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With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s easy to say that Spruce Creek graduate Chesalon Taylor had a lot on his plate during his high school career. He has participated in the International Baccalaurette program studying college level material, participated in multiple productions through his school’s drama department; and created scores of 2D art all […]

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

On June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill France Room of the International Speedway, Rep. David Santiago will host his second annual One Volusia Event. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  The other guest speakers will be Griff Salmon of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Keith Norden of Team Volusia […]

First Church starts Saturday youth program in July

First Church starts Saturday youth program in July

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – President John F. Kennedy Even while it is late, it is yet a bustling time to involve children in a Saturday youth program. What you will need is a safe environment and encouragement for kids to make positive choices through […]

Community News

Community News

Independence Day ceremony to be held at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park On Friday, July 4, the City of Palm Coast will have a public Independence Day Ceremony titled “By Dawn’s Early Light.” The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (half mile west of the […]

Business specialist named Halifax Health employee of the year

Business specialist named Halifax Health employee of the year

Tommy Bostick, business specialist for Halifax Health-Center for Oncology, has been named Halifax Health’s employee of the year. Bostick received the honor during a Halifax Health Employee Recognition Banquet held on June 6 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Bostick, who was nominated for employee of the year through his selection as Employee of […]

Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Committee will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, to discuss the design aspects of the replacement for the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The focus of this meeting […]

Health officials issues mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

Health officials issues mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County advises residents to take basic precaution since there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia County. Three cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in horses and several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern equine […]

Freedom Summer – 50 years later

Freedom Summer – 50 years later

The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer is being commemorated this week in Mississippi and it provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there was a popular joke about Mississippi making […]

Blacks need more racists

Blacks need more racists

A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. Under normal circumstances, David and Charles Koch – the brothers who control the two entities – […]

Female genital mutilation:  A horror of dominance

Female genital mutilation: A horror of dominance

When a girl prepares for marriage in the United States and the western world, she plans her trousseau and shops for her wedding gown.  I recently learned from Angela Peabody, author of “When the Games Froze,” that in parts of Africa, the preparation for marriage is far removed from trousseau and wedding gowns.  For too […]