140th Year
Saturday, July 23, 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 Saturday, July 23, 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
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World News
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Sports
For Saturday, July 23, 2016 (links are updated continually)


Eddie Wineland finishes Frankie Saez with vicious third-round TKO
Eddie Wineland is still walking around with dynamite in his hands.

Full Count: Will the Royals be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?
Ken Rosenthal on what the Rays want for Chris Archer, moves for the Royals, Anthony DeSclafani and more.

Steph Curry joins Alfonso Ribeiro and Justin Timberlake in their 'Carlton' dance
Can't stop the feeling.

Napoli fans aren't pleased with Gonzalo Higuain's move to Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain is public enemy No. 1 among a couple of Napoli fans.

Sources: White Sox scratch Chris Sale from start due to uniform dispute
This amid rumors that Chicago is looking to trade the left-hander.

 

Faltering Hendrick Motorsports looks to Jeff Gordon for a lift
It's been an unusually long time since a Hendrick Motorsports driver got to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Can Jeff Gordon help change that Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Lionel Messi cuts vacation short, returns to Barcelona early for preseason
The Argentine star who retired from international soccer last month appears ready to get the club season started.

WNBA withdraws fines for players who wore black shirts during pregame protests
"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues," WNBA president Lisa Borders said.

XFINITY race results from Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis
Kyle Busch won Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.For complete results from the Lily Diabetes 250, see below.

Kyle Busch rolls to another dominating XFINITY win at Indy
Kyle Busch leads all but one lap in running the table once again in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Lifestyle
For Saturday, July 23, 2016 (links are updated continually)


Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation
(Reuters) - Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air...

Singapore street stalls make dining history with Michelin star
(Reuters) - Hungry diners queued up at a small, modest street food stall in Singapore on Friday to get a taste of the restaurant's local delights worthy of a coveted Michelin star.

Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage
MÁD, Hungary (Reuters) - Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the...

New pictures released as Britain's Prince George marks third birthday
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince George, the son of Prince William and his wife Kate, celebrated his third birthday on Friday with his father's office releasing new photographs of the great...

Queen Elizabeth's dresses on show to mark 90th birthday
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress is on display at Buckingham Palace in a collection of her clothes that will open to the public on Saturday, part of celebrations of the 90th...

 

Cosplay evolves into geek couture
San Diego may be miles away from fashion capitals like New York, Paris and Milan, but that doesn't mean that the costumes on display at the city's annual Comic-Con can't be runway-ready.

British jousters want medieval 'martial art' made Olympic sport
LONDON (Reuters) - British enthusiasts have launched a bid for the ancient sport of jousting, in which riders in steel armor charge and try to knock each other off their horses with a 12-foot (3.7 m)...

Magic marker! Japanese pen lights up artwork
TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) - A Japanese startup has developed a pen that can bring pictures to life using a silver quick drying ink that conducts electricity.

FBI repatriates recovered 1,000-year-old Mayan artifacts to Guatemala
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal authorities on Friday formally repatriated a collection of more than thousand-year-old Mayan artifacts to the Guatemalan government at a ceremony in Los Angeles after...

Santas from all over the world meet to talk shop
(Reuters) - With just five months until Christmas, Santas from around the world are gathering in Copenhagen for a mid-season break at the annual World Santa Claus Congress.


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