DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his wildest dreams did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett ever dream he'd make national headlines of his own 3 1/2 years after a jury in Seminole County acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
But that's exactly what happened when Sanford's mayor was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and carjacked.
Student center under construction at Daytona State College named for local entrepreneur L. Gale Lemerand
Photos and video for Headline Surfer / Daytona State College has named its 84,000-square-foot student center under construction on its main campus in honor of longtime benefactor and former trustee L. Gale Lemerand during a special ceremony Thursday, May 31, at the main campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, as shown in the images above.
Despite Sheriff Mike Chitwood's incessant vitriol and vulgar attacks, longtime county manager Jim Dinneen & majority of elected council members have Volusia headed in the right direction
DELAND, Fla. -- Despite the acrimony of the past two weeks since the series of well-played front page stories in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on the so-called crisis in the county morgue, Sheriff Mike Chitwood has been beating the drum for the heasd of longtime County Manager Jim Dinneen on a silver platter for he is the one Chitwood has been going after since his first few weeks in office.
Memorial Day: Volusia County Councilwoman Billie Wheeler's unusual first name honors heroic uncle who died in Battle of the Bulge
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- For the first time since she was elected to the Volusia County Council, Billie Wheeler took to social media to explain her unusual first name and its connection to Memorial Day.
Far cry from monster in movie Jaws: Mount Dora fisherman bitten by 3-foot lemon shark after freeing it from hook in Ponce Inlet; boy, 12, bitten in Daytona
PONCE INLET, Fla. -- So much for kindness: a 3-foot Lemon shark turned around and nipped a Mount Dora man on the foot after the fisherman went through the trouble of releasing it from his fishing hook on Sunday, the second of two shark-bite incidents reported over the Memorial Day weekend.
Congressman Ron DeSantis on Memorial Day: Recognizing heroism of men & women who gave ultimate sacrifice to defend freedoms we enjoy daily
PALM COAST, Fla. -- The message for today's sacred holiday from Congressman Ron DeSantis is short, sweet and to the point: "On Memorial Day we recognize the heroism of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms we enjoy daily."
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