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Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Guardian ad Litem program of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court is seeking people with the time and heart to fill a gap of child advocates in Volusia County. The circuit covers Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Saint Johns counties. Of the more than 900 Volusia County children currently in […]

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Valentine’s Day is a reminder of love, but it is the entire month of February that is dedicated to the heart. Marking Heart Health Awareness, February has been chosen as the month to really push cardiovascular health. “Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes,” explained […]

Family, friends, sorors celebrate 80th birthday of retired educator

Family, friends, sorors celebrate 80th birthday of retired educator

Birthdays are opportunities to celebrate someone we care about and appreciate. So, this was cause to celebrate Eva Cofield’s birthday, her special place that no one can fill because she is amazing! Family, friends and sorority sisters trekked to Miami from near and far, including Atlanta and Detroit. And still, Palm Coast was in the […]

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present “Your Body, Your Temple,’’ a health and wellness event, on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The free event is the work of the sorority’s Physical and Mental Health Committee, which is chaired by Dr. Sadie McConner. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to […]

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools received a $25,000 contribution from The SunTrust Foundation. The donation was given to FUTURES Foundation to partner with SunTrust executives to set up and administer a Finance Academy Grant program. The two existing finance academies in Volusia County – at Spruce […]

‘42’ coming to  Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

‘42’ coming to Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

Jackie Robinson will be back in the infield as the movie “42” is shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free events Author Chris Lamb will discuss his biography, “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The free events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community series, a […]

A knockout punch for Zimmerman

A knockout punch for Zimmerman

Had he not massacred Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman would be an average White man holding down a mediocre job, living under the radar, and aspiring for a law enforcement job. He and his wife would probably be divorcing (as they are now) on account of his brutality (she cites his beatings in her divorce proceedings). […]

Diverse ways of viewing diversity

Diverse ways of viewing diversity

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld made some comments last week about not caring about “diversity” in Hollywood, especially in the area of comedy, and set off some very heated conversations across the country. Seinfeld was on CBS This Morning being interviewed about his Internet-based show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Seinfeld has been criticized in the past, […]

Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

Consumers of color pay more for dealer-financed loans

New research by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) finds that consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on dealer-financed car loans than other consumers. This disparity is even more disturbing given that Black and Latino consumers report making more of an effort than Whites to negotiate their interest rates.  Thirty-nine percent of […]