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Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to […]

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July 27 in Tallahassee. She was 89. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Morning Star Baptist Church with burial at Volusia Memorial Park in Daytona Beach. The family will receive friends on Aug. […]

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

PORT ORANGE – Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill will present a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2 at 10 a.m, at 935 Adelle Ave., DeLand. During the 2013 Legislative session, statewide the Boys and Girls Club received a total of $9 million dollars. […]

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach will be one of 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participating in National Night Out on Aug. 6. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website.  The introduction of National Night […]

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

FROM STAFF REPORTS During this month, McDonald’s and the Daytona Beach Police Department have partnered to host a Child Safety Campaign. This campaign was initiated to promote child safety while giving back to the community. With child safety being the No.1 priority of Chief Michael J. Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Volusia seeks Citizens Academy recruits Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 27 through Nov. 5. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. There is no […]

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Volusia County Schools is partnering with Florida KidCare to assist parents with enrolling and renewing in the Florida KidCare insurance program, which includes dental, vision and behavioral health.  Eligibility is based on income and family size and is offered at low or no cost. Children with health insurance are more likely […]

Boycott Florida: An idea whose time has come

Boycott Florida: An idea whose time has come

DR. RON DANIELS VANTAGE POINT In a recent article I called for economic sanctions against Florida to compel business and political leaders in that state to change the “Stand Your Ground Law” that provided the basis for the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. There are times when there is […]

Let’s rebuild the Motor City

Let’s rebuild the Motor City

It has been a long and rocky ride down the economic slope for the Motor City, a city I know well. White, Black flight Year after year and decade after decade, the businesses, White middle class and then Black middle class, left for the suburbs or beyond. The declining tax base, increasing crime rate, blight […]

Student loan ‘solution’ not good enough

Student loan ‘solution’ not good enough

The United States Senate finally stepped up to ensure that student loan rates would not double. There have been weeks of back and forth, but now Senators says they will tie student loan rates to the federal funds rate, which means that in the short-run the lowest student loan rates will be 3.86 percent, up […]