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Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Orange Avenue, from Caroline Street to Reva Street, will be closed to through traffic through about mid-March due to the $17.6 million dollar Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. The project has been underway since June of 2014. The roadway’s base and surface are being rebuilt. New water, sewer and drainage systems are being installed, […]

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

Leaders discuss issues impacting county during Jan. 5 summit BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Communication with the city, high unemployment, education and a lack of diversity in city and county government topped the list of concerns at the Focus 2015 summit held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan 5. The event hosted by Bishop […]

HONORING AN ICON

HONORING AN ICON

Family, friends celebrate Jimmy Huger on his 100th birthday Centenarian Jimmy Huger (center) is flanked by Commissioner Patrick Henry and Mayor Derrick Henry at his 100th birthday celebration on Saturday. Daytona Beach’s first Black elected official, civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 3 […]

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach AAA offices will join with offices nationwide to give away car seats this month. The seats are being offered to the public as a way to increase the awareness of a new law that requires children under age 6 to be in a car seat or booster […]

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Spring Hill Resource Center in DeLand will be giving those who chose losing weight as a New Year’s resolution a chance to show what they are made of. Over the next seven weeks, Director Shilretha Dixon says the center will be home to a “Biggest Loser’’ loser competition […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

First major motion picture with MLK as center of story debuts on Jan. 9 BY JENNIFER BRETT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (TNS) The day the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country […]

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were “the highest you can have,” she said. Working as an LAX airport custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which […]