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City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

Critical section of Orange Avenue reopened; overtime speeds up work on reconstruction project BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After bringing their pleas for help before the Daytona Beach City Commission, businesses along Orange Avenue can heave a sigh of relief as traffic leading to several shopping plazas has been restored. A critical commercial section […]

History is made

History is made

Davis becomes first Black female commissioner in DeLand BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, was sworn in as the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat on Nov. 18. She was elected in a landslide victory during the Aug. 26 primaries, beating opponent […]

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

The annual Golden Harvest Celebration was held at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. “Celebrating the G.O.L.D. “Grateful-Outstanding-Loving-Disciples,” was the focus of the service or as Sandra Strapp expressed, “Celebrating our senior saints who are now golden.” Narcissus Brown, 95; John H. Gainey, 92; Joshua Edwards, 83;  Argie M. Brown, […]

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

St. Louis protesters demonstrate with peaceful ‘die-in’

BY REBECCA RIVAS NNPA NEWS SERVICE About 150 protestors shut down an intersection in remembrance of the 100 days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. Two separate groups gathered at the Delmar and Skinker Metrolink stops at about 11:15 a.m. and then marched down the sidewalks on […]

Commission is ready to serve

Commission is ready to serve

The new Daytona Beach City Commission was sworn in on Nov. 12. Seated left to right are Commissioner Patrick Henry, who was re-elected on Nov. 4; Mayor Derrick Henry; and Commissioner Robert A. Gilliland. Standing from left to right are City Manager Jim Chisholm; Commissioner Pam Woods; Commissioner Ruth Trager, who was elected Nov. 4: […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free legal clinics taking place in Daytona Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting a series of free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. […]

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Fund focuses on developing Black CEOs

Hundreds of students attend recruitment conference in D.C. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate level. Johnny Taylor, president and […]

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Obamacare sign-up help is on the way

Health insurance enrollment event to be held Sunday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act this weekend. Henry, along with the City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center, will host an enrollment event […]

Proactive approach to gang culture

Proactive approach to gang culture

Schools, law enforcement unite to educate community on local activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Gang activity and prevention was the topic of discussion at a workshop-style gathering held Tuesday evening in Daytona Beach. The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of […]

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