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B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Men’s basketball: Scotland’s big night lifts B-CU past Howard ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University opened its final home stand of the season with a 64-50 win over Howard University at Moore Gymnasium on Monday. “These are our last three home games of the season and we have five games left. We have to make […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic and Lopez make Final Four BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A stifling defense lifted Atlantic past Ocala Trinity Catholic 48-23 to win the 2-4A Regional final. “I knew we could pressure them and they haven’t seen press like ours other than when they played Jacksonville Ribault. We wanted to take out there shooters and […]

Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Midtown volunteer called hero after shooting

Daytona residents concerned about safety at city properties due to employee cuts in Leisure Services Department BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Gun violence reared its ugly head again in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31 with its sights potentially aimed at up to 200 children, including a group of cheerleaders in the Midtown Cultural and Educational […]

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

BLACK HISTORY in Daytona Beach

Librarian Larry Hyde helped to introduce local Whites to Black authors, history BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine a time when there were no books by Black authors in Volusia County’s public school libraries and limited or no information on the contribution of Blacks in any of the references books. Larry Hyde can remember. Hyde, […]

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

New Smyrna celebrates its own Black heritage

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES No city or town locally celebrates Black History Month like New Smyrna Beach. The annual New Smyrna Beach Black Heritage Festival took place last weekend with plenty of activities, live music, presentations, food, fun and entertainment. The heart of the three-day festival was at Pettis Park located at the corner […]

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

Shaq’s mom attends renaming ceremony of B-CU wellness center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University renamed its wellness center last week, expanding its focus and partnerships in the community. The Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center is now known as the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity, center director Diana Lee told the Daytona Times this week. The renaming ceremony took place Feb. 7 at […]

City approves additional $330,000 to complete Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center

City approves additional $330,000 to complete Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Construction of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center is complete with the exception of landscaping and furnishings for the building. Daytona Beach commissioners voted unanimously last week to increase the budget allotted for the center by $330,000 from money provided by the Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District […]

First Church celebrates ‘Moving from Vision to Victor’

First Church celebrates ‘Moving from Vision to Victor’

Warm, colorful moments filled the 20th anniversary of the First Church of Palm Coast, with the theme “Moving from Vision to Victory.” Best wishes appropriated the Rev. Gillard S. Glover’s 20th anniversary as founding pastor. “RNR” made the accommodations recently held in Ormond Beach at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club. “RNR” are the initials of church […]

Stetson’s Black History events to include lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

Stetson’s Black History events to include lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As part of Stetson University’s celebration of Black History Month, the Honorable Lubbie Harper Jr., a Supreme Court justice in Connecticut, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the DeLand campus. The keynote address is titled, “Social Justice – An Ongoing Search/A Never Ending Challenge.” The public […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Job training opportunities available for seniors The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Volusia County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). “In this difficult economy, many […]