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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 […]

The face of economic recovery

The face of economic recovery

From its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the US economy is on the mend, but more slowly than expected. They’ve reduced their estimate for economic growth and say that it will take a year or more to get to where we were six years ago. The International Monetary […]

Juneteenth celebration lives on

Juneteenth celebration lives on

Thousands attend Daytona Beach festival; hundreds support banquet BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES About 6,000 people joined the Juneteenth festival at the Cypress Street Park on George Engram Boulevard on June 21 while hundreds more met the night before for an annual banquet that recognizes local hometown heroes. Both events, sponsored by a local […]

Daytona moves forward on charter

Daytona moves forward on charter

Report makes recommendations on how city operates over next 10 years BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey, chairman of the city’s Charter Review Commission (CRC), handed in recommendations for review on Wednesday night, right on schedule. The CRC determined what changes, if any, should be made to the city […]