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Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

FROM STAFF REPORTS Herman “Kenny” Perry, former assistant coach of the Atlantic High School girls basketball team, died May 24 at Florida Memorial Hospital. The Atlantic girls basketball team hosted an alumni game in April to help Perry who had recently suffered a massive stroke. In April, George Butts, head coach of the girls basketball […]

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

FROM STAFF REPORTS Charles Frederick “Fritz’’ Caskey, 94, of Daytona Beach died June 8.  The popular Bethune-Cookman college professor retired in 2000 after 27 years at the college. Caskey was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. After graduation from high school, Caskey began classes at Shepherd College, which offered flight training. He obtained […]

Learn how to create a will during June 24 workshop at B-CU

Learn how to create a will during June 24 workshop at B-CU

FROM STAFF REPORTS A free workshop on putting together a will is set for 6 p.m. June 24 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement Center. Living Legacy Workshops and Seminars was officially established in October 2012. “We bring workshops to churches, communities and civic organizations that offer valuable information regarding the importance of having […]

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) students and other kindergarteners from a school were attuned to celebrating the first milestone of student achievement. The kids were part of a recent graduation at Palm Harbor Academy. Parents were joined by other guests also wishing the best for the students. Student achievement expressed the commencement speech of Joy Blake, the […]

Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Events included recognition of Hometown Heroes, festival at park FROM STAFF REPORTS More than 500 residents dined on baked chicken, rice, string beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni salad and chocolate frosting cake at the kickoff of Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration banquet at Daytona Beach’s Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on June 13 where 20 Hometown Heroes […]

Blacks more willing to make privacy concessions

Blacks more willing to make privacy concessions

Although the federal government secretly spied on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the past, Blacks are more willing than Whites to have their privacy rights invaded if it will help investigate possible terrorists. A recent joint poll by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post showed that a […]

The ‘Colored entrance’ to White-owned businesses

The ‘Colored entrance’ to White-owned businesses

For the most part, corporate America employees are satisfied with their careers. There is usually a chart to review in terms of responsibility. Is the employee moving up the “ladder” and heading towards more executive responsibility? That is correlated with salary. The greater the responsibility, the greater the pay and the less tolerance for any […]

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 […]