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FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has been limited to what he can say to the media by City Manager Jim Chisholm. The order came after Chitwood was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal for chastising Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack for an appointment she made to the […]

Local task force focuses on pool safety

Local task force focuses on pool safety

Speakers emphasize importance of swimming lessons for children during April 19 event at Aquatic Center BY SHAUNA NABORS SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Enough children drown each year in Florida to fill three to four preschool classrooms. Drowning is the leading cause of death among Florida children ages one to four, and Florida’s rate of […]

State health department issues warning about whooping cough

State health department issues warning about whooping cough

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is advising parents, childcare workers and health care providers to verify the children they care for are properly immunized against pertussis, a respiratory disease also known as whooping cough. The DOH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts also advise new parents, grandparents […]

Donations sought for Chiles Academy students

Donations sought for Chiles Academy students

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Students at Chiles Academy need help from the community. Daytona State College’s Rotaract Club, a service club for young professionals and students ages 18-30, has started a service project it is calling Mommy’s Wish list, said spokesman Huong Luong. Mommy’s Wish List helps provide necessities that government funding may not […]

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Midtown Education and Cultural Center still on schedule; city eliminates jobs, sports programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Chairs, tables, jump ropes, bowling balls, hurdles and other equipment soon will fill the Midtown Education and Cultural Center, which is expected to open the end of May. Daytona Beach city commissioners approved the purchase of about […]

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new program at Daytona State College that could help many get into school and succeed. The College Access Retention and Enrichment (CARE) program is designed to assist non-traditional college students such as single parents, low-income residents and public housing tenants get an education. Difficult circumstances The program […]

NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

NAACP’s Slater weighs in on Chitwood, Cusack flap

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach NAACP president has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the local police chief’s comments about Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack’s appointment of an Indian American to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). Cynthia Slater calls Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood’s comments about Cusack’s appointment of Pravin […]

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

Volunteers sought for walking tour of Midtown

May 2 workshop will focus on health, safety and environmental issues BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Health Department in conjunction with the Volusia Transportation Planning Organization and the City of Daytona Beach will be hosting a workshop that will focus on short-term and long-term improvements to sidewalks and streets in Midtown. The […]

Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Matter of Life & Death 2012, Suicide Prevention Conference

Deaths by suicide are the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. Although there is a general acknowledgement that it is a major problem, many lack a specific suicide prevention initiative on their campuses or in their organizations to help combat the […]