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Yesterday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
City commissioners took a small step toward clearing the way for construction of a new housing development for the area's low-income senior citizens.
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Monday | The Orlando Sentinel
DeLand, no longer content to be Volusia's sleepy county seat, claimed the title Monday in the Sentinel's Other Best Downtown contest.
Putting out a tree, a string or two of blinking lights and an inflatable lawn Santa is about as far as some homeowners go to decorate for Christmas.
The Chancel Choir, the Jubilee Bell Choir, the Children's Bell Choir, and guest soloists will present a program of favorite Christmas carols at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at First Presbyterian Church of DeBary.
Authorities have arrested a man accused of dragging a DeLand police officer during a traffic stop that spiraled out of control earlier this week.
Carol and Tom Sykes will lead the group each Saturday. Call 386-985-4673. 8 a.m. on the DeLand Municipal Airport, Airport Terminal Drive and Flightline Boulevard.
BEACON PHOTO/BARB SHEPHERD DeLand in championship - DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar, left, prepares to be interviewed by Beth Kassab and Jon Busdeker of the Orlando Sentinel, after DeLand edged past Winter Garden to enter the championship round in the Sentinel's Internet contest to find Central Florida's "other" best downtown.
A sea of green uniforms descended upon the Volusia County Agricultural Center late Thursday afternoon.
Suffering from big-box-store overload? Central Florida's smaller downtowns offer a break from the crowds and a chance to turn holiday shopping into an adventure.
BEACON PHOTO/PAT ANDREWS Shocking story - Orange City resident Barbara Grimm talks with The Beacon Dec. 9 about her encounter with Orange City police as she worked to gather signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the November 2014 ballot to ask voters whether they want to legalize marijuana for medical uses.
"To whoever stole my 2nd grader's bike: Happy holidays to you," read a pair of wooden signs that stood outside her home along Garfield Avenue last week.
A DeLand man who lost at a game of cards tried to rob the winner of $100 and continuously pulled the trigger of a firearm he aimed at the victim but the gun did not fire, DeLand police said.
BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN Unity - Smiles prevail as Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby, left, and Deltona Mayor John Masiarczyk pause for a photo in April.
The Beacon has not verified whether any of the purloined goods were chocolate kisses.