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B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

B-CU’s Jackson to be inaugurated Oct. 16

Four days of activities will include a symposium with other university presidents BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson will officially become Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president on Oct. 16 during an inauguration ceremony. Four days and nights of activities will lead up to the inauguration. The four days will include an Inaugural Symposium at […]

New complex on Daytona Village site set to open in January

New complex on Daytona Village site set to open in January

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach, told the Times this week that Villages at Halifax II is expected to begin occupancy by January 2014. Villages at Halifax II was originally the site of Daytona Village, which was foreclosed on and bought by the Daytona Beach Housing […]

Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

Free workshop on grant writing scheduled Oct. 2

A free workshop on how to successfully write a grant will be presented by Barbara A. Howell from the University of Central Florida Health and Public Affairs Department. The workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Department of Health, 1845 Holsonback Drive. In this interactive […]

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Sept. 28

Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city’s Public Works facility at 950 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach. Residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of common yet potentially hazardous household items, including paint, thinners, solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals, batteries, pool chemicals, anti-freeze and […]

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

Pastors asked to identify at-risk young males with no fathers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES To address the root cause and the effect of fatherlessness in Florida and the nation, the Central Florida Dream Center is partnering with Promise Keepers, Harvest-Time International, Florida Men of Integrity, People of Purpose, local churches, ministries and businesses to bring healing and renewal to youth, families and communities. Pastor […]

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

Department of Health spokesperson installed as president of public relations association

FROM STAFF REPORTS Stefany Strong, public information officer Volusia County’s Department of Health was installed this month as president the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). FPRA State President Chris Gent installed the 2013-2014 board officers of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. The Florida Public Relations Association is the oldest public relations organization in […]

Senior Oasis program expands to Scarlett Golden center

Senior Oasis program expands to Scarlett Golden center

Adults who are 55 and older can now be part of  the Senior Oasis program at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The seniors meet there Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will include monthly luncheons, dinner dances, day trips, musicals, overnight excursions and even cruises. Participants […]

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

B-CU student dies in motorcycle accident

Bethune-Cookman University issued the following press release today: “The Bethune-Cookman University family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its students. On Sunday night, the Wildcat Nation lost Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and outstanding tennis player for B-CU. Juan, 20, was driving a motorcycle on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard […]

DB City Commission to vote on tax increase

DB City Commission to vote on tax increase

City manager, previous commissions blamed for double-digit hike BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Vision Plan’s Community Vision Statement states that the city “move(s) in harmony with… a focus on a bright future with an expanded economy, a living experience enriched by world class cultural, recreational and educational opportunities available to everyone […]

No time to play

No time to play

Butts, III returns to city BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Standing at the podium at Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III recalled the last time he spoke at B-CU. It was in 2004. “Last time I was here was for Brother Cherry,” said Butts, who eulogized Daytona Times […]