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Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Mayor says proceeds from sale of lots should be reinvested back into Midtown CRA, not put in city’s general fund BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Seven parcels of land on Whitehall Street. Four lots on Wallace Street.  Seven lots on Cedar Street. Three on South Street. Three on Fulton Street. These are just some of […]

Celebrating Black history in June

Celebrating Black history in June

Thousands participate in Daytona’s Juneteenth events Thousands participated in Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration last weekend, which included recognition of 20 Hometown Heroes.  Click here for more on the Juneteenth banquet and festival.

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Rev. Al Sharpton will be the featured speaker at Dr. L. Ronald Durham’s 10-year anniversary celebration slated for Aug. 16 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Durham, who hails from New Jersey, knows the civil rights leader personally and worked with him last year in […]

Green flag waved for Speedway project

Green flag waved for Speedway project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood confirmed during a press teleconference Tuesday that his organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified locals, women and minority firms can participate in the nearly $400 million renovation project. Chitwood […]

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

FROM STAFF REPORTS Herman “Kenny” Perry, former assistant coach of the Atlantic High School girls basketball team, died May 24 at Florida Memorial Hospital. The Atlantic girls basketball team hosted an alumni game in April to help Perry who had recently suffered a massive stroke. In April, George Butts, head coach of the girls basketball […]

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

FROM STAFF REPORTS Charles Frederick “Fritz’’ Caskey, 94, of Daytona Beach died June 8.  The popular Bethune-Cookman college professor retired in 2000 after 27 years at the college. Caskey was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. After graduation from high school, Caskey began classes at Shepherd College, which offered flight training. He obtained […]

Learn how to create a will during June 24 workshop at B-CU

Learn how to create a will during June 24 workshop at B-CU

FROM STAFF REPORTS A free workshop on putting together a will is set for 6 p.m. June 24 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement Center. Living Legacy Workshops and Seminars was officially established in October 2012. “We bring workshops to churches, communities and civic organizations that offer valuable information regarding the importance of having […]

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

A milestone for little ones at Palm Harbor Academy

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) students and other kindergarteners from a school were attuned to celebrating the first milestone of student achievement. The kids were part of a recent graduation at Palm Harbor Academy. Parents were joined by other guests also wishing the best for the students. Student achievement expressed the commencement speech of Joy Blake, the […]

Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Events included recognition of Hometown Heroes, festival at park FROM STAFF REPORTS More than 500 residents dined on baked chicken, rice, string beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni salad and chocolate frosting cake at the kickoff of Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration banquet at Daytona Beach’s Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on June 13 where 20 Hometown Heroes […]

Blacks more willing to make privacy concessions

Blacks more willing to make privacy concessions

Although the federal government secretly spied on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the past, Blacks are more willing than Whites to have their privacy rights invaded if it will help investigate possible terrorists. A recent joint poll by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post showed that a […]