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Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Time is running out to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program  in which eligible homebuyers can receive federal grant funding to buy and rehab a foreclosed or distressed home. The city will have an informational meeting about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Flagler County […]

Military officers to meet at Oct. 24 luncheon

Military officers to meet at Oct. 24 luncheon

The Halifax and Flagler Area Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) luncheon meeting is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Halifax River Yacht Club. The social hour is 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. The speaker will be Colonel Mike Prendergast (United States Army, Retired), Executive Director of the Florida Department of […]

Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Interim chief doesn’t meet minimum qualifications to hold the position BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Questions still are being raised about why Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm has not hired a permanent fire chief. The Daytona Times also has learned that Interim Fire Chief Dru Driscoll does not meet minimum qualifications to hold the […]

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for popular coach and teacher Bessie Carol Murphy Marshall will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Gertrude Heyn Memorial Chapel on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Marshall died Oct. 3 at Halifax- Health Medical Center. She was 76. Marshall retired as an educator with the Volusia County Public […]

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

B-CU founder’s family to host week of forums, concerts and other events FROM STAFF REPORTS Members of the Bethune family held a press conference on Oct. 4 to announce the creation of the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival to be held in Daytona Beach April 6-13, 2014. Bethune-Cookman University will participate in the […]

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has ordered Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America to suspend all activities on and off campus, including meetings, practices, and involvement in events and programs. Pi Gamma, the local chapter of the music fraternity, is named in a lawsuit connected to the death of B-CU student and […]

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

A look at the Black Mecca 50 years later BY KENYA KING NNPA NEWS SERVICE A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting […]

Cultural society salutes its men

Cultural society salutes its men

At the end of the day, a “Recognition Luncheon Honoring Men of AACS, Inc.” spirited camaraderie for a well-planned event, recently recognizing the men moving the African American Cultural Society (AACS) forward. Twenty-eight men resounded to be part of the cultural society, yet separate, and trading suits and uniforms for paintbrushes and mops. They comprise a […]

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES All Greeks, their families and friends as well as the general public are invited to the chartering ceremony as the Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Florida officially joins the National Pan-Hellenic Council at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. The event will be held at Unity Fellowship Baptist Church, 909 Third St., […]

Library at community center needs books, other donations

Library at community center needs books, other donations

The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach.is seeking book donations for its library. The library offers free access for children and adults to a variety of books, including historical, educational, fiction, non-fiction, newspaper, magazines and other materials to encourage people to read. The center wants hardcover and paperback […]