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Civil war looming in South Sudan

Civil war looming in South Sudan

The escalating crisis in the South Sudan, a country only constituted in 2011, has brought with it growing concerns that a nation-state formed with such hope may now be on the verge of civil war. The crisis involves a factional struggle between the President (Salva Kiir) and the dismissed vice president (Riek Machar). Tensions have […]

No cavalry for South Sudan

No cavalry for South Sudan

Once again, another part of the world has been thrown into turmoil. This is happening more and more since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thought her job was to party and tour the world with a seemingly endless budget. Go everywhere, talk and smile and wave to the minions but don’t even think about […]

Winners, losers of 2013

Winners, losers of 2013

Well, it’s that time of year once again for me to pick my biggest winners and losers for 2013.  Unlike most of the year end lists, mine will not be based on polling data, or popularity. Rather, it’s from the lens of a businessman. Based on the contribution of time, money, or intangible capital, did […]

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Tobacco Free Florida offers free services via Internet, in person About 1.9 milllion Floridians are expected to want to give up smoking in 2014. To assist those who want to quit, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users to seek help through the state’s free and easy resources. Using […]

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida. The Medicaid reimbursement rate will be […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1  Jackson becomes sixth president of B-CU Dr. Edison Jackson was chosen by Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees to take over for former […]

Local photographer shares images of Sanford taken during trial

Local photographer shares images of Sanford taken during trial

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The overcut grass and sad low-hanging branches told a story of despair at the home labeled 1507 shot through the lens of photographer Duane Fernandez, Sr. Perhaps a foreclosure? Perhaps an abandoned home? The story and reason behind the shot goes much further than abandonment, desolation or bank ownership. It […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha spreads holiday cheer to foster kids in Flagler

Alpha Kappa Alpha spreads holiday cheer to foster kids in Flagler

Remembering the reason for the season as giving, the Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., donated 25 gift bags containing clothing and toys. The gifts included bicycles, skateboards, scooters, leap pads, books and games for the foster children served through the Flagler County division of the Community Partnership for Children. The children […]

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at home on July 5. He was 88. Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author, died Jan. 5 at age 83. Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July […]

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped at the retailer’s stores, exposed a major vulnerability in the way Americans pay. “The credit card system is inherently broken,” said Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technology officer of Web-application […]