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Private student loans no better than using credit card for college

Private student loans no better than using credit card for college

An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans (PSLs) are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education. PSLs comprised 7 percent of student loans taken out last year and are 15 percent of the nation’s total outstanding student loan debt. American […]

Mitchell shares boxing talent with area youth, others

Mitchell shares boxing talent with area youth, others

Dickerson Center program helps residents learn how to fight, get fit BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Pinklin Thomas, Oliver McCall, Tony Tucker and Alex Stewart.  There was Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sonny Liston, Michael Spinks and Joe Frazier. These are some of the boxing world’s greatest. One name that is missing […]

USF pulls away, defeats B-CU 91-65 in basketball

USF pulls away, defeats B-CU 91-65 in basketball

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman basketball team cut an 18-point first-half deficit down to seven, but South Florida pulled away to a 91-65 victory Tuesday night in the Sun Dome. Corey Allen Jr. scored 21 points to lead five Bulls in double figures as USF (2-0) outshot the Wildcats (11-1) 49 percent to 29 […]

B-CU football team falls to Norfolk; faces Hampton next

B-CU football team falls to Norfolk; faces Hampton next

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A furious fourth quarter rally fell short on Nov. 9 as Bethune-Cookman dropped a 27-24 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game to Norfolk State at Municipal Stadium. Rolandan Finch rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown and Tyler Clark threw for 151 yards and a score as the Spartans (3-7 overall, 3-3 MEAC) […]

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Subcommittee will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, to discuss education aspects for veteran memorials on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The purpose of this subcommittee is […]

B-CU getting into the radio business

B-CU getting into the radio business

Businessman and former councilman Big John donates WELE-AM to university BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will be the owner and operator of WELE-AM, a commercial station licensed to Ormond Beach and serving all of East Volusia – that is upon the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson confirmed […]

Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A trial date has been set for a former Daytona Beach pastor who has been charged with stealing more than $54,000 from a Key West church in which he was the pastor. The Rev. John Wesley McKenzie, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach from March 1995 […]

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two events bringing together a wide spectrum of African-American boys and men will be held in Daytona Beach and Sanford in the upcoming weeks. The events coined “The Black Male Gathering’’ are part of an initiative to assist Black boys and men in reaching their full potential. The gathering presents forums to […]

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of Palm Terrace Elementary School students rallied recently to draw attention to the need for more after-school programs. Palm Terrace is one of many schools nationwide that has an extended day enrichment program. There are millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon, according […]

Board calls for reversal of firing of beach patrol officer

Board calls for reversal of firing of beach patrol officer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Volusia County Beach Patrol officer Todd Snipes along with his attorney Jason Harr appealed his firing before a county personnel board on Nov. 5 and the board ruled in their favor. In a 3-2 vote, they state that the officer had committed a personnel violation but the offense warranted […]