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One City, One Vision, Two Years

One City, One Vision, Two Years

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry talks about his first two years in office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Nearly 14,000 residents voted in 2012 to elect Derrick Henry as the second Black mayor of Daytona Beach. The former Zone 5 city commissioner recently sat down with the Daytona Times to discuss his first two […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

‘Honor, educate and celebrate’ Local MLK celebrations will include march,  banquet, worship service ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Honor, educate and celebrate” is the theme of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Daytona Beach. The Rev. John T. Long, pastor of Tubman-King Community Church, is the chairperson of MLK Celebration for Florida, […]

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Orange Avenue, from Caroline Street to Reva Street, will be closed to through traffic through about mid-March due to the $17.6 million dollar Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. The project has been underway since June of 2014. The roadway’s base and surface are being rebuilt. New water, sewer and drainage systems are being installed, […]

Focus

Focus

Hospital names Fowler as director of Patient Financial Services Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has named Katrina D. Fowler as director of Patient Financial Services. In this role, Fowler is responsible for directing the operational, financial and personnel functions of the patient business office, including billing, cash posting, collections, customer service, accounts receivable vendor management, […]

Daytona Beach honors its officers

Daytona Beach honors its officers

Daytona Beach law enforcement and their supporters gathered at the Museum of Arts and Sciences for the annual Daytona Beach Police Law Enforcement Service Awards on Jan. 9. After giving remembrance to officers killed in the line of duty, a moment of silence was offered for the men and women who serve in Daytona Beach […]

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Volusia County residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia council to consider beach ordinance The Volusia County Council will consider a proposed ordinance change to increase beach vehicular access fees at 9:05 a.m. at its Jan. 22 meeting in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members discussed the issue during its Jan. 8 meeting and instructed staff to […]

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

BY SARA NEUFELD THE HECHINGER REPORT (TNS) On the third-floor hospital maternity ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Bionka Burkhalter had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy named Josiah. There was a knock on the door, and two women asked to give a presentation on how to build […]

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

Leaders discuss issues impacting county during Jan. 5 summit BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Communication with the city, high unemployment, education and a lack of diversity in city and county government topped the list of concerns at the Focus 2015 summit held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan 5. The event hosted by Bishop […]

HONORING AN ICON

HONORING AN ICON

Family, friends celebrate Jimmy Huger on his 100th birthday Centenarian Jimmy Huger (center) is flanked by Commissioner Patrick Henry and Mayor Derrick Henry at his 100th birthday celebration on Saturday. Daytona Beach’s first Black elected official, civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 3 […]