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Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique of Daytona, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. The first prize is $50 and the second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift […]

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •May 7: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]

Applications available for rental assistance program

Applications available for rental assistance program

Volusia County residents who need temporary assistance to maintain affordable housing may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Preliminary applications for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program will be available April 26 and 27 online only at www.volusia.org/rentalassistance. The federally funded program is designed to help low-income individuals and families afford housing […]

A fresh start for Volusia felons

A fresh start for Volusia felons

Local authorities hope for great turnout at Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Black Clergy Alliance and the Daytona Beach Police Department wants local residents to take advantage of Operation Safe Surrender. The event will take place at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ on April 12 from 10 a.m. […]

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF An Environmental Justice Conference geared toward non-profit organizations, governments, community stakeholders, students, scholars, artists and environmental health professionals is scheduled for April 20 in New Smyrna Beach. Dr. Deanna Wathington, executive dean of Bethune-Cookman University’s College of Health Sciences, will discuss how the environment affects health at the free conference, […]

Public safety council to meet April 14

Public safety council to meet April 14

The Volusia County Public Safety Coordinating Council will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in courtroom one of the Justice Center, 251 N. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach. Public officials, community groups and members of judicial, law enforcement and correctional services comprise the committee, which assesses the population of contracted and county-owned detention […]

Volusia hiring corrections officers

Volusia hiring corrections officers

The Volusia County’s Division of Corrections will host a career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees will meet with staff, tour the facility, and learn about benefits and job responsibilities. They also can fill out an application and begin […]

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Men and women interested in a career in public protection have an opportunity to join Volusia County’s Division of Corrections. The division will host a career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees will meet […]

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF PHOTO BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach police were still searching for a gunman Thursday night in a fatal shooting at the Biarritz Club on Pearl Street. Two men were killed and a third injured early Thursday morning in the shooting outside of the nightclub, which is located a few blocks from Bethune-Cookman University. […]

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]

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