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Reaching out to young voters

Reaching out to young voters

Candidates have their say at Daytona State College’s meet and greet BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Candidates and their representatives filed into Daytona State College’s main campus Wednesday afternoon for a meet and greet. Candidate Day 2012 served as an opportunity for candidates, students and visitors to interact with each another and discuss issues affecting […]

Elections probe zooms in on financial records of county council candidate

Elections probe zooms in on financial records of county council candidate

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times has learned the Florida Elections Commission (FEC) has launched an investigation against Volusia County Council candidate Nancy Epps pertaining to a complaint filed against her by a former mayor of Ponce Inlet. Epps also is a former mayor of Ponce Inlet and is running against incumbent Volusia […]

Remembering the life of ‘Mrs. No. 1’

Remembering the life of ‘Mrs. No. 1’

Minnie McCrary, popular teacher, remembered for work in classroom and community BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Although Minnie McCrary distinguished herself as a popular teacher at several Volusia County Schools, many in the area called her “Mrs. No. 1.’’ She was married to former Volusia County School Board member Earl McCrary, who before being elected […]

Daytona preparing for first Light Up Midtown

Daytona preparing for first Light Up Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A gospel extravaganza, step show, health fair and business and home decorating contest will be among the activities taking place during Daytona’s first “Light Up Midtown” Celebration. The Light Up Midtown Committee had its first meeting this week at the Peninsula Club to plan a number of events that will […]

HONORED AT 80

HONORED AT 80

About 50 family members and friends celebrated the 80th birthday of longtime Daytona Beach resident Jerry Murphy last month at the Comfort Inn. Murphy, who is a veteran, was praised by high school friends from the former Campbell Street High School as well as his sisters and brothers. Murphy’s children and grandchildren also honored Murphy […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

County introduces online permit service Volusia County has launched the first phase of Connect Live Permits, a new service that expands public access to growth management information. This new service allows anyone to research permits, developments, complaints and contractor licenses from their home and office computers. Searches may be done 24 hours a day, seven […]

Golf tournament to benefit mentoring program

Golf tournament to benefit mentoring program

“Mentoring occurs when a mature adult advises and provides guidance and advocacy for pre-adolescents and adolescents.” Conforming with the principle “in the ongoing, one-on-one relationship, the mentor helps the mentee to address his concerns, needs, education, and career aspirations over an extended period of time.” Subsequently, members of the African-American Mentor Program (AAMP) have provided the […]

County plans free outdoor adventures

County plans free outdoor adventures

Residents can explore Volusia County’s conservation lands by foot, bike, kayak or eco-buggy in October. Staff from the county’s Environmental Management Division will lead these free outdoor adventures: • Eco-buggy tour of Lake George: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 9. Learn about the plants, animals and land management practices of the Lake George Wildlife […]

Waters’ name smeared because of partisan politics

Waters’ name smeared because of partisan politics

The headlines proclaim that Rep. Maxine Waters, the outspoken Democrat from California, has been cleared of charges that she violated House ethics by advocating on behalf of a Black bank in which her husband held a substantial investment. The real story, however, is that Waters case serves as Exhibit A for how a Black elected […]

Why Romney won’t win

Why Romney won’t win

With the upcoming presidential election only a month away, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to interpret a lot of the things going on with this election. I have received many calls from people asking about all the polls that show President Obama leading Mitt Romney. I am not a big believer […]