Coming soon to an interstate near you? — The Florida Department of Transportation used this photo of a Love’s truck stop in its presentation on the possible relocation of a Longwood Interstate 4 rest area to one of five sites in West Volusia. Instead of a rest area with only parking and restrooms, the FDOT envisions a privately operated truck stop, with dining, gasoline and perhaps a convenience store.
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PORT ORANGE — John E.
Margaret I. Jacob, 96, passed away April 28, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. The family will celebrate her life with a service at 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. MORE ...
Joan Marie Braungart NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Joan Marie Braungart, 85, died April 28, 2016.
In 2005 — John Turner stands in front of two fellow property appraisers at an event in 2005. In back are current Volusia County Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath, left, and Bob Bolin, a longtime chief deputy in the Property Appraiser’s Office, who also led the office for a short time in 1974. Turner died April 22; Bolin died eight years ago.
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Cutting the ribbon — Goodwill staff and Daytona Beach officials celebrate the grand opening of the Daytona Beach Job Connection Center at 112 N. Nova Road last September. Goodwill plans to have a similar event in DeLand when a thrift store/employment center opens in 2017. In the photo, from left, are Linda Rimmer, vice president of vocational and community services at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida; Daytona Beach City Commissioner Ruth Trager; and Bill Oakley, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida.
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A little slice of Rome? — The franchisee of a well-known pizza chain is eyeing this former service station at 475 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City for a new outlet to feed legions of customers. Little Caesars Pizza will repurpose the site for a drive-thru pickup business, under the proposal approved by the Orange City Planning Commission. The building will be renovated, and new buffers and landscaping will be added.
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Playtime — Nancy Payne, a licensed practical nurse, entertains 9-month-old Madison Cooper at ChildrenFirst PPEC Medical Day Care in Deltona one recent afternoon. ChildrenFirst says it is the only day care in West Volusia that caters only to children who have medical or therapeutic needs.
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