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Bill calling for pilot  program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

Bill calling for pilot program on rural doctor aid includes Flagler

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted […]

DAYTONA BRIEFS

DAYTONA BRIEFS

Health Department opens vital statistics office in DeLand The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is opening an additional Vital Statistics office at 121 W. Rich Ave in DeLand on March 3.  The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. “We are excited about this opportunity to serve clients on the west side […]

Attorney to address elder law at library

Attorney to address elder law at library

Michael Pyle will discuss elder law during a free program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. Pyle, a Daytona Beach attorney and elder law specialist, will explain the effects of age and the need for nursing home care, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care […]

Church to honor Mother Butts

Church to honor Mother Butts

The members of Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, Daytona Beach, will celebrate Mother Willie Mae Butts and her 53 years of ministry March 1 at 6 p.m. The celebration will be at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ of East Central Florida, 636 Hawk St. The guest speaker will be Pastor […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Cinematique to host civil rights film festival March 8 and 9 The Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and Cinematique will present a two-day film festival featuring three films that dramatize events from America’s civil rights and post civil rights eras. The films will be shown at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona […]

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent

Technical problems cause shutdown FROM STAFF REPORTS After 25 years, five months, 18 days, 21 hours, three minutes and 21 seconds of continuous radio broadcasting, WPUL-AM 1590, Volusia County’s only Black-owned radio station, signed off for the foreseeable future on Monday morning, Feb. 17, at 3:03 a.m. The reason for the shutdown: Technical problems. Covered […]

Students find new career at barber school

Students find new career at barber school

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College held a ribbon cutting for the opening of its new barber school at the New Smyrna Beach campus Feb. 12. College and elected officials, dignitaries, Chamber members and Daytona State students and staff attended the event. Jonathan Worsham, lll was honored as Barber Student of the Year, […]

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

Revitalization of Midtown moves closer to reality

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A booming Midtown is one step closer to reality as the next step of the Midtown Master Plan is undertaken. The City of Daytona Beach has received two request for proposals (RFPs) to implement the area’s redevelopment. The redevelopment will be executed with input of the public from either […]

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Kendall Simmons is no longer tackling defensive players on the football field, but he’s tackling a different beast – type 1 diabetes. The former NFL player will be the featured speaker at a free diabetes seminar at the Center for Health and Wellness at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center […]

Daytona State music student earns top honors at symposium

Daytona State music student earns top honors at symposium

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona State College student Juaquin Trumpet hopes someday to be regarded among the best violinists in the world, and it looks like he’s headed in the right direction. Trumpet, a sophomore in Daytona State’s instrumental music program, recently earned top honors in the string division of the 2014 Florida College System […]