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Myth of local non-partisan races

Myth of local non-partisan races

THE DAYTONA TIMES EDITORIAL STAFF One can truthfully argue that the Democratic Party, since the 1960s-era Lyndon B. Johnson administration, has stood for issues of importance to Black Americans in recent decades, including voting rights and affirmative action – issues that the party of Abe Lincoln, the Republican Party, fought. Yes, Blacks are grateful for […]

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Economic development and K-12 education are interdependent

Why is the Volusia County School Board asking the voters to approve a one-mill tax referendum on the November 6 election ballot? An excellent public school system is essential to the economic development and the quality of life in Volusia County.  Due to millions of dollars being slashed from the school district’s revenue in the […]

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

End of Republicans’ ‘Whites only’ strategy

This will probably be the last presidential election in which Republicans can afford to ignore issues of paramount importance to Blacks and Latinos and expect to have a remote chance of winning the White House.  Obama v. Romney is the political equivalent of Brown v. Board of Education. A separate and unequal approach to national […]

A salute to General Colin Powell

A salute to General Colin Powell

There is abundant evidence that this will be a close contest between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. For many people who have already voted early or who plan to go out to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday, the campaign endorsements by various public officials does have a significant impact. […]

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia announces workplace contest

One Voice for Volusia invites individuals to think about those colleagues who seem to manage it all: time, responsibilities, clients’ needs and all with a smile. Whether there is an individual within the same organization or someone who works closely with the nominator in the community, take this opportunity to nominate one of your colleagues who […]

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Local candidates share their views in Times questionnaire BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF What will be your priorities or top issues you will focus on if elected? It’s the first question posed to candidates who are seeking elected office in Daytona Beach and Volusia County. A detailed questionnaire was submitted by the Daytona Times to […]

Much prayer, patience may be needed at Sunday’s Soul to the Polls

Much prayer, patience may be needed at Sunday’s Soul to the Polls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Church members who plan to participate in Sunday’s “Souls to the Polls” march in Daytona Beach should be prepared to wait in a long line for hours. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall says she will not be adding extra voting machines at the site to accommodate what is […]

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A “Celebration of Life’’ service was held Wednesday for Theresa Vivian Crosslin Gainous, a retired Daytona Beach teacher and former owner of R.J. Gainous Funeral Home. Mrs. Gainous died on Oct. 11 in her home. She was 90 years old. The service took place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson is accusing his challenger Seminole County Deputy Wendell Bradford of lying in public about what he has accomplished in Volusia County. “That’s getting into credibility. Is that what you want for your sheriff, (someone) that’s not going to tell you the truth,” questioned Johnson. He […]

Storm moves up prep football games

Storm moves up prep football games

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The threat of Tropical Storm Sandy coming to Florida has opted many high schools to move Friday night football games to Thursday. The storm isn’t expected to hit Florida but is expected to be a hurricane and bring tropical storm force winds to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties on Friday. (Note: […]