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Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Volusia VPK Specialists Trike-a-Thon raises money for children at St. Jude hospital BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Students of Volusia VPK Specialists in Daytona Beach pedaled and rode in their first Trike-a-Thon last month, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital based in Memphis, Tenn. Director Janice Burch-Medlock said each student at the local […]

Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Like most people, Sandra Felecia suffered loss and pain. She is the mother of four biological sons, which she says has made her very empathetic to the plight of the Black male. “I have taken my experiences in life and taught my sons to love themselves, God and mankind,” said […]

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen has upheld the firing of Todd Snipes, a former beach safety captain. The county’s personnel board voted 3-2 on Nov. 5 for Dinneen to consider a lesser punishment in Snipe’s case. In a document provided to the Daytona Times, Dinneen states that “after careful consideration, […]

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) announced last month that Douglass High School teacher Corendis Hardy was one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools educators named 2013 AFAEE winners. It is an award that recognizes and honors outstanding educators in the school system. Hardy is a 1983 graduate of […]

Flagler AKAs present seven Princesses at inaugural Fashionetta

Flagler AKAs present seven Princesses at inaugural Fashionetta

“The Beauty of a Princess” was the program theme of the inaugural Little Miss and Miss Fashionetta recently sponsored at Matanzas High School by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, and The Ivy Community Foundation, Inc. The Fashionetta was presented to showcase seven female students of elementary and middle school age. Pre-pageant activities comprised the participation […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Throughout October, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Gamma Mu Omega Chapter recognized National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with activities planned by the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee. Coordinated by Patricia James, the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee chairman, the chapter made a donation to the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County, Inc.  […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Advance Directives’ will be topic of Palm Coast Lunch n’ Lecture Haven Hospice’s local professional liaison, Laura M. Zublionis, will present a talk about advance directives during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The lecture will start […]

It’s time to raise the minimum wage

It’s time to raise the minimum wage

The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was established in 1938. Since then, it has been raised 22 times. It’s time to increase the floor for the 23rd time, from its current $7.25 to at least $10 an hour. According to the Center for Economic Policy Research, the value of the minimum […]

We need immigration reform now

We need immigration reform now

Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help. He says he doesn’t want people to suffer for things they didn’t […]

Private student loans no better than using credit card for college

Private student loans no better than using credit card for college

An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans (PSLs) are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education. PSLs comprised 7 percent of student loans taken out last year and are 15 percent of the nation’s total outstanding student loan debt. American […]