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Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

BY JAY WEAVER THE MIAMI HERALD (MCT) MIAMI — The nation’s biggest mental health scam against Medicare — totaling $200 million in false billings — ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud convictions of Roger Bergman, […]

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON  – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number […]

City seeking churches’ help with kids

City seeking churches’ help with kids

More summer programs needed in Midtown to keep children out of trouble BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are two fundamental practices area churches partake in. But these institutions are being tapped to offer another service to the community – take care of Daytona Beach’s children. As requested […]

Aviation program takes flight

Aviation program takes flight

Retired Air Force officer leads program at Scarlett-Golden center BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has launched an aviation program at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Youth up to age 17 have been learning the ins and outs of aircraft through flight simulation and remote-controlled aircraft. Arthur Miles, […]

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES He did a good job. Those are the sentiments heard around the world for the father of an 11 year-old rape victim who pummeled 18-year-old Daytona Beach resident Raymond Frolander on July 18 after he said he found him sexually assaulting his son. The teen admitted to the sexual […]

Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Community to celebrate Campbell Elementary

Committee searches for memorabilia, pictures BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local organizing committee of Campbell Elementary alumni who attended the school from 1962 to 1969 will celebrate the school’s legacy with a banquet recognizing and memorializing the school’s faculty and staff. The banquet, set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., will be at […]

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Former Vince Carter chef buys Midtown restaurant

Owner of soul food spot in Daytona plans to open chain of restaurants BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Busy Bee Too Cafe, known for soul food and Georgia sweet tea, has been taken over by Nathaniel Anthony, who formally was a manager at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Anthony purchased the restaurant […]

Daytona group visits Kenya; returns home with mission on their mind FROM STAFF REPORTS The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church are partnering to undertake a project to help empower women and girls, and, ultimately, the economies in their communities and in Kenya, Africa. The journey for this […]

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Kimmons says reducing Daytona districts would mean better resources for all residents BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners dove into a list of around three-dozen charter changes for over two hours at their last meeting. The changes came from the city’s Charter Review Committee and input from Daytona Beach residents. The commissioners […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)