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Volusia School Board seeks input for budget reductions

Volusia School Board seeks input for budget reductions

DELAND— The School District of Volusia County is in the process of gathering input from all stakeholders for budget saving ideas and suggestions.  During the last five fiscal years, Volusia County Schools lost more than $80 million in state funding and made extensive budget reductions.  The school district is now facing a minimum $25 million […]

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

By ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A Black man was shot and killed in Daytona Beach Saturday night. Police confirmed that they responded to the Dec. 1,  9-1-1 call  around 6:49 p.m. and upon arrival to the scene,  found a 23-year-old Black male who had succumb to a gunshot wound. The victim, Rayshard Mitchell had been […]

Midtown lights up the night

Midtown lights up the night

By Ashley Thomas DAYTONA TIMES   The first “Light Up Midtown” event held Saturday night at Daisy Stocking Park featured a health-fair, HIV/AIDS testing, face painting, food, fun and a dance contest. The evening ended with the lighting of a 25-foot tree decorated with metallic garland, lights and star. “It’s beautiful,” exclaimed five-year-old Kortney Turner, […]

University ends Warner’s title run

University ends Warner’s title run

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Jeremiah Hamlin ran for two critical touchdowns in the fourth quarter to held Jacksonville University Christian edge Warner Christian 26-21 in in the Class 2A Semi-Final in South Daytona tonight. The Christians used a bruising running game and stout defense en route to the win. Warner’s defense was also stout […]

Bumpy roads finally getting attention

Bumpy roads finally getting attention

Overhaul of Orange Avenue, ISB streetscape to begin in 2013 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents who drive down several major thoroughfares throughout the city need to start thinking now about changing their routes or leaving home early as construction is expected to begin soon on revamping and overhauling the streets. “We have […]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Many don’t know they have disease Tubman-King Church to host awareness program Dec. 5 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eighty-one people with HIV and 57 with AIDS were diagnosed in 2011 locally, according to the Volusia County Health Department. Patrick Forand is the HIV/AIDS program coordinator for both Volusia and Flagler counties, and has held […]

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Early voting will begin Saturday, Dec. 8, in the special election to replace Volusia County School Board member Al Williams who died unexpectedly on Oct. 1. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall told the Daytona Times this week that registered voters who want to vote early in person will […]

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time, there will be a Christmas tree lighting in Daisy Stocking Park. The tree was delivered Wednesday to the park with a lighting service planned Saturday, Dec. 1, as part of the Light Up Midtown Health Fair. The fair kicks off a series of events in the […]

Group recommends new HIV testing guidelines

Group recommends new HIV testing guidelines

NNPA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES – This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, recommended routine testing for HIV of all people ages 15-64. The recommendation, recently posted online, comes six years after a panel at the Centers for Disease Control […]

Resident’s weight loss leads to celebrity treatment

Resident’s weight loss leads to celebrity treatment

Because life offers a myriad of opportunities, let’s spotlight Daytona State College instructor Lakeisha Riddle Byrd and how an opportunity allowed her to make it to the top. It’s news for your body and the way the Walden University master’s alumna earned a share of $25 million in free products, prizes and vacations. The Daytona […]