/developers, in 1980. Consistently ranked by Builder Magazine among the nation's Top 100 homebuilders, ICI Homes has built thousands of homes in most major Florida markets including the counties of Volusia (corporate office headquarters), Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Brevard. 

In addition to land development and homebuilding operations, Hosseini is involved in many other enterprises throughout Florida including a lumber company and a title insurance company.

At the center of it all locally when it comes to business, politics and higher education, Hosseini currently serves as chairman of Embry-Riddle's board of trustees. Hosseini also serves on the board of International Speedway Corp., which owns Daytona International Speedway and a dozen other tracks sanctioned by NASCAR. His wife, Forough Hosseini, is vice president of ICI Homes and chairwoman of the Daytona State College Board of Trustees.

Hosseini succeeded Christopher Corr of Jacksonville, who has served since 2012.  Corr is senior vice president of real estate for Rayonier, a public company, and president of TerraPointe, its real estate subsidiary.

Powers, a veteran health care executive, has more than three decades of experience, including operational responsibility for large and diverse hospital networks. At Tenet Healthcare, Powers is responsible for directing the strategy and operations for 10 acute-care hospitals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Tenet's Florida hospitals have 3,483 beds, almost 10,000 employees, an annual payroll in the state of more than $670 million and revenues exceeding $1 billion.

17. New reality in DeBary: Mayor Clint Johnson removed from office in August by municipal colleagues during lengthy hearing 

Clint Johnson removed as DeBary mayor by his municipal colleagues / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer videos / This is extensive coverge of the public hearing in DeBary that led to the ouster of Mayor Clint Johnson. The hesring was 5 1/2 hours long.  as shown in the videos.

DEBARY, Fla. -- Clint Johnson was unceremoniously dumped by his four municipal colleagues at the end of a 3 1/2 hour-plus public hearing on Aug. 25, that drew a hundred residents as well as the Orlando TV news crews, the Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, and Headline Surfer following it over the internet feed from City Hall.

 With the four votes against him, Johnson didn't bother voting, in what Johnson and his supporters summarized as an inquisition and his being thrown to the curb as opposed to the gallows. The city's position was that Johnson was meddling in the activities of city workers, even threatening to fire some of them, which is clearly the responsibility of the city manager, according to the city's charter. And that was the opening his critics needed to force him out.

Johnson, 31, denied meddling, but his other actions and odd behavior didn't help his cause either. He built a make-shift raft, announcing to TV stations and anyone else who gave him the time of day that he was going to use it to sail to Cuba.And he often took to Facebook to post lengthy inane political rants.

Even during the meeting, Johnson often interrupted those who spoke against him, at one point, even having law enforcement remove one man from the meeting who was jawing with him,But DeBary resident Carla Gillen didn't flinch in speaking out against the first-term mayor who took office in 2015, saying in part, that his "tantrums" were holding back aDebary and putting it in a bad light at every turn.

"You have made a mockery of our city," Gillen said. "Nothing can be accomplished with you as mayor."

Scott Sturgill was among those in the minority openly speaking in favor of Johnson.

Sturgill of the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce — whose organization counts some DeBary residents as members, some of whose members live in DeBary, praised Johnson for his antics, saying he singlehandedly put DeBary on the map. He urged the government leaders to let the voters decide in the next election, making clear that those in DeBary government weren't wihout their own fault and certainly petty ast times.

"This has go to stop," Sturgill insisted, though his plea fell on deaf ears.

While the back and forth bockeing bogged down the meeting, Johnson, who was running the meting was also tweeted less than favorable emails he had received emails he apparently had received from them as well as Facebook postings he had amassed, many riddled with curse words and other vulgarity.

At the tail end of the meeting, Johnson put out a dare to his colleagues: "If you think I'm going to bow down and not have an opinion you ought to just vote me out now because that's not the way I roll," And that is exactly what they did soon thereafter.

Vice Mayor Lita Handy-Peters took over as interim mayor. Two months prior to Johnson's ouster, the city council, including Johnson voted unanimously to hire 70-year-old former Daytona Beach Deputy City Manager Ron  McLemore as the interim manager, after then-City Manager Don Parrott resigned amid controversies and squabbles with other administrators and with Johnson. And despite Johnson being aware that McLemore, who resigned his post in Daytona the year before amid an investigation into a pending sexual harassment suit against him by longtime city employee Sonja Wiles, who was later filed in what she claims was retaliatory.

