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Our rotten probation system

Our rotten probation system

Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population. Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed. Like our current prison system, probation is no longer about rehabilitation. It has turned into a […]

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

‘We hung in there with them toe to toe for a while’

B-CU Coach Jenkins impressed with fight in his team against FSU Seminoles ASSOCIATED PRESS The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats entered Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium fresh off their first FBS victory. They couldn’t repeat the feat against No. 8 FSU as the Seminoles routed the Wildcats 54-6 on Saturday night and handed them their first loss […]

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio rolls over FAMU 76-0

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall (2) takes down umpire Jim Krogstad alongside Florida A&M defensive back Marshane Godbolt (15) in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 21. Said FAMU Coach Earl Holmes about the 76-0 loss to Ohio: “We have to look at this thing objectively (because) we had […]

Scouts invited to racing event at Speedway

Scouts invited to racing event at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona International Speedway will continue the tradition of hosting Scout Days, a one-of-a-kind event that blends high-speed sports car action with two nights of camping and scouting activities, during The Roar Before The Rolex 24 Jan. 3-5. The event is prior to the 52nd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. Boy […]

Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans to speak in Holly Hill

Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans to speak in Holly Hill

FROM STAFF REPORTS KCarl Smith, founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, will speak at a free forum on Friday, Sept. 27 at Sica Hall Community Center, 1065 Daytona Avenue in Holly Hill. The event starts at 7 p.m. Smith, who is based in Alabama, is described as “an unyielding defender of the Constitution and Liberty.’’ He […]

Free swap meet scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 in Daytona

Free swap meet scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 in Daytona

A free community swap meet is scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pyramid Community Café, 868 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Donated items can be dropped off Oct. 7 through 10 and Oct. 14 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call 386-322-6102, ext. 7. […]

Oct. 3 meeting to focus on Daytona Beach Shores waterline flushing project

Oct. 3 meeting to focus on Daytona Beach Shores waterline flushing project

For residents, property managers and maintenance personnel, an informational meeting is scheduled on Oct. 3 to discuss the planned waterline flushing project along the eastern side of South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Daytona Beach Shores City Council Chambers, 3048 S. Atlantic […]

College students to be paid to work at area schools

College students to be paid to work at area schools

FROM STAFF REPORTS College students are needed to tutor in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program at selected area Volusia County middle and high schools. AVID is an internationally recognized program designed to help students enroll in a four-year college. Tutors earn $9.29 per hour or higher for tutoring college-bound students under the direct […]

Historian to discuss early settlements in Florida

Historian to discuss early settlements in Florida

Historian J. Michael Francis, Ph.D., will present “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans and Native Americans in La Florida, 1513 to 1607” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Learn about the 16th-century colonization of Florida, which began almost a century before Jamestown was founded. […]

Not too late to bid on Speedway project

Not too late to bid on Speedway project

Daytona International Speedway schedules second outreach for local, minority contractors on Oct. 16 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway confirmed recently that DIS has received bids from minority-owned businesses for the $400 million “Daytona Rising” renovation project. However, no subcontractors have been hired yet. Blacks and other minorities will […]