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Speedway funding gets green light

Speedway funding gets green light

Legislators approve bill that allows DIS, others to apply for sales tax breaks BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public funding will be available to private stadiums in the state under new legislation passed last week. The Florida Legislature approved House Bill 7095 on May 2 recommending Gov. Rick Scott to sign it. The bill […]

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

SunRail service starts this week

SunRail service starts this week

The commuter rail system, which travels from DeBary to Orlando, will be free until May 16. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited SunRail commuter rail system was scheduled to begin regular service on Thursday, May 1. Commuters will have the opportunity to ride for free for the first two weeks until May 16. […]

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES From June 8-15, the Section 8 online pre-application for the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority will be available for those interested in applying. There will be no pre-applications accepted before or after these dates. Section 8 is a government program that dates back to the Housing Act of 1937 available […]

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Calvin Stafford, 19, always knew he wanted to be an accountant but had no idea how he would get a job in the corporate arena. “I plan to get my CPA, and all of that is great. But I really had no plan on how to get an internship in a Fortune […]

More than a golf tournament

More than a golf tournament

Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The event, in honor of the well-known 99-year-old community and civil […]

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football championship game in December at Municipal Stadium and Mayor Derrick Henry already is promoting it to those interested in watching some good football. He can be seen encouraging tourists to visit the area in a YouTube video […]

Local races starting to heat up

Local races starting to heat up

Cusack facing several challengers for her County Council At-Large seat BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Commissioners Carl Lentz, Kelly White and Patrick Henry have thrown their names into the proverbial election hat for Election 2014. The three incumbents in Districts 1, 3 and 5 face no challengers for the Nov. 4 election […]

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

Teacher, former Times writer Annie Doris Christian dies

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Amazing Grace’’ was her favorite song. She was a good cook and she liked flowers. Those are the sweet memories Leonard Christian has of Annie Doris Porter Christian, his mother who lived to be 84 years old. The longtime local resident died on April 8. Mrs. Christian was a […]