140th Year
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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 Thursday, August 25, 2016 (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
For Thursday, August 25, 2016 (links are updated continually)







 






World News
For Thursday, August 25, 2016 (links are updated continually)







 






Sports
For Thursday, August 25, 2016 (links are updated continually)


17 Bundesliga players to watch in 2016-17
From Goetze and Chicharito to a handful of Americans, there's plenty of intrigue in Germany.

High schooler steals his classmate's soul with the poster dunk of the year
WHY WOULD YOU JUMP?

Eagles offensive lineman says imminent suspension is like 'waiting for execution'
Pretty scary comparison.

Daniel Cormier explains why he has no desire to fight Jon Jones right now
Daniel Cormier just isn't interested in the drama surrounding a Jon Jones fight right now

Katie Ledecky had Bryce Harper hold all her medals so she could make the first pitch
Respect the hardware.

 

Hope Solo suspended for 6 months by U.S. Soccer after comments made following Olympics
The American goalkeeper called Sweden "cowards." Now she's been banned for six months.

Eden Hazard freaked out watching his brother dominate in the Champions League
Thorgan Hazard had himself a day in Gladbach's win against Young Boys.

Chicago Cubs and Bears unmercifully troll the White Sox over new stadium name
Fatality

Explaining the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw
How it all works.

3 fights you can'€™t miss at UFC on FOX Vancouver
Paige VanZant returns & two of the world's best welterweights fight on free TV on Saturday

Lifestyle
For Thursday, August 25, 2016 (links are updated continually)


First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.

Australian burkini designer profits from French ban
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian designer of the burkini said she has enjoyed increased sales of the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women since three French cities banned it.

Czech locksmith builds plane to fly to work 10 miles away
ZDIKOV, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Frantisek Hadrava thought driving to work for 14 minutes was too much, so he built an plane to cut the commute by half.

Penguin promoted to brigadier at Edinburgh Zoo
LONDON (Reuters) - Standing in line for a special ceremony, uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard are carefully inspected -- by a penguin.

How to weigh a penguin and other tricks from London Zoo
LONDON (Reuters) - How do you weigh and measure more than 18,000 wild animals?

 

Polish homeless men start tractor-powered pilgrimage, inspired by Lynch film
JAWORZNO, Poland (Reuters) - Four homeless men and a priest have set out on a tractor-powered pilgrimage from Poland to France, inspired by another journey in director David Lynch's film 1999 film...

France has 'misunderstood' burkini, Australian designer says
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The French authorities have misunderstood why the burkini was created and should not turn it into a symbol of division, the Australian designer of the swimsuit...

Israeli zoo welcomes newborn white rhino
RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) - A wildlife park in Israel is celebrating a new arrival for one of its species - a baby white rhino.

Rescued animals from Gaza zoo find new homes
GAZA (Reuters) - The last survivors of a Gaza zoo, where dozens of animals died of starvation and children petted stuffed carcasses, left on Wednesday for sanctuary outside the Palestinian territory.

Britain's Polish migrants give blood for unity
London - Polish migrants across Britain took part in a campaign to donate blood this week (August 20-27), in an attempt to show unity and solidarity with Britons post-Brexit.


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