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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Spruce Creek basketball team young but fighting BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek Hawks boy’s basketball is only 8-11 but the team has been battling hard all season. The Hawks have a young squad with four freshman and four sophomores on their roster. “Our young guys have played a lot which will help […]

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

Ray Lewis one-step from storybook finish

BY BOB GLAUBER NEWSDAY (MCT) Inside the losers’ locker room, Ray Lewis gathered his teammates around him, some of them close to tears. The Ravens had just lost to the Patriots, 23-20, in last year’s AFC Championship Game when Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds, two plays after Lee Evans […]

Local flu activity diagnosed as mild; vaccine still urged

Local flu activity diagnosed as mild; vaccine still urged

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though many areas across the country are experiencing an early flu season with high levels of influenza-like illnesses, Volusia County’s Health Department Director says that is not the case in Daytona Beach. “We are seeing mild flu activity in Volusia County,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the […]

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Plenty of countywide MLK events this weekend BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Celebrating The Dreamer and the Dream” is the theme chosen by The Martin Luther King Celebration for Florida for activities scheduled in Daytona Beach honoring the slain civil rights leader. “The theme ties in perfectly with the national enthusiasm of the reelection of […]

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board on Jan. 29. In a runoff election, Wright easily defeated challenger retired educator Kathy Williams, wife of the late Al Williams, who died Oct. 1 2012, after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright. Wright, […]

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds packed Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Daytona Beach on Jan. 12 for the homegoing service of Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author who died Jan. 5 at Signature Healthcare in Ormond Beach. He was 83. “Bethune-Cookman University community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. […]

Former Daytonan to be installed as pastor of Altamonte Springs church

Former Daytonan to be installed as pastor of Altamonte Springs church

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a big influence on the life of former Daytona Beach resident Kevin Beckton who will be installed as pastor of his own church this month. “I believe he (Dr. King) once said, whatever you are, be the best at what you do. This is […]

Freedom Rider to speak at Stetson on Tuesday

Freedom Rider to speak at Stetson on Tuesday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. was a 21-year-old Tennessee State University student and the drum major in the marching band in 1961 when he made the life-altering decision to become a Freedom Rider. In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patton will be speaking at Stetson University on Jan. 22 […]

Candlelight vigil for homeless set for Saturday in downtown Daytona

Candlelight vigil for homeless set for Saturday in downtown Daytona

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A candlelight vigil for the homeless is taking place Jan. 19 starting at 6 p.m. on the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach. The public is invited to attend. The vigil is being organized by members of Occupy Daytona and H.O.M.E, a nonprofit organization […]

Workshop to focus on raising responsible, cooperative kids

Workshop to focus on raising responsible, cooperative kids

“Active Parenting Now” will add a new threshold for parents endeavoring to benefit from the workshop. Join Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith for problem solving in the Wadsworth School’s Media Center, 4550 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, on Thursdays, Jan. 17 – Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. Jackson-Smith ensures that children have educational rights and protection. […]