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Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A trial date has been set for a former Daytona Beach pastor who has been charged with stealing more than $54,000 from a Key West church in which he was the pastor. The Rev. John Wesley McKenzie, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach from March 1995 […]

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two events bringing together a wide spectrum of African-American boys and men will be held in Daytona Beach and Sanford in the upcoming weeks. The events coined “The Black Male Gathering’’ are part of an initiative to assist Black boys and men in reaching their full potential. The gathering presents forums to […]

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of Palm Terrace Elementary School students rallied recently to draw attention to the need for more after-school programs. Palm Terrace is one of many schools nationwide that has an extended day enrichment program. There are millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon, according […]

Board calls for reversal of firing of beach patrol officer

Board calls for reversal of firing of beach patrol officer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Volusia County Beach Patrol officer Todd Snipes along with his attorney Jason Harr appealed his firing before a county personnel board on Nov. 5 and the board ruled in their favor. In a 3-2 vote, they state that the officer had committed a personnel violation but the offense warranted […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha seeks participants in debutante program

Alpha Kappa Alpha seeks participants in debutante program

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, is seeking young women currently enrolled in high school as a junior or senior in Volusia or Flagler counties, to participate in its biennial debutante program. The goal of the program is to provide activities that will enhance the development of young women in the Greater […]

Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

The City of Palm Coast was the latest hot spot at Town Center to host the Senior Games, charting the Ormond Beach games set in motion some 30 years ago. Sights were set on the competition in archery by seniors. Casey Ryan, event coordinator for the City of Palm Coast, targeted archer James Brown to […]

Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

Life, legacy of Bethune to be discussed at library

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Nancy Long, a retired Bethune-Cookman University professor, will be discussing highlights from her book, “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’’ in a new series of programs on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The series is Connecting with the Community. The Nov. 16 talk will be held […]

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

Former health official in Volusia appointed to new state job

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Department of Health (DOH) announced last week that Dr. Celeste Philip is the new deputy secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS).  Philip has served as the interim deputy secretary since June of this year. “Dr. Philip is a proven leader in public health […]

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association to use grant to help disabled

Halifax Rowing Association (HRA) has received a $5,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation has awarded 2,205 grants totaling nearly $17 million since 1999. Halifax Rowing Association, located in Daytona Beach, will use the grant funds to begin construction of an […]

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

Black folks still dealing with sell-outs

During the enslavement period of Africans in America, the Meritorious Manumission Act of 1710 was enacted in Virginia. It was the legal act of freeing a slave for “good deeds,” as defined by the national public policy, and could be granted to a slave who saved the life of a White master or his property, […]