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Key position for former Campbell principal

Key position for former Campbell principal

Vickie Presley becomes area superintendent in Volusia County BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES As thousands of Volusia County School children prepare to start school Aug. 19, a former Campbell Middle Principal will be ready to meet them in a new position as an area superintendent. Instead of being responsible for one school, Vickie Presley, who […]

County fires officer over ‘racially sensitive’ texts on Facebook

County fires officer over ‘racially sensitive’ texts on Facebook

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Todd Snipes, the Volusia County beach patrol officer who posted racially sensitive notes about Trayvon Martin on Facebook, has been fired. “As a result of your actions, when you or another officer in the department make an arrest of a minority, members of that community may assume that the arrest […]

DeLand case attracts Crump’s attention

DeLand case attracts Crump’s attention

Attorney attends meeting relating to Black resident’s death by White officer FROM STAFF REPORTS Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, spoke at a town-hall style meeting Tuesday night in DeLand. More than 100 people attended the meeting at Greater Union First Baptist Church to voice their demand for a petition to have a […]

Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment

Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment

FROM STAFF REORTS As opening days for fall classes draw near, agreements in support of dual enrollment have been reached between Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler school districts. The college’s District Board of Trustees on Aug. 13 approved agreements to cover the majority of the schools’ costs for services associated with dual enrollment […]

Three services to mark Durham’s 10th anniversary

Three services to mark Durham’s 10th anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Area ministers and choirs will help Dr. L. Ronald Durham celebrate his 10th anniversary as pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach during three different services beginning Thursday Aug. 16. The celebration ends on Sunday Aug. 18 with the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action […]

Trying to take a bite out of crime

Trying to take a bite out of crime

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Janet Bryant, the Rose Marie Bryon Center’s director, said community’s help is needed to keep the doors open. The first Rose Marie Bryon Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance/Silent Auction will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., […]

Prophetic Conference 2013 set at Choice Christian Center

Prophetic Conference 2013 set at Choice Christian Center

Prophetess Deborah Ford, senior pastor of Choice Christian Worship Center along with her husband co-pastor Harold Ford, will be presenting Prophetic Conference 2013 Aug. 16-17. “A Clarion Call, Let the Prophets speak” is the theme of the conference, which will take place at 327 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The event is free. […]

Police department plans gun buyback on Aug. 22

Police department plans gun buyback on Aug. 22

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the second time this year, Daytona Beach police will be offering gift cards for guns with no questions asked. The gun surrender will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. The event will be from […]

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center. The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might […]