South Daytona

April Fools Day

Date: 
2013-04-01 03:00

Owner of Daytona area's John's Appliance sees Mayan calendar failure as segway to year-end blow-out sale

John's Appliance and Bedding owner John Hinton on Mayan cultureJohn's AppliancePhoto for Headline Surfer / The owner of John's Appliance in South Daytona, 949 Beville Road, sees positives behind Mayan calendar fizzle: year-end blow-out.

SOUTH DAYTONA -- John Hinton, the face behind the zany John's Appliance and Bedding TV ads is excited about his latest appliance and blowout sale that starts the day after Christmas, now that the Mayan scare has passed.

Hinton cracked, "The world was supposed to end today, but I guess the Mayans got their dates wrong.

And with the Mayan calendar scare as a backdrop, Hinton is offering what he calls "end of the world bargains."

Normally open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Hinton and his sales staff will have on-site bedding and cabinet professionals to meet the needs of the customers looking for that specific fit.

Volusia County Chair Frank Bruno: County Manager Jim Dinneen's county-issued SUV stolen in South Daytona

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Jim DinneenCourtesy photo / Jim Dinneen, Volusia County manager

SOUTH DAYTONA -- Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen was unable to take a trip to Orlando to board a plane to Washington because someone stole his county-issued SUV, County Chairman Frank Bruno told NSBNews.net by phone tonight.

"It happened Sunday afternoon," Bruno told NSBNews.net in a 7:30 p.m. phone interview from Washington D.C. where he and other elected officials from Central Florida were visiting the White House earlier today.

Registration under way for Fall Babe Ruth Baseball in South Daytona

SOUTH DAYTONA -- The city's Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for Fall Babe Ruth Baseball at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. 

Here are the cost breakdowns: T-ball - $55, Pitching Machine, Minor, Major - $65, Junior - 70, add $10 for non-resident fee—(Non-Resident of City of South Daytona) Ages: T-ball (4-6), Pitching Machine (7-8), Minor (9-10), Major (11– 12), Juniors (13-15). Please bring a copy of your birth certificate.

South Daytona cops: 4 year-old girl drowns in backyard pool

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SOUTH DAYTONA -- A 4-year-old girl drowned in a backyard pool just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Emergency personnel responded to 2130 Green St., and attempted to revive the child, who had been at the bottom of the pool 5 to 10 minutes, South Daytona police said.

Concerned neighbor helps Volusia County Sheriff's deputies bust mobile meth lab near South Daytona

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Courtesy photos /Frankie Reynolds, Jeffrey Mitchem and Shannon Metz, were all arrested on charges stemming from a meth-lab bust near South Daytona.

SOUTH DAYTONA -- "Better safe than sorry." That's what a 9-1-1 Volusia County Sheriff's dispatcher told a concerned neighbor who called in to report three suspicious people hanging out by their car at a vacant home at 1919 Holly Place near South Daytona at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. It was the right call, Sheriff's officials said.

Recount confirms identical 4-vote margin of victory for Ralph Schoenherr over Joe Piggotte Jr. for vacant South Daytona council seat

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Ralph Schoenherr defeats Joe Piggotte Jr. by 4 votes for South Daytona seat, which triggers recount

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South Daytona's special election gives Ralph Schoenherr, shown at near left, edges Joe Piggotte Jr. by the slimmest of margins -- just 4 votes -- with a very weak voter turnout.

SOUTH DAYTONA – A special election to fill a vacant City Council seat tonight ended so close it triggered an automatic recount, with Ralph Schoenherr on top by four votes over Joe Piggotte Jr.

Special election Tuesday in South Daytona to fill vacant City Council seat

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SOUTH DAYTONA – An election will be held Tuesday for a City Council seat.

Sustainability open house for South Daytona residents on March 4

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SOUTH DAYTONA ─ Residents are invited to help shape South Daytona’s future at a Sustainability Open House March 4.

Drop by the Piggotte Community Center between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a Friday, to learn about the city’s Sustainability Action Plan through an educational and interactive forum. Help protect South Daytona’s environmental and ecological future by becoming involved now.

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