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Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES One to One Family Christian Counseling will be celebrating 17 years of nurturing and ministering to families by hosting a Family Life Conference this week. The conference is June 12-13 at 6:30 p.m. nightly at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd. The Rev. Anthony P. Church, […]

Secret shoppers fall for scam

Secret shoppers fall for scam

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert after two local residents recently discovered they had been scammed with offers to complete mystery shopping jobs. Between them, the victims were taken by a variation of the fake check scam for more than $2,000. It seemed like a great job […]

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

City keeps Chisholm despite average grade

Daytona city manager gets high enough grade to keep job for at least another year BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Despite receiving a less-than-glowing annual review, Daytona Beach city commissioners and mayor have decided to hold on to City Manager Jim Chisholm. His 3.16 C-average on a scale of 1-5 was enough to keep […]

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

Midtown music studio brings in celebs

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Three musical legends and a few up-and-coming artists met at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on May 30 to tour Daytona Beach’s state-of-the-art music recording studio. Cuba Gooding Sr. of the Main Ingredient, Dr. Otto Gomez and Lawrence Waldon joined young jazz artist Troy Valance and young percussionist […]

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

Swim classes encouraged for kids and adults

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Reports of accidental drowning deaths already have begun with the start of the summer season, including at least four victims under age 4 in Central Florida. And last week, Randall Clay Hood, the 26-year-old son of State Rep. Dave Hood, former mayor of Ormond Beach, died in a drowning […]

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Low suicide rate in Volusia among Blacks and women

Health department releases new data BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has released a data brief about suicides in Volusia County. The report shows that Whites accounted for 95 percent (115) of the county’s 121 suicides in 2012. Males were 73 percent of the suicide deaths in […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS Florida Gov. Rick Scott is slated to sign a bill that legalizes a limited strain of medical marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web” after the bill’s passage in both the Senate and the House. Additionally, a Quinnipiac University poll released in November says that 82 percent of Florida voters support legalizing […]

Henrys  vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

Henrys vote against red-light cameras; rest decides otherwise

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES At last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting, both Mayor Derrick Henry and his brother, Commissioner Patrick Henry, voted against keeping and funding the 18 red-light cameras stationed throughout the city. Commissioners Paula Reed, Pam Woods, Kelly White, Rob Gilliland and Carl Lentz IV were in agreement to keep […]

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

The 11th annual Elisha J. Strapp Invitational Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 7 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Celebrating 11 years, the community and education 2014 tournament honoree is Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a […]

How economy impacts young college grads

How economy impacts young college grads

Blacks with degrees have harder time finding employment than Whites, new report shows BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated Whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The report titled “The Class of 2014: The […]