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Legal advice provided at ‘Ask-A-Lawyer’ events The American Bar Association has designated October as National Pro Bono Month. Volunteer lawyers across the state will hold free public “Ask-A-Lawyer” events. Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), with the help of local volunteer attorneys and the Volusia County Bar Association, will be hosting a Walk In Legal Advice […]

Now the real work begins

Now the real work begins

The 2012 Democratic National Convention was an exuberant celebration of President Obama, his accomplishments, and the many ways his presidency has made us better off than we were four years ago. Between a stirring and incandescent speech by First Lady Michelle Obama, and an impassioned charge by former President Bill Clinton, the delegates were roused […]

Conventional political wisdom

Conventional political wisdom

Now that both national party conventions have ended, it’s time to reflect.  Most of the analysis you have seen or heard has been pretty much what was expected.  Most of the political pundits live in an echo chamber—they all talk with each other and travel in similar social circles. I found very little fresh, insightful analysis. […]

Memorable quotes from the Democratic Convention

Memorable quotes from the Democratic Convention

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.): “Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.  This must change, because just as bees cannot sting and make honey at the same time members of Congress cannot simultaneously make passionate enemies and expect political progress.” Newark Mayor Cory […]

Holding on at the Center of Hope

Holding on at the Center of Hope

Every 29 seconds, a child is born into poverty in America. Every 29 seconds; 124 children every hour. Children such as 10-year-old Tyler, 5-year-old Keiris, and 4-year-old Jerimiah, who live with their mother, Christina Wyatt, 24, in Middletown, Ohio. In the summer of 2011, the family moved into the Center of Hope for Women and […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Warner pulls away from Lopez BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Warner Christian Academy wore down Father Lopez Catholic High School 52-14 in South Daytona last week. Drew Eckels threw for over 329 yards with three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Warner. Father Lopez came out ready to play. The team held the […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats rally again; take down South Carolina Bulldogs BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the second straight week, Bethune-Cookman came from behind to win a football game. This time it was against South Carolina State 27-14 in the MEAC opener for both teams. “Anytime you can get a win its good, but we made it […]

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

McFall turns over information about absentee ballot request forms to State Attorney’s office BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall has stopped her probe into absentee ballot request form irregularities related to Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry after being contacted by the State Attorney’s office. McFall confirmed to the […]

Dickerson Center gets new computers for public’s use

Dickerson Center gets new computers for public’s use

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There are 10 new computers at the John H. Dickerson Center and residents soon will be able to take classes to learn how to operate their own computer, surf the Internet and send emails. Sharonda Cowell, a recreation leader at the center for the past 12 years, says she can’t […]

Supporter of Henry learns vote didn’t count

Supporter of Henry learns vote didn’t count

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A supporter and volunteer for mayoral candidate Derrick Henry learned recently that his absentee ballot was not counted during the Aug. 14 primary. Dr. Willie Kimmons received a letter from Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall dated Aug. 23. It stated that he had returned an absentee ballot for which “you […]