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Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

In a social climate where the value of Black lives in America is often questioned, one author has elected to draw on history to remind today’s youth of their powerful origins. Barbara Solomon, founder of Adzua Arts and author of the “Princess Kamala’’ book series, has for several years dedicated her work to creating animated […]

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Consider using glow sticks or flameless candles to light up the faces of Halloween jack o’lanterns. This is just one of the safety tips Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito is offering to keep the community safe and fire free. “The latest data from the U.S. Fire Administration is that there are more than […]

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

The ‘Thin Man’ Watts Festival draws hundreds of music fans from around the state BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The legacy of jazz in DeLand was once again celebrated in honor of the late music impresario Noble “Thin Man” Watts. In 2004, the same year of his death, the namesake outdoor jazz festival was conceived. […]

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will be saturated in a sea of maroon and gold this weekend as Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) celebrates its homecoming. Despite the controversy in the past weeks regarding Florida Gov. Rick Scott being awarded the university’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Leadership Award Wednesday night at B-CU’s Legacy Awards Gala, […]

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

In honor of Pro Bono Month, the Volusia County Bar Association has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, to host a Free Legal Advice Clinic for Civil Matters. The clinic will take place at the CLSMF Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave. […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. The red kettle is a century-old Christmas symbol, helping shoppers remember the needy during the holiday season.  Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from […]

Florida Senate removes Confederate flag from its seal

Florida Senate removes Confederate flag from its seal

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Without a formal vote, the Florida Senate on Monday agreed to strip the Confederate battle flag from its official seal, removing one of the few remaining vestiges of the infamous icon in state government. After some hesitation when the change first came up, senators – […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia has emergency grant funds available for nonprofits Volusia County has received Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the implementation of a rapid-rehousing program for homeless families with children, chronically homeless individuals, and homeless veterans. The amount available for distribution is $230,000. Of the available funds, $20,000 […]

Pastor tells how young Zion Baptist helping the lost, rejected

Pastor tells how young Zion Baptist helping the lost, rejected

The Rev. Charlene Cothran, pastor of Zion Baptist Church of Palm Coast, recently weighed in on the fruit of the Lord’s branch at Zion, uniquely planted in 2013. “Two years later, here we are in our new sanctuary…” said Pastor Cothran, “and God has really blessed us. He’s laying a wonderful foundation of a loving family.” […]