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Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

Stetson University rolls out tobacco/smoke-free plan

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stetson University joins a growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to enact a policy to prohibit smoking and tobacco-related products beginning Aug. 1, 2014. The policy will affect Stetson’s residential campuses in DeLand and at the College of Law in Gulfport. The policy prohibits all forms of tobacco use including […]

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

Employment system implementing new platform for reemployment assistance customers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Center for Business Excellence (CBE) announced this week that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with Deloitte, an industry leader in technology and systems integration, will launch a new way to claim weekly reemployment assistance benefits, update and monitor accounts, and respond to requests for information. Known as […]

Navigating through the health care process

Navigating through the health care process

Events planned at area libraries to help residents with questions about Affordable Care Act BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 82,000 Volusia County residents have no health insurance. They now have six months to get insurance or could face a $95 fee, according to a representative of an agency who received a federal grant […]

Deadline nears to sign up for DIS project forum BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway has to educate what racing does for the state to “our friends in the (Florida) legislature,’’ DIS President Joie Chitwood III said last week while addressing the most current issues in major sports. “We bring in folks from […]

Program to honor ‘God’s Bass Man’

Program to honor ‘God’s Bass Man’

Gospel concert on Sunday will celebrate Henry Pete McCoy Jr. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Henry Pete McCoy Jr. is no stranger to many Daytona Beach residents. At 80, he has worn many hats. Some in the community knows him as the man who bakes cakes and pies. Others may remember when he worked for […]

‘We are taking our neighborhood back’

‘We are taking our neighborhood back’

Daytona’s Zone 6 residents organize Neighborhood Watch BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Residents living south of International Speedway Boulevard in Zone 6 had their official kick off meeting of their Neighborhood Watch group on Sept. 30 at the John H. Dickerson Center. Residents began organizing in June under the guidance of Zone 6 City Commissioner […]

Non-smoking policy began Oct. 1 in Daytona Beach public housing

Non-smoking policy began Oct. 1 in Daytona Beach public housing

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Housing Authority residents living in Windsor and Maley Apartments, Palmetto Park, Caroline Village, Northwood Village, Walnut Oak, Villages at Halifax, Lakeside Village and Pine Haven risk fees and eviction if caught smoking inside their housing units. As first reported in the Daytona Times on Sept. 5, effective Oct. […]

Allen Chapel to celebrate pastor’s anniversary

Allen Chapel to celebrate pastor’s anniversary

Members of the Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach, is inviting the community to the appreciation celebration of its pastor, the Rev. Nathan M. Mugala.  This is his sixth year at the church. Several events are scheduled to honor him and his wife, Tammie. • Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. […]

Section 8 applicants asked to contact county

Section 8 applicants asked to contact county

Volusia County residents who applied for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program through the county are asked to contact the county’s Community Assistance Division to update their information. Pre-application status verification forms were mailed to the 509 residents on the waiting list on Sept. 27. Applicants must complete the form and return it to […]

Free health summit takes place Friday

Free health summit takes place Friday

The 2013 Health and Human Services Summit is Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.  Attendance is free. This is an opportunity to learn more about agencies, programs, and services in our community. A list of exhibitors is available at www.ovf.org/summit.htm. The summit is open to the public […]