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‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

The New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band and the City of Edgewater will host the third annual “Jammin’ in the Park” event. It takes place April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hawks Park, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater For two years, “Jammin’ in the Park” has entertained Southeast Volusia County with […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

DeLand football coach quits; district softball tournament in full swin BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ryan Smith has resigned as head football coach at DeLand High School. Smith plans to apply for the head coaching position at Taylor County High School in Perry. Taylor’s head coach, Price Scott, left for the defensive coordinator position at […]

Libraries planning workshops during Money Smart Week

Libraries planning workshops during Money Smart Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Four Volusia County libraries will host financial workshops in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 21 to 28. The free programs will address a variety of topics, including personal budgeting, couponing, credit scores, mortgages and foreclosures, job hunting and personal marketing, and small business development. Money Smart Week, sponsored by […]

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

By Tamar Lush and Greg Bluestein, Associated Press: SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, experts say.

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Appointment of Indian hotel owner to HAAA board raises allegations of discrimination BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Comments made recently by Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has upset Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack and she has the support of at least two of her colleagues on the board, including its chairman. “It’s racist,” said […]

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Spruce Creek baseball striving for success BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek has done nothing but win baseball games. The Hawks (17-4) have not lost to an area team and they are 15-2 in games decided by one run or less this season. “It is what it is. We are a little surprised. Actually, […]

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) has chosen the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach to host its annual meeting and management and technical conference April 17 – 24, 2015. The conference is expected to attract about 500 attendees and 100 vendors who will stay a total of 1,600 room nights at the Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services has issued an outdoor burn ban because of recent dry conditions. The ban will take effect at effective 1 a.m. Friday, April 6, and applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. According to Volusia County Fire Chief Mark Piland, the burn ban is necessary because of […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]

Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Johnson to leave Atlantic ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Atlantic High school is losing its boys basketball head coach. Jimmy Johnson is leaving the school. Johnson informed the school’s administration that he will leave at the end of the school year. The coach feels that it’s time to move on despite the good times he had […]