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Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Thomas Huger applied for a job as the City of Daytona Beach’s deputy Public Works director last year, he was armed with a master of business administration graduate degree, numerous certifications and excellent performance evaluations and reviews. The current facilities construction and maintenance manager, who has a 10-year work […]

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands in Volusia County decided to take advantage of early voting for the Aug. 30 primary. The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website shows that 6,022 registered voters had participated in early voting as of Daytona Times’ Wednesday presstime, including 1,364 at City Island Library in Daytona Beach. That’s an […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health confirmed 15 new travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, which included one in Volusia County. The report included three each in Pinellas, Orange and Seminole counties, two in Broward and one each in Broward, Manatee and Pasco. Local officials are being cautious but […]

Young poets mentoring program kicks off Sept. 18

Young poets mentoring program kicks off Sept. 18

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The award-winning documentary film “Louder than a Bomb” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, for free at City Island Library to celebrate the start of the Volusia County Young Poets Mentoring Program. The film traces high school poets who prepare and compete in poetry slam competitions. […]

Hope House resident’s accomplishments celebrated

Hope House resident’s accomplishments celebrated

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Food Brings Hope celebrates and congratulates residents of the Eric Christopher DeVriese, Jr. Hope House for reaching personal and academic goals during their stay at the residence for unaccompanied and homeless youth. The doors to the Hope House opened in January 2014 and has provided for and benefited 12 unaccompanied […]

Community News

Community News

Love Fest set for Aug. 27 The Third Annual Love Fest is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 849 Derbyshire Road in Daytona Beach. This is a free community event, which is about restoring unity in the community through community partnership awareness. Free food, haircuts and health screenings will be […]

Time to let your vote be your voice

Time to let your vote be your voice

Where to cast ballots early in Flagler, Volusia DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For those who have made up their minds about the candidates and are eager to vote in Volusia County, they can do so starting Monday. Early voting started on Aug. 15 in Flagler County. Early voting in Volusia is Aug. 20-27 for the Aug. […]

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Since 2008, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge has been played in Orlando. This year, the HBCU conferences’ battle will be in Daytona Beach with the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats taking on the Alcorn State University Braves. The game, owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, showcases teams from the […]

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

Family, Dozier School survivors pay respects to Daytona Beach teen who died 64 years ago BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Billy Jackson’s life ended way too soon. He died in 1952 at age 13 while a ward of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, a small city in North Florida. While the cause […]

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