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County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens

County launching beach safety mentoring program for teens

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is launching a Lifeguard Trainee Mentoring Program for 16-year-olds who want to prepare for jobs as tower guards. Trainees will shadow and assist seasoned tower guards, but will not assist in water rescues, according to Beach Safety Director Mark Swanson. Swim tryouts for 16-year-olds will be on these dates: • […]

CIAA tournament to stay in Charlotte for six years

CIAA tournament to stay in Charlotte for six years

BY STEVE REED ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is returning to Charlotte. This time for good. CIAA commissioner Jacqie Carpenter announced Monday that not only will the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments remain in Charlotte for “at least six more years,’’ but that the CIAA is moving its headquarters […]

Fantasia to perform for MEAC basketball tournament March 7

Fantasia to perform for MEAC basketball tournament March 7

The annual Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s basketball tournament tips off March 10-15 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. The tournament brings all 13-member teams together under one roof competing for the conference tournament title and a chance to play in the Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Championship.  The tournament […]

No word on Midtown proposals

No word on Midtown proposals

Two firms vying for project to revitalize area BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Midtown residents will have to wait a little longer to find out which firm is being pursued to complete the Midtown Master Plan. Joanne Flick, purchasing agent for the City of Daytona Beach, declined to go on the record to report […]

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

THE DAYTONA 500 – Rained out, but not washed out

Some fans would like to see big race happen on different weekend BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I feel like a wet dog,” Judy Einclart groaned as she and hundreds of others clad in ponchos were ushered through the JC Penny corridors of Volusia Mall Sunday around 3 p.m. Tornado watches loomed over Central […]

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BLACK HISTORY – Tubman-King shares how church got its name

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Tubman-King Community Church celebrated Black History Month by sharing its own slice of history to congregants at last Sunday’s service. The church, like many in the area, holds a rich historic background but initially was not a predominantly Black congregation. Originally named First Congregational Church, the church was founded […]

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

No more checks: Electronic system to improve access to healthy food for Volusia’s children

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over the next year, the Florida Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) program will be changing the way WIC foods are issued to clients from paper checks to an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system. The rollout of the new system is scheduled for Monday, March 3 in Volusia County. “The […]

Bill calling for pilot  program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

Bill calling for pilot program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted […]

DAYTONA BRIEFS

DAYTONA BRIEFS

Health Department opens vital statistics office in DeLand The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is opening an additional Vital Statistics office at 121 W. Rich Ave in DeLand on March 3.  The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. “We are excited about this opportunity to serve clients on the west side […]

Attorney to address elder law at library

Attorney to address elder law at library

Michael Pyle will discuss elder law during a free program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. Pyle, a Daytona Beach attorney and elder law specialist, will explain the effects of age and the need for nursing home care, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care […]