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SunTrust, Wells Fargo settle mortgage discrimination lawsuits

SunTrust, Wells Fargo settle mortgage discrimination lawsuits

Two of the nation’s largest banks have each agreed to multimillion-dollar settlements of mortgage lending lawsuits that alleged widespread discriminatory lending. Wells Fargo, with $1.3 trillion in assets, announced on May 29 that it agreed to pay Shelby County, Tenn. and its largest city, Memphis, $7.5 million. Of these funds, $4.5 million will be dedicated […]

Housing authority hoops tournament gives kids fun, experience, opportunity

Housing authority hoops tournament gives kids fun, experience, opportunity

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority teamed up with Daytona Beach Leisure Services and put together a youth basketball team earlier this month. The youth, ages 18 and under, competed in the Tampa Housing Authority’s basketball tournament in Tampa from June 8-10. The team consisted of 10 players ages 14 to […]

Celebrating freedom

Celebrating freedom

Annual Juneteenth Festival attracts thousands to Cypress Street Park Thousands turned on Saturday for the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration sponsored by the city of Daytona Beach. The scent of barbecue ribs filled the air. Children ran around unattended – having a good time riding live animals, climbing rock walls, bouncing on inflatables and on a […]

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Dr. James Huger will be among the six area residents to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor this month in D.C. for World War II contributions. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Four Volusia County residents and two residents of Flagler County have been invited to receive Congressional Medals of Honor this month in Washington, D.C. […]

A celebration for Centipedes.

A celebration for Centipedes.

July reunion scheduled for Campbell Street High classes from 1929 to 1971 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Graduates of the old Campbell Street High School, which was the all-Black high school in Daytona Beach from 1929 until 1969 will be celebrating their eighth Homecoming Celebration July 26-29 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center. […]

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Voter registration for primary ends July 16 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Qualifying is over, and Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall’s next task is to produce a ballot. Approximately 80 races will be on the ballot, including local, county, state and national competitions. The only surprise entrant into a race is attorney and […]

Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

  Recognized during the Juneteenth Banquet were 28 Hometown Heroes. Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes, who co-hosted the event with Donna Tucker, is shown above with former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Steven Miller, who also was one of the first to introduce Daytonans to celebrating Juneteenth. A festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There are plenty of dads out there, but not everyone is a father. I have been a single father for the past seven years. My son, Andreas Butler Jr., is 8 years old, and I have had legal custody of him for some time now due to certain circumstances at […]

Master’s Domain to put ‘Desperate Women’ on stage

Master’s Domain to put ‘Desperate Women’ on stage

Church celebration will include dinner, play on June 23 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ will be the site of “Desperate Women of the Bible,” a theatrical presentation along with dinner served by members of the church on June 23. Master’s Domain is celebrating two years at its current […]

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 […]