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Republicans have some reaching to do

Republicans have some reaching to do

“Brighter days are ahead. The check is in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in the 2012 elections, GOP National Committee Chair Reince Priebus announced a $10 million outreach program to seek […]

Commissioner, activist clash over ‘freedom of speech’

Commissioner, activist clash over ‘freedom of speech’

Charges of racism heat up city commission meeting BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A clash between Zone 5’s city commissioner and a community activist over “freedom of speech” during the public comment segment of a Daytona Beach City Commission meeting prompted Daytona Beach’s mayor to weigh in on the conflict, which got heated during […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Coach to serve as Keynote for Baccalaureate Bishop “Coach” George E. Butts, Sr. will be the keynote speaker for Atlantic High School’s Baccalaureate.  Coach Butts is the head coach of the Lady Sharks Varsity Basketball Team and has been an employee of Volusia County Schools for more than 25 years.  He is also the pastor […]

Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s citrus growers anticipate the largest planting of orange trees in a quarter century because of a soft drink company. The Coca-Cola Company is going to buy $2 billion worth of oranges to supply its Simply and Minute Maid juice brands, a purchase that will allow growers teamed with […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats softball grinds out season, win division ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Wins have been hard to come by for the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats softball team, but the wins that they have are big ones. B-CU finished the regular season at 17-33 overall and 11-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They won the MEAC South […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Locals made All-State hoops teams; baseball, softball playoffs COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Atlantic’s Ronnie Williams and Destiny Woodward were named to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/SourceHoops.com Class 4A All-State First Team. Williams, a senior forward/center, averaged 20.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 3.2 steals per game for the Sharks this past […]

Cusack caught off guard by re-election opponent

Cusack caught off guard by re-election opponent

Fellow Volusia County Council member Pat Northey will challenge incumbent for at-large seat BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack filed paperwork last week to run again for the at-large seat she has held since 2010. Cusack, the only Black on the council, told the Daytona Times Wednesday she was caught off […]

Times to be among honorees at local NAACP banquet

Times to be among honorees at local NAACP banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times will be among the local companies honored later this month by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP. Local branch president Cynthia Slater said the recipients, who will be honored during the 40th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 24, “have worked and dedicated their time to […]

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center to open June 8 with ceremony, tour

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center to open June 8 with ceremony, tour

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The doors of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center officially will open June 8 with a special ceremony. Daytona Beach’s Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson told the Daytona Times this week that the center will open at 9 a.m. with a program. The first Black mayor’s family members have […]

Justice Quince to addressB-CU grads

Justice Quince to addressB-CU grads

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES At Bethune-Cookman University’s spring commencement next week, 417 seniors are scheduled to graduate. The graduating Wildcats will receive well wishes and some sage advice from one of the state’s judicial pioneers – Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the Ocean […]