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Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Business owners, managers and a pastor voiced their concerns over the closing of parts of Orange Avenue at last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The overall complaint: Patrons can’t get to the businesses. Prior to the meeting, City Commissioner Paula Reed, whose district covers the area, walked along […]

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand will hold an opening reception for photojournalist Duane Fernandez on Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring his exhibit, “The Trayvon Martin Journey: From Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.” Following the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The local alumni and college chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a voter registration drive Saturday during the home football game of Bethune-Cookman University against Florida Tech. “We are joining with other chapters and with the college chapter starting at noon,” John Huger Sr., president of […]

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida State University Board of Trustees has selected state Sen. John E. Thrasher, 70, an FSU alumnus, to serve as the university’s 15th president. The senator whose district covers parts of Volusia County as well as St. John’s, Putnam and Flagler counties won over three other candidates in […]

Sheriff’s office schedules five sites for Drug Take-Back Day

Sheriff’s office schedules five sites for Drug Take-Back Day

Since its launch in 2010, a series of national prescription drug take-back events have resulted in nearly 125,000 pounds of unwanted drugs being taken out of circulation in Florida and safely discarded. The numbers will increase this Saturday with the next take-back event, as residents get ready to clean out their medicine cabinets and get […]

Community News

Community News

Funds available for sickle cell services Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has set aside $30,705 for qualified children and community programs that provide sickle cell disease services during fiscal year 2014-2015. Applicants must be incorporated in the State of Florida, registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, and […]

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman will celebrate its 20th Annual Church and Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Wildcats host Florida Tech at 4 p.m. in Municipal Stadium. Area ministers will serve as honorary game captains for the 12th-ranked Wildcats and will participate in the team’s Legacy Walk upon arrival at the stadium two […]

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An additional 50 body cameras have been requested by the Daytona Beach Police Department to the City of Daytona Beach. The Axon Flex body cameras used by law enforcement total $204,103 including associated mounting hardware, camera docking stations, hosted software service, data storage and hardware maintenance from Taser International. […]

Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]