Stop the presses: 24/7 internet newspaper has the big stories covered in New Smyrna and Daytona

Traffic light headline story / Headline SurferNew traffic light to be installed at Sugar Mill Drive and SR 44 in New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo and graphic / This snapshot from the Google search engine shows Headline Surfer's report on plans for a badly-needed traffic light at the intersection of Sugar Mill Road and State Road 44. The story was written July 21. The Daytona Beach News-Journal, the daily newspaper of record, has a story on the same topic in this morning's edition, which you'll find on your driveway if you are a home subscriber.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- When it comes to news that matters most to New Smyrna Beach, nobody delivers it like Headline Surfer, whether it's plans for a traffic light at the intersection of State Road 44 and Sugar Mill or any variety of in-depth reporting on what's happening at City Hall. It's nice to see the Daytona Beach News-Journal has a story this morning on the traffic light. 

But there are a few other stories, the Daytona print daily may need to play catch up on that we're publishing this morning: Melissa Ignasiak Smith, the firefighter who successfully sued the city for wrongful termination in federal court, is back to work, even though New Smyrna Beach's top brass is unhappy about it;

Headline Surfer has learned that the Port Orange woman who was killed in the crash on the South Causeway after drinking at the New Smyrna Beach CRA-funded Cinco de Mayo street festival, had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit while behind the wheel as well as cocaine in her system, according to the medical examiner's office.

And Headlne Seurfer has the excluysive interview with rhe recently "retired" Daytona Beach police sergeant held up for scorn by Chief of Police Michsel Chitwood over nude photos.





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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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.