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BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Daytona Times has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus  July 11. It is also unclear whether the retirement is effective immediately. Sources have told […]

Students in Halifax Health program receive diplomas

Students in Halifax Health program receive diplomas

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Eight Project SEARCH Volusia County students received their high school diplomas on May 26 during a ceremony held in the auditorium at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach honoring the program’s first graduating class in Volusia County. Students in the inaugural class of Project SEARCH Volusia County included Arianna […]

Summertime fertilizer ban begins in Volusia

Summertime fertilizer ban begins in Volusia

Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban began June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: •The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue […]

Cultural Council to review grant applications June 2

Cultural Council to review grant applications June 2

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2017-2018 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona […]

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

The Volusia Surf Lifesaving Association (VSLA) and Volusia County will host the 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships, which will take place in Daytona Beach Aug. 9-12. The four-day event, which is expected to draw nearly 3,000 competitors along with their families, will be held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk […]

Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


The Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive room 516C, Daytona Beach. Dr. Diana Lee, Partnership chair, will discuss how employers can save money by legally only hiring non-smokers, worksite changes to help employees stop using tobacco and […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

Volusia County Fire Rescue issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Rescue issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Rescue has issued an outdoor burn ban due to the ongoing dry conditions. The ban, which took effect on April 28, applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. Under the burn ban, all outdoor burning, unless authorized by the Florida Forest Service, is prohibited. This includes the […]

Volusia health department to offer services at CMS

Volusia health department to offer services at CMS

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Starting May 1, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) will begin serving families from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays at Children’s Medical Services (CMS), 421 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach. Services available at the CMS location include the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC), dental […]

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