Political elders condemn Sheriff Mike Chitwood's blasting of County Manager Jim Dinneen as a 'lying sack of (expletive)'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sheriff Michael J. Chitwood was universally condemned by five leading former county leaders contacted by Headline Surfer for their reaction to the elected lawman's pointed description of County Manager Jim Dinneen as a "lying sack of (expletive)" in a story published Wednesday in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Headline Surfer Newsmakers of the Year: Big 3 of Hope Place for homeless families: Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis & Jim Dinneen
Investigative Reports: Sheriff Mike Chitwood's Internal Affairs - implications for morale, public safety & trust
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Within the next 72 hours, Headline Surfer will begin presenting an in-depth look at Michael Chitwood's first month as the elected top cop of Volusia County's largest law enforcement agency and why things are not as they appear inside the VCSO despite a steady dose of PR.
Central Fla Politician of the Year: Volusia Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis ran 1st-class operation while also campaigning for own post
DELAND, Fla. -- She had been mercilessly attacked by one of her opponents throughout the 2015 election cycle by one of her opponents, but Lisa Lewis never reacted to the mud slinging and she won the post outright in the Aug. 30 primary.
HOLIDAY DEATHS A MYSTERY: Scant few details as to why an Ormond Beach couple died outside their SUV on side of I-4 in DeLand with 3 small sons unharmed inside
DELAND, Fla. -- There are far more questions than answers to why an Ormond Beach husband and wife died shortly after they were found unconscious outside their maroon SUV on the side of I-4 eastbound with the flashers on, which drew the attention of a Florida trooper on New Year's Eve. A full 48 hours later there's absolutely nothing new as to how or why they died.