DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona Beach Plannng Board meets 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. For updates on agenda items, please call the City Clerk's Office at 386-671-8023.

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Editor's Note: The following guest blog was written and submitted by Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church of Daytona Beach. .
Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor Friendship Baptist Church of Daytona / Headline SurferBy Dr. L. Ronald Durham
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DAYTONA BEACH -- On Wednesday April 17, there was a strange odor coming from the floor of the Senate gallery of the United States of America. The odor was eerily reminiscent of what one would smell if standing near any American landfill that had just received a new load of garbage. If then, when you stepped outside your home on Thursday morning and your nostrils were overwhelmed by the stench, you are part of the 90% of our nation who just had a fresh load of garbage dumped on them, by the refusal of a handful of Republican and Democratic senators to pass a gun reform bill in Washington.

Dan Francati, new chairman of Halifax Area Advertising Authority / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH -- Dan Francati, the general manager of the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room, was unanimously approved earlier Tuesday as the chairman.

Michael Kardos was named vice chairman and Steve Farley as secretary-treasurer. All three terms are a year apiece.

Breaking News: Massive expansion and modernization of Daytona International Speedway proposed

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Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood / Headline SurferDaytona International Speedway future / Headline SurferThe proposed future of Daytona International Speedway is unveiled at a Friday morning press conference, 48 hours before the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood this morning conducted the first in-depth, virtual “walk through” of what the World Center of Racing would look like as part of a proposed $250 million massive redevelopment project.

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