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Thomas retires after 38 years with the city

Thomas retires after 38 years with the city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After nearly four decades of service to the City of Daytona Beach, Jennifer Thomas will not be prepping for her day at City Hall come Monday morning. This is the last week for the retiring city clerk who has worked for Daytona Beach for 38 years. “I’ve been really […]

Florida Senate weighs legal action against House for early leave

Florida Senate weighs legal action against House for early leave

BY  BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Senate leaders are considering legal action to try to force the House to return to the Capitol to finish out the workweek as the slow-motion collapse of the regular legislative session appeared to near its end Wednesday. With the Senate completing the business it could […]

Community News

Community News

Stewart Memorial schedules Women’s Day events Women’s Day at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church is set for Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4 p.m. Dr. Stephanie Pasley Henry, an international educational consultant and the wife of Daytona Beach Mayor Derek Henry, will be the speaker. The theme is “Let Go, and Praise the Lord.” During […]

State legislators appear to be stalled on creating new Uber insurance requirements

State legislators appear to be stalled on creating new Uber insurance requirements

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Proposals to create new insurance requirements for app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft appear to be idling as the legislative session nears the end. The House and Senate have moved forward with bills that have differences, including about whether local governments should be prevented […]

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

‘We are loving people’

‘We are loving people’

Muslims inviting residents to Saturday get-together The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is again inviting local residents to a community program to get acquainted with the area’s Muslim community and gain a better understanding of the Islamic religion. Linda McGhee, spokesperson for the association, says everyone is invited to the free event on Saturday, April 25. […]

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Living Faith World Ministries’ volunteers held a lunch station on the corner of 8th Street and Derbyshire Road on April 18. Minister Larry Cunningham says the annual event was an effort to reach out to those in the community to fill a need and/or invite them to attend service at the church. […]

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A celebration of life for Pastor Frank Russ was held April 18 at Living Faith World Ministries. He died on April 10 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. He was 84. Russ was the pastor and presiding elder of several Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ […]

DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

The West Volusia Branch of the NAACP will host the 25th annual Freedom Fund  Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 5, at New Hope Baptist Church, Deltona. The Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet theme is “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” The West Volusia Branch Youth Council will make a special presentation and the […]

Folk singer educates local children on Australian culture

Folk singer educates local children on Australian culture

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation affirms the mission of bringing the arts to children and to such a degree that Australian folk singer Seona McDowell sketches for children a background of Australia, the island-continent. She plays the guitar and explains the continent through social studies, making the subject come alive, using students as demonstrators – like […]