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National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach will be one of 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participating in National Night Out on Aug. 6. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website.  The introduction of National Night […]

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

FROM STAFF REPORTS During this month, McDonald’s and the Daytona Beach Police Department have partnered to host a Child Safety Campaign. This campaign was initiated to promote child safety while giving back to the community. With child safety being the No.1 priority of Chief Michael J. Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Volusia seeks Citizens Academy recruits Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 27 through Nov. 5. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. There is no […]

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Volusia County Schools is partnering with Florida KidCare to assist parents with enrolling and renewing in the Florida KidCare insurance program, which includes dental, vision and behavioral health.  Eligibility is based on income and family size and is offered at low or no cost. Children with health insurance are more likely […]

Boycott Florida: An idea whose time has come

Boycott Florida: An idea whose time has come

DR. RON DANIELS VANTAGE POINT In a recent article I called for economic sanctions against Florida to compel business and political leaders in that state to change the “Stand Your Ground Law” that provided the basis for the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. There are times when there is […]

Let’s rebuild the Motor City

Let’s rebuild the Motor City

It has been a long and rocky ride down the economic slope for the Motor City, a city I know well. White, Black flight Year after year and decade after decade, the businesses, White middle class and then Black middle class, left for the suburbs or beyond. The declining tax base, increasing crime rate, blight […]

Student loan ‘solution’ not good enough

Student loan ‘solution’ not good enough

The United States Senate finally stepped up to ensure that student loan rates would not double. There have been weeks of back and forth, but now Senators says they will tie student loan rates to the federal funds rate, which means that in the short-run the lowest student loan rates will be 3.86 percent, up […]

Focus on poverty, not the middle class

Focus on poverty, not the middle class

Several of us were sharing our views on radio Sunday night with Gary Byrd when my friend and colleague Cash Michaels urged us to remember that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while organizing poor people. The idea of organizing a Poor People’s Campaign was discussed during a Nov. 27-31, 1967 Southern Christian Leadership […]

Mainland High coaches and players mentor Pop Warner participants

Mainland High coaches and players mentor Pop Warner participants

About 60 area youth, members of the Daytona Beach Pop Warner League, participated in a football camp last week under the direction of Mainland High School coaches and players. Mainland defensive back coach Travis Roland helped organize the event along with his father, Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas Roland. The youth ran different drills and exercises […]

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University Head Volleyball Coach Isaac Raphael announced this week that Brittany Williams has joined the Lady Wildcat program as an assistant coach. Williams comes to B-CU after two seasons at South Carolina State and replaces Kisya Killingsworth, who has been named the head coach at Delaware State. “We welcome Brittany […]