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Bus fare likely will increase next year

Bus fare likely will increase next year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilman Josh Wagner, who represents the majority of Daytona Beach, said he voted last week to start the process of increasing the cost to ride the Votran by 50 cents because he wanted to give Votran the opportunity to conduct meetings to hear from the public. Volusia County […]

Senior network urges caregivers to try for free cruise

Senior network urges caregivers to try for free cruise

  Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one. What better way to relieve that stress than a getaway? That’s why Florida residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise. Home Instead, Inc., franchisor […]

Volusia health director named Great Communicator by local public relations professionals

Volusia health director named Great Communicator by local public relations professionals

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAYTONA BEACH  –  Bonnie J. Sorensen, MD, director of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, was named 2013 Great Communicator by the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Sorensen will be honored Aug. 13 at the 14th annual “Gems in Communications” Great Communicator Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. […]

We’ve been marching in place since March on Washington

We’ve been marching in place since March on Washington

As we draw nearer to one of the most relevant events in history, an event that has been revered and immortalized by the iconic phrase, “I have a dream!” hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to relive the famous March on Washington. Aug. 28, 1963 was the day that a quarter million people descended […]

Let us refuse to be silent

Let us refuse to be silent

The reaction to the not guilty verdict from George Zimmerman’s jury was swift and strong. Young people poured onto the streets in peaceful protests in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. By 3 a.m. more than 100,000 people signed an online petition urging the Justice Department to pursue civil rights violation charges […]

It is past time to confront the Obama administration

It is past time to confront the Obama administration

Alright, team, enough is enough. During the entire first term of the Obama administration, Black America — for the most part — gave the administration a pass. Many of us felt that the first Black president of the United States should have a little breathing room. While we gave him breathing room, the political Right, […]

Criminal injustice system failed Trayvon

Criminal injustice system failed Trayvon

Watching television Saturday night, I sat in stunned silence as the jury returned its not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL. Then, I was jolted by a comment made by Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda: “… We live in a great country that […]

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. She will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare […]

City accused of singling out Chester

City accused of singling out Chester

Daytona board listens to public; extends CRA loan payment BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of residents, predominantly Black, recently voiced their opposition to the city of Daytona Beach possibly defaulting on a nearly $250,000 loan that Gerald Chester received in 2009 to buy land in Midtown, demolish dilapidated buildings and replace them with two […]

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Helping to shape lives of local young men

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter again presents its Men of Tomorrow FROM STAFF REPORTS The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented its Men of Tomorrow on June 29 with the theme, “Shattering Myths – Exceeding All Expectations.’’ Twelve Daytona Beach area students were presented during a program at the Hilton Daytona […]