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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 […]

10 good movies of 2013

10 good movies of 2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Slave’ on critic’s list of top films this year BY ROGER MOORE MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE This has been one of those years that makes you think whatever Oscar does, a consensus has pretty much been reached among critics and various critics’ groups about which films will pull down best picture Oscar nominations. […]

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

‘Another opportunity for me to serve’

Local public defender Regina Nunnally tells why she’d like to be next circuit judge BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Regina Nunnally is one of two Black women to be considered by Gov. Rick Scott for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judgeship. Nunnally and Alicia Washington are seeking the seat being vacated next month by retiring […]

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

Fourth member of family gets degree from Bethune-Cookman FROM STAFF REPORTS When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had […]