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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 […]

Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

Kentucky Derby in Daytona Beach

The Run for the Roses, “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports”  -  the Kentucky Derby, is coming to Daytona Beach, on the Cinematique Theater screen.  Saturday May 5,  doors open at  11 a.m. The Kentucky Derby is perhaps the most popular horse race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in […]

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Appointment of Indian hotel owner to HAAA board raises allegations of discrimination BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Comments made recently by Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has upset Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack and she has the support of at least two of her colleagues on the board, including its chairman. “It’s racist,” said […]

Letting their Community Garden grow

Letting their Community Garden grow

Chiles Academy to host Daytona’s Earth Day Festival BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Chiles Academy will be hosting Daytona Beach’s first Earth Day Festival on April 22. Organizers are hoping this will be an annual event. Forty-two years ago, the first Earth Day was held nationwide involving over 20 million Americans “to celebrate the […]