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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Never in his worst nightmare did Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett ever dream he'd 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.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Jamie Hill Haynes and Ruben Colon took the oath of office and then their seats Tuesday on the Volusia County School Board largely in front of family and friends.

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Photo for Headline Surfer / Above, Joe Mahoney, left, and Dave Arcieri are shown together just before the Oct. 26 termination of Edgewater City Manager Tracey Barlow, and then Arcieri, the public safety director, who was forced out earlier this month in a political purge led by Council members Gary Conroy, Megan O'Keefe and Amy Vogt. Voting the other way were Mayor Mike Ignasiask and Christine Power.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
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SANFORD, Fla --  Sanford cops said Saturday they had Andraus Zyrae Lee in custody related to an overnight shooting that took place in a parking lot outside of the Wet Spot bar.

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Photo for Headline Surfer / While the pelicans were pondering down at the beach, the 27th Annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show was held Nov. 10-11 on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla -- State Road 44 near Kirkland Drive was shut down to traffic in both directions for more than two hours due to an apparent SUV crashing into the back of a semi resulting in four trauma patients being airlifted to Halifax Hospital as trauma alerts, officials with the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department said.

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano race for all the marbles Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- With some of the 300-plus Edgewater citizens having to mill around outside the city hall chambers because every seat had been filled, were not told that David Arcieri, the municipality's director of public safety, was placed on paid administrative leave earlier that day.

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DELAND, Fla. -- While the controversy of ballot recounts in Broward and Palm Beach counties continued to dominate the major cable news networks CNN, MSNBC and Fox News on Saturday, closer to home here in Volusia County a new voting controversy started to emerge as the evening wore on.

Santiago Avila Jr., accepted the fact that he lost his campaign for mayor of Deltona to a more experienced opponent in term-limited City Commissioner Heidi Herzberg in Tuesday's general election, but it was what he was told and shown from a situation at a Deltona voting precinct that occurred on Election Day that has infuriated him to no end.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced Friday that it had made a non-binding offer to acquire outstanding shares of International Speedway Corp. not already owned by the billionaire France Family.

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