County Council write-in candidate epitome of Mike Chitwood vitriolic crud engaged in gutter campaign against frontrunner Ben Johnson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- He was once suspected by a neighboring DeLand family of four of having deposited a dripping used condom covered with blood on the welcoming mat of their front porch in a perverse act of intimidation.
Not only did then-Daytona Police Chief Mike Chitwood rely on influential insiders to fund 2/3 of his 2016 campaign for sheriff, he also paid $3,000 to an ex-con for political advice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Not only did Mike Chitwood rely on Daytona's influential insiders to fund nearly two-thirds of his 2016 campaign for sheriff in 2016, the then-police chief also paid $3,000 to an ex-con for political advice.
What better way to begin bringing Chitwood into the Sunshine and exposing his hypocrisies than today -- Friday the 13th?
Daytona Chamber CEO Nancy Keefer to be named chair of the umbrella organization's board of directors
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Nancy Keefer, CCE, president and CEO of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be named chair of the Association of Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting on July 18.
REWIND of NASCAR's Coke Zero Sugar 400: Erik Jones, first-time winner of July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A year ago, it was Ricky Stenhouse who won the war of attrition and NASCAR's signature July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.
It was Stenhouse who be the cause of attrition Saturday night with the "Big One" that claimed half the field. But it was a little-known driver, Erik Jones, who passed the reigning series champion, Martin Truex Jr by .125 of a second at the finish line to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
Neighborhood Scout: Daytona Beach has ranked among the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the US six years in a row & as high as 20th in 2016
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.
Ouster of county manager a battle won by cutthroat politicians Chitwood-Post, but it's the taxpayers who will pay the price
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.
Volusia County provides Daytona Beach News-Journal compensation figures on retiring County Manager Jim Dinneen's exit; Headline Surfer excluded from the public information
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.