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Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor received the Florida Professional Firefighters Legislator of the Year award on June 6. The award was presented to him during the 69th annual conference for Professional Firefighters held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. “Nobody deserves that award more than him,” commented Mike Tyrell, Daytona Beach Fire Department Union […]

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Substance Abuse Police Advisory meets June 24 The Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 24 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 3901 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. Agencies will make presentations on their applications for fiscal year 2013-2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide funding. The advisory board […]

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Volusia Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath gives data to council members to help them identify blighted areas BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Grass growing through the cracked pavement of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and other arterial roads. Many streets with no sidewalks. No major grocery stores. No hotels. Two gas stations. High crime. No pay […]

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Grand opening set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony Armstrong of DeLand will be the first of many artists to be featured at the new Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Armstrong’s artwork will be on display at the center for the next month. The center will […]

Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Britney Parks calls them her “Life’s Jewels.’’ She is referring to 97 little girls she has taken under her wings to make a difference in their lives. But she says she can’t do it alone. “We need programs for the kids. Someone to believe in them, someone to expose them […]

Getting fit in Midtown

Getting fit in Midtown

Monica Adolphe leads Zumba fitness classes at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The classes are one of many activities taking place at the center this summer. There are also lyrical dance classes for ages 8 to adult free every Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m.  […]

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Bus service on the U.S. 1/Ridgewood Avenue corridor in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, the busiest routes in Votran’s system, is about to be improved with enhanced frequency. According to Steve Sherrer, Votran’s general manager, upcoming route and schedule changes that begin June 10 have the buses running every 30 minutes instead of hourly. “Increasing […]

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Celeste Philip has been named the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). She is assuming the role from Dr. Dennis Cookro, who is retiring. Philip previously served the Florida Department of Health as medical director in Volusia County and Interim Bureau Chief […]

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Library to start ‘Dig into Reading’ program Children ages 6 to 12 can find a cure for the summertime blues with a reading and entertainment program at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. “Dig into Reading” begins at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, with ventriloquist Jacki Manna and continues through July 29 with […]

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Dutton shares story of his journey from jail to Yale to stardom during Daytona Beach’s NAACP banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Not many Black males have the success story that Charles Dutton can tell. Dutton realized that if he put his mind to something he could make it happen. One brick wall he came […]