(Photos by Dale Smith). At far left, NSB City Commissioners Jim Hathaway and Judy Reiker listen to their colleagues discuss future plans. In the second photo, Mayor Adam Barringer, Commissioner Lynne Plaskett and Assistant City Manager Khalid Resheidat do the same.
Editor's note: The following story wassubmitted by contributing writer Dale Smith:
NEW SMYRNA BEACH – City leaders started with a list of 17 goals for the coming year, but narrowed them to 10, including issues like zoning, downtown redevelopment, parking and city employee pensions, at a visioning workshop.
(Courtesy photo). Albert Edward Gilner, 74, of New Smyrna Beach, has been arrested on federal warrants charging him with multiple counts of wire and mail fraud as well as money laundering.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A New Smyrna Beach man wanted by U.S. Postal Service on fraud charges has been apprehended with the help of a police detective here,
The feds were able to track down 74-year-old Albert Edward Gilner, arresting him 9:20 a.m. Friday at his residence, 1412 S. Riverside Drive, on warrants charging him with four counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and one count of money laundering.
New Smyrna Beach Police Detective Lisa Gundrum was instrumental in making the arrest happen, having worked with federal investigators since 2008.
Photos by Dale Smith / Hampton Inn developer David Swentor gestures as CRA Director Tony Otte stands by his side in explaining the timing of a special designation that could generate additional funding, even before the hotel has secured its primary funding at Tuesday night's New Smyrna Beach City Commission meeting. Mayor Adam Barringer, shown at far left, supported the request, but Commissioner Jim Hathaway, seated next to him, did not.
Editor's note: The following story was submitted by contributing writer Dale Smith:
NEW SMYRNA BEACH – The City Commission tonight approved a resolution allowing the developer of the proposed Hampton Inn & Suites on Flagler Avenue to be designated as a Qualified Target Industry Business.
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NSBNews.Net file photo by Dale Smith who contributed to this breaking news story / Circuit Judge Richard Graham rejects the merger between Bert Fish and the Adventist Health Systems.We have complete coverage include the judge's ruling, which can be read by clicking the attachment as well as a series of exclusive videos throughout the merger process and through the courts.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Circuit Judge Richard Graham's verdict today in the civil trial that essentially nullifies the May 27 merger against the Bert Fish Medical Center merger with Adventists Health Systems is being hailed by the Bert Fish Foundation attorneys as a victory not only for government action in the sunshine, but also as a long-term savings to Southeast Volusia taxpayers who are already the highest taxed in Florida.