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Daytona schedules two budget review meetings in August

Daytona schedules two budget review meetings in August

Find out about next year’s proposed property tax rate and other important financial decisions about Daytona Beach government at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Daytona Beach Police Department headquarters, 129 Valor Blvd., and 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Schnebly Community Center, 1001 N. Atlantic Ave. Residents are encouraged to attend and learn more […]

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award as the Domestic Abuse Council holds its first Purple Parade. The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence. The parade, which is actually a two-mile walk, will take place […]

Electric utility question on November ballot

Electric utility question on November ballot

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The South Daytona City Council has approved a resolution calling for a special city election to be held on Nov. 6 to determine whether the city is authorized to form a municipal electric utility and to deliver municipal electric services. On Aug. 14, voters approved an amendment to the city charter […]

‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

In employment law, they speak about a termination or firing as being the “capital punishment” of employment relations. This may sound dramatic – unless you have been fired.  And, truth be told, if you do not have a labor union, you are really up the creek if you are terminated. I have a friend who […]

Activism – then and now

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years later, there is nothing that equals that march, not in participation, nor in results. These days, folks march to make a point, but back in the day, we marched to […]

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream? If you love your child as much as I love my two daughters, the limits to your sacrifice are endless. Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is a precondition to survival in America today.” […]

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson University will host its third annual “Politics 101” conference on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free, one-day crash course gives the nuts and bolts of political campaigning. The conference will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building. “The goal of Politics 101 is to provide […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of fans flocked to Bethune-Cookman’s Moore Gymnasium on Sunday for the third annual Fan Fest. The Wildcats football program held the event, which is designed to give the fans and community a chance to meet the players and coaches. “This gives us a chance to interact with the fans […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Football kicks off this week with Classic exhibitions BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School started on Monday in Volusia County, which also brings us to the high school football season. Local teams will compete in Kickoff Classic exhibitions on Aug. 24 and commence the regular season with games starting Aug. 31. There are 15 schools […]

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

A few glitches, some surprises as Volusia voters go to polls FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2012 primary election in Volusia County came and went with mixed results. A new Daytona Beach mayor was not determined, incumbent school board member Al Williams hung on to his seat, the race for Volusia County Chair took an unexpected […]