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Scott gives no answer on school security

Scott gives no answer on school security

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t answer a student’s question Tuesday on what his plans are to make schools safer nearly one month after a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The little girl was one of more than 10 students who […]

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

Special election Tuesday for District 2 School Board seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS On Tuesday night, Volusia County should have a new School Board member. Registered voters living in the Volusia County School Board District 2, which is on the east side of the county, can vote Jan. 15 during a special election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their assigned polling places. Those […]

Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

Dickerson Center gets updated workout equipment

BY JAMES HARPER     DAYTONA TIMES The Midtown Educational and Cultural Center opened in Daytona Beach last May and the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center is scheduled to open next month. Neither center has a fitness center with free weights and nautilus equipment. That’s not the case at the John H. Dickerson Center, which recently […]

How Midtown could look in 50 years

How Midtown could look in 50 years

Residents urged to attend Jan. 7 workshop on implementing city’s master plan BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a town center square in Daytona Beach located at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The public square will be the cultural and commercial heart of Midtown. It will include shaded […]

Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

Light Up Midtown organizer hopes to do it again this year

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The smiles on the faces at the final Light Up Midtown community celebration was reward enough for Charles Bryant. who works for Daytona Beach’s Redevelopment department and was one of the organizers of the event. Bryant said the series of activities, which culminated Dec. 22 with a gospel show was […]

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

Early voting starts Jan. 5 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though only 16 people traveled to DeLand from Daytona Beach to early vote during the primary for the District 2 Volusia County School Board seat and the local NAACP branch raised concerns about disenfranchisement, Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall said she will continue to have only one early voting […]

Mayor: Criteria for renaming needs to be upgraded

Mayor: Criteria for renaming needs to be upgraded

Daytona commission won’t decide until February on Derbyshire fields BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Flood gates are likely to open if Daytona Beach doesn’t upgrade its criteria when it comes to renaming city facilities, parks, streets and other city properties, Mayor Derrick Henry told the Daytona Times this week. Henry’s comments come after he learned […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Port Orange to host meet and greet for city manager candidates Port Orange residents are invited to meet the five city manager candidates at a public reception hosted by the Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The chamber is located at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Avenue. […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

OUR TOP 10 STORIES 2012

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.  B-CU president resigns Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, Bethune-Cookman University’s first woman president since the founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, resigns after seven […]

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

Naming part of park after Lucas irks former commissioner’s wife

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The wife of a former Zone 5 Daytona Beach commissioner is upset that the athletic fields associated with Derbyshire Park are on the way to being named after someone whom she says “has done nothing for the city.’’ Madeline Young is the wife of Rufus “Buddy” Young, who served as […]