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Daytona-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical flight students flying near Palatka help pilot in distress

Create: Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:21
Author: Sera King
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University flight students were flying near Palatka when they heard an emergency call over the radio that an 81-year-pilot nearby had just experienced engine failure at 800 feet.

Orange County Schools dropping mask-wearing mandates for adults in Orlando-area campuses starting today

Create: Mon, 02/28/2022 - 05:11
Author: Sera King
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Citing steady declines in the past month in COVID-related cases and deaths in the Sunshine State, including here in Central Florida, Orange County Public Schools is loosening its mask-wearing mandates for adults at its Orlando-area campuses starting today.

BREAKING NEWS: Ann McFall, who held three prominent Volusia County leadership posts, died today at 68

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DELAND, Fla. --  Ann McFall, described as a "champion for Volusia County" died this morning, according to Lisa Lewis, her successor as Supervisor of Elections, in a social media posting.

Embry-Riddle students helping Daytona's poor during the holidays with garden feeding program

Create: Sun, 12/20/2020 - 01:45
Author: Sera King
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – About 35 students in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Honors Program have worked all year long to feed people experiencing hunger and disenfranchisement throughout the local community, through a partnership with Derbyshire Place, a nonprofit near the Daytona Beach campus.

Volusia County Council allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 funds to school district for protective equipment

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By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- In this age of COVID-19, it’s a big and expensive job outfitting a school district the size of Volusia’s – 61,000 students, 7,700 employees and 4,200 classrooms – with personal protective equipment (PPE).

On Tuesday, the school district got a little help from a friend – the Volusia County Council.

65 COVID-19 cases to date in Volusia Couny public schools

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By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Volusia County school district has reported six new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday.

These included five students and one staff member at DeLand High, Heritage Middle, McInnis Elementary, Pine Ridge High and Southwestern Middle. 

That makes 65 cases in all - 36 student cases and 29 staff cases districtwide - since school began Aug. 31. 

No further information has been reeleased.

2020 PRIMARY RESULTS: Abby Sanchez wins re-election to the Seminole County School Board with 63.11% of the votes

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Abby Sanchez / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo illustration / Seminole County Public Schools opened up the school year on Aug. 17, 10 days later than scheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Incumbent School Board member Abby Sanchez, shown above left was the lone seat in the Aug.

Daytona State College & satellite campuses will be open Monday

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By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias and are in communication with county and state emergency management teams.

With that said and based ased on current information, all Daytona State College campuses will re-open Monday.

Volusia County School Board candidate Anita Reber Burnette leery of students returning to school in 5 weeks without a legit COVID-19 safety plan

Create: Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:21
Author: Henry
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YouTube download / AP video / Dr. Anthony Fauci, The nation's top infectious disease expert, said on Tuesday said that local officials in COVID hotspots should decide when schools reopen. School reopening should be decided locally, he insisted.

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Volusia County Schools moving ahead with graduation plan that restricts attendance at Daytona's Ocean Center to just 2 tickets per student

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By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Volusia County School District is moving ahead with restrictive graduation ceremonies, despite complaints from graduating seniors and their families that limits attendance to only two tickets per graduationg senior with the coronvirus pandemic situation showing no signs of letting up any time soon.

The Florida Health Department announced a record-high 3,207 coronavirus infections Thursday that saw June’s total rise to 29,307. Florida now has has 85,926 COVID-19 cases.