Kathy Williams finishes 2nd in a crowded field to force Jan. 15 runoff

Ida Wright wins primary for Volusia School Board seat 2Kathy WilliamsIda Wright, shown  at far left, is in the driver's seat in her quest to fill the open dist. 2 seat on the Volusia County School Board, but she has one more test to pass in order to make the grade: a Jan. 15 runoff with second place finisher Kathy Williams, shown in the inset. Her husband, Al Williams, was chairman of the school board before his passing in October.

DAYTONA BEACH -- With a mere 6 percent of the 66,166 registered voters taking part in the electoral process, Tuesday's primary turnout for the dist. 2 school board seat could go down as among the lowest in modern times with only 3,390 bothering to vote.

Still, every vote cast matters and that's what put Daytona Beach resident and Bethune-Cookmn University educator Ida Duncan Wright on top with 1,538 of those votes or 38.84 percent. Kathy Williams finished second with 1,023 votes or 25.83 percent to force a runoff election because Wright didn't quite reach the 50 percent-plus 1 threshold to win it outright.

Stabbing location in Ormond BeachThe Bermuda Estates Apartments in Ormond Beach was the locale of a violent comfrontation between two brothers in their early 30s.

ORMOND BEACH -- An argument between two brothers Thursday turned violent when one stabbed the other in the face and ear, police said.

Here is a synopsios of what happened in the 3:20 p.m. inccident at the Bermuda Estates Apartments, 10,000 St. George Road No. 23, as described by Ormond Beach Police spokesman Lt. Kenny Hayes: Patrol units found 30-year-old Andrew Taylor on the complex grounds bleeding from wounds to the face and ear. Andrew’s brother, 32-year-old Eric Taylor, fled the area on foot prior to police arrival. The younger Taylor who was not cooperating with the investigation was transported to Ormond Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police located Eric Taylor nearby at the Walmart store and apprehended him after a brief foot chase.

Eric Taylor was charged with one count of aggravated battery -- domestic violence.

ORMOND BEACH -- Beginning today, the Nova Community Center will be closed due to gym maintenance. It will re-open for normal activities on Monday, Nov. 26, with regular business hours.

If you have any questions regarding the closure, please contact Ormond Beach Leisure Services at 386-676-3250.

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