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Local Democrats elect new leaders

Local Democrats elect new leaders

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The top two spots of the Volusia County Democratic Party have seen a shake-up since February’s election of Vonzelle Johnson as chair and Emma Brinkley as vice chair. Both officers resigned in recent months and have been replaced by Leslie Pierce as the new chair and Jean Jenner as the […]

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

BY GRACIE BONDS STAPLES/ MCT THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ATLANTA — Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year. Not only was Karen Wright privy to those numbers, she could very easily put a face on a great many of […]

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. (off State Road 100/Bulldog Boulevard behind Flagler Palm Coast High School). Admission is free. The day kicks off at 2 p.m. with live […]

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

A parade and health fair will both take place on Dec. 7 in Midtown Daytona Beach. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. behind the Daytona Mall. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and several community partners are offering the health fair at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The fair will […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Helping Citizens Be Aware’ is topic of free Palm Coast event Mark Rutledge of the Crime Prevention Task Force of Florida will give a presentation titled “Helping Citizens Be Aware” 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. Dec. 18. Topics […]

Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Despite mom’s complications during pregnancy, newborn triplets Jasmine, Justin and Joshuaare doing  just fine BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thanksgiving came two weeks early for Selina Galloway and husband Randy when Mom gave birth to triplets at Halifax Medical Center on Nov. 13. The naturally conceived trio was quite the surprise. “I went to the […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ASHLEY THOMAS As retailers begin opening their doors earlier and closing later, the season of shopping is upon us.  We asked Daytona Times’ readers if they will be taking part in any Black Friday shopping this year or will they stay in for leftover turkey and gravy?

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS/FCS PLAYOFFS

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS/FCS PLAYOFFS

Eyes on the next prize Rattlers whipped, now it’s time for playoffs FROM STAFF REPORTS With a 29-10 victory over rival Florida A&M University last Saturday in the Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are on to their next conquest. The Wildcats take on Coastal Carolina University on Nov. 30 in […]

Some stores say no to opening on Thanksgiving

Some stores say no to opening on Thanksgiving

BY KAVITA KUMAR ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT Jim von Maur knows he may lose out on some business by not opening on Thanksgiving Day. But he doesn’t care. “We think it’s well worth it to miss out on those sales so sales associates can spend time with their families,” said the president of the Iowa-based chain […]

Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

BY FREDDIE ALLEN Special to the Times/NNPA As the American electorate becomes more diverse, new voting laws threaten to disenfranchise young Black and Latino voters in what a new report called “the largest wave of voter suppression since the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.” The report by OurTime.org and Advancement Project, titled “The […]