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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- The long-held American standard set forth in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address of “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is blatantly being trampled on in the City of Edgewater.   

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.

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