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Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Islam chapter in textbook sparks protest

Residents expected to storm Nov. 18 Volusia school board meeting in DeLand over history curriculum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people have signed up on a Facebook page to participate in a protest rally at a school board meeting at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara […]

Catching the bus will soon cost more

Catching the bus will soon cost more

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted Nov. 7 to increase the fare to ride on Votran buses with the changes going into effect starting in February. It was passed by a 5-1 vote without discussion. Only Councilwoman Deb Denys was opposed. Councilman Pat Patterson was absent. The changes the council voted […]

Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Preschoolers pedal for cancer patients

Volusia VPK Specialists Trike-a-Thon raises money for children at St. Jude hospital BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Students of Volusia VPK Specialists in Daytona Beach pedaled and rode in their first Trike-a-Thon last month, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital based in Memphis, Tenn. Director Janice Burch-Medlock said each student at the local […]

Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Like most people, Sandra Felecia suffered loss and pain. She is the mother of four biological sons, which she says has made her very empathetic to the plight of the Black male. “I have taken my experiences in life and taught my sons to love themselves, God and mankind,” said […]

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen has upheld the firing of Todd Snipes, a former beach safety captain. The county’s personnel board voted 3-2 on Nov. 5 for Dinneen to consider a lesser punishment in Snipe’s case. In a document provided to the Daytona Times, Dinneen states that “after careful consideration, […]

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) announced last month that Douglass High School teacher Corendis Hardy was one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools educators named 2013 AFAEE winners. It is an award that recognizes and honors outstanding educators in the school system. Hardy is a 1983 graduate of […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Throughout October, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Gamma Mu Omega Chapter recognized National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with activities planned by the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee. Coordinated by Patricia James, the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee chairman, the chapter made a donation to the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County, Inc.  […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Advance Directives’ will be topic of Palm Coast Lunch n’ Lecture Haven Hospice’s local professional liaison, Laura M. Zublionis, will present a talk about advance directives during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The lecture will start […]

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Subcommittee will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, to discuss education aspects for veteran memorials on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The purpose of this subcommittee is […]

B-CU getting into the radio business

B-CU getting into the radio business

Businessman and former councilman Big John donates WELE-AM to university BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will be the owner and operator of WELE-AM, a commercial station licensed to Ormond Beach and serving all of East Volusia – that is upon the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson confirmed […]