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Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia Safe Harbor would provide 200 additional beds for males and females BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach could have fewer homeless persons living on its streets in 2016 if the proposed Volusia Safe Harbor shelter project advances from conversation and blueprints to a 200-bed residential facility for male and female adults. Homelessness expert […]

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s Environmental Specialist Ethan Johnson has received a top honor from the Florida Environmental Health Association. Johnson received the Rookie of the Year Award for outstanding accomplishments in environmental health. The association honors environmental health professionals through an annual awards program. The award was presented […]

Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is encouraging parents to get their school-aged children vaccinated now instead of waiting until school starts. “Lines are typically longer if you wait until just before school starts to get your children immunized,” said Ron Rondeau, interim administrator, Florida Department of Health in […]

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool program – Kids Zone for elementary Schools and Teen Zone for the middle and high schools – attended the annual end-of-the-year celebration at the Daytona International Speedway on May 13. The day started with the students congregating at Mainland High School for a celebration […]

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

A Phenomenal Woman “Pathways to Success Awards Luncheon” served as a centerpiece for 10 talented women, driven by purpose, principles, power and passion. It launched the first of such awards and seized the moment for “The Women of a New Tribe” traveling photo exhibit. It brought accolades as well as approval to 75 11×14 black-and-white […]

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

Dwayne Coleman one of local leaders honored at banquet BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dwayne Copeland, who has been a Volusia County Schools educator for nearly 20 years, became principal of Starke Elementary School in DeLand at the start of last year’s school year and is working hard to boost test scores and get the students […]

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

The Volusia County Council is seeking civic-minded citizen volunteers to spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter. The county charter, the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government, requires a citizen review at least every 10 years. The county council has opened the application process and […]

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

A Youth Benefit Concert called on Maurice Griffin, BET’s “Sunday Best” vocal finalist; Melvin Eugene Cotton, III, a.k.a. G.E.N.E.; and Jeremy Wallace and Peerless Songs of Worship for jammin’ recently contemporary gospel and hip-hop rap and exalting the name of Jesus. It evidenced the artists’ popularity and why they were called to the praise scene […]

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

The “Connecting with the Community” series, created and coordinated by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, recently won the Florida Library Association’s 2015 Friends, Foundations and Boards Award for Outstanding Program. The series of social and cultural presentations, which began in November 2013 and culminated with a tribute to Dr. Jimmy Huger on April […]

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP held its 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 30 and gave recognition to two national civil rights heroes. Also acknowledged were leaders whose contributions have made a significant difference locally. This year’s theme was “The NAACP: Pursuing Liberty in the […]

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