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Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

Longtime ‘Insurance Man’ and businessman Perman Shepard dies at 79

BY JAMES HARPER DATYONA TIMES Longtime Daytona Beach resident and business owner Perman Shepard died Oct. 23 after a long illness. Known as the “Insurance Man,’’ Shepard once was a top salesman for Atlanta Life Insurance Company and received numerous plaques, awards and trophies for his work. Shepard and his wife, Edna, were owners of […]

Deputies hosting live Facebook chat on cyberspace dangers

Deputies hosting live Facebook chat on cyberspace dangers

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will take its cyber-safety message directly to the online community with the agency’s first live Facebook chat. The one-hour event called Cyber Safety for Kids & Teens: What Every Parent Should Know will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Sheriff’s Sgt. Jay […]

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Thirty-five Palm Coast residents graduated Oct. 15 from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 29th in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about city departments and visiting city […]

Sheriff’s Office has sites to drop off drugs on Saturday

Sheriff’s Office has sites to drop off drugs on Saturday

FROM STAFF REPORTS Residents can clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted, unused and expired drugs this Saturday. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will join with law enforcement agencies around the country in a national prescription drug take-back event. The Sheriff’s Office will be manning five drop-off sites throughout the county. The […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Daytona Beach festival takes place Halloween night Ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to the City of Daytona Beach’s annual Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Derbyshire Park, 849 Derbyshire Road. Admission is free and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Featuring carnival […]

A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

Walter Morris’ funeral at the African American Cultural Society (AACS) punctuated his high profile, being first in a unit, distinguished to be called the 555th Parachute Infantry Company, and later becoming known as the “Triple Nickle.” Mr. Morris acted as the first sergeant and had the Black soldiers emulate the White parachute students in training. […]

Volusia County has benefited off backs, dimes of Daytona’s Blacks

Volusia County has benefited off backs, dimes of Daytona’s Blacks

JOSHUA J. WAGNER GUEST COLUMNIST There has been much discussion over the years about the re-urbanization of Daytona Beach. Drawing more people back to live in the core of the community is important for the health of the city. For far too long people have enjoyed the fruit that Daytona Beach residents provide while paying […]

Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Republicans and the new ‘White flight’

Now that the GOP-manufactured economic crisis is over (for several months, anyway), one might say the lesson for the Republican Party is best expressed by that old warning: Be careful what you wish for. Driven by its reactionary Tea Party faction and the Right’s newest demagogue, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the GOP tried to use […]

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

Morgan State takes a global view of journalism

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” –Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm That’s the sentiment of individuals at Morgan State University’s (MSU) School of Global Journalism and Communication. When Cornish and Russwurm wrote these words nearly two centuries ago in Freedom’s Journal, they started America’s Black Press. […]

A misguided Big Mac attack

A misguided Big Mac attack

Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the […]