By HENRY FREDERICK Headline Surfer
EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Wake up Edgewater! When a cop is calling the towing company in the heart of your city with a threat -- stop doing business with that online media outlet or we'll stop doing business with you -- then enough is enough!
That's the new reality of municipal government in Edgewater, a city that had seen steady growth and prosperity for 11 years under the steady hand of City Manager Tracey Barlow, a no-nonsense administrator who transformed this once-rural outpost into a prosperous bedroom city focused on families, retirees, emerging parks and boating along the Indian River.
But that all changed on Oct. 26, in what appeared to be a carefully-orchestrated takeover Rogue 3 -- Gary T. Conway, Megan O'Keefe and Amy Vogt -- threatened by Headline Surfer, the award-winning online news outlet that was originally launched as NSBNews.net in New Smyrna Beach, with that seaside tourism city as its base and priority coverage given to Edgewater and Oak Hill with occasional countywide news out of Daytona Beach and DeLand. coverina decade ago and covered Southeast Volusia like a blanket, highlighting corruption in New Smyrna Beach where several taxpayer entities became a veritable feeding frenzy for Chamber insiders like financial planner Robert Lott and Adelle Aletti, with millions siphoned from the Southeast. Volusia Advertising Authority, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the indigent care taxing district for what was then Bert Fish Medical Center. https://headlinesurfer.com/content/407259-edgewater-towing-recoverys-myr... WAKE UP EDGEWATER - When a cop is calling THE towing company in the heart of your city with the threat -- Edgewater Towing & Recovery's Myron Hammond fights city hall and wins!