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Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award as the Domestic Abuse Council holds its first Purple Parade. The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence. The parade, which is actually a two-mile walk, will take place […]

Electric utility question on November ballot

Electric utility question on November ballot

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The South Daytona City Council has approved a resolution calling for a special city election to be held on Nov. 6 to determine whether the city is authorized to form a municipal electric utility and to deliver municipal electric services. On Aug. 14, voters approved an amendment to the city charter […]

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

A few glitches, some surprises as Volusia voters go to polls FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2012 primary election in Volusia County came and went with mixed results. A new Daytona Beach mayor was not determined, incumbent school board member Al Williams hung on to his seat, the race for Volusia County Chair took an unexpected […]

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Family, Campbell classmates share fond memories at Aug. 11 service BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Lori Miles said she will cherish and remember moments of her Uncle Willie Wright’s early life. Wright died Aug. 4 at age 80. Miles read a poem she wrote in tribute to Wright to family and friends at the funeral, […]

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Volusia adding more law enforcement to ensure safety of walkers, riders BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Twenty-seven Volusia County students were involved in incidents with vehicles during last year’s school year. When schools open across the county on Monday, students will notice more law enforcement as Volusia’s sheriff announced that more officers will be added […]

Daytona minister turns 103

Daytona minister turns 103

The Rev. Albert Walker of Daytona Beach is celebrating his 103rd birthday this week. Rev. Walker was born Aug. 15, 1909. He is the founder and former pastor of Mt. Calvary Independent Freewill Holiness Church. His family says his “secret of longevity’’ is this scripture from Ephesians 6:2-3: “Honor thy father and mother; which is the […]

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

With the cultural season opening in September, Daytona State College’s School of Music, Entertainment and Art invites local musicians to join the symphonic band, symphony orchestra or jazz ensemble. No fees are required for participation unless college credit is desired. The Daytona State College Community Symphonic Band, developed in the spirit of the old John […]

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department reached out to the community during the annual National Night Out against crime event on Aug. 7. The police teamed up with the City of Daytona Beach to put on the event, which was held at Cypress Park and included free food, games and activities. […]

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Several elected officials, Daytona Beach City and Housing Authority employees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Daytona Village on July 26. Construction of new apartments is expected to be done in phases says Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach. “The number of phases will depend on how much funding can be put together […]

Volusia unofficial results: Daytona Beach Mayor race to go to run-off

Volusia unofficial results: Daytona Beach Mayor race to go to run-off

Staff Reports -  As of 9 p.m. election night, the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections unofficial results showed Edith Shelly ahead of Derrick Henry by 460 votes followed by Gwen Azama-Edwards and Fred Hoffman. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote plus 1, then a run-off election will be held. Find live […]