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Volusia to collect hazardous waste in Ormond Beach and DeBary Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division will host free collection events for household hazardous materials April 1 and 2. Residents may drop off old paint, solvents, automobile batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, other household chemicals, and up to 10 fluorescent lamps at these times […]

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Bikers have few complaints about the park although vendors complain about the fees SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a slow start in Daytona Beach’s Black community, Bike Week 2016 picked up during the final weekend of the event. Historically, the final weekend has been a huge event in the Black community and has unofficially […]

City tries to calm nerves about park

City tries to calm nerves about park

Daytona denies giving Joe Harris Park to B-CU, but residents aren’t convinced BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach owns Joe Harris Park. That’s what Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry had to say Monday during an NAACP-organized forum to discuss the issue. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that […]

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

BY ANDREA BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Forty-two percent of registered voters in Volusia County cast their ballots in the Florida presidential primary, which saw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the big winners. There were no reports of long lines in Daytona’s Black voting precincts on Tuesday […]

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES March 22 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and with millions of Americans at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA urges residents of Volusia County to learn their risk and take action to prevent the disease. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people; another […]

Focus

Focus

City’s youth board seeks award nominees The nomination process is underway for the 2016 Youth Achievement Award. Administered by the Port Orange Youth Advisory Board, the award recognizes youth who have made a significant contribution to the community. To be eligible, the youth must be enrolled in grades 8-12, and a resident of Port Orange […]

What’s next for Joe Harris Park?

What’s next for Joe Harris Park?

Rumors abound that park will go to B-CU BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP, is trying to get to the bottom of rumors that Joe Harris Park may be the subject of a deal between the city of Daytona Beach and Bethune-Cookman University that will […]

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Attorney Ekecia Grayson Taylor has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Taylor recently was appointed to the position by Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “This statewide commission seeks to support women in achieving their fullest potential by studying […]

What to know before you head out to vote

What to know before you head out to vote

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Florida’s registered voters will cast votes on Tuesday for their preferred presidential candidate. The nation has been captivated by the broadcasts of election campaigns by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton along with the grassroots efforts of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Political pundits have weighed in heavily as the two sparred one […]

Atlantic High, Ormond Beach Middle teams win Black History Brain Bowl

Atlantic High, Ormond Beach Middle teams win Black History Brain Bowl

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES High school students representing Atlantic High School in Port Orange and a team of students from Ormond Beach Middle School were the big winners at the annual Black History Brain Bowl sponsored by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. on Feb. 27. Prizes for […]