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April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at […]

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

Embry-Riddle to debut program in aerospace physiology

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES This fall, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will launch a unique undergraduate aerospace physiology program in collaboration with Florida Hospital for students who want to advance medical research and promote the health and well-being of pilots, astronauts, flight crew members and air or space travelers. The Daytona Beach-based program is believed to […]

Holding elected officials accountable

Holding elected officials accountable

NAACP hosts forum that allows leaders to give updates and interact with members of the Black community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in Daytona’s Black community recently got to question local elected officials on their plans for issues that impact them– public safety, taxes, education and much more. The Daytona Beach/Volusia County Chapter of […]

Taking a personal interest in their city

Taking a personal interest in their city

Daytona residents learn about the inner workings of the municipality during a recent citizens academy. For residents wanting to become more familiar with Daytona Beach’s everyday activities, the city offers a citizens academy program. The only cost is a commitment of time. The most recent class began on Jan. 31 and ended on March 28.  […]

Bestselling author to visit Holly Hill bookstore

Bestselling author to visit Holly Hill bookstore

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Jaclyn Gary opened her bookstore in Holly Hill last year, one of her goals was to bring in bestselling authors. Gary will do just that on Saturday when JaQuavis Coleman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author stops by Mahogany Reads Café, which is located at 787 […]

Biggest losers are big winners in mayor’s challenge

Biggest losers are big winners in mayor’s challenge

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Gary Salt was the biggest loser at the second annual Daytona Beach Mayor’s Fitness Challenge. Salt lost the highest percentage of weight during the event, which actually made him the biggest winner. For his achievement, he took home a shiny new first-place trophy along with $200 and a $125 coupon to Spikes […]

City touts boost in minority hiring

City touts boost in minority hiring

The NAACP is unimpressed because the latest diversity report doesn’t  include a racial breakdown. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has been under fire for diversity and equal opportunity practices in its workforce, which has resulted in discrimination lawsuits. While one fired employee fights to recover lost wages, benefits, attorney fees, […]

‘It’s always safety first’

‘It’s always safety first’

Black bikers respond to report on accidents BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES “Big C’’ and “Unique’’ are all about bike safety. During this year’s Bike Week, the 10-day event was marred by unfortunate incidents on roadways involving bikes. Two bikers, who would only use their nicknames, cited the need for motorcyclists to use safety measures. […]

Stetson professor wins national diversity award

Stetson professor wins national diversity award

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Patrick Coggins, chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson University, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from Insight into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The honor is the only national award that recognizes college […]

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

Hukill to miss remainder of state legislative session

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill will not return before the end of the regular legislative session as she undergoes another round of radiation treatment. Hukill, who has been a member of the Florida Senate since 2012, after serving eight years in the House, is recovering from surgery for cervical cancer […]