And though Johnson publicly stated he had strong reservations about hiring McLemore, he voted for him any way without explaining why, along with approval of a whopping $130,000 annual salary.in this city of less than 20,000 residents.

18. New Smyrna Beach cop whose boy was killed in car crash understands dad's anguish in son's Disney gator death 

Headline Surfer® photo illustration /  NSBPD's Mark Severance with his wife, Denise (at right), along with their son, Cody, killed in a 1988 car accident. Severance reflects on Father's Day as it relates to the turmoilon this spevcial day of a total stranger, Matt Graces of Nebraska, whose son, Lane, was killed by a gator at a Disney Resort five nights earlier.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When it comes to policing, few are as mentally and physically tough as Mark Severance, a patrol sergeant in the New Smyrna Beach police force and a former Marine.

Severance can relate to the horror and grief felt by the Nebraska dad of the little boy killed by an alligator at a posh Disney resort near the water's edge, five days before Father's Day.

In Severance's case, the oldest of his two sons was born on Father's Day. And that same son's life was cut short, too, And though, Severance's personal hell occurred 28 years ago, it stays with him to this day.

And so Severance had no hesitation in sharing his thoughts on tragic circumstances and how one comes to grips with them in the moment and longterm during the holiday.

"When I learned of the incident where the alligator took the boy, my heart sank because I, too, know the pain of such a loss," Severance said. "In 1988, I lost my 22 \-month-old son in a tragic car accident. It's unimaginable the feeling or loss and helplessness this family from Nebraska is experiencing. My heart goes out to them. There are no words to console -- just the love and support of community, family and friends. May God give them His peace and understanding."

"When I learned of the incident where the alligator took the boy, my heart sank because I, too, know the pain of such a loss," Severance said. "In 1988, I lost my 22 \-month-old son in a tragic car accident. It's unimaginable the feeling or loss and helplessness this family from Nebraska is experiencing. My heart goes out to them. There are no words to console -- just the love and support of community, family and friends. May God give them His peace and understanding."

19. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett carjacked: 2 of 3 alleged culprits arrested after 20-block pursuit

Sanford carjacking susperct / Headline Surfer®Carjacking suspect / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Jermine Jacques Horne, 18, and Damarcus Jesse Paige, 17 (l to r), remain jailed on armed carjacking and aggravated assault charges in the 2:14 a.m. Saturday, June 26, stealing of Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplet's Mercedes Benz crossover, which they crashed after trying to flee the cops

SANFORD, Fla. -- While two teens are in jail, Sanford cops were looking for a third allegedly involved in June's armed carjacking of Mayor Jeff Triplett when one of them asked him, "Got a light?" before sticking a gun in his face and threatening to kill him unless he handed his keys and wallet.

Triplett readily complied and was not hurt, but was shaken by the experience in the same city where Trayvon Martin was gunned down four years ago when he was in his first term as mayor, leading to the infamous trial and acquittal of murder charges against George Zimmerman at the nearby Seminole County Courthouse.

Triplett was leaving a friend's house, 110 Chapman Ave., when he was approached at 2:14 a.m. by three young-looking individuals, two of whom brandished handguns.

"(They) removed Mr. Triplett’s car keys from his person," Sanford police spokesman Ronny Neal said. "In addition, the unknown subjects stole Mr. Triplett’s wallet containing $300."

Sford cop car pursues carjackers / Headline SurferA Sanford cop spotted the alleged carjackers after the Sanford Mayor relayed a description and after a police pursuit that lasted 20 blocks, the alleged thieves crashed the mayor's Mercedes, but were apprehended shortly after running from the vehicle.

Also contained in the wallet were Triplett's  Florida driver’s license, two credit cards, a bank card, and a City of Sanford Mayor’s badge. The armed assailants then drove off in Triplett's Mercedes Benz crossover.

Triplett then called 9-1-1, and within minutes of the crime, a Sanford cop spotted the car speeding away from the scene, and a 20-block pursuit ensued until one of the teens driving the mayor's vehicle crashed it before he and a second teen jumped out and ran. 

But with the help of a Seminole County Sheriff's Office helicopter and a Lake Mary Police K-9 dog, the older teen was apprehended a short time later and then a second teen as well. It is not clear if the third teen was in the car when it crashed and got away.

