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Even before war broke out in his native Ukraine, Olexiy Kuzmin envisioned his family's life elsewhere. An economy that betrayed the middle class and an ineffective government rife with corruption led the 27-year-old businessman to seek a work visa in the United States.
Fall is traditionally the season for high school seniors and juniors to start making their college selections. It's also a time, as the new year approaches, for anyone to consider a college education, ways to advance a career or re-tool for a new job.
After the Rolling Hills Golf Club closed in June, some homeowners have taken on the responsibility of mowing the course near their own property. After the Rolling Hills Golf Club closed in June, some homeowners have taken on the responsibility of mowing the course near their own property.
Over the last several days a number of prominent athletics programs across the country have discovered their names and trademarked branding have been used in an illegal scheme to defraud businesses with an interest in sponsoring the athletics programs. Stetson University Athletics is one program that has been touched by the illegal scheme.
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The envelope with white powder sent to an official at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand on Tuesday was sent by a jail inmate, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Friday. Jeremy Addison, 23, ground up some pills and put the powder into an envelope that arrived at the courthouse mail room at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, said Volusia sheriff's spokeswoman Judie Edwards.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured Thursday night in a collision near DeLand with a Volusia County sheriff's deputy who was deemed at fault, officials said. Deputy Miguel Roman, 25, was attempting to travel north on State Road 11 from a private driveway in a marked patrol SUV about 7 p.m. when he made a right turn into the path of the motorcyclist, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
BEACON PHOTO/JOE CREWS Takes oath - DeLand's newest city commissioner, Chris Cloudman, takes the oath of office being administered Sept. 10 by City Clerk Julie Hennessy .
The court fight over Volusia County's Waverly Media investigation continued Thursday as the county's outside investigator Jon Kaney and witness Ted Doran agreed to another hearing on the legality of Kaney's subpoenas and handling of the whole case. A brief Thursday-morning hearing at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand ended with both sides due back the next Thursday to argue whether Volusia's subpoenas, through Kaney, were legal.
A girl was attacked by a dog near DeLand as she stood at a bus stop waiting for her ride to elementary school Wednesday, authorities said. The dog attack occurred at 7:17 a.m. in the 300 block of Oak Street, sheriff's spokeswoman Judie Edwards said.
City commissioners tapped Chris Cloudman to serve out the remaining two years of former Seat 4 Commissioner Phil Martin's term after spending more than 2 1/2 hours Tuesday night interviewing him and two other finalists. Cloudman currently serves as vice chairman of the city's planning board and is associate director of continuing education at Stetson University.
Volusia County School Board candidate Don Sarro has gained the support of three former opponents who were eliminated in the August primary election for the District 1 seat. Sarro, a teacher from DeLand, will face John Hill, a DeLand physician, in a run-off Nov. 4 because they were the top two vote-getters in the August election.
Volusia deputies are investigating a white powder incident at the Volusia County courthouse in DeLand Tuesday morning. The white powder was found inside an envelope mailed to the clerk of court at the courthouse at 101 N. Alabama Ave. The letter arrived at the mail room at 10:45 a.m., said Sheriff's Capt.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:01 pm
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