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Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

Makeover of Volusia Mall starts this month

13 of the 17 contractors for the project are supposed to be local firms BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The owner and manager of Volusia Mall announced Wednesday that the shopping center is getting a multi-million-dollar facelift. The mall opened in 1974 and October will mark its 40th-year anniversary. CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. […]

A lesson on soaring against the odds

A lesson on soaring against the odds

Famed Tuskegee Airman tells students to never give up BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It has been more than 70 years since Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann applied to the U.S. Armed Forces. The 92 year-old told a group of eager students at Turie T. Elementary on Wednesday that he […]

Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After a yearlong vacancy, City Manager Jim Chisholm has appointed Dru R. Driscoll as Daytona Beach’s new fire chief. Driscoll began his employment as the city’s 19th fire chief on Monday. Residents had voiced their displeasure at multiple city commission meetings over the time the city was without a […]

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase health insurance for 2014 to meet the bill’s mandate is March 31. The City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center will host an enrollment event on Sunday, March […]

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Gilbert King will lead a discussion of his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book details events that took place in Lake County in […]

Five Flagler youth to compete in ACT-SO competition

Five Flagler youth to compete in ACT-SO competition

Since they brought home a medalist before – namely, Xavier Ryan and his bronze medal in photography – they are on the move with five finalists for racking up more at the 105th Annual NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas. They singled out the ACT-SO winners during a banquet recently at the African American Cultural Society […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Summer lifeguard tryouts continue There’s still time to apply for a summer job as a part-time lifeguard with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: • Saturday, March 22: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run; […]

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness […]

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again. They have good reason to be – that is, to worry about a repeat of 2012. Then, despite the best efforts of GOP-dominated state legislatures to block Blacks’ access to the polls, Black voters’ turnout rate […]

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party. Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s we voted nearly 100 percent Republican.  Now we vote nearly 100 percent Democrat. What has that gotten us besides being ignored and […]