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Church amps up fellowship with festival Palm Coast United Methodist Church held its inaugural AMP It Up! outdoor music festival on Aug. 2 at the church’s North Campus in Palm Coast. AMP stands for Achieving Maximum Potential. The event brought together the music of Palm Coast’s NeVaeh band along with Elvis tribute artist Randy Walker […]

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Votran, Elections Office partner to give free ride to the poll Votran and the Volusia County Elections Office are partnering to offer free rides to the polls for registered voters. Transportation to early voting sites, primary election polls Aug. 26, and the general election polls Nov. 4 will be provided free to Votran riders with […]

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

BY GREGORY KARP CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The formula for calculating the most widely used credit score soon will change to lessen the impact of bad medical debts and old accounts that are paid off. FICO, which creates the most-used credit scores, said its new model offers “a more nuanced way to assess consumer collection information.” […]

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Dorothy Moore to join alumni of Campbell Street Elementary for Aug. 23 reunion Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Campbell Street Elementary, a historically Black grade school in Daytona Beach that closed in 1969. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Dorothy Moore taught in the Volusia County School system for […]

Summer break wraps up with Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

Summer break wraps up with Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS Students attending Volusia County’s public schools head back to the classroom on Monday, Aug. 18. To ensure that they have one last summer fun day at the park, a Community Unity Festival is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 16. The day of live music, food and fun for the entire family takes place from […]

Longtime educator Dr. Russell Mootry Jr. dies at 67

Longtime educator Dr. Russell Mootry Jr. dies at 67

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times has received word that Dr. Russell Mootry Jr., a former Bethune-Cookman University and longtime local political commentator, died late Tuesday evening, July 29, at Halifax Health Medical Center. He was 67. Mootry was an educator, community activist and author with more than 32 years of service […]

Half-cent tax extension support passes, heads to ballot

Half-cent tax extension support passes, heads to ballot

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A yes vote came from the Daytona Beach City Commission Aug. 6 joining Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach in support of a half-cent extension sales tax for Volusia County Schools set to go to the ballot Aug. 26. The voters ultimately will decide if they want […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

New fertilizer ordinance in effect in Volusia The Volusia County Council has adopted a summertime fertilizer ban and initiated other restrictions that will protect the county’s waterways. Ordinance 2014-06, which took effect July 27, applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona and DeBary, which have their own fertilizer ordinances. […]

Groundbreaking for New Smyrna Center

Groundbreaking for New Smyrna Center

Youth who participate in the after-school program sponsored by the New Smyrna Beach Police Athletic League took part in a groundbreaking Monday for the renovation of the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center. The renovation is expected to be complete in May 2015. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

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Volusia, cities updating local mitigation strategy Volusia County government and the county’s 16 municipalities are updating the 2009 Local Mitigation Strategy, which focuses on reducing the risk of death, injury and property damage due to hazards such as flooding, wind and fire. The public is invited to review the final draft at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]