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Workshop to focus on raising responsible, cooperative kids

Workshop to focus on raising responsible, cooperative kids

“Active Parenting Now” will add a new threshold for parents endeavoring to benefit from the workshop. Join Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith for problem solving in the Wadsworth School’s Media Center, 4550 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, on Thursdays, Jan. 17 – Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Jackson-Smith ensures that children have educational rights and protection. […]

NRA maintains stranglehold on Congress

NRA maintains stranglehold on Congress

In the wake of the killing of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. last month and just before Vice President Joe Biden presented a list of proposals to President Obama this week that includes banning assault weapons and limiting sales of high-capacity ammunition clips, the president of the National Rifle Association expressed confidence that new gun […]

Those hidden cell phone taxes

Those hidden cell phone taxes

Governments – federal through local – are run by revenue. The source for their revenue is taxation. Their management is best when the revenue is low and worse when there is too much revenue. Too much revenue breeds corruption, waste, ineptness and disorder. That is why the last stimulus we had was a total failure. […]

Connecting the past with the president

Connecting the past with the president

One hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a flawed document that freed enslaved people in Confederate areas that he did not control. At the same time, it was a progressive document because it initiated discussion about the “freedom” Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteen Amendments. One hundred years later, […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Lots of talent on Mainland’s basketball team BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The boys basketball team at Mainland High School is off to an 11-6 start this season with a young but talented squad. “As a coach you expect more, but we are in pretty good standing. We now have our guys back from football, […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Lady Wildcats get big conference wins BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman picked up two big MEAC wins over North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central this past week. A stifling second-half defense helped the Lady Wildcats beat North Carolina A&T on Jan. 12 for the first time in seven years. “It was a great […]

Governor gives local kids a pep talk

Governor gives local kids a pep talk

Scott touts food program, encourages students during visit to Turie T. Small BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott stressed the importance of education and touted the area’s Food Brings Hope program on Tuesday during a visit to Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach. “Only in the United States can you […]

A new chapter  for book festival

A new chapter for book festival

Hundreds attend event at new Midtown center More than 250 people participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center during the two days of the event on Jan. 4 and 5. “The festival was awesome. The collaboration and renewal of friendships was incredible and he Leisure Services Staff of Daytona […]

Scott gives no answer on school security

Scott gives no answer on school security

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t answer a student’s question Tuesday on what his plans are to make schools safer nearly one month after a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The little girl was one of more than 10 students who […]

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS On Tuesday night, Volusia County should have a new School Board member. Registered voters living in the Volusia County School Board District 2, which is on the east side of the county, can vote Jan. 15 during a special election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their assigned polling places. Those […]