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Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach mayor candidate Gwen Azama-Edwards held an open house for her new campaign headquarters on April 29. The office is located at 1301 Beville Road, just west of Sam’s Club and across from Wells Fargo Bank. More than 100 supporters attended the event, which included entertainment and food. Azama-Edwards […]

Daytona City Commission meeting May 2

Daytona City Commission meeting May 2

The next meeting of the Daytona Beach City Commission is Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m., in City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Avenue in DaytonaBeach. The agenda for this meeting is now available online at: http://agenda.codb.us/public/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=169&MinutesMeetingID=-1. You can watch all City Commission meetings LIVE on DBTV-Channel 199 on Bright House Networks (in Daytona Beach only) or online.   In addition, video […]

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

Daytona Beach – Following the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees spring meeting, Dr. Larry R. Handfield is again serving as chairman of the board. After temporarily yielding leadership to fellow alumnus and first vice chairman Dr. Lee Rhyant inJanuary, Handfield has returned to the board. The B-CU board of trustees and President Trudie Kibbe […]

New Midtown pond remains an issue

New Midtown pond remains an issue

Residents push for underground system, express concern about kids’ safety BY JAMES HARPER AND ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Daytona Beach residents want an underground filtration system to replace a retention pond recently constructed behind the new Midtown Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on Kelly Field. Residents met with Assistant City Manager Paul […]

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bobby Lee Burch, who was well known in Daytona Beach as “Mr. Fix It,” died April 19 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter, Murtice Beaman. Burch was 94. Burch, who was married to the late Murtice Williams for 73 years, was also known in the community for […]

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 […]