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COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS Corporal punishment – Yes or no? In the wake of child abuse allegations brought against NFL star running back Adrian Peterson, the question of how to discipline children again has taken the national spotlight. Laws vary from state to state but at home, corporal punishment is technically legal in all […]

Too much money for Midtown?

Too much money for Midtown?

Daytona commissioner’s statement infuriates former redevelopment board chair, others BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I’m not sure about anybody else, but I’m getting a lot of grief that we’re spending $30, $40 million dollars in Zones 5 and 6, and we’re spending like a few million in Zone 4.” Those were the words spoken […]

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County public school students are gearing up to fight influenza with assistance from former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli. The partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Volusia County Public Schools and Healthy Schools, LLC is called “Teach Flu a Lesson” and is designed to […]

Campaign signs at library spark debate

Campaign signs at library spark debate

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach voters will notice a markedly different voting experience if they choose to vote on city-owned property in Daytona Beach this election cycle. Following a complaint concerning campaign signs on property at the Daytona Beach City Island Library precinct during the primary election period, code enforcement has been […]

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse health care […]

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Facts to know about Land Development Code

Final draft of city’s LDC ready for review BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Land Development Code rewrite project is in its final review stage before being submitted to the City Commission for adoption. The project began three years ago. “The purpose of the rewrite is so that it will be easier […]

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Less than a quarter of registered voters cast their vote for the primary election, according to reports released by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office. Voter turnout was a meager 23 percent. “We were disappointed in the primary election turnout,” Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach […]

B-CU’S football season under way

B-CU’S football season under way

They’re back! The players. The cheerleaders. The band. The fans. Bethune-Cookman University’s football season kicked off on Aug. 30 as the Wildcats faced the Florida International University (FIU) Golden Panthers. The Wildcats defeated FIU 14-12 at the matchup in Miami. Quarterback Quentin Williams threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help B-CU beat FIU. […]

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]