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Volusia County News - News-Journal

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Coronavirus: State approves Volusia's plan to reopen vacation rentals

May 23, 2020 - 11:21am
A day after the state gave Flagler County the go-ahead to reopen vacation rentals, Volusia County received notification on Friday that its plan to do the same had also been approved. Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys was pleased that vacation rental owners would begin to accept guests during the Memorial Day weekend.“This is their lifeline that has been shut down for several months,” she said. “This will be a real injection for our economy and our [...]

Daytona's homeless shelter losing its operator

May 23, 2020 - 10:16am
First Step Shelter is poised to lose its operator, Catholic Charities of Central Florida, which says it’s time for someone else to run Daytona Beach’s homeless assistance center.

Judge’s office chastises Volusia Councilwoman Heather Post over email

May 23, 2020 - 5:16am
Heather Post told not to email judge directly about a case.

Coronavirus: DeLand commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

May 22, 2020 - 9:20pm
DELAND — City Commissioner Jessica Davis has tested positive for COVID-19.Davis posted the news on her Facebook page shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.She wrote that she didn’t think her body was recovering at the pace it should since previously being diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia.[CORONAVIRUS: Get the latest news and updates] [...]

Coronavirus: State parks including Blue Spring, Tomoka State Park, Washington Oaks Gardens reopen in Volusia-Flagler

May 22, 2020 - 8:55pm
Florida state parks reopened May 21 amid the coronavirus pandemic with restrictions including closed facilities and limited capacity

Judge's office chastises Volusia Councilwoman Heather Post over email

May 22, 2020 - 4:00pm
Heather Post told not to email judge directly about a case.

Coronavirus: 1 new Volusia death, 10 new cases including 3 children; 1 new Flagler case; 776 cases statewide

May 22, 2020 - 3:51pm
The Florida Department of Health announced yet another coronavirus death in Volusia County Friday, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 36.The new Volusia County death is a 75-year-old man who did not have contact with a known coronavirus case or a recent history of travel.There have been seven coronavirus deaths in Volusia County this week alone, according to state data. [...]

Volusia gets $2.5M grant to improve DeLeon Springs water with pipeline project

May 22, 2020 - 2:20pm
An agreement between Volusia County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection means a grant worth $2.5 million for a pipeline project that will improve water quality in DeLeon Springs community.

Orange City church hosting drive-thru food pantry Saturday

May 22, 2020 - 2:11pm
The Journey, a church in Orange City, is putting on a drive-thru food pantry Saturday at 975 E. Graves Ave. from noon to 2 p.m.

Port Orange aims to restart feral cat program, talks panhandling, Madeline Ave. church in marathon meeting

May 22, 2020 - 11:38am
Port Orange City Council edged a new feral cat program closer to fruition, took steps to institute a new panhandling law and showed a bit of mercy to the property owner of a former church on Madeline Avenue who had been making great [...]

Coronavirus: 1 new Volusia death, 10 new cases; 1 new Flagler case; 776 cases statewide

May 22, 2020 - 11:21am
The Florida Department of Health announced yet another coronavirus death in Volusia County Friday, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 36.There have been seven coronavirus deaths in Volusia County this week alone, according to state data. [...]

Daytona hotels hope advertising draws visitors

May 22, 2020 - 11:10am
The Daytona-area board that oversees the spending of hotel bed tax funds to market the destination to travelers is trying to draw in people starting to think about vacations while being cautious with decreased funds.

Daytona moves to reopen city parks, pools

May 22, 2020 - 8:00am
Daytona Beach is looking into reopening its city parks and pools soon as restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus have been gradually lifted over the past few weeks.

Spring Hill leaders say block parties will stop during COVID-19 pandemic

May 22, 2020 - 5:56am
Leaders of the black community in Volusia gathered in Spring Hill on Thursday to announce that they are working to stop block parties and large group gatherings to keep residents safe from the spread of coronavirus.

Volusia property values rise, breaking 2008 record

May 21, 2020 - 4:27pm
Volusia County property market values soared another 7.6% in 2019 to nearly $64 billion, busting a previous record set in 2008 before the housing bubble burst and the Great Recession began, according to a preliminary report from the property appraiser’s office. “We set a record this year in what we call just value or market [...]

Orlando man pulled from surf in Ponce Inlet dies at hospital, officials said

May 21, 2020 - 3:09pm
Beach officials flew the red flag on Thursday to warn of dangerous rip current conditions.

Deltona motorcyclist killed in Sanford crash, FHP says

May 21, 2020 - 2:50pm
The 49-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash while the SUV’s driver was seriously injured, FHP said.

DeBary postpones Fourth of July holiday celebration

May 21, 2020 - 1:54pm
DeBary is the latest city to postpone its Fourth of July celebration due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

$4,000 exotic dog stolen from DeLand home, pet owner says

May 21, 2020 - 1:10pm
The owner of the dog, Michelle Ballantoni said she paid $4,000 for the exotic bully named Stitches.

Coronavirus: 2 new Volusia deaths; 5 Volusia children test positive; 1,204 new cases statewide

May 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
Two new coronavirus deaths in Volusia County were announced Thursday, bringing the county’s total number of deaths to 35, according to the Florida Department of Health.The two new deaths were a 102-year-old woman who had contact with a known coronavirus case and an 82-year-old woman with no recent history of travel or contact with a known coronavirus case.One of the women lived in a long-term care facility, according to state data, bringing the total number of [...]

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