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ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

ACT-SO workshops for teens under way in Flagler

The Afro-Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) has made its mark as a Flagler County NAACP enrichment program, encouraging high academic and cultural achievement among underserved minority high school students. The arts outreach for Summer 2013 is a supportive collaboration by the Flagler Police Athletic League (PAL), the Flagler School District, and the Flagler Sheriff’s […]

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

Jury is out on Obama’s fight to confirm judges

The next major showdown in Washington may not be over how best to reduce the deficit or involve another Obama cabinet appointment. Look for sparks to fly over the president’s constitutional prerogative to nominate federal judges and the Senate’s responsibility to either confirm or reject those nominees. The latest manifestation of this is President Obama’s […]

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Zero tolerance discipline policies: A failing idea

Many schoolchildren in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend a student from school for four months for sharpening his pencil without permission and giving the teacher a “threatening” look when asked to sit down? […]

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

Private Manning deserves an award, not jail time

The court martial of Pvt. Bradley Manning for allegedly providing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks is the latest in efforts undertaken by this administration to crush whistleblowers. In fact, the Manning case is reminiscent of that faced by Daniel Ellsberg in the famous “Pentagon Papers” incident surrounding the Vietnam War.  In the case of […]

Johnson shares his path to success in business

Johnson shares his path to success in business

NBA legend talks about his journey, gives advice during Black Enterprise Conference in Ohio BY STARLA MUHAMMAD NNPA NEWS SERVICE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Earvin “Magic” Johnson is easily considered one of the greatest basketball players in history. But it’s his strategic business moves off the court that have made the five-time NBA champion and Hall […]

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Campbell’s iconic vehicle heading to festival in England

Street, school in Daytona Beach was named after driver FROM STAFF REPORTS For the second time in its history, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Daytona Beach was first named Campbell […]

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor received the Florida Professional Firefighters Legislator of the Year award on June 6. The award was presented to him during the 69th annual conference for Professional Firefighters held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. “Nobody deserves that award more than him,” commented Mike Tyrell, Daytona Beach Fire Department Union […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Substance Abuse Police Advisory meets June 24 The Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 24 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 3901 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. Agencies will make presentations on their applications for fiscal year 2013-2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide funding. The advisory board […]

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Volusia Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath gives data to council members to help them identify blighted areas BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Grass growing through the cracked pavement of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and other arterial roads. Many streets with no sidewalks. No major grocery stores. No hotels. Two gas stations. High crime. No pay […]

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Grand opening set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony Armstrong of DeLand will be the first of many artists to be featured at the new Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Armstrong’s artwork will be on display at the center for the next month. The center will […]