Publisher's Column

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- I have to say I am not a fan of this bundling of items in the amendments on our recent ballot.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There's a Biblical passage from Galatians 6:7 that is apropos in describing Daytona Beach's state of affairs in struggling to come to grips with its entrenched homeless zombie apocalypse: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

DEBARY, Fla. -- The Republican Club of Southwest Volusia October is holding a meet and talk to candidates tonight with the following scheduled to appear: West Volusia Hospital Authority Group B Seat 2 candidate Michael Ray and DeBary Seat 4 candidate Eugene Kowalski. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Like many of you I was disturbed at our luncheon last month in New Smyrna Beach when Fred Costello passionately denied as false several charges which Micheal Waltz' campaign made against him in a mailed flyer.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- The world lost a good man on Saturday. John McCain, 81, lost his long and hard fought battle with brain cancer and with it, a man who, with grace and intelligence, served his country well.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- The video parody of Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood doing the Police Lip Sync Contest is fantastic.

EDGEWATER -- I’m seeing a new trend on Facebook that I can’t say I like. People are posting that for their birthday they want their friends and family to donate to a charity they picked. Frankly, I think this is not the best idea.

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- This happened in a business parking lot. Storm drain.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The health ailments may be different, but the age is the same for this award-winning journalist in reflecting on the sudden death Sunday of former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders head coach Tony Sporano at the age of 56.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- I was driving back from an appointment about 9 p.m. when I hit speed dial on my cell phone to call a valued source: Jim Gillum, former sheriff of Pasco County and a candidate for the 2016 sheriff's race in 2016 here in Volusia County.