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Mayor member of all-white, all-male Anglers Club hearkening back to Jim Crow era
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Rev. Lorenzo Laws of the Allen Chapel AME Church and others in the predominantly-African-American Westside community and other parts of this coastal community marched across the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Bridge and into the Old Fort Park downtown for the MLK holiday vigil.
When King was born, there was a unified black community. Racism was alive and well and in their faces. Segregation was the norm, especially in the South. There was one enemy, the White Man.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- "Steel Magnolias" will be offered an additional time by the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach at a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.
TAVARES, Fla. – Hernando County Judge Donald E. Scaglione was appointed in November by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the 5th Judicial Circuit Court in Tavares. The 5th circuit is under the umbrella of the 5th District Court of Appeal, which sits in Daytona Beach.
Scaglione, 54 of Brooksville and a Hernando County Judge since 2005, filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens.
DAYTONA BEACH -- It would be nice for once for Dorothy Hukill to stop playing politics when it comes to the news, especially that of Daytona International Speedway.
Hukill has blatantly been feeding the Daytona Beach News-Journal exclusive quotes on her committee's unanimous vote to provide $60 million in incentives to Daytona International Speedway as part of its $400 million makeover dubbed "Daytona Rising."
Before committing suicide, 20-year-old gunman struck two nurses with butt of weapon, demanding, 'Do you guys want to die tonight?'
DAYTONA BEACH -- What pushed an aparently despondent 20-year-old Deltona man over the edge in taking his own life with a shotgun blast to the head after shooting his way into Halifax Hospital and teeing off on two nurses with the butt of the lethal weapon just before 4 a.m. Sunday is not known.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Kevin Harvick made his No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet as wide as he could in the final laps, holding off repeated challenges for the lead on his way to victory in the Saturday night, Feb. 16, Sprint Unlimited under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.
Florida Highway Patrol: Holidays tragic for Seville family; 3-year-old killed in Crescent City crash
Trooper: Toddler one of two small children ejected from van
CRESCENT CITY -- The Christmas holiday season has been one of mourning for a Seville family with the Sunday morning death of a 3-year-old girl in a two-vehicle crash at an intersection in Crescent City, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
DAYTONA BEACH -- It is Christmas Eve and I am thankful for the freedom and liberty God has given our family by placing us in a free state. Yet, I can not dismiss the concern I feel each day for the very present reality of our God given liberties being stripped from our daily lives by a few compromised men and women who seek to increase their own power, privilege, and position.
I am regularly criticized for regularly criticizing "our" side in the battle to restore liberty. The truth is I no longer have a side in politics. Neither of the two controlling parties represent constitutional restraint, love of individual freedom, minimal government intrusion, or minding our own business.
Photo for Headline Surfer® / Cheyenne Drews with 6-year-old Sam Hillier, two of the stars in the recent play, "A Christmas Carol" under the direction of Dan Blazi at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach. The kindergartner earned the role of 'Tiny Tim.'