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Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Business owners, managers and a pastor voiced their concerns over the closing of parts of Orange Avenue at last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The overall complaint: Patrons can’t get to the businesses. Prior to the meeting, City Commissioner Paula Reed, whose district covers the area, walked along […]

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand will hold an opening reception for photojournalist Duane Fernandez on Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring his exhibit, “The Trayvon Martin Journey: From Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.” Following the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by […]

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 […]

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

Congressional leaders join Black churches for ‘Freedom Summer’

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot […]

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 […]

Reed recognized for accomplishments

Reed recognized for accomplishments

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed was recognized by Bethune-Cookman University and Onyx Magazine Sept. 10 during a reception held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center for her commitment of support to the university and for other civic accomplishments. Onyx is a Florida-based publication that focuses on the accomplishments of […]

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 […]

Tax ‘holiday’ ready for energy-saving appliances

Tax ‘holiday’ ready for energy-saving appliances

BY JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State officials are promoting the potential for long-term savings on utility bills as they tout sales-tax breaks this weekend for shoppers who buy energy-saving and water-conserving appliances. The discount period, which begins Friday, is the third sales-tax “holiday” offered by Florida lawmakers as part […]

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