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Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Speedway bill clears Senate committee

Measure would give millions in tax breaks to racing company BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A state Senate committee may give the green flag on $60 million in tax breaks to Daytona International Speedway over the next 30 years if a bill being heard in committee becomes law. The Commerce and Tourism Committee gave […]

Literacy the focus of book festival

Literacy the focus of book festival

Tyree, other authors share their passion for reading and writing at event in Midtown BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “It’s all about literacy,” F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Director Donna M. Gray-Banks said at the third annual event held at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach last weekend. “When the lights go out […]

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has partnered with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to pilot a program in 2014 that will help local residents manage their chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients who receive care at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and meet a certain criteria, including medical history […]

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

DeLand church to host workshop for recovering addicts

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jeffrey J. Dove is no stranger to addiction. The pastor of DeLand Bethel AME Church openly speaks of his struggle with substance abuse and has partnered with the nationally recognized Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency to host a “Recovery for the Community and Congregation” workshop Feb. 7 at the […]

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Volusia County has a limited amount of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds to provide housing rehabilitation for homeowners with certain developmental disabilities and special needs. The Special Needs Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the county’s Community Assistance Division in cooperation with nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies that serve this population. The purpose of […]

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Is your home ready for this year’s hurricane season? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home’s wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program. The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Librarian offers Genealogy 101 on Feb. 5 Learn how to trace your family’s history during a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Genealogy Librarian Kim Dolce will introduce you to online and print sources that can help you get started […]

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Which one’s better – the book or the movie? Find out as January’s book-and-a-movie series takes a look at “The Butler.” The movie will be shown at dusk Friday, Jan. 24, at Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft […]

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Toddler, 2, drowns Monday; fire and health officials urge community to know CPR, get swim lessons BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Fire Department is encouraging the community to become more swim and CPR savvy following the drowning of a 2-year-old child on Monday. According to a police report from the Daytona Beach […]

‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]