Suspects in carjacking of Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett / Headline Surfer®Based on the information provided by the mayor in describing his assailants and what occurred in the subsequent crash, Sanford cops were able to establish probable cause in arresting Jermine Jacques Horne, 18, and Damarcus Jesse Paige, 17.

The third subject has not been apprehended for his involvement in the armed robbery.

Both Horne and Paige were transported to the Seminole County Correctional Facility.

Horne was charged with carjacking with a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor. 

Paige was charged with the armed carjacking and the agg. assault with a deadly weapon.

Because he is nearly of age, Paige could be tried as an adult. Both could be looking at 30 years in prison if convicted of the violent felonies at trial.

After they were arrested, Triplett identified the two as the alleged gunmen at the Sanford Police station.

Both denied ever having weapons, but a stolen handgun was found inside the wrecked Mercedes, an arrest report said.

A written statement from the mayor to the press and the public was released by Sanford PD, which read: “Being a victim of a crime is unnerving, yet it was reassuring to witness both speed and diligence from the Sanford Police Department. It is disheartening when this type of crime takes place in the City of Sanford. I encourage the community, its businesses, and the Police Department to continue to work together and stop this type of violence.”

A written statement from the mayor to the press and the public was released by Sanford PD, which read: “Being a victim of a crime is unnerving, yet it was reassuring to witness both speed and diligence from the Sanford Police Department. It is disheartening when this type of crime takes place in the City of Sanford. I encourage the community, its businesses, and the Police Department to continue to work together and stop this type of violence.”

The Sanford Police Department is seeking help from the community with any information that could lead to the apprehension of the third subject.

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FAST FACTS: Bio of Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett carjacked / Headline Surfer® • Jeff Triplett moved to Seminole County in 1992, after graduating from Missouri Southern State University. He has been a community banker for 17 years, and he is currently the senior VP at United Legacy Bank. He is responsible for a multi-million dollar loan and deposit portfolio that consists of small  business and commercial real estate holdings throughout Central Florida, with a primary focus on North Seminole County.
 • Prior to being re-elected Sanford Mayor in November 2014, Triplett served as chairman of the Downtown Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency. He also is the former chairman of the Seminole County Port Authority and the Sanford Chamber of Commerce and vice-chairman of the Sanford Airport Authority. 
• Jeff Triplett and his wife, Brandi, married since 1996, have two sons.
• Triplett was elected in November 2010 and re-elected in November 2014 for another four years.

 

20. Hope Place facility for homeless families & teens gets injection of city cash for Spring opening to delight of Forough Hosseini

Forough Hosseini happy in December that Daytona approved funding for Hope Place / Headline Surfer

Hope Place / Mark Geallis, Forough Hosseini, Jim Dinneen / Headline SurferVideo for Headline Surfer / 'Pastor Mike' Pastore, a street preacher who looks after Daytona Beach's chronic homeless population, tells municipal leaders at City Hall Wednesday night, he's pleased to see progress with Hope Place, the haven for homeless families and unaccompanied teens, that is expected to open its doors at the former Hurst Elementary School this summer. But Pastore says he feels great frustration with the lack of progress in way of a shelter for the homeless people he deals with - mostly individuals who are chronically homeless, drug- or alchol addicted, suffering from mental illness and prone to violence and failing heath from living on the streets. Pastore is followed in the video by a prominent citizen, entrepreneur Forough Hosseini whose advocasy led to a public-private partnership in making Hope Place a reality. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- With little fanfare, the Daytona City Commission in early December voted unanimously to provide Halifax Urban Ministries a grant in the amount of $150,000 to "develop and commence operation" of Hope Place, a homeless center serving unaccompanied youth and families with children.

The grant would be paid in two equal annual installments during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 fiscal years, which run from Oct. 1 to the following Sept. 31. At the end of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and annually thereafter, the City Commission would have authority to extend the agreement and provide additional grant monies. The funding comes from the city's general fund.

"Hope Place is progressing well, but slower than I would like because of the great things it will do," Mark Geallis, the executive director of Haxifax Urban Ministries told Headline Surfer this morning. "Architect plans are nearly 90 percent complete so we will soon put in for the building permit with Volusia County." 

Geallis said the most recent time frame has remodeling of the former Hurst Elementary School, where Hope Place will operate from, beginning in January. This in turn would lead to an opening for homeless families and unaccompanied teens next summer.

