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FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Power & Light (FPL) visited the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC) on Jimmy Ann Road in Daytona Beach this week to help make the location more energy efficient. WORC is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities find work. It provides services for people with developmental […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County residents will pay tribute to Daisy Hamilton Williams on Saturday at a funeral service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Williams, 76, a longtime Volusia County educator, community leader and Daytona Times newspaper columnist, died on Sept. 5 at her home. Williams wrote the “Community News’’ column for […]

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Daytona Beach physician discusses patients’ trust, high cost of health care BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Loretha King, a primary care physician at Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very young age. King, who has an extensive career in health care – having been […]

Not one for the record books

Not one for the record books

The unfinished MEAC/SWAC Challenge will have no negative financial implications for the universities, conferences or ESPN. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It’s as if the 2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge never happened. Inclement weather caused the highly anticipated HBCU football matchup to be canceled and there will be no makeup game. It does not count in the […]

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF NASCAR matriarch Betty Jane France was remembered this week as a great mother, grandmother, friend, community leader and philanthropist. France died Monday at age 78.  She was the executive vice president and assistant treasurer of NASCAR as well as the chairwoman emeritus of The NASCAR Foundation. A public memorial service […]

A good election day for Henrys

A good election day for Henrys

Daytona siblings get the most votes in their respective races. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the Henry family, the 2016 primary was a pretty special day. Mayor Derrick Henry was re-elected and his two siblings also made strides in their races. His brother, Daytona Beach Commissioner, Patrick Henry, won the Democratic race for the […]

Keeping an eye on the storm

Keeping an eye on the storm

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Tropical Depression 9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday afternoon, reaching sustained winds of 40 miles per hour around its center. The storm has been brewing in the Gulf of Mexico most of the week while dropping rain and wind across Florida. It is estimated to be able […]