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Arrests thrust hotel owner back in spotlight

Arrests thrust hotel owner back in spotlight

Two charged with running meth lab at inn owned by HAAA member appointed by Cusack BY ANDREAS BUTLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The newest member of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA) was back in the spotlight this week after his hotel was accused of being the site of a methamphetamine lab. Two people […]

Powers will become first Black principal of Catholic school

Powers will become first Black principal of Catholic school

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Betty Powers, the former principal at Turie T. Small Elementary, has been chosen as the new principal of the Basilica School of St. Paul in Daytona Beach. At the end of this school year, Powers will replace Yvonne Toro, who served for five years. Toro has taken an administrative position […]

Ormond Beach pays tribute to African ties

Ormond Beach pays tribute to African ties

Signs erected at areas referred to as Liberia and Sudan BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Two welcome signs have been erected near the police station on Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach to pay tribute to the African ties of the area. The signs welcome visitors and residents to Ormond areas referred to as Sudan and  […]

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County established in 2009 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Johnnie D. Moore, current president of the Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County, says the organization is the best-kept secret in Daytona Beach. First organized in 2009 by Al Bouie, an employee at Bethune-Cookman University, the Pan- Hellenic Council is composed of members […]

Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach mayor candidate Gwen Azama-Edwards held an open house for her new campaign headquarters on April 29. The office is located at 1301 Beville Road, just west of Sam’s Club and across from Wells Fargo Bank. More than 100 supporters attended the event, which included entertainment and food. Azama-Edwards […]

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

Jenkins also says he’s in no hurry to leave Daytona BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman University’s head football coach, convinced Daytona Beach residents last week to support a new school practice field in Midtown. He also told them that he’s committed to B-CU despite other job offers. “I’ve been offered a job […]

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

The Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee will be holding a kick-off event May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., signaling the grand opening of their new office at 118 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach. The election of delegates to the State Democratic Convention will take place at that time as well. Any Democrat may vote […]

Church seminar to deal with substance abuse

Church seminar to deal with substance abuse

A one-day educational seminar will approach the lifestyle of substance abuse in a comfortable setting, beginning a conversation of addiction, and understanding what it does, how the family is affected, and what can be done. Presenter Theresa Waters, author of “Not My Son, Not on Mother’s Day,” will lay out the chronological account of treatment, […]

Flagler Deltas host first Jabberwock pageant

Flagler Deltas host first Jabberwock pageant

The Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its first Jabberwock Pageant on April 28 at the Beasley Elementary School Auditorium in Palatka. Ten young ladies ages 5 to 18 years old competed in age-relative categories for the title of Miss Jabberwock. A variety show consisted of cultural expression and talent […]

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

A second round of swim tryouts for Volusia County summer lifeguard positions will be held to recruit summer lifeguards for Volusia County’s beaches. Tryouts will be held at these locations: • Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 • Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, 1 to 4 […]