BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County approves $4.5 million homeless shelter 10 miles from Daytona's downtown

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- As  expected the Volusia County Council approved a 100-bed homeless facility this morning to be built 10 miles from Daytona's downtown on county land near the branch jail.

The vote was 4-2 with Chair Ed Kelley at-large Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, the two most outspoken proponentds of the project that requires Volusia County to provide the land, initial construction costs of $2.5 million and annual costs of $400,000 for five consecutive years.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 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 Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.