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Community turns out for election forum

Community turns out for election forum

Volusia residents pack center to hear candidates in primary races BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It was standing room only at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach Tuesday night as hundreds of residents turned out to listen to some of the candidates who will appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot in Volusia […]

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for Mainland High School teacher and coach Glenn Gordon Barnes were held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on July 28. Barnes died July 20 at age 62. Elder Robert L. Fuller, pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, conducted the eulogy. Interment […]

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School is right around the corner as Volusia County schools are scheduled to begin a new academic year on Aug. 20. It’s also time for the Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way in Daytona Beach.. “We quickly recognized the need for more assistance. Kids often disconnect because they don’t have adequate school supplies. […]

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program. The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the […]

Flagler NAACP to host golf tourney on Aug. 11

Flagler NAACP to host golf tourney on Aug. 11

NAACP Golf Chairman Harry Davis has plotted his course for the 11th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament slated for Aug. 11 at Pine Lakes. In addition, he is set to receive sponsorships of $500, $350, $100 and $50 from organizations and individuals for the local branch’s efforts of promoting educational, social and economic […]

Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Volusia County staff members will conduct a public workshop to provide an overview of the proposed large-scale comprehensive plan amendment (CPA 12-1-1) to change the future land use designations from urban low intensity and industrial designations to the activity center designation for the area next to the DeLand area SunRail commuter rail station. The workshop […]

Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Community Calendar for August 2 – August 8, 2012

Mentor training scheduled Sept. 18 Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation will be held Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register or for more information: Susan Hiltz, 386-547-2293 or Susan.Hiltz@cbcvf.org. Music workshop meets at New […]

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

What’s God got to do with Trayvon’s death?

George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin, told Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the events that occurred on February 26, 2012 were “God’s will.” What a cynical manipulation of our Creator. Zimmerman has proven himself to be a multiple liar.  He called himself destitute, while collecting tens of thousands of dollars from a […]

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

Lax gun laws allow terrorism at home

We are shocked and saddened by the massacre in Aurora, Colo. But Aurora is part of a pattern, not an isolated incident. Two days earlier, 17 were hurt outside a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala., when a gunman opened fire. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot in a Tucson, Ariz., shopping center. Virginia Tech […]

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks, Latinos strongest supporters of financial reform

Blacks and Latinos support financial reform more than any other group, according to a new poll released by Lake Research Partners. When consumers were asked if Wall Street caused the financial crisis, eight out of 10 African-Americans agreed. Sixty-five percent of Latinos agreed, compared to an overall rate of 64 percent. The telephone poll, conducted […]