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Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Paving starting soon on MLK Boulevard; board seeking parks and recreation board to help area kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Commissioner Paula Reed announced that the paving of Martin Luther King Boulevard from Orange Avenue to Shady Place soon will be a reality during the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board’s June 10 meeting. Although […]

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

Back together again after 40 years The African-American graduates of the Classes of 1974 of Mainland Senior and Seabreeze Senior High Schools (as they were then known) had a weekend of activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of their respective graduations. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II/DAYTONA TIMES) Click here to see a page of pictures.

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES One to One Family Christian Counseling will be celebrating 17 years of nurturing and ministering to families by hosting a Family Life Conference this week. The conference is June 12-13 at 6:30 p.m. nightly at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd. The Rev. Anthony P. Church, […]

Secret shoppers fall for scam

Secret shoppers fall for scam

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert after two local residents recently discovered they had been scammed with offers to complete mystery shopping jobs. Between them, the victims were taken by a variation of the fake check scam for more than $2,000. It seemed like a great job […]

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

Daytona city manager gets high enough grade to keep job for at least another year BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Despite receiving a less-than-glowing annual review, Daytona Beach city commissioners and mayor have decided to hold on to City Manager Jim Chisholm. His 3.16 C-average on a scale of 1-5 was enough to keep […]

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Three musical legends and a few up-and-coming artists met at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on May 30 to tour Daytona Beach’s state-of-the-art music recording studio. Cuba Gooding Sr. of the Main Ingredient, Dr. Otto Gomez and Lawrence Waldon joined young jazz artist Troy Valance and young percussionist […]

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Reports of accidental drowning deaths already have begun with the start of the summer season, including at least four victims under age 4 in Central Florida. And last week, Randall Clay Hood, the 26-year-old son of State Rep. Dave Hood, former mayor of Ormond Beach, died in a drowning […]

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Health department releases new data BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has released a data brief about suicides in Volusia County. The report shows that Whites accounted for 95 percent (115) of the county’s 121 suicides in 2012. Males were 73 percent of the suicide deaths in […]

A birthday splash

A birthday splash

Kimia Gibson was showered with affection during a celebration of her 6th birthday at the Ormond Beach Splash Park on Memorial Day. Kimia, the granddaughter Daytona Times photojournalist Kim Gibson, enjoyed a day at the water park with friends and family. Her birthday was on May 21. (PHOTOS BY KIM GIBSON/DAYTONA TIMES)

Henrys  vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

Henrys vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES At last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting, both Mayor Derrick Henry and his brother, Commissioner Patrick Henry, voted against keeping and funding the 18 red-light cameras stationed throughout the city. Commissioners Paula Reed, Pam Woods, Kelly White, Rob Gilliland and Carl Lentz IV were in agreement to keep […]