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Votran, Elections Office partner to give free ride to the poll Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters. Transportation to early voting sites, primary election polls Aug. 26, and the general election polls Nov. 4 will be provided free to Votran riders with […]

Overdraft fees drain consumer dollars

Overdraft fees drain consumer dollars

Consumers who maintain low and no cushions in their checking accounts may have thought that the overdraft “banking service” was a big help against bouncing checks. But as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, this “service” has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue […]

50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964

50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964

“The purpose of the law is simple…those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other places that provide service to the public.” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, July 2, 1964 July 2 marked the 50th […]

Migrant children: Innocent victims of the US war on drugs

Migrant children: Innocent victims of the US war on drugs

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border after fleeing from the brutal violence […]

Protecting our communities from hazardous air pollution

Protecting our communities from hazardous air pollution

Hilton Kelley NNPA Guest Columnist Millions of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States live near the 143 oil refineries operating in 32 states across the United States. Every day, as refinery smoke stacks spew toxin-filled clouds into the air, communities living near refineries breathe it in. They have no other choice but to breathe […]

Allmendinger  offers tribute to fallen racer after Watkins Glen race

Allmendinger offers tribute to fallen racer after Watkins Glen race

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. –  The theatrics and fireworks of NASCAR’s brand of road-course racing was omnipresent as usual at Watkins Glen International, but so was an underlying solemn tone of remembrance after the events of the night before. While A.J. Allmendinger celebrated his first Sprint Cup Series victory in the Cheez-It […]

Stewart cancels plans to race at Indiana track

Stewart cancels plans to race at Indiana track

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) In a statement issued Monday, Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway officials confirmed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has pulled out of a scheduled race at the .375-mile dirt track planned for Saturday night. Stewart sat out Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International following his involvement in the death […]

Watten returns to lead Wildcats softball

Watten returns to lead Wildcats softball

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University welcomed back Laura Watten Tuesday as head softball coach. Watten is the most successful coach in the program’s history and already is a member of the B-CU Athletic Hall of Fame. “I am super excited to be back. I just wanted to come back home,” responded […]

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

BY GREGORY KARP CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The formula for calculating the most widely used credit score soon will change to lessen the impact of bad medical debts and old accounts that are paid off. FICO, which creates the most-used credit scores, said its new model offers “a more nuanced way to assess consumer collection information.” […]

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Dorothy Moore to join alumni of Campbell Street Elementary for Aug. 23 reunion Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Campbell Street Elementary, a historically Black grade school in Daytona Beach that closed in 1969. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Dorothy Moore taught in the Volusia County School system for […]