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Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

The Volusia County Council has approved ordinance changes that increase vehicular beach fees for the first time in 20 years. The fees will become effective Feb. 1. The new fees are $10 for a daily pass, $25 for a county resident annual pass and $100 for a nonresident annual pass. A daily pass will allow […]

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

Volusia leaders urge attendees at MLK events to keep pressing for change BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “What a beautiful day to be in this place and at this time, to celebrate a good man,” Volusia County Council At Large Member Joyce Cusack told a nearly standing room only crowd of Blacks, Whites and […]

A major feat for longtime Votran driver

A major feat for longtime Votran driver

Bernard Huggins becomes second operator with 3 million-mile safety record SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES It took him about 40 years to do it, but Votran operator Bernard Huggins now can claim he HAS driven three million miles without a preventable accident. In achieving the rare safe driver achievement, Huggins becomes only the second Votran […]

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Volusia County residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can […]

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA John Thrasher’s departure this month from the Florida Senate has caused candidates to line up to run in special elections for his Senate seat and two House seats, according to filings with the state Division of Elections. Daytona Beach Democrat David Cox this week filed paperwork to run in Senate […]

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

There are a number of events planned for World AIDS Day in Volusia County. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: an AIDS-free Generation.” World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support […]

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is advising residents to take precautions due to increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia County. A suspect human case of West Nile illness has been confirmed by the state laboratory and there is a heightened concern that additional residents may become ill. The case involves […]

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County public school students are gearing up to fight influenza with assistance from former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli. The partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Volusia County Public Schools and Healthy Schools, LLC is called “Teach Flu a Lesson” and is designed to […]

Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Canvassing Board has finished the machine recount in the Volusia County Council at-large election. As reported in last week’s Daytona Times, the state-mandated recount for the hotly contested seat was under way following the Aug. 26 primary. Frontrunner Joyce Cusack, the incumbent at-large council member, had […]

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