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County Council plans ECHO workshop July 16 The Volusia County Council will hold a workshop to discuss the Volusia ECHO program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will review input from community listening sessions in May and June that gave residents […]

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

The Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, will be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Check-in and packet-pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participation is free, but pre-registration is […]

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

BY LES CHRISTIE CNN NEW YORK – Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers could be in for a pleasant surprise: a quick and easy way to get their mortgage payments back on track — and save considerable money. Through a new effort called the Streamlined Modification Initiative, borrowers with mortgages backed by […]

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Commissioner Paula Reed upset at dwindling number of African-Americans and women on Daytona payroll BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm said during last week’s commission meeting that when the late Mayor Yvonne Scarlett Golden was mayor from 2003 to 2006 “she addressed the issue of diversity as well as issues […]

This far by faith

This far by faith

Mt. Bethel celebrates 128th anniversary Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church celebrated its 128th-year history with a special service at the church on June 23. The Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Hudson is currently interim pastor of the church. At the service, retired Volusia County educator Eartha Sims Watson gave an overview of the church’s rich history. […]

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has been granted a July 1 hearing after the school’s attorneys filed a motion for dismissal in a case in which the mother alleges that her son died as a result of hazing while pledging a fraternity at B-CU. On behalf of her son, Marcus Thomas, Michelle Thomas […]

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Daytona Beach commissioners recently verbally attacked Central Florida Community Development Corporation CEO Gerald Chester and threatened to default on a loan he received from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which he used to construct and open a restaurant, ice cream shop and renovate an apartment complex in Midtown. But […]

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Eartha Sims Watson recounts church’s history during celebration this month Editor’s note: Retired Volusia County Educator Eartha Sims Watson gave a “glimpse” of Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church’s 128 year history on June 23 at the church. Here is an excerpt of her speech. Watson, 67, has been lifelong member of the church. Her father, […]

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Claudette McFadden will be the guest speaker at the “Fruit of the Spirit” Women’s Conference June 29-30 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. On Saturday, the conference begins at 9 a.m. continues Sunday during the regular worship service, which starts at 10:45 a.m. “The conference […]

Perkins to become chief judge

Perkins to become chief judge

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DELAND – Circuit Judge Terence R. Perkins will lead the Seventh Judicial Circuit as chief judge beginning July 1. Elected by the 42 judges in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties, Perkins will have administrative supervision over the circuit during his two-year term. He also will continue his duties on […]