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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- The award-winning internet newspaper is on the verge of undergoing a major upgrade that is being dubbed the "Next Generation" with a stream-lined home page featuring bold colors and far less clutter.


Taylor and Pappas likewise competing on Democratic side

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sandy Adams is gone for good from the Congressional 6 race leaving Adam Barringer, GG Galloway, David Santiago and several others to battle it out on the Republican side, and likewise, Dwayne Taylor and George Pappas on the Democratic side.


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State Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, running for Congressional dis 6 / Headline Surfer®Adam Barringer first to announce camdidacy for CD6 / Headline Surfer®GG Galloway of Ormond Beach running for CD6 / Headline Surfer®Sandy Adams / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- State Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, announced today he is a candidate for the newly-redrawn U.S. House District 6, encompassing all of Volusia and Flagler counties, as well as parts of Lake and St. Johns.

“Our nation is at a crossroads," Santiago told in a prepared statement emailed this morning, announcing his candidacy for the 6th Congressuonal seat. "We need real leaders with the courage and proven experience to do what’s best for our community, as well as our nation and world. After my two terms fighting for the residents of Volusia County in the Florida House of Representatives, I eagerly announce my candidacy for the vacant Sixth Congressional District."


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Affable lawman not seekling re-election in November for 5th term

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson retiring / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson announced this morning his intention to retire when his current term expires the end of this year.

The 64-year-old sheriff made the announcement at an 11 a.m. press conference. Johnson, first elected in 1999, has opted not to seek a fifth four-year term in the 2016 elections.

Johnson said in part "there comes a time that all things must end," adding that he has "never forgotten that this is their office, not mine," referring to the citizens of Volusia County.


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Congressional dis 6 candidate and ex-New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer gets endotrsement of three West Volusia mayors / Headline Surfer®ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- Seeing is believing and in a show of solidarity, three of West Volusia's most prominent mayors stood with Congressional District 6 Republican candidate Adam Barringer at a press conference Monday outside the Dickinson Center in demonstrating their endorsement of the former New Smyrna Beach mayor and his quest to go to Washington as congressman: Tom Laputka of Orange City, Bob Apgar of DeLand and John Masiarczyk of Deltona.