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Monday, September 27, 2021

City of DeLand adopts budget, property taxes to see increase

With little pomp and circumstance, the DeLand City Commission adopted the proposed millage rate of 6.7841 and the city’s new budget for the 2021-22...

West Volusia Rep. Webster Barnaby files ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill

Bill is similar to Texas legislation restricting abortion Deltona’s representative in the Florida Legislature, Webster Barnaby, has filed a Texas-style abortion ban for the legislature’s...

Volusia County Council says no to rolled-back rate, approves proposed budget

After three-and-a-half hours of discussion and public commentary, the Volusia County Council disappointed its critics by failing to adopt a budget funded by the...

West Volusia Tourism wins another Best of Show

The West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority (WVTAA) has been honored with the state’s top tourism award at the 2021 Flagler Awards. West Volusia won Best...

A four-day workweek?

In an article from Inc.com, Brooklyn-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced that starting in 2022, it will become the first company to join a set...

FDOT receives the 2021 Transportation Achievement Award

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) has received a 2021 Transportation Achievement Award for SunTrax from the Institute of Transportation Engineers...

Founders of Cress Restaurant bought out

Hari Pulapaka is moving on to the next course in his banquet of a life. The winner of multiple culinary awards and his wife,...

SBA changes policy on COVID disaster loans

Businesses that may be facing challenges from the COVID delta variant can now take advantage of policy changes to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster...

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Work on Orange Camp Road seems inadequate

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Editor, The Beacon: The current widening and construction of the roundabout on Orange Camp Road in DeLand appears to my eyes to be inadequate. While I...
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With everything going on in the world, people need a bit of stress relief these days. While talking to a therapist or going to...

OFF THE BEAT: Pour a little sugar on me — not in my gas tank

A Deltona man told deputies he had “a small verbal altercation” with a neighbor lady Sept. 4, and, at about 9:20 that night, “he...

OFF THE BEAT: Who’s shooting at whom?

Around 2 a.m. Sept. 3, Volusia County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in DeBary regarding a suspicious incident. While the lawmen were on...

West Volusia Artists spotlights Sandra Bertram for October

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West Volusia Artists Inc. is focusing on artist Sandra Bertram for the month of October. Her painting Early Bird, along with 20 pieces by...

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