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City names fire chief

City names fire chief

Driscoll, 36, who succeeds retired Fire Chief James Bland, began his public safety career as a firefighter for city of Daytona Beach in January 1999. After serving as a firefighter from 1999 to 2004, Driscoll has held several progressively responsible positions for the department to include his most recent assignment serving as the interim fire […]

Speedway chief pledges jobs for minorities

Speedway chief pledges jobs for minorities

One Daytona project gets $40 million from city, county BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Developers requesting $20 million in taxpayer-funded infrastructure for One Daytona received the green light at last week’s Daytona Beach city commission meeting. The group also received $20 million from the county. The resolution approving the funding is for the project […]

Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

Bikers rev up for more riding, racing, partying

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers and the million dollars they will spend are being welcomed to the Daytona Beach area during this year’s annual Bike Week, which continues through March 16. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find plenty to keep busy with as the festival spans Flagler and Volusia counties. Bikers […]

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

$20 million awarded to former employee of Daytona hospital in Medicare lawsuit

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach-based Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc., agreed to pay $85 million in a settlement that involved allegations they submitted Medicare claims that violated federal law, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. The settlement stems from a whistleblower complaint filed by a former employee […]

Men who cook

Men who cook

To the right is a snapshot from the 2013 inaugural Male Cook-off presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the United Negro College Fund. The 2014 Male Cook-off is March 23 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.  The event will take place […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast, NCCAA to offer free Youth Sports Clinic Free basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf clinics are scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at James F. Holland Memorial Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, and the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5 to 16 will have […]

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Mosquito Control workers gear up for busy season

Central Florida’s rainy winter brought a welcome respite from the long-term drought, but it also stirred up the mosquitos. According to Jim McNelly, Volusia County’s mosquito control director, standing water in salt marshes, puddles and ditches are providing lively breeding grounds for the pesky insects. Employees already are treating mosquito larvae in salt marshes, rainwater, […]

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Charter Review board to residents: Show up

Meeting in Midtown draws low turnout; irks members of commission BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Only about 25 people attended the first Charter Review Commission town hall at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on Tuesday night. The common theme: More people need to show up. The March 4 meeting was the first of […]

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Stetson student steals scene at Oscars

Peter Nyong’o captures worldwide attention in selfie with celebs FROM STAFF REPORTS His sister snagged an Oscar on Sunday for her gripping portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years A Slave,’’ but Peter Nyong’o captured his share of the spotlight when the star-studded selfie he posed in went viral and temporarily crashed Twitter. Peter, a 20-year-old […]

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

Counts helping Daytona beef up customer service

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Revamping the city’s website, adding a customer advocate, making physical changes to City Hall, and offering another action-packed Citizen’s Academy are all ways the City of Daytona Beach is improving the communication and service for residents. “We are constantly seeking ways to be better with our service delivery and […]