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‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future. “We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options […]

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO – Central Florida will embark this spring on one of its largest mass transportation experiments when service begins on the first 32-mile phase of the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train, an effort to ease nightmarish traffic and protect the region’s long-term economic health. Currently, tens of thousands of commuters […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

B-CU students to trace musical roots at Daytona Beach library Jan. 18 Join Bethune-Cookman University music students on a journey tracing the “Impact of our musical roots” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Using a combination of narration and musical performance, the […]

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Tobacco Free Florida offers free services via Internet, in person About 1.9 milllion Floridians are expected to want to give up smoking in 2014. To assist those who want to quit, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users to seek help through the state’s free and easy resources. Using […]

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida. The Medicaid reimbursement rate will be […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1  Jackson becomes sixth president of B-CU Dr. Edison Jackson was chosen by Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees to take over for former […]

Local photographer shares images of Sanford taken during trial

Local photographer shares images of Sanford taken during trial

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The overcut grass and sad low-hanging branches told a story of despair at the home labeled 1507 shot through the lens of photographer Duane Fernandez, Sr. Perhaps a foreclosure? Perhaps an abandoned home? The story and reason behind the shot goes much further than abandonment, desolation or bank ownership. It […]

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PASSED ON IN 2013

Former Daytona Beach mayor and popular area football coach Baron Henry “Bud” Asher died at home on July 5. He was 88. Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author, died Jan. 5 at age 83. Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July […]

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

Breach at Target stores exposes holes in credit, debit system

BY SEAN SPOSITO ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT The criminals who cracked Target’s defenses, stealing debit and credit card information of as many as 40 million shoppers who swiped at the retailer’s stores, exposed a major vulnerability in the way Americans pay. “The credit card system is inherently broken,” said Jeremiah Grossman, the chief technology officer of Web-application […]