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B-CU president to address community following school shooting

B-CU president to address community following school shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune–Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will address the B-CU family at a town hall meeting on Tuesday Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center following a shooting which left three students injured on Monday night. The Feb. 23, shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on the […]

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

B-CU, SBA team up to offer free entrepreneurship certificate program

Staff reports – Bethune-Cookman University and the U.S. Small Business Administration North Florida are offering an Entrepreneurship Certificate program that is free and open to the public. The program runs every Thursday from Jan. 29 to March 15, 5:30 p.m. to 730p.m.  The classes will help current small business owners or those who wish to start […]

Election results too close to call

Election results too close to call

As of 8:35 p.m., 100 of 125 precincts have reported election results for the 2014 Primary Election. The polls closed at 7 p.m.   Some problems When we delivered our equipment yesterday, 4 of the 125 precincts had no phone service and no power,” said Ann McFall, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections. “We also always have […]

City names fire chief

City names fire chief

Driscoll, 36, who succeeds retired Fire Chief James Bland, began his public safety career as a firefighter for city of Daytona Beach in January 1999. After serving as a firefighter from 1999 to 2004, Driscoll has held several progressively responsible positions for the department to include his most recent assignment serving as the interim fire […]

Raising an Olympian

Raising an Olympian

By Terri Fedonczak How do you raise an Olympic athlete? The first question you want to ask yourself is not “How?’ it’s “Why?” Do you want your child to be an Olympic athlete, because it is their dream, or yours? In the former case there is a foundation for success, as you are supporting your child in […]

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

Proposed tobacco settlement excludes Black media

By George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads in 35 White and Hispanic newspapers as well as purchasing […]

Lyonia Environmental Center plans nature hikes, classes

Lyonia Environmental Center plans nature hikes, classes

Learning comes “naturally” at the Lyonia Environmental Center, which is planning 31 hikes and educational programs in January. Upcoming programs include:   Scrub strolls: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Monday and Friday. Environmental specialists will lead free hikes through Lyonia Preserve. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved […]

Speedway effort on life support

Speedway effort on life support

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida: TALLAHASSEE – A long third down conversion is needed to keep the Dolphins drive alive. And there’s no way to stop the clock. The House speaker made it clear Thursday that the Miami Dolphins have an “uphill” effort to get hotel bed tax dollars for stadium improvements. The […]

Unemployment drops to 9.5 percent in Palm Coast metropolitan area

Unemployment drops to 9.5 percent in Palm Coast metropolitan area

Palm Coast, Fla. – Unemployment in the Palm Coast metropolitan area (Flagler County) dropped to 9.5 percent in March – the first time unemployment has dipped into a single digit since June 2008, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Palm Coast metropolitan area now has 4,116 more people […]

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

BREAKING: Bethune-Cookman University names new president

Staff reports – Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously named Dr. Edison Jackson to the permanent position of president. Jackson had served as the school’s interim president. Read the full story in this week’s Daytona Times.

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