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New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

BY CYRIL JOSH BARKER NNPA NEWS SERVICE If you’re thinking about teasing a police officer in the state of New York, think again. A new law passed by the state Senate could land you in prison for up to four years if you are found “aggravating” a cop. The law, originally proposed by upstate Republican […]

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater participated in a media teleconference last week called by the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to discuss the impact U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. “While the Supreme Court decision has sidelined the Voting Rights Act, […]

Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

BY ARIEL HART ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT ATLANTA — Florence Baggs, an African-American nurse and school board member in rural Long County, Ga., was working at her clinic desk when she got the phone call last year from the U.S. Department of Justice. The county commission’s newly drawn districts would dilute Black voting strength, the caller said, […]

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. A mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Donors will receive a Fandango movie ticket; a $5 gift card to Outback Steakhouse; a 50 percent off voucher to […]

Local doctor to serve on Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine

Local doctor to serve on Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Dr. Tanya Anim, a resident physician participating in Halifax Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program, has been selected to serve on the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine. The Residency Review Committee is appointed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to oversee all Family Medicine Residency Programs in the […]

B-CU alumni honor ‘Creamy’ Hayes

B-CU alumni honor ‘Creamy’ Hayes

Former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Edward H. “Creamy” Hayes was presented with the Presidential Outstanding Alumni Ambassador Award June 22 during the 45th Annual National Alumni Convention held June 19-23. The Hillsborough County Alumni Chapter hosted the event in Tampa. Hayes was recognized for outstanding contributions and support of the B-CU Wildcat Band program.

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County Council plans ECHO workshop July 16 The Volusia County Council will hold a workshop to discuss the Volusia ECHO program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will review input from community listening sessions in May and June that gave residents […]

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

Splash N Dash Aquathlon taking place in Palm Coast

The Splash N Dash Aquathlon, a free, non-competitive swimming and running event for children 5 to 15, will be held beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Belle Terre Park and Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Check-in and packet-pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participation is free, but pre-registration is […]

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of borrowers to get mortgage payments reduced

BY LES CHRISTIE CNN NEW YORK – Starting this week, hundreds of thousands of struggling borrowers could be in for a pleasant surprise: a quick and easy way to get their mortgage payments back on track — and save considerable money. Through a new effort called the Streamlined Modification Initiative, borrowers with mortgages backed by […]

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Big drop in Blacks working for city

Commissioner Paula Reed upset at dwindling number of African-Americans and women on Daytona payroll BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm said during last week’s commission meeting that when the late Mayor Yvonne Scarlett Golden was mayor from 2003 to 2006 “she addressed the issue of diversity as well as issues […]