"Hope Place is progressing well, but slower than I would like because of the great things it will do," Mark Geallis, the executive director of Haxifax Urban Ministries told Headline Surfer this morning. "Architect plans are nearly 90 percent complete so we will soon put in for the building permit with Volusia County." 

Geallis said the most recent time frame has remodeling of the former Hurst Elementary School, where Hope Place will operate from, beginning in January. This in turn would lead to an opening for homeless families and unaccompanied teens next summer.

RECAP: 

Jan. 5, 2017
16. Gov. Rick Scott appoints Daytona's Morteza 'Mori' Hosseini to University of Florida Board of Trustees
17. New reality in DeBary: Mayor Clint Johnson removed from office in August by municipal colleagues during lengthy hearing 
18. New Smyrna Beach cop whose boy was killed in car crash understands dad's anguish in son's Disney gator death 
19. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett carjacked: 2 of 3 alleged culprits arrested after 20-block pursuit
20. Hope Place facility for homeless families & teens gets injection of city cash for Spring opening to delight of Forough Hosseini
 
Jan. 4, 2017
21. Daytona Beach Asst. City Manager Gary Shimun allegedly implicated in reverse prostitution sting; resigns from municipal post
22. South Daytona has no solid leads in early September gunshot slaying of man in middle of the street
23. RED FLAGGED: Lingering Concussion Puts Brakes On racing season for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
24. Headline Surfer Public Candidate Debates: Willie J. Kimmons a no-show vs. Billie Egger Wheeler for County Council Dist 2 seat25. Brad Keselowski wins crash-marred Coke Zero 400 under the lights at Daytona International Speedway 
26. Daytona cops investigating report State Rep-elect Patrick Henry's son seen with a gun too when he was pistol-whipped in front of his home
27. Two lovable dogs -- Boots , a collie border mix, & Buck, a Chihuahua, killed by Holly Hill neighbor's pit bulls 
28. Deltona's Paxton Lynch 26th pick in 1st round of NFL draft by quarterback-starved Denver Broncos
29. Volusia School Board's John Hill Ignites firestorm In pointing out No. of days teachers absent
30. VCSO: 3-year-old girl drowns in pond behind family's home in Deltona
 
Jan. 3, 2017
31. Parker the little doggie from Ormond Beach back home: 'We missed you Sweetheart!'
32. Feds: Former Longwood top cop Thomas Jackson sentenced to 4 years in prison for bribery conviction
33. Chase Elliott wins Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona​
34. Don Burnette wins Port Orange mayor's race in November following tough debate & 3-way primary
35. Funeral procession for k9 Forest killed in line of duty in Deltona
36. AJ Styles receives 'phenomenal' pop in WWE's Royal Rumble at Amway Arena in Orlando 
37. Three suicides occur within weeks of each other in greater Daytona with victims leaping from multi-story buildings
38. Anita Bradford romps to victory in race for district 2 seat on Deltona City Commission
39. Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line had several eventful visits to Daytona Beach in 2016: Daytona 500, Country 500 Concert & Daytona State College Foundation Gala
40. David Fernandez, owner of Traders bar on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach dies
 
Jan. 3, 2017
41. Juan Pablo Montoya wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg; 2nd year in a row he's taken checkered flag in opener
42. Volusia County high school graduation rates have improved, but still lower than those in neighboring Seminole & Orange counties
43. Blue Origin president implores 500-plus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Daytona campus grads to 'take that first step, ferociously'
44. Daytona Beach cops: New Smyrna Beach motorist involved in deadly collision with motorcyclist faces criminal charges of driving with suspended license
45. Attendance light along World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona & in NSB, though sharks plentiful Sunday near South Jetty where 3 surfers bitten
46. New brand for racing at Daytona & other tracks in 2017: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
47. Despite alleged Deltona Wal-Mart shoplifter digging key into scalp of Sheriff's k9 in nearby creek, suspect arrested
48. Tattoo You: Daytona Beach Shores babe marches to beat of different drummer
49. Big Fish Leaves Small Pond: Daytona Beach News-Journal's managing editor calls it quits
50. Jimmie Johnson wins record-tying 7th championship in season-ending race at Miami-Homestead; now in same company with Richard Petty & Dale Earnhardt
 
