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Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

Mitt Romney’s Salt Lake pork

You can’t follow the politics of our nation without hearing a reference to “pork-barrel politics” – slang used when politicians undertake projects to benefit a group of friends in exchange for campaign donations. If we go back to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’re told Mitt Romney became well known for […]

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Blacks more likely to use payday loans

Most payday borrowers use the small-dollar loans to cover ordinary living expenses instead of occasional or unexpected emergencies, according to a new research report by Pew Charitable Trusts. “Who Borrows, Where They Borrow and Why,” the first in a series of payday lending reports by Pew, also found that 81 percent of those who have used […]

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Voters and candidates in the mix As early voting kicked off Aug. 4, voters, supporters, volunteers and candidates filled the parking lot of the Daytona Beach Regional Library City Island. By Monday evening, there were 474 ballots cast at the Daytona Beach location and 1,215 ballots cast across Volusia County at locations in Daytona, DeLand, […]

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Team practicing at New Smyrna complex while B-CU renovates its practice field BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With their practice field undergoing upgrades, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have found an alternative place to conduct football practice. The Wildcats opened the 2012 season by practicing at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. Inclement weather delayed renovations a […]

Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The creator of the new Midtown Redevelopment Master Plan will be available to answer residents’ questions on Aug. 16 at the new Midtown Cultural and Education Center. The community meeting will start at 4 p.m. and will give residents an opportunity to ask Florida A&M University Professor Craig Huffman questions […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia County Retrospect presentation to be held Aug. 27 The Volusia County Council will look back on eight years of progress during the “Volusia County Retrospect: 2005 – 2012” event at noon Monday, Aug. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A presentation prepared by county staff will highlight milestones, including […]

Women show off their crowns at Women’s Day luncheon

Women show off their crowns at Women’s Day luncheon

Guests were wowed at the second annual Women’s Day Hattitude Luncheon provided by women at the First Church, which included “just-like-Mama-made’’ turkey, ham, meatballs and the trimmings. The models, who stepped out for a perfect fit with commentator Vivian Rowe, were Ruby Sims, Maxine Josey, Ernestine Logan, Dr. Leila Hardison, Ann Clark, Annie Carby and Gloria […]

Community Calendar for August 9 – August 15, 2012

Community Calendar for August 9 – August 15, 2012

Sorority to hold fundraising event The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is holding an annual “White Linen Affair” fundraising event to be held at the LPGA Banquet room, 1000 Champions Drive. The event is Aug.18, beginning with a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 11 […]

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Mae Sheppard, the owner of a popular restaurant in Daytona Beach, died last month. Mrs. Sheppard and her husband, Lee, owned Sheppard’s Restaurant, which used to be located on Cypress Street, now George Engram Boulevard. The restaurant was one of only a few in Daytona Beach that Blacks could actually […]

Community turns out for election forum

Community turns out for election forum

Volusia residents pack center to hear candidates in primary races BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It was standing room only at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach Tuesday night as hundreds of residents turned out to listen to some of the candidates who will appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot in Volusia […]