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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 […]

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents of kids who participate in Daytona Beach’s Pop Warner program can breathe a sigh of relief. On June 1 at Sunnyland Park, parents can register their youngsters to play football or be a member of the cheerleading squad for the season that begins in August. Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas […]

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida has the highest accidental drowning rate in the nation for children 1 to 4 years old. Paul Daniels, Daytona Beach’s Cypress Aquatic Center manager, shared the above statistic this week as he campaigns to get donations from individuals, organizations or businesses to help area youth participate in the American […]

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

BY MAYA RHODAN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African-Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth […]

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stewart-Marchman Act’s (SMA) Project WARM recently relocated to the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell.  With that move the program expanded its capacity for women’s residential beds for addiction treatment. There are now 52 beds, with 32 slots designated for women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or parenting young children. Children under six […]

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Learn how to do business with the county Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors wanting to learn how to do business with the county, demonstrating how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county. County […]

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Keeping food on table to get harder for Black families

Amendment would bar convicted murderers, many others from ever receiving food stamps BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators […]

More pomp and circumstance

More pomp and circumstance

Volusia County seniors rack up scholarship funds; ready to graduate next week BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of Volusia County students will be graduating from area high schools next week. Finding enough funds to go on to college is an assignment high school seniors and their parents can’t afford to fail. Five seniors who […]

‘Not in my city’

‘Not in my city’

Message sets the tone for march, rally against gun violence BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Jennifer Cord held back tears as she talked about her son who was murdered on Dec. 1, 2012, in Daytona Beach. Cord was speaking to hundreds last Saturday during a rally after the “March Against the Madness” that began at […]