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Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

Mel Watt is ideal choice to lead FHFA

President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the significance of an African-American potentially leading a key financial office. Voice of reason When our nation […]

Our era of political extremism

Our era of political extremism

Last year, James Porter, the recently-elected president of the National Rifle Association, declared that President Obama was a “fake president …[whose] entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” Earlier this month, Adam Kokesh, a failed Republican candidate for Congress from Arizona and Internet talk show host, declared he would lead a July 4 march in […]

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies will be held for area high schools beginning May 30 and ending June 2.  Admission will be $3 per person.  Parking will be $5 for ceremonies held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Tickets will be presold at each of the high schools.  Below is a list of the district’s graduation ceremonies and […]

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College held its graduation ceremonies on Monday. A total 4,200 graduates were celebrated, ranging from bachelor’s to associate degrees as certificates as well as adult education graduations in a separate ceremony. Dental assisting graduates gathered in groups, bonded strongly from their program experience. (COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE)

682 receive degrees from Stetson University

682 receive degrees from Stetson University

Stetson University conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees to 682 graduates on May 11, during two commencement ceremonies at the Edmunds Center, 143 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand. Stetson also presented several awards during the commencements to outstanding students and exemplary faculty. Harry Price, left, is shown with Terry Farrell and Beth Paul. Price, associate professor of […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘March Against the Madness’ takes place Saturday Restoring Hope and the City of Daytona Beach will present: “March Against the Madness,” a movement to rally around issues that threaten the city. This year’s march and rally will spotlight the rampant, yet sensitive issues of gun violence, gang violence and domestic abuse. On May 18, members […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Softball team falls in MEAC tournament; baseball up to bat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman concluded its season with losses to #23 South Florida 7-3 on May 7 and then ranked #30 the University of Central Florida 4-0 on May 8. The Wildcats now shift their attention to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament in […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

How baseball teams fared in playoffs COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez had its run at a state title end with a 7-5 loss to defending state champion Jacksonville Providence in the Class 3A Regional Finals on May 11. The game was suspended due to rain the previous day and resumed the next. […]

‘Mama, what would I do without you?

‘Mama, what would I do without you?

America celebrates Mothers’ Day on Sunday By Hazel Trice Edney and Akua Aboagye Trice Edney News Wire On May 6, Kiona Daniels celebrated her Grandmother Ella’s 98th birthday. This weekend, she will join millions across the nation in celebration of Mother’s Day, May 12. As young as 5 years old, Twan Woods would wake up at […]

SENIOR OASIS / HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!

SENIOR OASIS / HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!

Supermodels at the Dickerson Center Senior Oasis, a group that meets every Wednesday at the John H. Dickerson Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., held a special luncheon for mothers who are senior citizens and its annual Fashion Show and Hat Parade. Senior Oasis is open to all seniors. For more information, call 386-671-5823.