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Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Nancy Long, a retired Bethune-Cookman University professor, will be discussing highlights from her book, “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’’ in a new series of programs on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The series is Connecting with the Community. The Nov. 16 talk will be held […]

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that Dr. Celeste Philip is the new deputy secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS).  Philip has served as the interim deputy secretary since June of this year. “Dr. Philip is a proven leader in public health […]

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association (HRA) has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since 1999. Halifax Rowing Association, located in Daytona Beach, will use the grant funds to begin construction of an […]

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Last chance to speak up about Votran fares

Volusia County Council will vote Nov. 7 on increasing bus fares BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A final public hearing and vote will take place Nov. 7 by the Volusia County Council on increasing the fare to ride on Votran buses. The issue will be decided during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, according to Volusia […]

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

Companies will be shopping for workers Nov. 7 at mall

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Turnout is expected to be high at a job fair next week sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach at the Volusia Mall even though recent unemployment figures suggest the economy is recovering in Volusia County. Daytona Beach Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman said the city will sponsor the job […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2013

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING 2013

‘A Nation Like No Other’ B-CU had plenty to celebrate at this year’s Homecoming FROM STAFF REPORTS Thousands lined Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard last Saturday to watch the B-CU’s Homecoming parade. Afterward, many headed to Municipal Stadium where they watched the Wildcats whip South Carolina State 14-3. Joan Thompson, right, a B-CU graduate from the Class […]

Pannell to oversee Daytona’s athletic programs

Pannell to oversee Daytona’s athletic programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS The City of Daytona Beach announced this week the hiring of Jacquelyn Pannell as its new athletic manager. She replaces Hilary Rowley, who retired after 39 years with the city. Pannell, a Daytona Beach resident, will oversee the city’s athletic programs including coordinating events at Municipal Stadium and other city-owned properties. She […]

College presidents: Government crisis still impacting students

College presidents: Government crisis still impacting students

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Some college students who depend on financial aid may not be able to attend classes next year or first-generation students may not get money to attend school in the fall if the government can’t solve its problems. That’s according to Dr. Wendy B. Libby, president of Stetson University, who participated […]

Mystery writers workshop set for Nov. 13

Mystery writers workshop set for Nov. 13

Learn how to write a riveting page-turner during a Mystery Writers Workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Florida authors Veronica Hart, Joan King and Lois Gerber will begin the workshop with a writing exercise, then move on to a discussion of […]

Daytona Delta clean team ready to work

Daytona Delta clean team ready to work

Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took on the task of “Keeping The City Clean.’’ The sorority is responsible for picking up trash and keeping  clean LPGA Boulevard quarterly.  Pictured from left to right are LaShan Mallory, Sadie McConner, Cynthia Polk Johnson, Eleanor Jackson, Carolyn Martin and President […]