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Crime at public housing gets attention

Crime at public housing gets attention

Residents at Windsor, Maley have complained about prostitution, drugs, robberies at apartments in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Residents of the Windsor and Maley apartments say they have been living in fear because of crime. The apartment complexes are operated by the Daytona Beach Housing Authority. Leroy Fletcher spoke on behalf of residents […]

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Editors note: This is one in an occasional series on race in Sanford in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing. BY MARTIN E. COMAS ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) In the heart of Sanford’s poorest and largest Black enclave – a stone’s throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots – stands the city’s new, […]

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Volusia councilman planning workshop at Dickerson Center to address issue BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Record rainfall in the Greater Daytona Beach area has Volusia County Council Member Josh Wagner worried about an infestation of mosquitoes. Wagner, who represents Daytona Beach, said this week he will be organizing a workshop at the John H. Dickerson […]

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 […]