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Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers. The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to […]

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

Relationship dates back to start of UNCF in 1944 BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It was a reunion of sorts. The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was last month’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers […]

HEALTH BRIEFS

HEALTH BRIEFS

Court:  Husband not at fault in wife’s smoking death NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., after finding that a judge improperly allowed a jury to consider whether a husband failed to prevent his wife from smoking. The 4th District Court of […]

A call for churches, community to come together

A call for churches, community to come together

Unified Ministries organizing tour of Black historical sites in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Daytona Beach is a family-oriented community. Everyone knows someone that knows someone that knows you.” That is what Claudine Khouri, who moved from Miami, believes about the area she has adopted as her new home. Khouri says the city […]

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

A joyful noise:  Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

A joyful noise: Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Tubman-King Community Church’s Sounds of Faith Choir is inviting choirs from area churches to participate in a music workshop and concert from July 11 to 14. “This will enable us to combine our musical skills, gifts and talents to give  praise, honor and glory to the God that we […]

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Highly respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications. NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, publisher of the Arizona Informant, said Tompkins was selected from […]

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson is shown above with his wife, Carmen, at the Juneteenth Banquet held at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach on June 12.  In last week’s issue, the Daytona Times published a photo of Williamson and his sister, Ruth Wilson, who was incorrectly identified as his […]

Community Calendar for June 28 – July 4, 2012

Community Calendar for June 28 – July 4, 2012

Tutoring help available Partnering with St. James Academy, Elect Ladies Mentoring is offering tutoring services, school supplies, study spaces and encouragement for students 17 and up seeking a high school diploma. More information: 386-258-7199 or Electladiesmin@aol.com. Painting classes for seniors Artist Helene Kereluk will be sharing her talent with painting classes for seniors at The […]

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

Flagler Beach: The city of Flagler Beach’s Fabulous Fourth Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Monday with an annual parade along State Road A1A. Watermelon and hot dog eating contests along with a “cornhole” competition will follow at Veterans Park. Other events include a “Battle of the Bands. Fireworks will be between 9:15 p.m. and […]