Jan. 2, 2017
51. 22-year-old Brazilian racer 'Pipo' Derani wheels the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Honda-powered Ligier to victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona
52. New Volusia County School Board Chair Melody Johnson wants to see district make the A-grade
53. DeLand man, 87, who suffered facial fractures in home invasion weeks earlier, succumbed to injuries
54. Port Orange man arrested on attempted murder charges after stabbing his parents during Thanksgiving after mom shushes him
55. Missouri parents here on Disney vacation killed in I-4 crash in DeLand leaving daughters who survived orphaned
56. Karen Holbrook hired as interim president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
57. Photo Opp - Daytona-area insurance exec Tony Grippa mugs it up with ex-GOP presidential candidate George Pataki
58. Chase Tramont After Port Orange Council win: 'I will represent you with great honesty and integrity'
59. Two killed in plane crash at Spruce Creek Fly-in community near Port Orange
60. VCSO: Creepy Clown pranks in Volusia County schools don't materialize
 
Jan. 1, 2017
61.  9/11 Twin Towers re-created at World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona
62. Dale Earnhardt Jr. to donate brain to science after passing
63. 39th anniversary of line-of-duty death of Seminole County sheriff's reserve deputy George Pfiel
64. Pete Dunn announces retirement as head coach of Stetson baseball
65. FDLE: 58-year-old Orlando man arrested on multiple kiddie porn charges
66. Fatal attack on dog in Port Orange waterway
67. World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona & New Smyrna devoid of Thanksgiving weekend crowds
68. New Smyrna Beach cops: Man stabbed in pre-dawn attempted robbery
69. First Christmas as Port Orange mayor a blessing for Don Burnette
70. New Smyrna Beach surfer/lensman Kem McNair captures scene setter with egret
 
Dec. 31, 2016
71. John Cooper, first to hold track posts as president at Indianapolis & later Daytona, has died
72. New Smyrna Beach cops: Man, 59, arrested after he's allegedly caught sexually assaulting 5-year-old boy
73. Changing of the Guard in Daytona, sort of: Dannette Henry sworn in as commissioner replacing 1 of 2 other Henrys 
74. Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Primary recount confirms Bill Hall new mayor of South Daytona
75. Orlando Magic acquire guard Jodie Meeks from Detroit Pistons
76. Student art adorns Daytona Beach International Airport cards for holidays
77. Volusia County school children & parents take part in International Walk/ Bike to School Day
78. New Smyrna Beach Fire Dept. contains 5-acre brush fire near Sugar Mill
79. Two incumbents return to Ponce Inlet Town Council
80. Two council incumbents had no challengers in Pierson
 
Dec. 30, 2016
81. Daytona cops: Mainland HS student struck & killed in crosswalk on way to school
82. New Smyrna Beach cops: NSBPD Inv. Brian Morris promoted to patrol sergeant
83. VCSO: Daytona Beach man suspected of robbing Deltona store fished out of Deltona pond 
84. Small plane crashes near New Smyrna Beach; pilot treated for minor injury
85. Govenor removes 'acting' from surgeon general title for Celeste Philip, ex-Volusia County deputy health exec
86. VCSO: Ocala man killed in Pierson after jumping from moving vehicle
87. Hundreds stung by jellyfish along World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona
88. New Smyrna Beach firefighters save house by limiting most of early morning blaze to garage
89. COMING OF AGE: Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men celebrates 40th anniversary 
90. NSBFD: 3 cats rescued in New Smyrna Beach house fire
 
Dec. 30, 2016
91. Rare Kemp's ridley sea turtle rescued near Ponce Inlet recovers at Marine
92. New Smyrna Beach Finance Director Althea Philord-Bradley receives special award
93. Volusia County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Henderson graduates from FBI National Academy
94. Daytona Beach Shores Christmas Parade: Highlighted by Billie Wheeler on Facebook
95. Lake Helen's Vernon Burton retains zone 2 seat without opposition; Jim Connell wins zone 4 seat in Nov elections
96. Swimmer rescued in Daytona surf & dead manatee washes ashore in New Smyrna
97. Daytona Beach-based United Way selects 15 to lead strategies on programming & funding
98. Principals of the Year announced for Volusia County Schools
99. DeLand firefighters rescue cat from storm drain
100. State Attorney RJ Larizza returned to office without opposition
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.