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B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

One new company, 400 new jobs

One new company, 400 new jobs

Distribution center expected to hire hundreds on Saturday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents ranked a lack of jobs as a top concern in the city during a town hall meeting in January. This weekend, one company will try to ease some of those concerns by beginning the application process for upward […]

Learning the inner workings of the city

Learning the inner workings of the city

Citizens Academy participants visit police department Daytona Beach Police Department Officer Marc Nelson of the SWAT division checked and rechecked a high powered rifle before handing off to a Citizen’s Academy participant to check out on Tuesday. Nelson along with officers Nicholas Fiore and Bernard “Bernie” Daven led the discussion on the DPBD allowing participants […]

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A 21-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student has been charged in a shooting on campus last month that left three students injured. Ladell Pleasure was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, which is a felony, in the Feb. 23 shooting that happened just before 7 p.m. near the university’s […]

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) students now have a clear path to transfer to the University of Central Florida through the university’s nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program. The partnership was announced Tuesday by UCF President John Hitt and Daytona State Interim President Tom LoBasso during a press conference at the […]

YSG welcomes community partnerships

YSG welcomes community partnerships

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The coordinator of Daytona Beach’s premier cultural and educational center is seeking individuals and businesses who are interested in offering programs to area residents. Terry Johnson, recreation coordinator for the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center along with his assistant Katherine Moore, are urging community members to stop by […]

A last look at action on the boulevard

A last look at action on the boulevard

By Ashley D. Thomas Daytona Times Bike Week has come and gone in Daytona Beach and though official numbers haven’t been released, 500,000 is the number most officials report as the amount of visitors who flooded into town on Harleys, Kawasakis and Suzukis, riding cruisers, sports bikes, scooters and three-wheeled trikes. Motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts […]

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Staff reports Florida State Representative Dwayne L. Taylor passed HB 801- The Beirut Memorial, out of Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee, the first of three committee stops on March 12. The Beirut Memorial will honor the lives of 241 US Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers who lost their lives in the barracks car bombing of October […]

Shepherd to take seat among flock

Shepherd to take seat among flock

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church members will receive the final message from Dr. L. Ronald Durham as their pastor on April 5, Easter Sunday. “I have come to that point in the ministry where I feel like I have accomplished a great deal in the city of Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]