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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- East Central Florida's three tourism destination cities do not fare well in the 2018 rankings of US cities with a population of at least 25,000 residents. Sanford actually comes out ahead of Orlando and Daytona Beach with a rating of 4, with 100 being the highest safety rating. Orlando has a rating of 3. Daytona has the distinction of being ranked a 1, the lowest possible ranking from Neighborhood Scout.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona Beach resident Kelly Ferguson has been selected to serve as director of public and government affairs for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties. 

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. 

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DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County government provided the Daytona Beach News-Journal with compensation figures late this afternoon on the total cost of County Manager Jim Dinneen's exit but excluded Headline Surfer from the public information despite requesting it in writing.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
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Ormond Beach, Fla. – Members from the Rotary Clubs of Downtown Ormond Beach, Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach West recently came to the assistance of a 92-year-old widow, to fix approximately 90 feet of 6-foot tall vinyl fence that was falling over from improper installation and recent storms.

The project was coordinated through the Ormond Beach Police Liaison for Community Services.

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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Photos and video for Headline Surfer / Daytona State College has named its 84,000-square-foot student center under construction on its main campus in honor of longtime benefactor and former trustee L. Gale Lemerand during a  special ceremony Thursday, May 31, at the main campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, as shown in the images above.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma doesn't put much stock into law enforcement monikers  like "protect and serve."

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PONCE INLET, Fla.  -- So much for kindness: a 3-foot Lemon shark turned around and nipped a Mount Dora man on the foot after the fisherman went through the trouble of releasing it from his fishing hook on Sunday, the second of two shark-bite incidents reported over the Memorial Day weekend.

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PALM COAST, Fla. -- The  message for today's sacred holiday from Congressman Ron DeSantis is short, sweet and to the point: "On Memorial Day we recognize the heroism of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms we enjoy daily."

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