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B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

B-CU trustees make progress during spring board meeting

Daytona Beach – Following the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees spring meeting, Dr. Larry R. Handfield is again serving as chairman of the board. After temporarily yielding leadership to fellow alumnus and first vice chairman Dr. Lee Rhyant inJanuary, Handfield has returned to the board. The B-CU board of trustees and President Trudie Kibbe […]

New Midtown pond remains an issue

New Midtown pond remains an issue

Residents push for underground system, express concern about kids’ safety BY JAMES HARPER AND ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Daytona Beach residents want an underground filtration system to replace a retention pond recently constructed behind the new Midtown Education and Cultural Center in Daytona Beach on Kelly Field. Residents met with Assistant City Manager Paul […]

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

Funeral Saturday for ‘Mr. Fix It,’ Bobby Burch Sr.

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bobby Lee Burch, who was well known in Daytona Beach as “Mr. Fix It,” died April 19 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter, Murtice Beaman. Burch was 94. Burch, who was married to the late Murtice Williams for 73 years, was also known in the community for […]

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

FAREWELL FOR B-CU’S REED

Retirement celebration held for outgoing president A man attending a retirement celebration for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed signs a photo memorial during the April 19 event at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hilton. More than 200 people gathered at the celebration for Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman University. Reed is scheduled to leave B-CU on May 13, […]

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

Daytona manager limits chief’s comments to press

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has been limited to what he can say to the media by City Manager Jim Chisholm. The order came after Chitwood was quoted in the Daytona Beach News Journal for chastising Volusia County Council member Joyce Cusack for an appointment she made to the […]

Local task force focuses on pool safety

Local task force focuses on pool safety

Speakers emphasize importance of swimming lessons for children during April 19 event at Aquatic Center BY SHAUNA NABORS SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Enough children drown each year in Florida to fill three to four preschool classrooms. Drowning is the leading cause of death among Florida children ages one to four, and Florida’s rate of […]

State health department issues warning about whooping cough

State health department issues warning about whooping cough

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is advising parents, childcare workers and health care providers to verify the children they care for are properly immunized against pertussis, a respiratory disease also known as whooping cough. The DOH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) experts also advise new parents, grandparents […]

Donations sought for Chiles Academy students

Donations sought for Chiles Academy students

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Students at Chiles Academy need help from the community. Daytona State College’s Rotaract Club, a service club for young professionals and students ages 18-30, has started a service project it is calling Mommy’s Wish list, said spokesman Huong Luong. Mommy’s Wish List helps provide necessities that government funding may not […]

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Midtown Education and Cultural Center still on schedule; city eliminates jobs, sports programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Chairs, tables, jump ropes, bowling balls, hurdles and other equipment soon will fill the Midtown Education and Cultural Center, which is expected to open the end of May. Daytona Beach city commissioners approved the purchase of about […]

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

Women’s educational experiences lead to CARE at Daytona State College

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new program at Daytona State College that could help many get into school and succeed. The College Access Retention and Enrichment (CARE) program is designed to assist non-traditional college students such as single parents, low-income residents and public housing tenants get an education. Difficult circumstances The program […]