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State legislators to look again at ‘direct primary care’

State legislators to look again at ‘direct primary care’

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After the idea received near-unanimous support from the House of Representatives during a June special session, Rep. Fred Costello, R-Ormond Beach this week renewed efforts to help clear the way for doctors and patients to enter into a type of primary-care arrangement that cuts out insurers. The Republican legislator filed […]

Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia Safe Harbor would provide 200 additional beds for males and females BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach could have fewer homeless persons living on its streets in 2016 if the proposed Volusia Safe Harbor shelter project advances from conversation and blueprints to a 200-bed residential facility for male and female adults. Homelessness expert […]

Backstage with Playwright Andre Darby

Backstage with Playwright Andre Darby

DeLand resident brings theatrical, musical talent to local audience BY PENNY DICKERSON         DAYTONA TIMES DeLand playwright and gospel recording artist Andre Darby returned to his high school alma mater last week for the production of his original, comedy-drama stage play, “My Prodigal Child.” Held in the DeLand High School auditorium, the community production […]

B-CU expands degree offerings

B-CU expands degree offerings

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) continues its quest to advance as not just a formidable HBCU but a top-ranked small university in America. In addition to naming Joe Petrock its chairman of the board of trustees this month, the university recently expanded its degree offerings with seven new academic programs, six of which […]

Learning basketball, life skills

Learning basketball, life skills

Students from around the country learned basketball and life skills this week during Daytona Beach native Vince Carter’s camp at Mainland High School. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Carter, a Daytona Beach native, credits camps he attended as a kid with helping him become an […]

Seminar to focus on how to respond to a shooting in a public place

Seminar to focus on how to respond to a shooting in a public place

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A lone gunman targets innocent people in a church, school, mall, restaurant or movie theater. Once considered extremely rare, these horrific tragedies are becoming more frequent. Response techniques for first responders – law enforcement and emergency medical services – have evolved to be able to better identify and neutralize the threat […]

Community News

Community News

Palm Coast church to present free youth summit First Church of Palm Coast is hosting a free youth summit on Aug. 15 for youngsters 8-17. Speakers will include Flagler County Sheriff James Manfre; Anthony Brown, mentor, Flagler County Schools; Sam Sword, former NFL linebacker; Shenette Howard, Miss Florida International 2006; Nickelodeon personality and radio host […]

A Golden Reunion for Campbell Senior High grads

A Golden Reunion for Campbell Senior High grads

Class of 1965 celebrates 50th anniversary with vigil, banquet, picnic and church The Campbell Senior High School Class of 1965 held its 50th reunion last month in Daytona Beach with 61 classmates in attendance. Campbell, an all-Black high school in Daytona Beach, was operational from 1929 until 1969. Volusia County schools integrated in 1970. The […]

Teaching Black military history is retiree’s passion

Teaching Black military history is retiree’s passion

Daytona native spends spare time educating civilians about past wars and contributions made by African-Americans BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Retired Army Master Sergeant Hubert C. Jackson tried his best to avoid a military career in 1969. Several decades later, he now devotes his spare time to giving lectures to youth and adults about African-American […]

A felon’s fair chance

A felon’s fair chance

A Daytona Beach resident tells of his plight for gainful employment and the impact the city’s new ‘Ban the Box’ policy will have on others looking for work. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sun, sand and surf brought convicted felon Edward W. Barnes to Daytona Beach 20 years ago and he now calls Volusia […]