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B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

NFL scouts watch Wildcats in action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University held a Pro Day for its top football prospects in front of over 200 fans this past week at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach. The purpose was to give pro scouts a chance to look at Wildcats who have aspirations of getting […]

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) has chosen the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach to host its annual meeting and management and technical conference April 17 – 24, 2015. The conference is expected to attract about 500 attendees and 100 vendors who will stay a total of 1,600 room nights at the Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services has issued an outdoor burn ban because of recent dry conditions. The ban will take effect at effective 1 a.m. Friday, April 6, and applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. According to Volusia County Fire Chief Mark Piland, the burn ban is necessary because of […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland baseball having great season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School is known for its football and basketball programs but this year you can add baseball to the list. The Buccaneers (12-4) are having one of their best seasons ever, at least in recent years. “Our team has really matured and grown up […]

Five hurt, three seriously, after small plane crashes into DeLand Publix

Five hurt, three seriously, after small plane crashes into DeLand Publix

By Dave Weber And Susan Jacobson, The Orlando Sentinel (MCT): DELAND — Five people were injured when an experimental airplane crashed into the roof of a Publix supermarket Monday evening. Two people on the twin-engine plane and one on the ground received serious burns and were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, authorities said. Two more people on […]

All parents, students borrow heavily to finance college

All parents, students borrow heavily to finance college

Whether beginning a career or seeking to keep one going, the competitive edge in today’s job market usually goes to those with college degrees. In our recovering economy with fewer jobs available than there are people who need them, there is strong motivation to earn degrees. But higher education also costs money – more than […]

Let’s take hate radio down

Let’s take hate radio down

The recent case of Rush Limbaugh’s rant against the Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke once again highlights the national problem we have with ‘hate radio.’ In the name of free speech, demagogues such as Limbaugh are allowed to run free and say virtually whatever they wish to say irrespective of who they hurt, what […]

Locked up with George Clooney

Locked up with George Clooney

It’s not every day that one goes to jail and have the act called a badge of honor. I had never thought of going to jail for any reason. When I was in law school, any mention of an arrest or going to jail would have meant I was representing someone who’d been arrested and […]

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

Deputy Chief Walton leaves Daytona for Philly

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES: Daytona’s second-in-command and highest-ranking Black cop ever is headed up North because of an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Deputy Chief Benjamin ‘Ben’ Walton is leaving the Daytona Beach Police Department to take a position as the executive director of public safety for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. “I didn’t apply for the […]

Women, children and poverty made visible

Women, children and poverty made visible

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West deserve high props for their summer poverty tour.  They started on an Indian reservation, hit the inner city, and looked at poverty in all of its manifestations. While many dismissed their high-profile tour as a political ploy, I am absolutely convinced of their sincerity.  In addition, these two men […]