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Juneteenth is worth celebrating

Juneteenth is worth celebrating

Did you know that the official African-American holidays are: Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Juneteenth? What do you, and your family, do to celebrate Juneteenth? Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the Juneteenth holiday is an abbreviated form of “June Nineteenth.” It marks the day Blacks in Texas belatedly received word […]

Overdraft fees still a problem

Overdraft fees still a problem

A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that overdraft fees continue to pose high risks to consumers, despite recent regulatory changes. The report focuses on the dreaded overdraft charge, the fees banks and credit unions collect for covering customer transactions that exceed checking account balances. Sounds simple, but many times the […]

McNorton hosts free two-day clinic again for local kids

McNorton hosts free two-day clinic again for local kids

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the seventh year in a row, Daytona Beach native and retired Detroit Lions player Bruce McNorton has conducted a free football clinic at Derbyshire Park for local boys and girls. McNorton, a scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a 1977 Spruce Creek High School graduate. “I do this because […]

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

On June 8, the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. honored senior citizens with their annual Hats Off Luncheon held at Duff’s Buffet in South Daytona. Crowned this year as Mr. and Mrs. Hats Off were Mrs. Betty C. Hardeman (95) and Dr. James E. Huger (98). Mrs. Hardeman and Dr. […]

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

GED and life skills program in Flagler taking applications The Road to Success is taking applications for the next semester that starts July 8. It is a free GED prep and life skills training program designed to help out-of-school youth ages 16-21 become members of the workforce. Participants will receive GED prep and remediation, job readiness training, life […]

GOP to reach out to Blacks during Juneteenth

GOP to reach out to Blacks during Juneteenth

Local Republicans will try to recruit members during Saturday festival at Cypress park BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tony Ledbetter was driving down Nova Road in Daytona Beach earlier this year when he saw signs of sponsors on the fence of Cypress Street Park promoting the upcoming Juneteenth festival. Daytona Beach is one of many […]

A dream come true

A dream come true

At center opening, family, officials pay tribute to Scarlett-Golden as beloved mayor, advocate, hero BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES At the entrance of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, a portrait of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor greets all who enter. The new center is a dream come true for many of her family […]

YMCA now operating out of center in Midtown BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The YMCA is now providing programs and activities to serve Daytona Beach in the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center and the Cypress Aquatic Center. Daytona Beach commissioners approved a license agreement June 5 with the Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA to have a shared […]

82 sites to participate in summer food program

82 sites to participate in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 82 sites from June 10 through Aug. 16. 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 […]