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Does it really take 22 people to pare 45 applicants to six to present to Daytona State College's trustees in choosing a new president?

higher education / politics

T.K. WetherellCourtesy photo / Former Florida House Speaker T.K. Wetherell leads a search committee of 22 people that is charged with paring 42 applicants to six for presentment to the Daytona State College Board of Trustees, which will choose the next president.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Excessive is the way to describe the number of people on the search committee to choose a new president for Daytona State College: 22. And of those members, 15 are directly tied to the college either as an employee or board member.

Come Friday, they are expected to squeeze into a room to begin the arduous task of choosing a new president, akin to the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation. The product is education. And like a corporation, Daytona State College is an institution that rises and falls on the quality of instruction as students decide where to spend their education dollars.

American Music Festival fiasco remains albatross for Daytona State College

DAYTONA BEACH -- The fact that certain people have behaved deplorably in putting Daytona State College in the hole for nearly $1.5 million with the failed American Music Festival, the institution itself is holding strong in its educational mission. DSC has consistently ranked in the top 10% of the 1,200 community colleges across America.

Woman, 23, reported as missing and endangered from a home in Pierson found safe


PIERSON -- A 23-year-old woman reported missing from a home here Thursday night was found the following evening walking on a sidewalk along Granada Boulevard near State Road A1A in Ormond Beach, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Florida's Marco Rubio still says 'no' to presidential ticket in 2012

chief political blogger / Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach

Editor's Note: The following was written earlier Sunday before President Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces

DAYTONA BEACH -- After telling those who attended his recent Town Hall meeting in Daytona Beach that he had no plans to make a run at the White House in 2012, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, reiterated this position Sunday when he returned to Washington. As a freshman senator, he's working on the issues important to Florida and the nation and needs to concentrate on that for a while.

Will he or won't he: Is The Donald all trumped up?

Community bloggers / Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach

Could he? Would he? Should Donald Trump run for President? What qualifications does he have that are a sure-fire antidote to Obama’s never-ending spending, disastrous monetary policy, non-existent foreign policy and a host of other situations that call for leadership?

Nancy Pelosi's liberal agenda not the recipe for strengthening our country at home and abroad

NSBNews.net / community bloggers / Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach

“The fact is, elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do.” It’s disconcerting to see this statement by a member of the U.S. House in light of the uproar going on in the Middle Eastern countries.  Not just any member, mind you, but the Democtrats' leading voice on Capitol Hill, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

MAKING THE GRADE: Obama's spending practices out of control

VolusiaNews.net / NSBNews.net / report card / Sally Gillies

Here are some grades for news happenings and the newsmakers behind them in our ongoing feature: "Making the Grade."

Obama's focus on the rich is sending all of us to the poor house

Grade: F

President ObamaCourtesy photo / President Obama

Oh, come on. Does Prsident Obama have a paper bag over his head? America is headed toward financial disaster and Mr. O. thinks we should raise taxes on the “rich” and cut spending by some miniscule amount. This isn’t a solution; it’s a prescription for disaster. Congress needs to pass Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to reduce our debt by trillions and put us on the path to a balanced budget. Our taxes are more than adequate to run the government once it is right-sized. It’s Congress that has “deficit attention disorder.”

Conservative political blogger Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach joins our stable of community bloggers

NSBNews.net community bloggers

Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach, accomplished author and staunch conservative, has left the Observer newspaper and joins our stable of community bloggers with her political blog, "Always Right," exclusively on VolusiaNews.net and NSBNews.net.

Vehicle full of Spring Breakers overturns killing 1 and nearly crushing another in rollover on I-95 in Ormond Beach

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VolusiaNews.net and NSBNews.net provide Volusia County with 24 / 7 Internet newspaper coverage for a 21st-century world. 

This story was submitted by a paid freelancer.

ORMOND BEACH -- A carload of Spring Breakers heading for Miami overturned here today on Interstate 95, killing one of six people in the vehicle and critically injuring another who was trapped underneath, the Florida Highway Patrol reported

Ormond Beach physician Frank Farmer named Florida surgeon general by Gov. Scott

VolusiaNews.net / same-day coverage

VolusiaNews.net and NSBNews.net provide Volusia County with 24 / 7 Internet newspaper coverage for a 21st-century world. 

ORMOND BEACH -- Gov. Rick Scott today named Dr. Frank Farmer of Ormond Beach as Florida's Surgeon General and announced he will retain Liz Dudek as secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration 

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