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Groundbreaking for New Smyrna Center

Groundbreaking for New Smyrna Center

Youth who participate in the after-school program sponsored by the New Smyrna Beach Police Athletic League took part in a groundbreaking Monday for the renovation of the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center. The renovation is expected to be complete in May 2015. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

MORE BRIEFS

MORE BRIEFS

Volusia, cities updating local mitigation strategy Volusia County government and the county’s 16 municipalities are updating the 2009 Local Mitigation Strategy, which focuses on reducing the risk of death, injury and property damage due to hazards such as flooding, wind and fire. The public is invited to review the final draft at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Research: Most residents ignored Palm Coast tornado warning

Research: Most residents ignored Palm Coast tornado warning

A university research study regarding emergency tornado notification found that most residents who received a warning about Palm Coast’s Starlight Tornado last December took no action to protect themselves. That is one of six key findings of a University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notification. The research was conducted in February with the […]

Election signs are on the way

Election signs are on the way

Not to worry. The races in Volusia are heating up. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s that time of year again. Election season. However, residents in Daytona Beach may have noticed there aren’t a relatively large number of signs up throughout the city just yet. One reason is due to the type and number […]

‘A PASSION FOR PREPARATION’

‘A PASSION FOR PREPARATION’

Campbell Elementary banquet tickets on sale A banquet honoring Campbell Elementary’s legacy is set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, Daytona Beach. Tickets are available at W’s Beatitudes Barber Shop, 522 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona, or from the event organizing committee, including Opal Badie, Dorcas Butts […]

Muslims mark end of Ramadan

Muslims mark end of Ramadan

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Muslims across Volusia County celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, marking the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. About 1,500 people came out to the celebration held in Daytona Beach. “This is one of our two most important holidays of the year,” Imam Belal […]

Backpacks for kids, music for adults at Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

Backpacks for kids, music for adults at Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A full day of live music, food and fun is in store for the entire family at the “Community Unity Festival” on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. The festival will give residents a family-friendly venue and […]

Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

BY JAY WEAVER THE MIAMI HERALD (MCT) MIAMI — The nation’s biggest mental health scam against Medicare — totaling $200 million in false billings — ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud convictions of Roger Bergman, […]

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival’s car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third generation of his family to run […]

Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. will celebrate its Family and Friends Day weekend Aug. 9-10. The theme is “God made you my family. Love made you my friend. It’s time to fill the house!” The weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a church picnic on […]