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Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Oviedo Republican Kathryn Townsend filed paperwork Monday to challenge incumbent Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, in House District 28, according to the state Division of Elections website. Brodeur had raised nearly $180,000 through May as he seeks a third term in the Seminole County district. Also running in House District 28 is […]

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Former students and supporters of Campbell Elementary School will hold a program on August 26 celebrating the school and its administration, faculty and staff. Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith is the lead organizer. The program committee asks for community help in locating Campbell Elementary pictures and memorabilia to be featured at the event. Anyone who is a […]

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Othal Partners, LLC has announced a multicultural conference and expo for women, the Opal Network Alliance (ONA). It is slated for Friday, Sept. 19 at the Ocean Center. With a growing board of advisors, which comprises multiple cultural experts with international experience, ONA is poised to become the preeminent resource for […]

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mainland and Seabreeze Senior High Schools’ Class of 1974 held reunion activities in Daytona Beach last weekend, with 85 alumni traveling from as far away as Minnesota to attend. Events included a meet-and-greet on Friday, June 6, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort; a Saturday picnic at Cypress Street Park, followed […]

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

Daytona city manager gets high enough grade to keep job for at least another year BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Despite receiving a less-than-glowing annual review, Daytona Beach city commissioners and mayor have decided to hold on to City Manager Jim Chisholm. His 3.16 C-average on a scale of 1-5 was enough to keep […]

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Three musical legends and a few up-and-coming artists met at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on May 30 to tour Daytona Beach’s state-of-the-art music recording studio. Cuba Gooding Sr. of the Main Ingredient, Dr. Otto Gomez and Lawrence Waldon joined young jazz artist Troy Valance and young percussionist […]

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Reports of accidental drowning deaths already have begun with the start of the summer season, including at least four victims under age 4 in Central Florida. And last week, Randall Clay Hood, the 26-year-old son of State Rep. Dave Hood, former mayor of Ormond Beach, died in a drowning […]

Program will feed hungry kids during summer vacation

Program will feed hungry kids during summer vacation

BY MARGIE MENZEL NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As the school year ends, classrooms and playgrounds will empty for the summer – but that will leave many Florida children hungry because they rely on free and reduced-cost school meals for breakfast and lunch. Food banks, non-profits and community groups are trying to pick up […]

Health Department announces new provider for Child Protection Team

Health Department announces new provider for Child Protection Team

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health announced a new service provider for the Child Protection Team (CPT) program for Flagler and Volusia counties.  Effective July 1, the First Coast Child Protection Team will assume responsibility for providing services for Flagler and Volusia counties. “The Florida Department of Health is committed to providing […]

Applications available for new teen work program

Applications available for new teen work program

The City of Daytona Beach is introducing a new teen employment program called Youth Employment Summer (YES). YES is designed to provide 30 high school students with full-time jobs in the city’s summer recreation programs. The eight-week program is aimed at teaching at-risk teens positive work habits and marketable skills. Eligible students will gain meaningful […]