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Tax ‘holiday’ ready for energy-saving appliances

Tax ‘holiday’ ready for energy-saving appliances

BY JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State officials are promoting the potential for long-term savings on utility bills as they tout sales-tax breaks this weekend for shoppers who buy energy-saving and water-conserving appliances. The discount period, which begins Friday, is the third sales-tax “holiday” offered by Florida lawmakers as part […]

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City crews flush water through hydrants Daytona Beach crews will continue to rigorously flush the water distribution system by systematically opening valves and hydrants throughout the city. The operation, which will release about 2 million gallons of potable water, is done routinely to maintain water quality following a disinfectant conversion period. Flushing will continue on […]

Report shows widespread problems in Miami-Dade child welfare system

Report shows widespread problems in Miami-Dade child welfare system

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE – A report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The team of experts, which Department of Children and Families Interim Secretary Mike Carroll recruited […]

Captain Citrus to the rescue of struggling industry

Captain Citrus to the rescue of struggling industry

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s homegrown superhero, Captain Citrus, has undergone a $1 million head-to-toe makeover with the help of comic-book giant Marvel Entertainment. The muscled-up Captain Citrus, powered by the sun and intended to help boost Florida citrus sales while fighting evil, was unveiled Tuesday by the Department of Citrus at a […]

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hundreds of students, faculty and staff came out Monday directing pointed questions to Sen. John Thrasher, an influential political figure who is the lone non-academic finalist for the job of Florida State University president. Thrasher is seeking to succeed former President Eric Barron, an academic […]

Too much money for Midtown?

Too much money for Midtown?

Daytona commissioner’s statement infuriates former redevelopment board chair, others BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I’m not sure about anybody else, but I’m getting a lot of grief that we’re spending $30, $40 million dollars in Zones 5 and 6, and we’re spending like a few million in Zone 4.” Those were the words spoken […]

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County public school students are gearing up to fight influenza with assistance from former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli. The partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Volusia County Public Schools and Healthy Schools, LLC is called “Teach Flu a Lesson” and is designed to […]

Campaign signs at library spark debate

Campaign signs at library spark debate

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach voters will notice a markedly different voting experience if they choose to vote on city-owned property in Daytona Beach this election cycle. Following a complaint concerning campaign signs on property at the Daytona Beach City Island Library precinct during the primary election period, code enforcement has been […]

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse health care […]

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Libraries to host suicide awareness sessions Social workers Jessica Buccolo and Jenifer Flores will explain how people can help prevent suicides by recognizing the behavioral changes that often precede suicide attempts. They’ll share their observations during free presentations at: • 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 […]