141th Year
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Internet Edition
West Volusia's Original Hometown Newspaper
By GUY MYSTERY
Intrepid Reporter

  The DeLand Sun News was first published in 1876. After 115 years of operation, it was bought out by a competing paper in 1991. Publication was halted by 1992.
  This situation persisted until 2007, when the brand was revived online as a monument to this cherished local institution.
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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.


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DeLand Area News
For Saturday, March 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Volusia County Sheriff's Office to host gun turn-in program in DeLand
For a sixth year, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office will host a program to take unwanted guns off the county’s streets. The program, dubbed Kicks 4 Guns, allows anyone to turn in an unwanted gun to law enforcement, no questions asked, in exchange for a $50 Publix gift card. The event runs from ...

Volusia County sheriff's deputies, kids share a week of summer fun
More than 70 campers lined up for dinner outside the chuck wagon at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Camp in Barberville Thursday, just like any other night. Then, in the distance, sirens. A lot of them. Read the whole story, in the Aug. 17-19, 2015, Midweek edition of The Beacon. To subscribe to The ...

Hatters turn attention toward first scrimmage
With 11 of 30 preseason practices in the books, the Stetson Hatters will have a light day today, Friday, Aug. 14, as they look ahead to Saturday’s (Aug. 15) first of three scheduled scrimmages. The scrimmage, which is expected to have between 100-130 plays, will start at 8:30 a.m. on the lower pra ...

Volusia County Sheriff's Office names employees of the quarter
Five Volusia County Sheriff's Office employees have been honored as employees of the quarter, officials announced. Those recipients are Investigator Julian Elmazi, Deputy Miguel Roman, Tara Pronovost, Jennifer Clay and Alan Ponder. Each of the recipients has been awarded for exceptional work in his ...

Video footage: DeLand woman tells authorities she felt unsafe stopping for traffic stop
This unedited video is body camera footage from Officer W. Godwin of the DeLand Police Department, taken just before 9:30 p.m. on 8/5/15 during a traffic stop involving 19-year-old Sextoneriya "Neri" Keith of DeLand. A Volusia County Sheriff's deputy tried to stop Keith for running a red light at B ...

 

DeLand Police Dept. announces registration for Citizens Academy fall semester
Registration is now open for the 15th fall session of the DeLand Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, officials at the DeLand Police Department announced this week. The 11-week academy will begin Sept. 3, according to Officer Rod Hancock. The classes will allow members of the community to ...

DeLand area carjacking victim dragged by his own vehicle, deputies say
A carjacking that began just east of DeLand early Saturday morning resulted in the victim being dragged by his own vehicle, authorities said. Darrion Tompert, 21, of Daytona Beach, faces charges including carjacking, fleeing or attempting to elude a law-enforcement officer, possession of ammunition ...

Nature Scenes: Great white heron larger and taller than great blue heron
The Sibley Guide to Birds is a birder’s bible, and the 2000 edition of the guide identified the bird I photographed for this column as a great blue heron, white morph. For years, many bird experts have quibbled, some of them declaring this long-legged wader to be a great white heron. Hmmm. I had n ...

Gov. Scott announces expansion of DeLand business
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Frontier Communications Corp.’s inbound-call center in DeLand will expand its operation into another business unit, adding 400 new jobs. “I am excited to announce that 400 jobs will be created in DeLand thanks to Frontier Communications’ newest expansion. ...

Florida Hospital seeking nominations for 2015 community-service award
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is seeking nominations for the Johana Knox Award for Community Service Excellence, according to Lindsay Rew, media contact for the hospital. This is the seventh year in a row that the organization will present the award, according to Rew. Three awards will be presente ...

US News
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World News
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Sports
For Saturday, March 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Xavier finds most entertaining way possible to only get two points
A basket bounced off the floor, and a full-court heave came just after the buzzer.

NASCAR's biggest stars struggling to stay out of trouble at Auto Club
The list of drivers who have encountered issues this weekend is staggering.

Oakland makes last-ditch attempt to keep Raiders
NFL owners' vote on Raiders' relocation to Vegas reportedly could come as soon as Monday.

Kyle Larson outduels Joey Logano to win XFINITY race
Larson and Logano wage a spirited battle over the final 20 laps at Auto Club Speedway.

XFINITY Series race results for Service King 300 at ACS
Check out the full race results for Saturday's XFINITY affair at Auto Club Speedway.

 

All 39 Monster Energy Cup Series paint schemes for Auto Club 400
Check out the look of every car entered in today's Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning brace to join an exclusive goal-scoring club
These splendid goals pushed Ronaldo further up the all-time scoring ranks.

Vancouver Canuck rookie signee scores the best 'hat trick'
Brock Boeser played in an NCAA game Friday, then signed an NHL contract and scored a goal Saturday

Urijah Faber uncertain about Paige VanZant's future with Team Alpha Male
Paige VanZant has a new team in Oregon but will she return to Team Alpha Male?

5 things Archie Miller must do to make Indiana elite again
Archie Miller's to-do list with the Hoosiers

Lifestyle
For Saturday, March 25, 2017 (links are updated continually)


Treehouses and mansions: Life in the shadow of the U.S.-Mexico fence
TIJUANA (Reuters) - The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted...

Britain's Prince George, 3, to start school in September
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince George, Britain's third in line to the throne, is to start school in southwest London in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.

'I need to be safe' - Crossing into Canada from the U.S.
HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) - A Sudanese man hopped out of a taxi just before daybreak, a duffle bag slung over his shoulder as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border.

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could...

Australian water advocate kicks off 1,000-mile run in Las Vegas
(Reuters) - Last time she ran 40 marathons in a row, Mina Guli wore out eight pairs of shoes. Now she is trying it a second time.

 

Egypt camel racers hope desert sport will spread to fresh pastures
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - On a desert track in eastern Egypt camels race across the sand, urged on by their young jockeys and a convoy of cars speeding alongside them.

First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list
(Reuters) - The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and...

Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot
KOELLIKON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalized...

Labrador retriever still leads the pack of most popular U.S. dogs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The friendly, and often clumsy, Labrador retriever has retained its long held title as the most popular dog breed in the United States, while the fearless Rottweiler has climbed...

Of bread and wine: the world's most expensive cities
LONDON (Reuters) - Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in, a study showed on Tuesday, with two Japanese cities -- Tokyo and Osaka -- returning to the top 10 thanks to the...


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