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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Marsh leads Spruce Creek past New Smyrna BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Kyle Marsh pitched five shutout innings and struck out 11 batters to lead Spruce Creek past previously unbeaten New Smyrna Beach 6-0 on March 8. “I didn’t have my stuff the first couple of batters, but I settled down and all my pitches […]

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Argument over car leads to another critical injury of young Black male Editor’s note: Jiron Dent, the young man highlighted in this story has since died. See update of story here. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An argument over a stolen vehicle left a teenager critically wounded in the Madison Heights subdivision of Daytona Beach […]

Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Black Bikers ready to roar into the city

Vendors, entertainment planned along MLK and Bethune boulevards BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of thousands of bikers will be invading Daytona Beach March 8-16 and among them will be a number of Black bikers, including members of the Steel Stallions of Central Florida Motorcycle club. The club was established in 2007 and today many […]

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

Will Blacks get in on Speedway construction action?

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black, Hispanic or female business owners would like to do work on major construction projects. They just have to figure out how to get in the door. Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood announced last month that $250 million will be spent for a complete overhaul of the Speedway’s frontstretch […]

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

Sisters raised in Daytona about the business of helping others

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two sisters, born and raised in Daytona Beach, are entrepreneurs who are trying to help others be successful in business. Even though Debra Barrs-Paul and Daphne Latimore now live in different cities and states, their work involves starting businesses and helping businesses to be successful. Paul-Barrs moved back to Daytona […]

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

Expect Votran delays and route changes during Bike Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings heavy traffic and Votran riders should expect some delays, interruptions and possible route deviations. Schedule delays will begin Wednesday, March 13, and will continue to occur through Sunday, March 17. “Votran will make every effort to notify customers as soon as the detours and route deviations are […]

Church seminar teaches participants how to communicate

Church seminar teaches participants how to communicate

We cannot turn away from conflict and reason that it’s too hard to tackle. Conflict isn’t strange and periodically must be dealt with. We must give space and allow others to speak, so they’ll be understood, and we’ll become more caring. Studies show that most of what we say is really not heard or understood. And […]

Bush officials still denying trillion dollar lie

Bush officials still denying trillion dollar lie

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all […]

An apology to Jesse Jackson Sr.

An apology to Jesse Jackson Sr.

It’s time to man up – I was wrong about Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. First, some background. I wrote a column in 2008 under the title, “Winners and Losers from Election ’08” in which I listed Jesse Jackson, Sr. as one of the biggest losers of that year. Here is what I said: “His past […]

Ending violence against women

Ending violence against women

March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon. What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) is that too many of us think that those are the only legitimate times of the year to discuss the issues affecting these respective groups. In […]