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Mark Harper


New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Stetson named fourth best regional university in South in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Stetson University moved up to No. 4 among the U.S. News & World Report rankings of universities in the South. → Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints 3, including Chairman Randy Howard, as Daytona State trustees

Gov. Ron DeSantis reappoints two Daytona State College board members and selects one new one. → Read More

Early voting: Where, when you can cast ballots for primary election in Volusia, Flagler

It's primary election time, with races for Republicans, Democrats and no-party affiliation voters, as early voting starts Saturday. → Read More

Volusia back-to-school brings new hope, new teachers, a new school and new test approaches

School starts in Volusia County on Monday, Aug. 15. Here are a few storylines developing during back-to-school time. → Read More

Florida Democrats hope fiery Val Demings can ignite their ballot chances in 2022 election

U.S. Senate candidate and Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida Democrats' hope on the November ballot. → Read More

Election 2022: 170,000 ballots mailed in Volusia, Flagler counties for midterm primaries

The 2022 primary brings several changes to voters in Volusia and Flagler counties after redistricting. Here's what you need to know before August 23. → Read More

Election 2022: Volusia Tiger Bay Club hosts 'An Evening of Political Fireworks' Thursday

The Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County is hosting a political forum open to the public on Thursday. → Read More

Florida releases final FSA achievement rates, with Volusia lagging behind state scores

Florida released its final FSA test scores, with Volusia behind the state in most subjects, while St. Johns and Flagler counties scored higher. → Read More

Volusia County School Board honors former superintendent Margaret 'Peg' Smith, who died June 18

Margaret "Peg" Smith won superintendent of the year honors in Florida and Pennsylvania, where she also served as the state's secretary of education. → Read More

Interim Volusia Superintendent Rachel Hazel named deputy amid dozens of leadership hires

Volusia County Schools have announced the incoming superintendent's new Cabinet and other key appointments. → Read More

Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for governor, announces abortion rights firewall order

Charlie Crist attempts to set the record straight on his position on abortion at a press conference. → Read More

Volusia School Board approves $245,000 salary for incoming superintendent Carmen Balgobin

Carmen Balgobin will earn $245,000 as superintendent of Volusia County Schools. → Read More

Former Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly among new entrants into 2022 county election

Four candidates have entered Volusia County Council and School Board races recently. Here's a look at who they are. → Read More

Sosa resigns Deltona commission seat to run for Volusia County Council

David Sosa offered his resignation, effective Nov. 13, from the Deltona City Commission in order to run for Volusia County Council. → Read More

DeSantis signs bill that term limits school board members, gives parents more say in classroom textbooks

Gov. Ron DeSantis gives press conference at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach to discuss education. → Read More

Ormond Beach mayor, police chief statement calls antisemitic driveway flyers 'abhorrent'

Ormond Beach mayor and police chief issued a statement condemning antisemitic flyers left on driveways in their community on Monday. → Read More

Florida redistricting dominoes begin to tumble, with Chase Tramont switching races

A Port Orange city councilman announced Wednesday he's running for Florida House of Representatives in what could be a newly created district. → Read More

Gov. Ron DeSantis touts Florida COVID response, criticizes justices without 'backbone'

Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking at Friday's Federalist Society gathering in Orlando, said Florida 'was right' in refusing mask and vaccine mandates. → Read More

In Florida, Pence says Trump is 'wrong' to claim VP could have overturned 2020 election

In Florida, the former Vice President said he didn't have that right, saying elections are conducted at the state level, not Congress. → Read More

Floridians Against Increased Rates says it will appeal FPL's increase starting in January

A citizens group is challenging the Florida Public Service Commission's recent approval of a rate hike requested by FPL. → Read More