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Civil rights workers weigh in on Flagler’s school district issues

Civil rights workers weigh in on Flagler’s school district issues

Flagler County Public Schools has failed to pull it together since forewarned in March at a NAACP meeting that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) would not wait too long before filing a complaint. Flash forward: On July 24, the SPLC forwarded a letter to the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The letter in […]

‘Playing the numbers’ hurts the poor

‘Playing the numbers’ hurts the poor

I remember when I was about 7 or 8 years of age, the two elderly ladies who lived downstairs from my family would give me a ladies’ handkerchief tied in a knot with some coins and a piece of paper inside. They would have me walk up the street and give it to another lady […]

’Tis the season to be careful

’Tis the season to be careful

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am truly the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas. It takes me until about Dec. 23 to get in the spirit, and I only feel obligated to find gifts for children and close family. I like to give, which is why I share with a few charities that are close […]

Reforming the GED exam may help unemployed

Reforming the GED exam may help unemployed

WADE HENDERSON NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST As our economy steadily improves and we look ahead to the next four years, it’s time to turn our attention to solving the intractable problem of long-term unemployment. Reforming the General Educational Development exam – better known as the GED – is one of the most promising pathways to getting […]

Fed chair: Communities of color must be part of recovery

Fed chair: Communities of color must be part of recovery

In a recent speech before the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, warned that the current housing recovery is leaving communities of color behind. In his remarks, he acknowledged that racial discrimination in housing persists despite federal fair housing laws and the Community Reinvestment Act. “Two […]

Downtown Daytona to celebrate holidays Dec. 15

Downtown Daytona to celebrate holidays Dec. 15

The public is invited to the Home for the Holidays event at Riverfront Park from 1 p.m. -6 p.m. Dec. 15. Bobby Bosley will serve as the master of ceremonies as performances from the Calvary Christian Praise Band and Choir, the Warner Christian Academy Velvet Blues Marching Band and the 14th Annual Downtown Opry Christmas […]

Flu shots available at health department’s centers

Flu shots available at health department’s centers

The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccine at its health centers in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona. “Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, acting director of the Volusia County Health Department. “It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats too much for Stetson Hatters BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman snapped a three-game losing streak by crushing I-4 rival Stetson 86-63 in front of 2,269 fans at Moore Gymnasium on Monday. The Wildcats used a stifling defense while their athleticism and speed was too much for the bigger Hatters squad. “It’s a good […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Warner Christian’s title hopes ended BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Jeremiah Hamlin ran for 114 yards and scored three touchdowns – including two critical fourth-quarter touchdown runs – to help Jacksonville University Christian beat Warner Christian 26-21 in the Class 2A semifinals. The game was a defensive battle with big offensive plays sprinkled throughout, but […]

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 […]