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Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this month, the Daytona Beach community said goodbye to Marguerite C’Linda Laws Jordan. She died June 21 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at age 53. She was called “Rita’’ by some and “Ree Ree’’ by many. Her funeral service was held July 3 at Allen Chapel […]

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONATIMES A free clinic for residents to learn about breast and colorectal cancers will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, in South Daytona at 2089 South Ridgewood Ave. The clinic is open to men and women who are 40 years of age and older. Persons who qualify to receive free help are those […]

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Any person, group, ministry or agency interested in helping to fight hunger is invited to attend a local food summit on Aug. 1. The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of local agencies are working together to bring groups and resources together to maximize the ability to provide food for families in […]

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Making smart decisions about postsecondary options just got easier with a new tool developed by the Florida Department of Education. The new Smart College Choices web portal allows prospective and current students to view graduation rates, employment statistics and earnings data for graduates of the 28 Florida College System institutions […]

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES History would be made in Volusia County if Beaulah Blanks is elected its first Black supervisor of elections. She has a tough challenge ahead of her though as she faces incumbent Ann McFall, current Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly and DeLand community activist Theresa Apgar. Blanks, an attorney and former […]

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

BY KRISTEN WELSH SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Her hand shook slightly as she reached for the handle of the glass doors. Even a warm Daytona Beach day in July can seem cold when you are confused about what the next step should be. Two days earlier, Amy Hare had found out she was five […]

Money woes to delay revamped Daytona Village

Money woes to delay revamped Daytona Village

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Demolition is completed and Daytona Beach will be participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Daytona Village on July 26 at 2 p.m. However, construction of new apartments is not expected to be done anytime soon. Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach, said the project is divided into phases. […]

Hoffman: City needs a businessperson to run it like a business

Hoffman: City needs a businessperson to run it like a business

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on mayoral candidates in Daytona Beach. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fred Hoffman wants to take on the challenge of changing Daytona Beach residents’ “lives for the better.” Hoffman was a late entrant in the race for mayor. He is not as well known as […]

Hydrotherapy will boost B-CU’s athletic program

Hydrotherapy will boost B-CU’s athletic program

University raising funds for equipment to help injured players BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add hydrotherapy to its athletic program. The school is raising $50,000 to bring in hydrotherapy equipment to help treat and rehabilitate injured student athletes. The equipment will be housed in a designated room inside the new […]

Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Orange Avenue reconstruction project on hold

Daytona Beach wasn’t chosen for money from federal grant to help improve road BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach officials were disappointed to learn recently that for the fourth time they will not be receiving a $13.2 million federal grant requested to pay for the reconstruction of Orange Avenue, which runs through the heart […]