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Not too late to bid on Speedway project

Not too late to bid on Speedway project

Daytona International Speedway schedules second outreach for local, minority contractors on Oct. 16 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway confirmed recently that DIS has received bids from minority-owned businesses for the $400 million “Daytona Rising” renovation project. However, no subcontractors have been hired yet. Blacks and other minorities will […]

City will advertise Midtown parcels in Times

City will advertise Midtown parcels in Times

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES In the next couple of weeks, Daytona Beach will be advertising the sale of 53 parcels of land, the bulk in of them in Midtown. Initially, Daytona Times readers were not going to learn about the properties up for sale, according to an employee in the city’s purchasing department. “I […]

B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

Four days of activities will include a symposium with other university presidents BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson will officially become Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president on Oct. 16 during an inauguration ceremony. Four days and nights of activities will lead up to the inauguration. The four days will include an Inaugural Symposium at […]

New complex on Daytona Village site set to open in January

New complex on Daytona Village site set to open in January

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach, told the Times this week that Villages at Halifax II is expected to begin occupancy by January 2014. Villages at Halifax II was originally the site of Daytona Village, which was foreclosed on and bought by the Daytona Beach Housing […]

Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

A free workshop on how to successfully write a grant will be presented by Barbara A. Howell from the University of Central Florida Health and Public Affairs Department. The workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Department of Health, 1845 Holsonback Drive. In this interactive […]

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city’s Public Works facility at 950 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach. Residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of common yet potentially hazardous household items, including paint, thinners, solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals, batteries, pool chemicals, anti-freeze and […]

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Flagler Heritage Festival coming this month

Vivian Richardson has announced that “Heritage Crossroads: Miles of History” has embarked on another “Flagler Heritage Festival.’’ It is scheduled for Sept. 28, 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at Thunder Gulch Campgrounds – U.S. 1 near Royal Palms Parkway, Bunnell. Richardson is chairman of the board of directors of the African American Cultural Society (AACS), president […]

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES To address the root cause and the effect of fatherlessness in Florida and the nation, the Central Florida Dream Center is partnering with Promise Keepers, Harvest-Time International, Florida Men of Integrity, People of Purpose, local churches, ministries and businesses to bring healing and renewal to youth, families and communities. Pastor […]

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

FROM STAFF REPORTS Stefany Strong, public information officer Volusia County’s Department of Health was installed this month as president the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). FPRA State President Chris Gent installed the 2013-2014 board officers of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. The Florida Public Relations Association is the oldest public relations organization in […]

An inside look at our rotten prison system

An inside look at our rotten prison system

In the interest of full disclosure, I have a bachelor’s degree in Correctional Administration from the University of Wisconsin. During the summer of 1969, I did my required internship at the Wisconsin School for Girls in Oregon, Wis. These were underage offenders who were found guilty of petty crimes or “bad behavior.” My ambition was […]