Towing War: Edgewater owner under attack

Myron Hammond of Edgewater Towing & photo by Henry Frederick / went on a ride-along interview Saturday with Myron Hammond of Edgewater Towing & Recovery for his take on a proposal the Edgewater City Commission will consider tonight that could result in him losing two-thirds of his police towing contract to two outside companies. Why? That's what this investigative story will uncover.

EDGEWATER -- Myron Hammond of Edgewater Towing & Recovery is in the fight of his life to save his employees' jobs with the city officials on the verge of taking away two-thirds of his police towing services and giving them to Universal Towing and Bishop's Towing, two outside companies, even though he's done the job for 10 years and there is no cost savings to the municipality with the switch. is the only media outlet to show any interest in getting his side of the story and the economic impact this would have on his business and his employees with families praying they won't lose their jobs as a result.

The story revolves around politics and accusations of favoritism. There's a big showdown at tonight's City Commission on the issue. will have the full story, including exclusive video coverage, shortly, in advance of the meeting.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.