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Yes, mental illness affects ‘us’

Yes, mental illness affects ‘us’

On Monday, Sept. 16 the news was shocking: A contract employee who worked at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., later identified as Aaron Alexis, killed 12 innocent people in the facility before he was killed by police. For many African-Americans, our first thought was: “I hope it wasn’t one of us.” On Oct. 3, […]

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant provided by Susan G. Komen Central Florida to the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. “For several years, Halifax Health has been successful in obtaining funding from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida […]

Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stetson University joins a growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to enact a policy to prohibit smoking and tobacco-related products beginning Aug. 1, 2014. The policy will affect Stetson’s residential campuses in DeLand and at the College of Law in Gulfport. The policy prohibits all forms of tobacco use including […]

Continuing to grow as Magic coach

Continuing to grow as Magic coach

Jacque Vaughn sought to develop himself before second year in Orlando BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) ORLANDO – Orlando Magic players, coaches and support staffers assembled on Amway Center’s practice court a bit before 10 last Sunday morning. The team split into small groups, with three players clustered around each basket to shoot free […]

B-CU freshman named MEAC’s volleyball rookie of the week

B-CU freshman named MEAC’s volleyball rookie of the week

Bethune-Cookman setter Alexas Thomas has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie Of The Week, the conference announced Oct. 7. The freshman from Cocoa averaged 11.3 assists per set in the Lady Cats’ three matches last week. Against North Carolina A&T, Thomas set the school record for assists in a three-set match with 48 as […]

MEAC announces top football players of the week

MEAC announces top football players of the week

ASSOCIATED PRESS Morgan State’s Seth Higgins was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. MSU’s Cody Acker was named Defensive Player of the Week. Cameron Marof of Norfolk State was named Rookie of the Week. MSU offensive lineman Karim Barton earned Offensive Lineman of the […]

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Center for Business Excellence (CBE) announced this week that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with Deloitte, an industry leader in technology and systems integration, will launch a new way to claim weekly reemployment assistance benefits, update and monitor accounts, and respond to requests for information. Known as […]

Navigating through the health care process

Navigating through the health care process

Events planned at area libraries to help residents with questions about Affordable Care Act BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 82,000 Volusia County residents have no health insurance. They now have six months to get insurance or could face a $95 fee, according to a representative of an agency who received a federal grant […]

Deadline nears to sign up for DIS project forum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway has to educate what racing does for the state to “our friends in the (Florida) legislature,’’ DIS President Joie Chitwood III said last week while addressing the most current issues in major sports. “We bring in folks from […]

Program to honor ‘God’s Bass Man’

Program to honor ‘God’s Bass Man’

Gospel concert on Sunday will celebrate Henry Pete McCoy Jr. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Henry Pete McCoy Jr. is no stranger to many Daytona Beach residents. At 80, he has worn many hats. Some in the community knows him as the man who bakes cakes and pies. Others may remember when he worked for […]