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Volusia unofficial results: Daytona Beach Mayor race to go to run-off

Volusia unofficial results: Daytona Beach Mayor race to go to run-off

Staff Reports -  As of 9 p.m. election night, the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections unofficial results showed Edith Shelly ahead of Derrick Henry by 460 votes followed by Gwen Azama-Edwards and Fred Hoffman. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote plus 1, then a run-off election will be held. Find live […]

Just over an hour left for Daytona Beach residents to cast their ballot

Just over an hour left for Daytona Beach residents to cast their ballot

Staff reports – Volusia County’s registered voters have been going to the polls to early vote since Aug. 4. Those who did not early vote or use vote by mail have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast their ballot. On the primary ballot, residents are voting for candidates for United States senator; U.S. representative in […]

Will Black voters decide this election?

Will Black voters decide this election?

None of the candidates can afford to overlook potential impact of African-American vote, professor says BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s registered voters have been going to the polls to early vote since Aug. 4. They have until Saturday, Aug. 11 to vote during regular early voting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Meeting to focus on land-use change near DeLand SunRail station

Volusia County staff members will conduct a public workshop to provide an overview of the proposed large-scale comprehensive plan amendment (CPA 12-1-1) to change the future land use designations from urban low intensity and industrial designations to the activity center designation for the area next to the DeLand area SunRail commuter rail station. The workshop […]

Volusia County launches Art in Public Places website

Volusia County launches Art in Public Places website

Volusia County has launched a new website that showcases more than 200 pieces of art purchased through the Art in Public Places program in the last 22 years. The art, which ranges from monumental murals and bronze sculptures to classical oil paintings, is on display in 16 public buildings and outdoor areas. It can now […]

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES History would be made in Volusia County if Beaulah Blanks is elected its first Black supervisor of elections. She has a tough challenge ahead of her though as she faces incumbent Ann McFall, current Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly and DeLand community activist Theresa Apgar. Blanks, an attorney and former […]

HAAA loses 2 members;  Cusack to appoint 1 to board

HAAA loses 2 members; Cusack to appoint 1 to board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two members of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) have resigned and one of the new appointments will have to be made by Volusia County Vice Chair Joyce Cusack. This is another opportunity for Cusack to place another Black on the board, which did not have any on it prior […]

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Volusia Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Daytona Beach on Aug. 6-7.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts […]

Volusia County to show off anti-mosquito arsenal

Volusia County to show off anti-mosquito arsenal

Volusia County’s Mosquito Control Division will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 to show off its mosquito-fighting equipment at 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach. Staff members will offer guided tours and tips on mosquito-proofing your home and protecting your skin. Participants will get a close-up view of the […]

Summer Food Service Program under way

Summer Food Service Program under way

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children at 66 sites from June 11 through Aug. 10. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]