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AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach AAA offices will join with offices nationwide to give away car seats this month. The seats are being offered to the public as a way to increase the awareness of a new law that requires children under age 6 to be in a car seat or booster […]

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Spring Hill Resource Center in DeLand will be giving those who chose losing weight as a New Year’s resolution a chance to show what they are made of. Over the next seven weeks, Director Shilretha Dixon says the center will be home to a “Biggest Loser’’ loser competition […]

Literacy at forefront of F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Literacy at forefront of F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Author Janis Kerney (left) was among the more than 20 authors at the annual F.R.E.S.H. Festival held last weekend. The festival promotes reading, writing and book publication. “Literacy and English language proficiency are tools that help people move out of poverty and get better-paying jobs to support their families,” Director and Founder Donna Gray-Banks told […]

Community

Community

‘Bridge the Gap’ meeting in DeLand on Jan. 12 A public meeting to “Bridge the Gap’’ in the community will be held at the Chisholm Center in DeLand on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear from community partners, including the Volusia County Health Department, The House Next Door, The DeLand […]

Community News

Community News

‘Ladies Night Out’ to debut at Cinematique The Daytona Beach Regional Library and Cinematique will kick off their new “Masterpiece Classics Ladies Night Out” series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St. Attendees will watch the current episode of “Downton Abbey” and take part in a discussion of […]

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

Health care would increase significantly if states accept federal funding BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks have the most to gain from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

Racism by Design? Suit filed against apartments owners for turning away Blacks

BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE For the second time, Design Place Apartments in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami, has been sued for racial discrimination by Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence Inc. (HOPE), a housing watchdog group. The latest suit filed last month alleges that Design Place again turned away Blacks seeking apartments at […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Palm Coast’s Christmas tree, electronics recycling event set for Jan. 10 Mark your calendars for Palm Coast’s annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, Jan. 10. Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon evergreen tree in exchange at the City’s eighth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event. The event will be 8 a.m. to […]