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Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

Daytona finally fills fire chief vacancy

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After a yearlong vacancy, City Manager Jim Chisholm has appointed Dru R. Driscoll as Daytona Beach’s new fire chief. Driscoll began his employment as the city’s 19th fire chief on Monday. Residents had voiced their displeasure at multiple city commission meetings over the time the city was without a […]

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase health insurance for 2014 to meet the bill’s mandate is March 31. The City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center will host an enrollment event on Sunday, March […]

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss his Thurgood Marshall book

Gilbert King will lead a discussion of his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The nonfiction book details events that took place in Lake County in […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Summer lifeguard tryouts continue There’s still time to apply for a summer job as a part-time lifeguard with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: • Saturday, March 22: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run; […]

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week

Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5 to 12. These free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness […]

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra Taliaferro as she races with fellow classmates to complete the Recycle Mania challenge on the campus of Bethune- Cookman University (B-CU). The challenge was a nationwide competition for college […]

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches and pains to Florida, under a measure that completed its first Senate committee exam on Monday. The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed the “medical tourism” measure (SB 1150) by […]

Research: Shacking up before marriage doesn’t cause divorce

Research: Shacking up before marriage doesn’t cause divorce

New studies shatter myths about Black cohabitation and marriage BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Decades of research and the warnings of Black mothers everywhere are being challenged by an emerging body of research that finds no link between cohabitation and chance of divorce. Further, researchers are asserting that cohabitation actually boosts the […]

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 […]