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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."

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.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
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.

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.

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.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When I left the Daytona Beach News-Journal about six weeks before the end of 2004, I still grossed nearly $55,000.  

Then again, I had a front-line beat and nearly a decade of experience from up North before winding down after nearly a decade for the newspaper. Which brings me to one Andrew Gant, the 

DELTONA, FLA. -- A man is shot in the back in a drug-related incident in his Deltona residence a couple of days ago. Another man is stabbed to death Friday night in his Deltona home. A little more than a week ago a man was murdered in the Burger King restaurant. 

SANFORD, Fla. --I received a letter in the mail that I had been turned down for Social Security Disability, which presents an all-too-real scenario: I could be dead by the time a second go-around presented itself and a decision rendered.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There's nothing more promising in my life than the beauty of the morning sunrise.

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