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Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Defensive standouts Addison, Fields and Richardson selected SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman football players Nick Addison, Jarkevis Fields and LeBrandon Richardson have been named to the USA College Football Preseason All-America Team for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All three Wildcats were selected to the second team on defense. Addison, a 6-2, 180-pound junior from […]

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

B-CU names 30 cheerleaders and alternates for 2013-2014 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES After completing a grueling summer camp and a round of open tryouts under Bethune-Cookman’s new coaching staff, the 2013-14 B-CU cheerleading roster is in the books. Cheerleading coaches Becky Woodson and John Woodson, Jr. recently announced the 30-member roster and team alternates. “We […]

Emotions around sneaker culture continue to run high

Emotions around sneaker culture continue to run high

BY SUMMER BALLANTIME PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT PHILADELPHIA — Maurice Holoway had been obsessing for six days. On that Monday he had read that the classic Air Jordan IIIs were being re-released. These were the original red, white, and black kicks first made available to the public in 1988. Holoway, 28, knew he had to get to […]

South Daytona police, firefighters ‘ticket’ students on first day of school

South Daytona police, firefighters ‘ticket’ students on first day of school

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES SOUTH DAYTONA – More than 150 students heading to the first day of classes at South Daytona Elementary School on Monday were “ticketed” by city police officers, but there were only smiling faces when children were presented with a coupon for a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven and a new pencil. Officer […]

Daytona State to kick off STEM seminar series Sept. 4

Daytona State to kick off STEM seminar series Sept. 4

The School of Physical and Biological Sciences at Daytona State College announces its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) seminar series for fall 2013. It will be free and open to the public. “The seminars are designed to raise awareness of STEM and how these areas affect daily life; everyone is welcome,” said professor Gajendra Tulsian, […]

Pre-kindergarten vouchers now available

Pre-kindergarten vouchers now available

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) is a free program for children who are four years old by Sept. 1. Before signing a child up for VPK, a parent or guardian must pick up a VPK voucher from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia if the child will attend a VPK program in Flagler or Volusia counties. Call 386-323-2400 to schedule […]

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 […]