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LOSS OF A LEADER

LOSS OF A LEADER

Volusia County School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams will be remembered as dedicated educator, administrator and family man BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County community will come together at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Basilica of St. Paul Catholic Church to remember School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams, who died unexpectedly Monday at Halifax […]

Reaching out to young voters

Reaching out to young voters

Candidates have their say at Daytona State College’s meet and greet BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Candidates and their representatives filed into Daytona State College’s main campus Wednesday afternoon for a meet and greet. Candidate Day 2012 served as an opportunity for candidates, students and visitors to interact with each another and discuss issues affecting […]

Elections probe zooms in on financial records of county council candidate

Elections probe zooms in on financial records of county council candidate

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times has learned the Florida Elections Commission (FEC) has launched an investigation against Volusia County Council candidate Nancy Epps pertaining to a complaint filed against her by a former mayor of Ponce Inlet. Epps also is a former mayor of Ponce Inlet and is running against incumbent Volusia […]

Remembering the life of ‘Mrs. No. 1’

Remembering the life of ‘Mrs. No. 1’

Minnie McCrary, popular teacher, remembered for work in classroom and community BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Although Minnie McCrary distinguished herself as a popular teacher at several Volusia County Schools, many in the area called her “Mrs. No. 1.’’ She was married to former Volusia County School Board member Earl McCrary, who before being elected […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

County introduces online permit service Volusia County has launched the first phase of Connect Live Permits, a new service that expands public access to growth management information. This new service allows anyone to research permits, developments, complaints and contractor licenses from their home and office computers. Searches may be done 24 hours a day, seven […]

Funeral scheduled Saturday for Volusia  School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams

Funeral scheduled Saturday for Volusia School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams

Staff Reports – The Volusia County community is mourning the death of School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams who died on Oct. 1 at Halifax Health Medical Center. Williams was 70. Visitation is scheduled Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Basilica of St. Paul Catholic Church, 317 Mullaly St., Daytona Beach. […]

Deputies crack down on motorists passing stopped buses

Deputies crack down on motorists passing stopped buses

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office – Little more than one month into the school year, Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies are stepping up traffic enforcement to protect students getting on and off school buses. Already, deputies working a pair of special operations have cited 23 drivers for illegally passing stopped school buses, in violation of state law. […]

BREAKING NEWS:    Dr. Al Williams, chairman of Volusia County’s School Board, dies

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Al Williams, chairman of Volusia County’s School Board, dies

Staff reports – The Volusia County community is mourning the death this morning of School Board Chairman Dr. Al Williams. He reportedly died at Halifax Medical Center on Monday morning.  Williams was 70. In a report published by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Williams explained that School Board Vice Chairwoman Judy Conte was conducting last month’s […]

More progress on B-CU campus

More progress on B-CU campus

University officially opens state-of-the art athletic training center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 100 Bethune-Cookman University administrators, staffers, coaches, athletes, students, community residents, local political leaders witnessed history on Sept. 21 as the school dedicated its Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center. The new state-of-the-art facility is located on campus at the corner […]

‘Somebody ought to say something’

‘Somebody ought to say something’

NAACP leader challenges state members, residents during talk about attack on voters’ rights BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Somebody ought to say something” was repeated over and over again by the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers during a public meeting on Sept. 20 during the state convention of the Florida NAACP. Rivers was the main speaker […]