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Daytona group visits Kenya; returns home with mission on their mind FROM STAFF REPORTS The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church are partnering to undertake a project to help empower women and girls, and, ultimately, the economies in their communities and in Kenya, Africa. The journey for this […]

Beatrice Ritchie turns 100

Beatrice Ritchie turns 100

Born July 4, 1914 in Culpepper, Virginia to Archie and Ardeemer West, Beatrice Ritchie celebrated her 100th birthday at Allen Chapel A.M.E Church on July 11. Fondly called Bea, she went to high school during the Great Depression, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights era, and worked for the federal […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Saturday is sign-up day at Daytona State New and returning students can “sign up for classes, financial aid, etc.  in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and […]

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

Labor group withdraws UNCF support over $25 million by Koch brothers

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ […]

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Four city zones idea gets nowhere

Kimmons says reducing Daytona districts would mean better resources for all residents BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach commissioners dove into a list of around three-dozen charter changes for over two hours at their last meeting. The changes came from the city’s Charter Review Committee and input from Daytona Beach residents. The commissioners […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

Crossdressers pass off phony currency as real deal

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES You may want to give your bills the onceover while Daytona Beach police officers identify and apprehend two men who passed off counterfeit currency as authentic at the CVS Pharmacy on LPGA Boulevard. The two men exchanged the money for merchandise on June 20. Video surveillance may make it […]

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

Cyber camp gives students a peek into high-paying field

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College’s second annual summer cyber camp. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Halifax hosting free wellness forums for women Halifax Health Medical Center physicians will host interactive health forums covering topics important to women of all ages on July 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at the France Tower Mezzanine, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Topics include incontinence, menopause, weight loss and bariatrics and cardiovascular health. […]

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

Daytona State schedules ‘get it done’ registration day

New and returning students can “get it done” – sign up for classes, financial aid, etc. – in one visit to Daytona State College on Saturday, July 19. Registration for fall semester is as simple as stopping by the Daytona Beach Campus for Enrollment Day to complete everything from admission to registration and have a […]