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Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Gilbane Building Company, which has been selected as the construction manager for the Palm Coast City Hall project, will hold two Vendor Roundtables for contractors interested in working on the project. Local firms within the city and Flagler County are encouraged to attend. The roundtables will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Offering easy registration access for summer sessions and fall semester, Daytona State College welcomes new and returning students with daily hours and after-work hours for registration, advising and testing at all of its campuses. Each of the college’s five campuses regularly offer at least two days a week with hours until 6:30 p.m., as well […]

Flagler resident recounts Chamber’s journey to China

Flagler resident recounts Chamber’s journey to China

Vivian Richardson traveled with her granddaughter in China while nearly every turn released the memories that awaited. It was the treasure of a lifetime. Richardson serves as chair of the directors for the African American Cultural Society. She is president of the Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization and secretary of the Heritage Crossroads Committee. Richardson tells […]

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

Latimer among those honored by Daytona State College

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two Daytona State College staff members and one faculty member were honored for outstanding service last month during the college’s annual awards convocation, which also honored more than 175 students for academic achievement. Since 1999, a faculty member has been selected to receive the college’s Presidential Sterling Award for Teaching Excellence. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast still accepting entries for photo contest There are just three weeks remaining in the City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest – with all entries due by May 31. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public […]

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

Why would a White racist have sex with a person of color? That’s the question that few people in the media want to raise, let alone address. But it is an age-old contradiction not limited to Donald Sterling, the hate spewing soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Beginning with slavery in the original […]

Economy is still recovering

Economy is still recovering

During 2013, the U.S. economy experienced a reasonable level of growth. The 3.4 percent growth rate in the second half of 2013 represented a solid growth rate, but not enough to trickle down to those who live at the periphery of the economy.  Those with low or stagnant wages might find that their lives have […]

The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair

“The budget is not fair, Mr. Chair, if 69 percent of the cuts come from programs for low-income children and families and we are giving extra tax cuts to the wealthiest among us…. If we can afford to give new tax extenders to wealthy corporations and people, we can afford to expand Head Start for […]