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16-year-old missing in Flagler County, deputies say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A teenager has been reported missing in Flagler County. According to deputies, Jaquin Adame, 16, was last seen in Palm Coast near Beechwood Lane. He was wearing basketball shoes, shorts and a tank top. Anyone who sees him should contact the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
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Manatees Galore at Blue Spring State Park in Florida

On my recent trip to Florida, I was grateful to find this gem of a state park about an hour north of Orlando in Orange City. Thanks to my hotel points, I had booked a free hotel in Deland, Florida, which was only 15 minutes away from the park. I was hoping to find a spring that wouldn't be too crowded where I could just explore and relax for the morning. The park opened at 8:00 am, and I arrived shortly after, around 8:15. I was surprised to see a line of about 20 cars already at the entrance gate waiting to get in. Apparently, it didn't matter whether you visit during the week or the weekend, this park is popular!

Volusia/Flagler YMCA Completes $100,000 Renovations at 3 Locations

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is pleased to announce that the Southeast Volusia branch has recently completed $100K in renovations. The association-wide renovations started at the Ormond Beach branch this past February and have continued to include completion of the Holly Hill and Southeast Volusia Family YMCA locations. Planning is currently underway for renovations at the DeLand, Four Townes and Port Orange branches.

Maryland Rape Suspect Arrested in Palm Coast

PALM COAST – 41 year-old Shawn Scott was arrested in Flagler County on Thursday on rape charges out of Glen Burnie, Maryland. He was tracked to Palm Coast by U.S. Marshals in cooperation with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Problem Crime Area Enforcement (PACE) Team and its Fugitive Unit.

A School Supply Drive for Bunnell Elementary

In support of Bunnell Elementary School, the Bunnell Police Department is hosting a School Supply Drive now through August 10. Donations can be dropped off at the police station, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Building 14, behind the Flagler Government Services building. “We ask the entire community to come together to...

1 rescued after boat capsized 69 miles east of New Smyrna Beach, Coast Guard says

A 60-year-old man was rescued 69 miles east of the coast of New Smyrna Beach after his boat capsized and sank Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Steven Hicks was out on his sail vessel when it capsized and sank, forcing Hicks to board his emergency life raft and call for help using his EPRIB to send a distress signal, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard rescued Hicks from his life ...

Volusia County Council Meeting Grows Hostile Over Environmental Meeting

Tensions flared at Tuesday's Volusia County Council meeting, particularly between Councilmen Jeff Brower and Ben Johnson. The debate centered around a planned meeting at Daytona Beach's Ocean Center to discuss the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a conservation area which is set to grow thanks to new federal money. The meeting was...

The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Weather: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs around 90. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

'From the best county to the best city': Ormond Beach's new fire chief is here

There's a new fire chief in town. Howard Bailey officially begun his leadership at the Ormond Beach Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 1. As the former chief of Volusia County Fire Rescue, an agency he spent the last 30 years working for, he already knows the city well. And he said he's looking forward to learning more, and getting closer to the community thanks to the department's smaller size. Volusia County has 21 fire stations; Ormond has four.

Marina Grande condo comes with views for miles, city lights and cool vibes

Amazing views for miles, city lights and a cool, contemporary feel take this Marina Grande on the Halifax condominium to the next level. Its 1,843 square feet of open and beautifully maintained living space holds two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an extra-large den. Located on the 16th floor, this modern residence overlooks the waterfront and offers the ideal vantage point of clear blue skies, the ocean and riverfront. This breathtaking unit also features upgraded luxury vinyl flooring throughout the main living areas, including the kitchen, which comes with granite countertops, a breakfast bar and modern appliances. The primary suite’s bathroom has marble tile, dual-sinks vanities, a glass-enclosed tiled shower with a sit-down bench and an oversized garden tub with jets to soak your worries away. Offered move-in ready at a great price, this unit, which is leased until Oct. 31, would make an ideal primary, secondary, or a great addition to any investor’s portfolio.

DeLand On A Budget

Here are three different options on activities to do in Deland for under $20 per person. Want to see another city on a budget? Tell me where to go next in the comments! Don't forget to follow along for more Florida travel. Music by Reveille "Keep Moving".

A luxury lifestyle awaits in this first-floor unit in Marina Grande on the Halifax

Located in what many consider to be the very best spot in the Marina Grande on the Halifax complex, this first-floor condominium offers direct river and pool access along with commanding panoramic views and convenience that is rarely found. This maintenance-free condo that lives like a riverfront home offers an open floor plan with beautiful upgrades. The guest wing with two bedrooms (each with its own bath) is privately positioned away from the waterfront primary suite, and the chef-inspired kitchen offers upgraded white cabinetry, decorator lighting and river views. Plantation shutters, a stone feature wall and crown molding frame this marina-front home, featuring an expanded patio that is the "go-to spot" for peaceful outdoor lounging. The Marina Grande community offers unparalleled amenities, including two swimming pools, a 5-star fitness center, yoga/dance studio, banquet facilities, a theater room, billiards, ping pong, a library, 24-hour concierge and a security gatehouse.

Bunnell Police Department holds supply drive for Bunnell Elementary School

In support of Bunnell Elementary School, the Bunnell Police Department is hosting a school supply drive now through Aug. 10. Donations can be dropped off at the police station, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 14, behind the Flagler Government Services building. “We ask the entire community to come together to...