Edgewater

Weekly Observer newspaper operating out of publisher's Edgewater residence; license not in compliance with county

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The weekly Observer newspaper has relocated its operations to the Edgewater home of Michele and Robert Wayne Lott since they were kicked out of their suite on Flagler Avenue after falling behind on the rent, their landlord told NSBNews.net.

The Lotts obtained a home occupation license in mid-April from Edgewater to operate the newspaper out of their Riverside Drive home, but have failed to seek a similar license from the county, which still shows them operating as a commercial business on Flagler Avenue.

Editor's Note: This story will be updated shortly.

Senior prank: New Smyrna Beach High School 'for sale'

New Smyrna Beach High SchoolNew Smyrna Beach High School senior class prank
Photos by Jeanette DiCara / Just how this sign -- an apparent senior class prank -- was able to be posted so high off the ground remains a mystery.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- As I drove two of my daughters to New Smyrna Beach High School on Monday, May 9, I saw a sign on the building: "FOR SALE." I thought, "Ha! That's a good one."

It was carefully tied 20 feet above the ground. I laughed when I saw that the 2011 senior class took credit for it. Of course, this is the school prank of 2011 that seniors traditionally leave behind.

Jim Tager, principal of the high school said he doesn't know who did it. He's glad this year's prank was not anything destructive. His biggest worry was how high off the ground it was placed by someone.

It would seem that a cherry picker type of vehicle would have done it because of the slope on the roof below it and the height of the rope tied, but I don't think the school should focus on who did it.

My daughters saw rubber ducks in the school's pond one recent year. As long as no one is hurt and there is no property damage I think this is a fun way to have the school administration, students and teachers to remember each unique group of graduates.

Votran to provide limited holiday service on Christmas, New Year’s in Volusia County Sera King Tue, 12/24/2019 - 06:16

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Votran will operate on a limited service schedule on Christmas and New Year's in Volusia County for those who rely on the public buses to get to and from work, for shopping or other essential needs.

BREAKING NEWS: Kimberly Yaney wins special election for seat on Edgewater City Council Henry Frederick Tue, 04/02/2019 - 20:11

EDGEWATER, Fla -- Kimberly Yaney has won decisively with 53 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election to fill a vacancy on the Edgewater City Council.