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Volusia’s Teachers’ Union President Wants Superintendent Out


Daytona Beach, FL – It’s a matter of trust. A serious lack of it. That’s what the head of Volusia County’s teachers’ union cites as one of the main reasons he wants the county’s schools superintendent removed right away in the wake of another failed attempt from both sides to reach a long-term contract agreement. During a press conference this ... Read More »

Aircraft Maintenance Company Owner Charged With Theft


DeLand, FL – The owner of an aircraft maintenance company in DeLand leaves Volusia County Jail on $17,500 bond after police link him to nearly $60,000 worth of theft from planes he was supposed to be servicing. 60-year-old Joseph W. Lippo – who is also the operator of JL Aircraft Services based near the DeLand Municipal Airport – was arrested ... Read More »

Realtors Put Another $2.9 Million Into Ballot Measure


Tallahassee, FL –Â The industry group Florida Realtors last week contributed another $2.9 million to a campaign aimed at passing a property-tax proposal on the November ballot. The group as of Friday had sent an overall total of $9.56 million to a political committee known as Amendment 2 is for Everybody, according to information posted on the state Division of ... Read More »

State Makes Changes To Aid Displaced Voters


Tallahassee, FL – Florida eased restrictions Thursday on vote-by-mail ballots in eight counties ravaged last week by Hurricane Michael, while also giving elections supervisors more time to conduct early voting. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the state’s top election official, said the changes included in an executive order by Gov. Rick Scott were requested by local supervisors and are intended ... Read More »