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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. […]

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Construction begins on new Daytona Village

Several elected officials, Daytona Beach City and Housing Authority employees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Daytona Village on July 26. Construction of new apartments is expected to be done in phases says Emory Counts, Economic and Community Development director of Daytona Beach. “The number of phases will depend on how much funding can be put together […]

Daytona teen wins gold at AAU Nationals again

Daytona teen wins gold at AAU Nationals again

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Xavier Atkins, 16, won the 100m and 200m dashes at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games. The games were held July 25 – Aug. 4 in Houston. Atkins ran the 100 in 10.58 seconds and 200 in 21.11 seconds to win gold. “It felt good as I repeated […]

WILDCATS IN THE COMMUNITY

WILDCATS IN THE COMMUNITY

Jenkins ready to take team all the way

Jenkins ready to take team all the way

B-CU football coach says goal is to win national title this season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the 2012 football campaign around the corner, Bethune-Cookman University held its B-CU held Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 12. Head Coach Brian Jenkins stressed keeping his team living in the moment. “We have to learn to stay […]

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Gardner and Davis lead retooled squad BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman held a Media Day for its volleyball team for the first time on Sunday. Isaac Raphael, the second-year head coach, looked calm while answering questions from the media. “I’m thankful that you are here. We didn’t have this last year. Practice started out […]

Daytona Beach Police Department offering up to $5,000 reward

Daytona Beach Police Department offering up to $5,000 reward

The Daytona Beach Police Department is are offering up to $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved. August 14, 2012   Re:     Armed Robbery   Location:  701 Earl Street (Ocean Walk Parking Garage)   Date of Incident: July 31, 2012   Time:  1:34 AM   Police Report Number: 20120014277 […]

Will Black voters decide this election?

Will Black voters decide this election?

None of the candidates can afford to overlook potential impact of African-American vote, professor says BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s registered voters have been going to the polls to early vote since Aug. 4. They have until Saturday, Aug. 11 to vote during regular early voting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

Daytona Beach mayoral candidates share why they should be elected

Daytona Beach mayoral candidates share why they should be elected

Editor’s note: Both the electronic pdfs and the ‘hard copies’ of this week’s Daytona Times incorrectly identify Patrick Henry as his brother, mayoral candidate Derrick Henry. We apologize for the error, which has been corrected in this story and will be corrected on next week’s front page.  BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents […]