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Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

On June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill France Room of the International Speedway, Rep. David Santiago will host his second annual One Volusia Event. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  The other guest speakers will be Griff Salmon of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Keith Norden of Team Volusia […]

Community News

Community News

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 […]

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 […]

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

The Volusia County Daytona Beach 41st Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet was held June 14 at the Hilton Beach Oceanfront Resort. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the National Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law was the guest speaker. The theme this year was “The NAACP and the Passage of the 1964 […]

City hires teens for summer recreation program

City hires teens for summer recreation program

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thirty local teens will be working full time this summer thanks to a student work program offered by the City of Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry recently announced that 30 youth, ages, 15-18, were accepted into the eight-week program. “As an educator, I am happy to announce […]

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family — a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms […]