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Giving thanks for a brand-new house

Giving thanks for a brand-new house

Habitat for Humanity helps hard-working mom realize dream  of home ownership BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a heightened sense of gratefulness for New Smyrna resident Angela Marshall. The single mother of five is on the path to home ownership thanks to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian housing organization founded […]

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County Fire Rescue issued a statement this week urging those who plan to fry their turkeys to be aware of the risks. Cooking a turkey in a vat of boiling oil can lead to serious burns. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the […]

Black Friday losing popularity as stores expand deals

Black Friday losing popularity as stores expand deals

BY GREGORY KARP CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Black Friday shopping this year will continue to have sizzle for the serious shopper, but the urgency to hit the stores early could be diminished because door-buster deals won’t happen only on Friday — and won’t necessarily involve doors, as more bargains are duplicated online. That’s why experts say […]

Simple ways to give back this holiday season

Simple ways to give back this holiday season

FAMILY FEATURES The true spirit of the holiday season is giving back to those in need, and there are many ways to get involved in your local community to make a difference. Best of all, the holidays serve as a great time to teach children about the importance of giving back and how far small […]

City worker fired after discrimination claims

City worker fired after discrimination claims

Terminated Public Works manager says panel that interviewed Huger was ‘tainted’ BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a sign of continuing turmoil inside Daytona Beach City Hall, one high-level administrator quit and another was fired in the wake of recent Daytona Times reports detailing complaints of lack of employment diversity in the city’s top management. […]

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

Let’s Go, Wildcats! Expect plenty of trash talking this weekend as the Wildcats look for their fifth win in a row against their in-state rival. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Let’s Go, Wildcats! It’s the fight song of Bethune-Cookman University, a battle cry led by the Marching Wildcats fans that always gets fans on their feet. […]

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Volusia Young Farmers and Ranchers along with Volusia County Farm Bureau are collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until Dec. 15. Toys will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program where they will be distributed to local families. With every five-toy donation, a toy giver will receive a raffle ticket […]

Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently named this year’s recipient of the Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Creativity Award at a celebration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Superintendent Tom Russell presented Semoia Reid, a music teacher at Edgewater Public Elementary School, with the annual Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Award for her project “STEM-Mulating Minds Through Music!” Reid is a Bethune-Cookman […]

CIA, college fund working together to increase number of Black agents

CIA, college fund working together to increase number of Black agents

BY JANELLE BERRY NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON—The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a national organization that financially helps students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) announced during a press conference on Nov. 14 that they are working on a plan to increase the number of African-American spies and analysts at the nation’s foremost spying […]

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

NAACP letter, EEOC complaints fuel request for equity analysis at City of Daytona Beach BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Alleged discrimination at the City of Daytona Beach continues to advance as a priority for African-American leadership, city employees and citizens. On the heels of two officially filed EEOC complaints, Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia […]