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Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

Azama-Edwards officially opens mayoral campaign office

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach mayor candidate Gwen Azama-Edwards held an open house for her new campaign headquarters on April 29. The office is located at 1301 Beville Road, just west of Sam’s Club and across from Wells Fargo Bank. More than 100 supporters attended the event, which included entertainment and food. Azama-Edwards […]

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

B-CU football coach tackles tough questions about practice field

Jenkins also says he’s in no hurry to leave Daytona BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman University’s head football coach, convinced Daytona Beach residents last week to support a new school practice field in Midtown. He also told them that he’s committed to B-CU despite other job offers. “I’ve been offered a job […]

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

The Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee will be holding a kick-off event May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., signaling the grand opening of their new office at 118 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach. The election of delegates to the State Democratic Convention will take place at that time as well. Any Democrat may vote […]

Church seminar to deal with substance abuse

Church seminar to deal with substance abuse

A one-day educational seminar will approach the lifestyle of substance abuse in a comfortable setting, beginning a conversation of addiction, and understanding what it does, how the family is affected, and what can be done. Presenter Theresa Waters, author of “Not My Son, Not on Mother’s Day,” will lay out the chronological account of treatment, […]

Flagler Deltas host first Jabberwock pageant

Flagler Deltas host first Jabberwock pageant

The Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its first Jabberwock Pageant on April 28 at the Beasley Elementary School Auditorium in Palatka. Ten young ladies ages 5 to 18 years old competed in age-relative categories for the title of Miss Jabberwock. A variety show consisted of cultural expression and talent […]

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

A second round of swim tryouts for Volusia County summer lifeguard positions will be held to recruit summer lifeguards for Volusia County’s beaches. Tryouts will be held at these locations: • Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 • Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, 1 to 4 […]

Learn how to download free e-books

Learn how to download free e-books

Would you like to learn how to download free e-books onto your e-reader, tablet or mobile device? The Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island will offer three workshops to help library patrons use the OverDrive service, which powers its downloadable media: • Kindle e-reader class: 11 a.m. May 16. This class is geared toward Kindle […]

Community Calendar (week ending May 9)

Community Calendar (week ending May 9)

Historical Society to meet The South Daytona Historical Society will meet May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road. The meeting is Open to the public. Those wishing to share South Daytona memories and memorabilia are encouraged to attend. More information: 386-334-5634. Daytona Cubs in action The Daytona Cubs are […]

Every Republican in Congress fails Blacks

Every Republican in Congress fails Blacks

The new “NAACP Report Card” for the first session of the 112th Congress is out. The NAACP graded members of Congress on votes taken on such issues as repealing funding for healthcare reform, judicial nominations, deep budget cuts, job creation and criminal justice reform. It shows that every graded Republican member of the House and […]

Let’s talk about the ‘war for women’

Let’s talk about the ‘war for women’

We have been hearing a lot about the “war against women (Republicans) and the “war with women” (Secret Service), but I want to talk about the “war for women (Democrats). Shortly after Barack Obama became president, he established the White House Council on Women and Girls. We knew he was interested in a different kind […]