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Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program. The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the […]

A chance to meet the local candidates

A chance to meet the local candidates

NAACP, Panhellenic Association hosting forum on Tuesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local candidates running for political office have been invited to participate in an open forum sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP to discuss their platforms as well as issues of importance to the community. Cynthia Slater, NAACP president, said the organization is […]

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES WASHINGTON – Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is made up of people from all walks of life. The bureau’s purpose […]

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. […]