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Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

FROM STAFF REPORTS Silver Sands Middle School has been chosen as one of Volusia County’s pilot schools participating in the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program. BYOT is an educational development and a supplementary school technology-resourcing model where the home and the school collaborate in arranging for students’ 24/7/365 use of their own digital technologies […]

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Church at the Beach Cares will be giving away $10,000 in new shoes to children who need them (while supplies last) on Sunday, September 15. Church at the Beach meets at the New Smyrna Beach High School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church at the Beach will be donating $10,000 in brand […]

No lighting up inside HUD homes

No lighting up inside HUD homes

Daytona Beach Housing Authority will ban smoking in all units on Oct. 1 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged housing authorities since 2009 to adopt smoke-free housing. The assistant deputy director of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority confirmed this week to the Daytona Times that a […]

City wants park named after Young

City wants park named after Young

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The new naming policy for properties or facilities owned by Daytona was tested during a city commission meeting Wednesday night. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry wanted to make good on a promise made to Madeline Young, the widow of former Zone 5 Commissioner Rufus “Buddy” Young. Henry had informed City […]

READY TO STEP

READY TO STEP

Midtown Center to be site of HYPE stepping classes HYPE stands for Helping Youth Prepare for Eternity. Stepping classes start Sept. 17 for children 9 to 17 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The classes will be conducted by Marvin Eans, 33, from Indianapolis, Ind., who relocated to Daytona Beach recently […]

Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Daytona city manager hasn’t narrowed list of applicants BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been exactly four months this week since Daytona Beach stopped taking applications to replace Fire Chief Jim Bland who retired earlier this year only to turn around and take the same position in Holly Hill. “The Daytona Beach Fire Chief’s job […]

Epps pays fine; admits to violations during 2012 county council bid

Epps pays fine; admits to violations during 2012 county council bid

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Elections Commission (FEC) investigation against former Volusia County Council candidate Nancy Epps pertaining to a complaint filed against her a year ago by a former mayor of Ponce Inlet has concluded. According to a document obtained by the Daytona Times dated Aug. 29, the FEC agreed and determined […]

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government employees, consultants, students and other supporters of clear communication. Riley was raised by her grandparents […]

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Palm Coast will have a public Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. […]

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

The Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department and Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee will host its annual Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Grant Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Palm Coast non-profit organizations are invited to attend. The content of the seminar […]