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Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Etavius Russ wants to partner with the university to provide a healthy environment for aspiring stylists to do hair. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Master barber and and entrepreneur Etavius Russ has more than 42 years of experience in the barbering business. Russ is now retired, but he has a vision: He wants to create […]

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

Local businessman among Juneteenth Hometown Heroes BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mario Davis will be one of the Volusia County residents honored on June 16 during the annual Juneteenth Hometown Heroes event at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. Davis, president and owner of […]

Town hall meetings to address health issues

Town hall meetings to address health issues

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents with health concerns are being encouraged to share their thoughts during a series of community health town hall series hosted by the Florida Department of Health Volusia County. Each event focuses on some of the leading causes of mortality in certain municipalities. Two health town hall meetings are scheduled […]

CDC: 38 percent of US adults now obese

CDC: 38 percent of US adults now obese

Children and teens are at 17 percent, new studies show BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the best efforts of all these players — as well […]

Florida stores helping consumers buy foreign drugs despite ban

Florida stores helping consumers buy foreign drugs despite ban

BY PHIL GALEWITZ KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS LAKELAND – A hardy market for imported low-cost prescription drugs has taken root in Florida, nourished by older Americans and tolerant regulators. About 15 storefront businesses across Florida claim to help thousands of customers each year place online orders from pharmacies in Canada and overseas for medicines at prices […]

‘Ready to get to college’

‘Ready to get to college’

Two 17-year-old high school graduates reflect on graduating early and their career goals. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of high school students graduated from the Volusia and Flagler counties school systems last week. Among them were best friends Melinda Jeffries-Beamon and Charnee Irvin, both 17 year-olds who graduated from Atlantic High School in Port […]

Summer program options for kids  still available

Summer program options for kids still available

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the school year officially set to end next week, parents are looking for things for their kids to do during the summer. Have no fear. There are summer camps and programs still available. Summer camps and programs are designed to provide constructive activities for the youth and could ease […]

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The media center at Campbell Middle School is now the “Vickie J. Presley Media Complex.’’ The honor for Presley came on Monday, May 23, during a dedication and naming ceremony at the Daytona Beach school. Presley is the retired area superintendent for Volusia County Schools and former principal of Campbell […]

New museum tells story of Black history and America

New museum tells story of Black history and America

Building will include variety of artifacts – from iconic family treasures to Black Lives Matter paraphernalia BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about […]

Local boys and girls to profit from steak dinner

Local boys and girls to profit from steak dinner

About 800 people attended the Steak & Steak Dinner on May 26 presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties. The event was held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort. Chicago-based businessman Stedman Graham was the speaker. Graham is a chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting […]