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7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the headlines and you’ve heard the slogans: Obamacare is on the chopping block and President-elect Donald Trump is going to replace it with “something terrific.” But what are the new president and Congress really going to do? How much of the current law will […]

Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Black leaders, residents offer positive comments about his former role as Daytona’s top cop BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A nearly packed house at Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center watched Tuesday as former Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood was sworn in as sheriff of Volusia County. Chitwood was elected to the position last year […]

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Brenda Jackson, the first African-American author to make both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, will be one of the featured authors at this month’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival in Daytona Beach. The festival takes place Jan. 12-14 and will include presentations by Jackson and other authors as […]

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

BLACKNEWS.COM The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) will presents its 2017 Eagle Awards on Jan. 14 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The AACCCF will recognize businesses that have made a positive impact on the Central Florida community. Serving Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, […]

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

A Celebration of Life for Edith Goodman White Hodges will be held at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 7 at Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George. W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Mrs. Hodges passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. A native of Daytona Beach, Mrs. Hodges was born on March 18, 1942 to the […]

Eagles Golf Club hosts tournament with holiday theme

Eagles Golf Club hosts tournament with holiday theme

Pine Lakes Golf Club was the site for golfers seeking to accomplish their goals in a “2 in 1” tournament that took place on Dec. 24. It linked the establishment as a monthly outing to area golf courses, sponsored by the Eagles Golf Club. The weather was outstanding and the course in excellent and always […]

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Public Library system will celebrate “The Great Gatsby,’’ an American classic, during a series of NEA Big Read programs that run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. The NEA Big Read, which encourages community reading through programs designed around a single book, is a program of the […]

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Miracle fruit grown at South Florida farm masks metallic taste, enhances flavors BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time she became thinner and thinner as her […]

National museum to honor lynching victims

National museum to honor lynching victims

Memorial is planned on Alabama land BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends in 2018 to open the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings. The […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the many stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact.   1.  Hurricane Matthew – The storm ripped through the state and didn’t spare East Central Florida. Matthew was a wind machine, causing lots […]