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Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

Seminoles seek gambling negotiations

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Seminole Tribe of Florida is asking the state to resume negotiations on renewing a five-year deal, set to expire June 30, that gives the tribe exclusive rights to operate banked card games such as blackjack at most of its casinos. The tribe sent letters on May 1 to Gov. […]

Black elected officials team up

Black elected officials team up

New group will mentor locals interested in running for office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Minority elected officials in Volusia County have teamed up over the past few months to organize a powerful group. The eight charter members of the Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County are Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, DeLand Commissioner […]

‘Let all your life be music’

‘Let all your life be music’

Chorale festival features voices from HBCUs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES In partnership with the Southeastern African American Chorale (SEAAC) Festival and the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, the Community Performance Series at Bethune-Cookman University presented its last performance of the season on Sunday at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center […]

SWAT billboards make call to action

SWAT billboards make call to action

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Billboards soliciting support for SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) initiatives are posted all over Volusia County. Signs reading, “The tobacco industry targets youth with flavored tobacco, don’t let them trap our kids,” are part of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s tobacco prevention program. “The signs have […]

Thomas retires after 38 years with the city

Thomas retires after 38 years with the city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After nearly four decades of service to the City of Daytona Beach, Jennifer Thomas will not be prepping for her day at City Hall come Monday morning. This is the last week for the retiring city clerk who has worked for Daytona Beach for 38 years. “I’ve been really […]

Florida Senate weighs legal action against House for early leave

Florida Senate weighs legal action against House for early leave

BY  BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Senate leaders are considering legal action to try to force the House to return to the Capitol to finish out the workweek as the slow-motion collapse of the regular legislative session appeared to near its end Wednesday. With the Senate completing the business it could […]

State legislators appear to be stalled on creating new Uber insurance requirements

State legislators appear to be stalled on creating new Uber insurance requirements

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Proposals to create new insurance requirements for app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft appear to be idling as the legislative session nears the end. The House and Senate have moved forward with bills that have differences, including about whether local governments should be prevented […]

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

‘We are loving people’

‘We are loving people’

Muslims inviting residents to Saturday get-together The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is again inviting local residents to a community program to get acquainted with the area’s Muslim community and gain a better understanding of the Islamic religion. Linda McGhee, spokesperson for the association, says everyone is invited to the free event on Saturday, April 25. […]

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Living Faith World Ministries’ volunteers held a lunch station on the corner of 8th Street and Derbyshire Road on April 18. Minister Larry Cunningham says the annual event was an effort to reach out to those in the community to fill a need and/or invite them to attend service at the church. […]