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Signs cause chaos at City Island

Signs cause chaos at City Island

Days before election, Daytona commission takes down campaign signage from city’s only early voting site. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Campaign signs and tents had to come down at City Island Library this week following a complaint by Daytona Commissioner Carl Lentz, who is seeking re-election. The site is the sole early voting location […]

Going early, going strong

Going early, going strong

Throngs of church folks and college students made their way to the polls this week BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Congregations and college students showed up on different days but they had the same goal. Buses from several churches across Daytona Beach brought parishioners to the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island following […]

What you should know about those amendments

What you should know about those amendments

As voters decide the next governor, state representative and attorney general, three Florida constitutional amendments will be on the ballot as well. Here is a brief synopsis and possible outcome on each amendment as well as a pass/fail scenario. AMENDMENT 1 Official ballot title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida […]

George Hawkins to be funeralized Saturday

George Hawkins to be funeralized Saturday

Funeral services for George Jeremiah Hawkins will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 703 George W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Hawkins died on Oct. 21. He was 30 years old. Hawkins was born June 30, 1982 to George and Wilma Hawkins. He attended Palm Terrace Elementary, Campbell Middle […]

Where to find some treats on Halloween

Where to find some treats on Halloween

Alternatives for neighborhood trick-or-treating are plentiful throughout the Greater Daytona Beach area. Round up the little (and big) monsters and have some fun. • First Baptist Church of South Daytona in partnership with South Daytona Christian Church, is hosting its annual Light the Night event on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at 2197 Kenilworth […]

Sorority shows off latest styles at scholarship luncheon

Sorority shows off latest styles at scholarship luncheon

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Ivy Community Foundation landed a class act for the 2014 Fall Harvest Fashion Show, unearthing fashions from Ormond Beach with thanks to Patchington, White House Black Market and Jacksonville’s K&G Fashion Superstore. Popular trends turned up designers Perry Ellis, Anne Klein and Jones New York; […]

Democrats defy logic

Democrats defy logic

The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media and from the political pundits is “the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote, the Hispanic vote.” Democrats […]

Don’t sleep through Nov. 4 election

Don’t sleep through Nov. 4 election

The November 4 election is only a moment away. Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A did not know that there is to be an election on November 4, 2014. As far as some segments of our society are concerned, that is just fine. […]

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying Black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal of the court’s conservative majority to […]

Black by popular demand

Black by popular demand

The Black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate. President Obama is on Black radio shows, and of course “Little” Al’s TV show, giving us the rundown on how important our turnout is to next month’s election. The Dems and Repubs are outwardly admitting that the […]

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