DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his wildest dreams did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett 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 did Sanford's municipal leader ever envision that he, too, would become a crime vim when he was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and carjacked.
Neighborhood Scout: Daytona Beach has ranked among the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the US six years in a row & as high as 20th in 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- East Central Florida's three tourism destination cities do not fare well in the 2018 rankings of US cities with a population of at least 25,000 residents. Sanford actually comes out ahead of Orlando and Daytona Beach with a rating of 4, with 100 being the highest safety rating. Orlando has a rating of 3. Daytona has the distinction of being ranked a 1, the lowest possible ranking from Neighborhood Scout.
Ouster of county manager a battle won by cutthroat politicians Chitwood-Post, but it's the taxpayers who will pay the price
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- As an experienced journalist who has closely followed the inner workings of Volusia County government for the past 10 years, I remain steadfast in my belief that Sheriff Mike Chitwood and County Councilwoman Heather Post (herself a former deputy), were rogue politicians who seized upon two phony crises over a three-week span fo force out County Manager Jim Dinneen.
Chitwood-Post continue social media attacks on county leaders with assists from 2 bloggers in wake of county manager's departure
Maureen France draws public interest in election qualifying with surprise announcement that she's running for mayor of Holly Hill
HOLLY HILL, Fla. -- Political insider Maureen France brought some excitement to the otherwise dry news of candidate qualifying for elections with her video announcement on social media of her campaign for mayor.
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