Publisher's Column

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.

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. 

By HENRY FREDERICK
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Column: People, Places & Things

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On this Father's Day I am thankful for the love and support of two men in my life: My father, Henry Frederick Jr., 79, and my son, Henry Frederick IV, 24.

They are very influential in how I live my life. And I feel I am just as influential in helping them in living their lives, too. I am fortunate to have the loving interaction of both. My father raised me and I, in turn, raised my son. These are good things and the bonds are strong.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Once again, L. Gale Lemerand, our most generous donor, has shown his deep and abiding interest in the education of Florida's children and in the institutions which provide that education.

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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.

EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Memorial day is just a day to any but to those of us who have relatives who served and perhaps were wounded and died for their country it is a very special day.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Today I feel like, Stop the World: I want to get off of it.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A quick thought in reaction to the breaking news: Here we go again, yet another school shooting, this time in Santa Fe, Texas.

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