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Stetson professor wins national diversity award

Stetson professor wins national diversity award

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Patrick Coggins, chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson University, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from Insight into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The honor is the only national award that recognizes college […]

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill will not return before the end of the regular legislative session as she undergoes another round of radiation treatment. Hukill, who has been a member of the Florida Senate since 2012, after serving eight years in the House, is recovering from surgery for cervical cancer […]

Samaritan Ministries fundraiser scheduled for March 25

Samaritan Ministries fundraiser scheduled for March 25

Trades of Hope will host a fundraiser luncheon for Samaritan Ministries on March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. t Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Pkwy S., Palm Coast. “We are extremely grateful to Trades of Hope for hosting this fundraiser for us,” said Lorraine Vickery, founder and executive director […]

First Amendment seminar set for Sunday

First Amendment seminar set for Sunday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A seminar titled “Speak Freely, Write Boldly’’ will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the City Island Library in Daytona Beach. There will be speakers and panelists, question-and-answer sessions, and an open mic to support First Amendment rights. The event is free and […]

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Tairu takes message about banning the box to Flagler NAACP

Mykal “Myke” Tairu has sparked a trend in having the convicted felon box removed from job applications in Flagler County. Last month, the Florida Program Coordinator with the Vincentian Re-Entry Organizing Project addressed members of the Flagler County NAACP. The project, based in Apopka, is partnered with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the […]

Community News

Community News

Summer camp scholarships available Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and students with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children who are entering first through sixth grade and are between the ages of 5 and 12 may apply for scholarships. Students with special needs enrolled in school up to […]

NCNW announces winners of 12th Brain Bowl

NCNW announces winners of 12th Brain Bowl

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) staged its 12th annual NCNW Black History Brain Bowl recently at Daytona State College. Participants in the event included teams from Volusia County schools and community organizations. Students competed in two divisions for prizes that includes laptop and all-in-one computers, Kindles and other […]

Fatalities, new report put blemish on Bike Week

Fatalities, new report put blemish on Bike Week

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bike Week 2017 continues through this weekend with hundreds of thousands of bikers participating in events just for them throughout Volusia County. During the start of the two-week event, however, there was some disturbing news revealing that Florida had a 30 percent increase in motorcycle deaths in 2015. According to […]

Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

Local task force to address legal issues of homeless

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A new task force has been created to provide legal and law enforcement input regarding the operations of the First Step Shelter, a proposed emergency homeless shelter in Daytona Beach. The Volusia Criminal Justice Task Force on Homelessness, which is made up of members of law enforcement, the legal justice […]

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

Scientists fear hurricane forecasts will suffer under Trump administration

BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – A growing chorus of scientists is raising the alarm over reports of Trump administration budgets cuts that would affect climate change research and hurricane forecasting. On Monday, 32 Florida scientists sent a letter to the president voicing worry over reports that the Department of Commerce, which overseas the […]