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Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Today: Gillette invades Daytona Beach Spring Break to offer free shaves and products

Special to the Daytona Times – Gillette recently conducted a national survey via a live social experiment and reported that 85% of women across the country declared they prefer to kiss a guy who’s smooth shaven. Furthermore, two out of three women said men will have better luck with them if they are smooth shaven. […]

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

UPDATE: Daytona Beach police chief injured while making Bike Week arrest

Associated Press –  Beach police say their chief was injured while making an arrest during Bike Week. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Police Chief Mike Chitwood was treated at hospital for a broken right hand and finger, deep cuts to his finger and a gash on his forehead. According to a police report, Michael Dangelo of […]

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Daytona Beach Police Chief in hospital after fight

Staff and wire reports – Mike Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Chief, had to be hospitalized after he was attacked on Main Street early Saturday evening during Bike Week 2013 on Main Street. An unidentified man approached the chief saying he knew his rights and that he could arrest any officer at any time via citizen’s […]

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Daytona commissioner, grieving family on mission to stop violence involving local youths BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ji’Ron Jeffery Dent was not related to Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry or his brother, Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, but both are slated to speak at the late teen’s funeral this Saturday. The 17-year old died […]

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings up to 500,000 bikers and millions of dollars to the Daytona Beach area annually, and the Black community is expecting its share. The event kicked off on March 8 and will run through March 17. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. […]

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham hopes more than 2,000 residents will fill the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 to help persuade city and county elected officials to do something about the homeless and jobless issue in the area. Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Former NAACP president  appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

Former NAACP president appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach NAACP president Marjorie Johnson recently was appointed to the Volusia County Children and Families Advisory Board. Johnson, who is the second Black serving on the influential board along with Daytona resident Dr. Willie Kimmons, was nominated for the post on Feb. 28 by Volusia County Councilman Joshua […]

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste Philip, assistant director for Public Health for the Volusia Department of Health has been named Interim Bureau Chief for the newly formed Bureau of Communicable Diseases for the Florida Department of Health. In the Volusia position, she was responsible for environmental health, WIC and nutrition, tobacco prevention and […]

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The top spot in the eight annual National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Black History Brain Bowl staged recently at Daytona State College went to a team of students from Seabreeze High School. The team, coached by educator Agnes Ingram, was comprised of the following students: Andrew W. Baker, Hugh […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia to start taking applications this month for summer camp scholarships Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 through 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must […]