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Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Time to pull back from ‘fiscal cliff’

Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term – “fiscal cliff.” Unless this is updated, all financial rules and budgeting will come to a halt on December 31, 2012. Let me […]

Taking a broader worldview

Taking a broader worldview

Every four years in the U.S., we have our presidential elections. I have worked on three such campaigns and the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. Presidential campaigns are planned down to the most minute detail. In most cases, the winner will be the person who can best respond to the uncertainties of a […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU competitive, but team loses to Miami again BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman battled, but fell to the University of Miami 38-10. “We made too many mistakes. That’s the bottom line. Miami is a good football team. No disrespect to Miami, but we did some things that hurt us from winning,” said B-CU’s Head […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Blowouts, close games highlight week 4 of prep football Mainland and Trinity win big; DeLand rallies past Seabreeze COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School finally got its offense going as the football team racked up 436 yards to beat Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast 35-0. The Buccaneers defense forced two turnovers and […]

State NAACP to confer in Daytona

State NAACP to confer in Daytona

Public invited to opening night at Allen Chapel AME BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A public mass meeting will be held at Allen Chapel AME Church on Sept. 20, the opening night of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP’S 73rd annual convention. The convention is taking place in Daytona Beach, says the organization’s local […]

Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in the Daytona Beach community enjoyed free food and entertainment on Sept. 9 at a block party on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard put together by the Central Florida Community Development Corporation. The party, held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., was held in several stages – an early […]

Shooting in park rocks community

Shooting in park rocks community

Parents concerned about kids’ safety; star prep athlete involved in incident BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A fight between two young men turned into a shootout on Monday evening at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach. Gunshots were fired at 6:37 p.m. with an estimated 300 to 350 people in the park. Officers arrived on the […]

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Rev. Tommie Robinson will be remembered Saturday as popular barber, ‘humble and devoted servant’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Tommie Robinson, an associate pastor at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, died Tuesday at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. Robinson’s funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship, 539 George […]

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Deacon Harold Ford and Prophetess Deborah Ford, hosts of Gospel Hallelujah World Wide Radio Ministries, will be the emcees for a free concert featuring several Florida chapters of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). Deacon Ford also leads the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the GMWA Gospel Announcers Guild. “There’s not […]

McFall under fire from state for misinformation to resident

McFall under fire from state for misinformation to resident

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall has come under fire from the state’s Division of Elections for mailing out incorrect information to prospective new registered voters. Maureen Durham, a Volusia County third-party registrant contacted Maria Matthews, chief of the Bureau of Voter Registration Services, Florida Division of Elections, about […]