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Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

Midtown prepares for annual holiday event

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s that time of year again. Time to “Light up Midtown.” The planning stages of the third annual Light up Midtown event are well underway for this Christmas season boasting special holiday themed activities in the Midtown Redevelopment Area of the City of Daytona Beach. “We are excited about […]

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

Justices ponder stand your ground law in traffic confrontation

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The case started during the holidays in 2011 as an Indiana family drove on a highway in Osceola County. But nearly three years later, that drive – the kind taken by countless visitors to the Orlando area – led Tuesday to the Florida Supreme Court […]

EVENTS

EVENTS

Dance of the Century A “Dance of the Century,” will be held Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Dickerson Center, 308 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The dance will feature the Love Band of Orlando with oldies but goodies from the 1960s through 1970s at this adults-only affair. There will be comedy, […]

Neighbors get into holiday spirit

Neighbors get into holiday spirit

A Christmas party was held Monday for the Westside Neighborhood Watch program. Held at Living Faith World Ministries in Daytona Beach, it was hosted by Commissioner Patrick Henry and attended by residents in his Zone 5 district as well as other guests. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Vigil, forums held in response to grand jury’s decision in Ferguson BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “We shall overcome. We are our brother’s keepers. We are Mike Brown,” chanted 20 or so Bethune-Cookman University students as the rain came down Tuesday afternoon. The students encircled a statue of university founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A payment of $35,000 to Keriekan Palmer was authorized to be taken from Daytona Beach’s Consolidated Insurance Fund at the city’s last commission meeting. The payment comes after Palmer suffered three fractured teeth following a citation for littering in June 2012. Yes, littering. Palmer will share the $35,000 with […]

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free Thanksgiving community fellowship dinner was held on Nov. 20 at the Spring Hill Community Resource Center in DeLand. The annual event attracted more than  300 residents, including children from the Boys and Girls Club and a group from the Chisholm Center. “We see such a huge homeless population […]

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA John Thrasher’s departure this month from the Florida Senate has caused candidates to line up to run in special elections for his Senate seat and two House seats, according to filings with the state Division of Elections. Daytona Beach Democrat David Cox this week filed paperwork to run in Senate […]

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

There are a number of events planned for World AIDS Day in Volusia County. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: an AIDS-free Generation.” World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free legal advice clinics scheduled in December Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. […]