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Bipartisanship needed more than ever

Bipartisanship needed more than ever

It seems like the more we watch our elected officials debate, argue and accuse, the more of the same keeps happening. For the sake of our future they need to come to terms with our dire economy and start managing our financial affairs. America is in great danger and no one seems to be very […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW

Atlantic’s Williams picks Florida BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local high school girls basketball phenom Ronni Williams will play at the University of Florida in Gainesville next season. Williams picked the Gators over Florida State and Georgia. “It’s where I want to go and spend the next four years of my life. They were all great […]

Wildcats maul Tigers; win MEAC title

Wildcats maul Tigers; win MEAC title

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A bruising running game, stingy defense and big play special teams helped Bethune-Cookman beat Savannah State 49-7 last week. With the win and Florida A&M’s win over North Carolina Central, B-CU won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title and earned an automatic trip to the Football Championship Series (FCS) playoffs. […]

HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

With 55 percent of vote, Derrick Henry becomes second Black mayor of Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Despite being outspent by his opponent and some local “good old boys” being against him, Derrick Henry made history on Tuesday in his race for Daytona Beach mayor. Henry, who received a cross section of votes […]

Volusians react to outcome of presidential, local races

Volusians react to outcome of presidential, local races

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in this area’s Black community were pleased with election results although GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged President Barack Obama by 1.22 percent in the county and defeated the incumbent by 2,853 votes. “I think its time to keep moving forward and finish some of the things that the […]

A salute to local heroes

A salute to local heroes

Montford Marines, others who served in military to be honored on Veterans Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eli Graham was drafted into the Marines in 1944. During that time, Black and White soldiers were segregated. Graham was 18 years old at the time. Even though he is now 87, he vividly remembers bombs exploding […]

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Operation Safe Surrender will once again take place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, giving defendants with outstanding warrants an opportunity to turn themselves in and resolve their criminal charges. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the church, said the doors will be open Nov. 13 from […]

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona residents Ben Pippen, Vaneshia Maddox and Antonio Aiken cannot serve on a jury, run for public office, own or possess a firearm or vote because they are convicted felons. They were among residents who attended a restoration of civil rights workshop on Oct. 27 at the John H. Dickerson […]

Church message focuses on manhood

Church message focuses on manhood

Because God guides and guards us every step of the way, men at the First Church of Palm Coast heard it preached recently that when man is living in partnership with God, it’s about who God created man to be. Referring to when God said, “Let us make man in our image,” the Rev. G. […]

Briefs

Briefs

City seeks volunteers for Light Up Midtown Volunteers are needed for the Light Up Midtown festivities scheduled for Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Daytona Beach. Committees have been announced and residents are asked to show up at the next meeting on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 415 Peninsula Drive. […]