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NFL legend Ray Lewis named honorary starter for 55th annual Daytona 500

NFL legend Ray Lewis named honorary starter for 55th annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All-Pro NFL linebacker Ray Lewis will wave the green flag as honorary starter of the 55thannual Daytona 500 set for 1:00 p.m. ET Sunday at historic Daytona International Speedway. Lewis, a University of Miami product, led the Baltimore Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XLVII earlier this month.  The 13-time […]

Atlantic returns to Final Four

Atlantic returns to Final Four

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Port Orange- A stifling defense help Atlantic dominate Ocala Trinity Catholic 48-23 to win the 2-4A Regional Final on Saturday night. The win propelled the Sharks girl’s basketball team to the Class 4A State Final Four. It will be the second time in the past three seasons that the Sharks made […]

Ida Wright wins Volusia County School Board District Two seat

Ida Wright wins Volusia County School Board District Two seat

Staff Reports – Ida Duncan Wright has won the Volusia County School Board District Two seat according to counts from the Volusia Supervisor of Elections Office. Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University instructor, defeated Kathy Williams, retired educator and widow of incumbent School Board member Al Williams for his school board seat. Out of 66334 registered voters […]

Wildcats survive Warriors

Wildcats survive Warriors

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It wasn’t pretty but Bethune-Cookman clawed out a 85-72 win over NAIA opponent Webber International today. Adrien Coleman posted 18 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to get the first  recorded triple double in school history for B-CU. Alex Smith also had a career night for the Wildcats with 24 […]

Volusia School Board seeks input for budget reductions

Volusia School Board seeks input for budget reductions

DELAND— The School District of Volusia County is in the process of gathering input from all stakeholders for budget saving ideas and suggestions.  During the last five fiscal years, Volusia County Schools lost more than $80 million in state funding and made extensive budget reductions.  The school district is now facing a minimum $25 million […]

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

By ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A Black man was shot and killed in Daytona Beach Saturday night. Police confirmed that they responded to the Dec. 1,  9-1-1 call  around 6:49 p.m. and upon arrival to the scene,  found a 23-year-old Black male who had succumb to a gunshot wound. The victim, Rayshard Mitchell had been […]

Midtown lights up the night

Midtown lights up the night

By Ashley Thomas DAYTONA TIMES   The first “Light Up Midtown” event held Saturday night at Daisy Stocking Park featured a health-fair, HIV/AIDS testing, face painting, food, fun and a dance contest. The evening ended with the lighting of a 25-foot tree decorated with metallic garland, lights and star. “It’s beautiful,” exclaimed five-year-old Kortney Turner, […]

University ends Warner's title run

University ends Warner's title run

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Jeremiah Hamlin ran for two critical touchdowns in the fourth quarter to held Jacksonville University Christian edge Warner Christian 26-21 in in the Class 2A Semi-Final in South Daytona tonight. The Christians used a bruising running game and stout defense en route to the win. Warner’s defense was also stout […]

"Click It or Ticket" in full force in Volusia County

"Click It or Ticket" in full force in Volusia County

Volusia County – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all travelers, whether they’re traveling across the country or just across town, that one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, […]

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Staff Reports- Daytona Beach’s newly elected city commissioners will take the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 6 p.m., in City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Daytona Beach. The Honorable Herbert L. Grimes, a circuit court judge, will administer the oath of office […]