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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The local alumni and college chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a voter registration drive Saturday during the home football game of Bethune-Cookman University against Florida Tech. “We are joining with other chapters and with the college chapter starting at noon,” John Huger Sr., president of […]

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An additional 50 body cameras have been requested by the Daytona Beach Police Department to the City of Daytona Beach. The Axon Flex body cameras used by law enforcement total $204,103 including associated mounting hardware, camera docking stations, hosted software service, data storage and hardware maintenance from Taser International. […]

Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]

People Speak

People Speak

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 […]