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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 […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Track and baseball highlight area games BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Deltona’s Quenton Washington led all area medalists by placing third in the long jump in the Class 3A state championships. Seabreeze’s Charles Nelson, who won the event last year finished 14th.  Nelson did medal by finishing fourth in the100m dash. New Smyrna’s James Clark […]

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

McClatchy/Tribune - ORLANDO, Fla.  - A 23-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student died early Sunday after collapsing at a party, Daytona Beach police said Monday. Primas Foulks arrived at the party at Lake Forest Apartments drunk and had a cup of alcohol in his hand, a police report states. He began to vomit and sweat, and friends tried […]

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County established in 2009 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Johnnie D. Moore, current president of the Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County, says the organization is the best-kept secret in Daytona Beach. First organized in 2009 by Al Bouie, an employee at Bethune-Cookman University, the Pan- Hellenic Council is composed of members […]