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Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

Holly Hill church to honor Pastor Larry Edwards

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Holly Hill will be celebrating its pastor’s birthday at the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 20. Pastor Larry Edwards will be preaching and a birthday celebration with refreshments will follow the morning service. Several friends and dignitaries will be attending in his honor. The church is at 1734 State […]

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

The African American Cultural Society has announced that Walter Morris inverted his parachute and has ascended to heaven. After a brief hospital stay on Oct. 3, he was released to Grand Oaks and expected to recuperate and receive physical therapy. Mr. Morris passed away Sunday at 5:30 p.m. He was 92 years old. He is […]

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

Barnes to preach at Greater Friendship’s 113th anniversary

The Rev. Willie C. Barnes will be the featured speaker at the 113th anniversary of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Oct. 27 during the 11 a.m. service.  Greater Friendship is located at 539 George W Engram Blvd. Barnes is the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Eatonville. He graduated from the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Center seeks books for its library The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach is seeking book donations for its library. The center wants hardcover and paperback books and other reference materials, videos, CDs, DVDs and audio books that are in good condition. Books are accepted Monday through Friday […]

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

A letter from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

CLAUDETTE MCFADDEN GUEST COLUMNIST Bethune-Cookman University Associate Provost Claudette McFadden wrote and read a letter to B-CU President Dr. Edison Jackson in Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s voice…as though she had penned it to the new president herself. This letter was read during a kick-off event for Dr. Jackson’s week of installation activities. My Dear Dr. […]

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Ben Carson – gifted hands, foot in mouth

Dr. Ben Carson became the darling of conservatives earlier this year by stridently attacking the Affordable Care Act with President Obama sitting just a few feet away. Carson, who was serving as the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, said: “Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him […]

Congress acting worse than children

Congress acting worse than children

Since the government was forced to shut down on Oct. 1, one of the most common refrains has been that some members of Congress are acting like children — or, more accurately, worse than most children. Even 5-year-olds understand that quitting the game and taking the ball home because the other team won’t give you […]

Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

Daytona library added as site to get health care questions answered

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island has been added as a site where questions about the Affordable Care Act can be answered. As first reported in the Daytona Times this month, 82,000 Volusia County residents who have no health insurance have six months to get insurance or could […]

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

Center holding Black history competition for Florida artists

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES In conjunction with activities surrounding the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday in January 2014, the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Education Center is having its first Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition. The competition is open to all Florida artists 18 years and older. All work must […]

Daytona native wants to be voted favorite driver in K&N Pro Series East

Daytona native wants to be voted favorite driver in K&N Pro Series East

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the sixth consecutive year, fans can vote online for the most popular driver of the year award in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. NASCAR K&N Pro Series is considered the premier training ground for drivers and crews looking to make it to one of NASCAR’s three national series. […]