Duplication of investigations by State Attorney, FBI

Jon Kaney / Weverly attorney probe / Headline Surfer®County Council at-large member Joyce Cusack / Headline Surfer®Term-limited County Council member Pat Northey / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® / The appointment of Jon Kaney as investigator of Waverly bus bench probe for the County Council is something term-limited Council member Pat Northey is looking forward to in hopes of weakening at-large incumbent Joyce Cusack, whose seat she covets in the 20134 elections.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The ugliness of Volusia County politics continues to fester in the Frank T. Bruno chambers in DeLand with today's expected coronation of attorney Jonathan Kaney Jr. as the hired gun to investigate the Waverly bus bench advertising scandal, something already well under way with ongoing investigations by the State Attorney's Office and the FBI. 


Scott Mandis is missing and considered endangered / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Scott Mandis, 33, has not returned to an assisted living facility and is in need of medicine and may be somewhere in the Daytona area. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man with a diminished mental capacity who has been missing for a week and requires medication.

Scott Mandis, 33, was arrested Nov. 18 in DeLand on a trespassing charge and was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach the next day, but has been missing since.


Biketoberfest in Daytona / Headline Surfer

County Chaior Jason Davis dressed for the biker crowd / Headline SurferVolusia County Chair Jsson Davis / Headline SurferCounty Chair Jason Davis, shown in the far left photo on his Harley for Biketoberfest, stands in far contrast to his image on the dais in this Headline Surfer photo. Davis produced a video of the biker rally. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- First-year Volusia County Chair Jason Davis doesn't like it when people call him a politician. American Badass instead?



DeLand cop car involved in fleeing death / Headline SurferMarlon Brown, deceased victim of DeLand cop since fired / Headline SurferDELAND -- The Tallahassee lawyer representing the legal interests of Trayvon Martin's parents in the George Zimmerman murder case that resulted in the Sanford gunman's acquittal, is now representing relatives of a black neighborhood barber they feel was deliberately run over and killed by a white DeLand cop who has since been fired.

And though a grand jury did not return a criminal indictment as the family and some in law enforcement expected, the attorney, Benjamin Crump, did not mince words today in heated remarks directed to the local authorities.


Stetson University promotes tennis expert / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Christophe Noblet's tennis expertise has earned him a coaching promotion at Stetson University.

DELAND -- Stetson University Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote announced that Christophe Noblet has been promoted to associate Head men’s and women’s tennis coach effective today.

“Christophe has done very well so far and is very worthy of this promotion,” Pilote said. “Both the men’s and women’s teams will benefit from his new role within the program."


DeLand campus cross country athlete makes history 

Amanda Spring of Stetson Univ. in DeLand Atlantic Sun Conf. runner week / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Stetson University freshman cross country runner Amanda Spring is announced Wednesday as 'Runner of the Week' by the Atlantic Sun Conference.


Stetson University men's golf team finished last in South Carolina tourneyGraphic for Headline Surfer / The Hatters of Stetson University golf team finished at the bottom of the rankings in its first meet of the season.

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC – The Stetson men’s golf team got off to a fair start in its first event of the 2013-14 season, but struggled over the next two days at the GolfWeek Program Challenge.

The Hatters opened with a 298 in the first round, but followed up with consecutive rounds of 309 on Monday and 308 on Tuesday to finish last in the 12-team event at the True Blue Course.

It is the second straight year the Hatters have finished 12th in the event.


Washington Monthly and also give kudos

Stetson University in DeLand / Headline surferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Stetson University was ranked prominently on a national level by US News & World Report, Washington Monthly and in a news release issued late Monday and embargoed until midnight to Headline Surfer and other Central Florida media outlets.

DELAND – Stetson University again has earned national recognition for its rigorous academics, commitment to social mobility and service, and military friendliness by ranking among the top universities in recent national surveys.


Kicks 4 Guns Sheriff's ptogram in DeLand / Headline SurferSheriff Ben Johnson / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer  photo / Nearly five dozen handguns have been taken off the streets of Volusia County in the 2013 Kicks 4 Guns program and that's exciting news to Sheriff Ben Johnson.

DELAND -- One of the handguns had been reported stolen to a local police department in 2011, turned up in an annual turn-in-your-gun program with no questions asked.

A total of 58 guns were voluntarily turned in to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Thursday's annual Kicks 4 Guns crime-fighting program,  which encourages citizens to turn in unwanted guns to law enforcement for safe and proper disposal with no questions asked.