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Grimes, Reed to help recognize gifted students at Master’s Domain Aug. 11 FROM STAFF REPORTS Judge Hubert Grimes and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed will be the speakers at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ for “Young, Gifted, & Black, A Salute to Youth.’’ The event is sponsored […]

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

Florida State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill, center, presented a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2. Also pictured with Hukill and local kids are Boys and Girls Unit Director Althea Chavers and Joe Sullivan, CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler […]

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Daytona Beach’s future and what needs to be done to prevent a Trayvon Martin situation from happening here. I was pleasantly surprised to see the diverse turnout of approximately 300 people at Greater Friendship Baptist Church July 25. The panel was made up of myself, Daytona Beach’s […]

Overdraft fees cost consumers $16.7 billion

Overdraft fees cost consumers $16.7 billion

In recent years, many banks and credit unions have encouraged new checking account customers to accept two items: a debit card that replaces cash transactions and a “protection” known as overdraft coverage. Overdraft programs automatically pay for transactions not covered by available funds; the bank then repays itself the overdraft amount along with fees – […]

How deep is corruption?

How deep is corruption?

I have seen examples of corruption throughout my life. Some are pretty much like the Coca-Cola driver peddling hot drinks throughout my old neighborhood. How about the time when one of my football coaches offered cash under the table for us if we made major hits, touchdowns, interceptions, etc.? I have seen it all. Some […]

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend’s house. During the hour they are running around together, they’ll pick up and play with all three of the following things, but only two of them have been tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for safety standards. Which one do you want to be sure […]

White NFL player saying ‘nigger’ stirs debate

White NFL player saying ‘nigger’ stirs debate

I typically don’t write about professional athletes doing stupid things because I have absolutely no interest and it serves no purpose. But Riley Cooper’s actions from last month can be very instructive and deserves my attention. Riley Cooper is about to begin his fourth season as a wide receiver with Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. […]

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – Bethune-Cookman and Grambling State announced a future home-and-home football series for 2014-15, renewing an HBCU rivalry that began in 1947. Bethune-Cookman will host Grambling on Sept. 13, 2014, while the second game will be held on Sept. 12, 2015, with the Wildcats traveling to Grambling, La. “We are […]

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

FROM STAFF REPORTS After breaking ground at the beginning of July, Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona Rising project is off to a fast start, according to a press release from DIS. Here are the construction activities currently under way: Demolition of all underground utilities and overhead power lines along the entire frontstretch Relocations of fire pump, […]

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

BY FRANK FITZPATRICK PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT Twelve of the 13 players involved in baseball’s Biogenesis investigation accepted 50-game suspensions Monday. However, the biggest name in the sport’s latest drug scandal, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, remained locked in a legal rundown with Major League Baseball. According to an MLB statement, Rodriguez likely will appeal […]