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Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

A few glitches, some surprises as Volusia voters go to polls FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2012 primary election in Volusia County came and went with mixed results. A new Daytona Beach mayor was not determined, incumbent school board member Al Williams hung on to his seat, the race for Volusia County Chair took an unexpected […]

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Willie Wright remembered as educator and activist

Family, Campbell classmates share fond memories at Aug. 11 service BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Lori Miles said she will cherish and remember moments of her Uncle Willie Wright’s early life. Wright died Aug. 4 at age 80. Miles read a poem she wrote in tribute to Wright to family and friends at the funeral, […]

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Students will see more officers on their way to school

Volusia adding more law enforcement to ensure safety of walkers, riders BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Twenty-seven Volusia County students were involved in incidents with vehicles during last year’s school year. When schools open across the county on Monday, students will notice more law enforcement as Volusia’s sheriff announced that more officers will be added […]

Daytona minister turns 103

Daytona minister turns 103

The Rev. Albert Walker of Daytona Beach is celebrating his 103rd birthday this week. Rev. Walker was born Aug. 15, 1909. He is the founder and former pastor of Mt. Calvary Independent Freewill Holiness Church. His family says his “secret of longevity’’ is this scripture from Ephesians 6:2-3: “Honor thy father and mother; which is the […]

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

Daytona State invites musicians to join band, orchestra or ensemble

With the cultural season opening in September, Daytona State College’s School of Music, Entertainment and Art invites local musicians to join the symphonic band, symphony orchestra or jazz ensemble. No fees are required for participation unless college credit is desired. The Daytona State College Community Symphonic Band, developed in the spirit of the old John […]

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

College offers fitness courses The Daytona Beach branch of Daytona State College has announced a list of fitness courses. For more information call 386-506-4348. Yoga: Entry Level/Intermediate, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. A way to reduce stress, improve flexibility and increase strength. Instructor: Stefanie Farrow. Tuesdays, $25 for six-week session. Cardio Step & […]

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the richest Americans. For more than 10 years, the richest 1 percent have received almost $750 billion from these tax cuts. Income and wealth […]

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

Romney’s clumsy attempt to enlist Blacks

When Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP during their national convention, I thought his speech was a waste of time because he said nothing that would be of any interest to the Black community. Most people, of all political stripes, thought my analysis was right on the mark. But not those in the Romney campaign. They would have […]

The Civil Rights Act and the Olympics

The Civil Rights Act and the Olympics

Thrill to the vibrant gymnastics grace of Gabby Douglas, the fierce tennis power of Serena Williams, the skill of Kayla Harrison in winning the first gold for an American woman in judo. American women, including the swimming, beach volleyball, basketball and soccer teams led the way this Olympics. It’s worth remembering why. Rules matter Opportunity […]

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

Police reach out to community during annual ‘Night Out’ event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department reached out to the community during the annual National Night Out against crime event on Aug. 7. The police teamed up with the City of Daytona Beach to put on the event, which was held at Cypress Park and included free food, games and activities. […]