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WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Many don’t know they have disease Tubman-King Church to host awareness program Dec. 5 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eighty-one people with HIV and 57 with AIDS were diagnosed in 2011 locally, according to the Volusia County Health Department. Patrick Forand is the HIV/AIDS program coordinator for both Volusia and Flagler counties, and has held […]

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Early voting will begin Saturday, Dec. 8, in the special election to replace Volusia County School Board member Al Williams who died unexpectedly on Oct. 1. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall told the Daytona Times this week that registered voters who want to vote early in person will […]

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time, there will be a Christmas tree lighting in Daisy Stocking Park. The tree was delivered Wednesday to the park with a lighting service planned Saturday, Dec. 1, as part of the Light Up Midtown Health Fair. The fair kicks off a series of events in the […]

Group recommends new HIV testing guidelines

Group recommends new HIV testing guidelines

NNPA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES – This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, recommended routine testing for HIV of all people ages 15-64. The recommendation, recently posted online, comes six years after a panel at the Centers for Disease Control […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Missed opportunities doom Wildcats BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman lost to Coastal Carolina 24-14 in front of 5,465 fans at Municipal Stadium in the first round of the FCS playoffs this past week. “I am proud of this team. We had a great season. We have really built this program up to prominence over […]

Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

Car buyers snapping up cheaper loans

BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (MCT) Record-low interest rates have propped up a slow-to-recover housing industry. Even lower rates are helping the auto finance industry explode, with many firms seeing exponential growth — and consumers getting great deals. Many drivers who have been riding out the recession in older vehicles are now racing out to […]

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

Florida consumers’ confidence dips after election

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida consumers’ confidence dropped in November after spiking to new highs in the previous two months, likely driven by gloom among those disappointed by the election, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The consumer confidence rating of 76 this month was down four points from October, the university’s […]

A day of prayer, unity

A day of prayer, unity

Area religious leaders coming together again for World AIDS Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Religious leaders from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths will again participate in an interfaith service for prayer and healing for those living with HIV/AIDS as Volusia County residents get ready to shine the spotlight on the disease as World AIDS […]

Making history: Henry sworn in as first Black male mayor

Making history: Henry sworn in as first Black male mayor

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF It was standing room only at the Daytona Beach City Commission chambers on Nov. 14 as educator and former commissioner Derrick Henry was sworn in as the city’s first Black male mayor. He follows in the footsteps of the first Black Mayor Yvonne Scarlett-Golden, who died in 2006 and […]

Health fair to kick off Light Up Midtown

Health fair to kick off Light Up Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES About 30 vendors will be participating in the Light Up Midtown Health Fair on Dec. 1 at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach. It will kick off a series of events scheduled every Saturday in December. Charles Bryant, who works for the Daytona Beach Redevelopment Department, said the Light Up […]