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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 […]

Local CDC hosting free block party for community on Friday

Local CDC hosting free block party for community on Friday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been a rough couple of years for the Central Florida Community Development Corporation. (CFCDC). CEO Gerald Chester said the community has stuck by the corporation. To show his gratitude and appreciation, the CFCDC is throwing a Summer End Block Party on Friday from 2 to 10 p.m. Chester said […]

Volusia County Fair to premier new concerts

Volusia County Fair to premier new concerts

The 68th annual Volusia County Fair & Youth Show promises to crank up the fun at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand from Nov. 1 – Nov. 11, 2012. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, discounted admission tickets and ride wristbands for the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show will be available at more than 50 Walgreens […]

Self defense for women

Self defense for women

Register now for the next self defense class for women on October 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Being able to recognize dangerous situations and knowing how to use your voice and body language to escape these kinds of situations can be life saving skills. The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a two-hour self-defense […]

9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive set

9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive set

The Daytona International Speedway and Florida Blood Centers will join forces once again for the seventh annual 9-11 Blood & Marrow Drive on Saturday, Sept. 8 Daytona International Speedway. The 9-11 Blood and Marrow Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Daytona 500 Club, located in the infield and just […]

Library to show ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ free on Friday

Library to show ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ free on Friday

The Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island and Cinematique will feature “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of its book-and-movie series “Cinematique under the Stars” Friday, Sept. 7. The 1962 drama is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning semi-autobiographical novel that has become a classic of modern American literature. The film, set in a […]

Glossing over the truth about our history

Glossing over the truth about our history

When Khalil Muhammad speaks, people listen. He is a scholar, historian, and the director of the New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muhammad knows a lot about the importance of being mindful of learning from history. When he spoke about equality of opportunity to 1,800 young leaders at a […]

Who built what?

Who built what?

The Republican National Convention’s theme was, “We Built This.”  One of the speakers was Sher Valenzuela, a Delaware businesswoman who happens to be Latina. She touted the success of her upholstery business and implied it thrived because of her hard work. That’s only partly true. She also thrived because she started out with $2 million […]