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Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Daytona city manager hasn’t narrowed list of applicants BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been exactly four months this week since Daytona Beach stopped taking applications to replace Fire Chief Jim Bland who retired earlier this year only to turn around and take the same position in Holly Hill. “The Daytona Beach Fire Chief’s job […]

Epps pays fine; admits to violations during 2012 county council bid

Epps pays fine; admits to violations during 2012 county council bid

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Elections Commission (FEC) investigation against former Volusia County Council candidate Nancy Epps pertaining to a complaint filed against her a year ago by a former mayor of Ponce Inlet has concluded. According to a document obtained by the Daytona Times dated Aug. 29, the FEC agreed and determined […]

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government employees, consultants, students and other supporters of clear communication. Riley was raised by her grandparents […]

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Palm Coast will have a public Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. […]

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

The Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department and Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee will host its annual Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Grant Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Palm Coast non-profit organizations are invited to attend. The content of the seminar […]

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Facing the need for a growing subsidy from taxpayers and to help offset substantially higher operating costs, Votran administrators are proposing a fare increase.  If approved by the Volusia County Council, the new fare structure would take effect February 2014. The proposed increase being considered has a two-year implementation period. The […]

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

FROM STAFF REPORTS Retired music teachers are being asked to volunteer their time to teach at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center’s new recording studio. Shamisai Chipudhla, the recording studio’s manager, says the plan is for him and other volunteers to share their knowledge and time by offering free music lessons for the underprivileged children […]

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

Learn about the African American Museum of Art during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Executive Director Mary Allen will share information about the museum’s revolving gallery and permanent collection, which has more than 150 artifacts, sculptures and masks from African countries. The museum, […]

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

East Volusia II center, that primarily served Black children, has closed BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents living in Daytona Beach’s Midtown who had hoped to send their children to the Head Start center on Henry Butts Drive no longer have that option. The East Volusia II Head Start center no longer exists at that […]

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Prompted by an application last December to rename the Derbyshire Athletic Fields after retired educator Harold Lucas, the Daytona Beach City Commission voted last week to establish new procedures and guidelines for naming and renaming city-owned land and facilities and provides a mechanism for commissioners to recommend names they believe […]