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Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Covidien celebrates 50th year in DeLand

Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and State Sen. Dorothy Hukill were among other community leaders and the employees of Covidien celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in DeLand on Oct. 26. Covidien’s DeLand plant employs about 500 people and operates 24 hours a day, five days a week. The plant manufactures […]

Taking bold steps to stop domestic violence

Taking bold steps to stop domestic violence

Midtown center will be starting point for Oct. 30 Purple Parade to bring awareness about bullying, abuse BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES National studies indicate that one in four women will experience some form of domestic abuse in her lifetime. While the statewide incidents of domestic violence crime slightly declined in 2012, there was an […]

Few Black subcontractors at Speedway’s last forum

Few Black subcontractors at Speedway’s last forum

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway held its second subcontractor outreach forum on Oct.16 to provide information on construction opportunities related to its $400 million Daytona Rising redevelopment project. The first was held on July 17. More than 230 Florida minority and women-owned businesses as well as local Volusia County construction trades attended […]

How they made it to the top

How they made it to the top

SeaWorld executives share career advice with business students at B-CU BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University business graduates have something other students don’t have – exposure to CEOs who can help them when they enter the real world. That’s what Aubrey Long, Dean of B-CU’s School of Business said recently as the university welcomed […]

Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

BY JAMES HARPER DATYONA TIMES Longtime Daytona Beach resident and business owner Perman Shepard died Oct. 23 after a long illness. Known as the “Insurance Man,’’ Shepard once was a top salesman for Atlanta Life Insurance Company and received numerous plaques, awards and trophies for his work. Shepard and his wife, Edna, were owners of […]

Deputies hosting live Facebook chat on cyberspace dangers

Deputies hosting live Facebook chat on cyberspace dangers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will take its cyber-safety message directly to the online community with the agency’s first live Facebook chat. The one-hour event called Cyber Safety for Kids & Teens: What Every Parent Should Know will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Sheriff’s Sgt. Jay […]

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Thirty-five Palm Coast residents graduated Oct. 15 from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 29th in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about city departments and visiting city […]

Sheriff’s Office has sites to drop off drugs on Saturday

Sheriff’s Office has sites to drop off drugs on Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Residents can clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted, unused and expired drugs this Saturday. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will join with law enforcement agencies around the country in a national prescription drug take-back event. The Sheriff’s Office will be manning five drop-off sites throughout the county. The […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Daytona Beach festival takes place Halloween night Ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to the City of Daytona Beach’s annual Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Derbyshire Park, 849 Derbyshire Road. Admission is free and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Featuring carnival […]

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Mixed reactions about pastor’s same-sex marriage

Bishop resigns church after revealing she married another woman in March BY DONALD JAMES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams, outgoing secretary of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors, is a Christian spiritual leader, national speaker, theological teacher and author who has built a strong reputation in African-American faith-based communities around Detroit […]