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COGIC youth meeting in Daytona this week The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Florida Central Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, is holding its Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) conference in Daytona Beach, June 16-19. “This is primarily a youth conference,” said Pastor Karl Anderson. “It will benefit youth in multiple ways including teaching them life skills that […]

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

The Daytona Monarchs baseball program is looking for players ages 8 through 18. They are also seeking motivated and dedicated coaches. Come learn the fundamentals, skills and techniques of the game while having fun. The Daytona Monarchs are in partnership with the Orlando Monarchs Baseball Youth Leadership and Development program, which is a 501©(3) non-profit […]

JUNETEENTH FESTIVITIES

JUNETEENTH FESTIVITIES

DAYTONA CELEBRATES AT SPEEDWAY, CYPRESS PARK Daytona Beach again observed Juneteenth with plenty of festivities. On June 11, the annual banquet took place at Daytona International Speedway with a recognition of Hometown Heroes. On June 13, a day of celebration took place at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach. Capturing the events was Daytona Times photographer […]

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

Dwayne Coleman one of local leaders honored at banquet BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dwayne Copeland, who has been a Volusia County Schools educator for nearly 20 years, became principal of Starke Elementary School in DeLand at the start of last year’s school year and is working hard to boost test scores and get the students […]

A Speedway surprise for veterans

A Speedway surprise for veterans

Service men and women receive free tickets to race, autographed memorabilia Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano and longtime Daytona International Speedway ticket holders surprised 22 local military members with free tickets to the 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola and vintage grandstand seats autographed by the driver on Tuesday. Along with the two tickets […]

Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education

Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Local residents can celebrate African-American history for free on Saturday at the 15th annual Juneteenth Family Festival at the Cypress Park and Recreation Center in Daytona Beach. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The community gathering of family and friends will present the Sankofa African-American Museum on […]

B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

B-CU mourns death of former quarterback, football and basketball coach

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Raymon Thornton, one of the top quarterbacks in Bethune-Cookman history and a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class, died on June 22.  He was 87. As a student-athlete, Thornton helped lay the groundwork for the success of Wildcats football. He was named the program’s second All-American […]

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

The “Connecting with the Community” series, created and coordinated by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, recently 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 a tribute to Dr. Jimmy Huger on April […]

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

Daytona to stop asking about criminal convictions

City announces plan to ban checkbox from job applications BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach joined a growing number of cities around the country this week when it officially announced it was banning the box on applications that asks if someone has been convicted of a crime. Applicants applying for city employment can now […]

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP held its 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 30 and gave recognition to two national civil rights heroes. Also acknowledged were leaders whose contributions have made a significant difference locally. This year’s theme was “The NAACP: Pursuing Liberty in the […]