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Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

‘We are loving people’

‘We are loving people’

Muslims inviting residents to Saturday get-together The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is again inviting local residents to a community program to get acquainted with the area’s Muslim community and gain a better understanding of the Islamic religion. Linda McGhee, spokesperson for the association, says everyone is invited to the free event on Saturday, April 25. […]

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Living Faith World Ministries’ volunteers held a lunch station on the corner of 8th Street and Derbyshire Road on April 18. Minister Larry Cunningham says the annual event was an effort to reach out to those in the community to fill a need and/or invite them to attend service at the church. […]

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A celebration of life for Pastor Frank Russ was held April 18 at Living Faith World Ministries. He died on April 10 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. He was 84. Russ was the pastor and presiding elder of several Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ […]

DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

DeLand commissioner to speak at NAACP banquet in Deltona

The West Volusia Branch of the NAACP will host the 25th annual Freedom Fund  Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 5, at New Hope Baptist Church, Deltona. The Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet theme is “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” The West Volusia Branch Youth Council will make a special presentation and the […]

Folk singer educates local children on Australian culture

Folk singer educates local children on Australian culture

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation affirms the mission of bringing the arts to children and to such a degree that Australian folk singer Seona McDowell sketches for children a background of Australia, the island-continent. She plays the guitar and explains the continent through social studies, making the subject come alive, using students as demonstrators – like […]

Community News

Community News

Friends of the Library series win state award The “Connecting with the Community” series, created and coordinated by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, has won the Florida Library Association’s 2015 Friends, Foundations and Boards Award for Outstanding Program. The series of social and cultural presentations, which began in November 2013 and culminated with […]

Artist to bring ‘Carnival’  to Peabody Auditorium

Artist to bring ‘Carnival’ to Peabody Auditorium

Artist Weldon Ryan will present “Carnival at the Peabody’’ from May 6 to June 1. His “Carnival’’ series will be featured at the Peabody Auditorium in the Rose Room gallery, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, An opening reception is May 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception will feature island music from Steel Daddy. […]

‘Out of the Box’ fashion show helps domestic abuse victims

‘Out of the Box’ fashion show helps domestic abuse victims

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The first “Out of the Box’’ fashion show for over 200 locals in the DeLand community was held April 18 at the Chisholm Community Center. Dr. Primrose Cameron of Cameron Enterprises, Alicia Monroe of Deliverance Outreach Ministries as well as Mitzy Caine and Kimeca Caine of Mitzy’s First Impressions […]

Police and residents coming together

Police and residents coming together

Community forum on Saturday will address improving communication between locals and law enforcement BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A forum to promote a more clear line of communication between Daytona Beach residents and law enforcement will be held Saturday. The event, organized by Johnnie Ponder and sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach, will […]

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