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Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

A Celebration of Life for Edith Goodman White Hodges will be held at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 7 at Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George. W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Mrs. Hodges passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. A native of Daytona Beach, Mrs. Hodges was born on March 18, 1942 to the […]

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Public Library system will celebrate “The Great Gatsby,’’ an American classic, during a series of NEA Big Read programs that run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. The NEA Big Read, which encourages community reading through programs designed around a single book, is a program of the […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the many stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact.   1.  Hurricane Matthew – The storm ripped through the state and didn’t spare East Central Florida. Matthew was a wind machine, causing lots […]

Holiday celebrations for everyone

Holiday celebrations for everyone

Area residents celebrate Chanukah and Kwanzaa Chanukah (Hanukkah) is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle on a nine-branched menorah each day. The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev – the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar […]

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When school reopens after the holiday break, there will be a new principal at Campbell Middle in Daytona Beach. Dr. Jerry L. Picott takes over the school located at 625 South Keech St., which is in the heart of the Black community. “For me it’s like being in the military […]

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Merchants remain frustrated about delays and lack of access to their businesses. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited Orange Avenue construction project is just about complete. City and residents will be glad when it’s complete but for different reasons. The City of Daytona Beach estimates that the final pavement will be placed by the […]

An evening of fun just for seniors

An evening of fun just for seniors

Hundreds attend annual prom at Midtown center for residents 55 and up. About 350 area seniors were treated to an evening of dinner and dancing on Dec. 16 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The occasion was the second annual Light Up Midtown Senior Prom presented by the City of Daytona […]

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Dancing Lady Cats (DLC) of Daytona Beach is made up of 30 students ages 6 to 19, which includes two boys. The dance team performs at local events – mainly sporting events. The DLC also travels competes, having won a few first-place and second-place prizes. While DLC provides an […]

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority marked its 75th anniversary during a gala on Dec. 17. On hand for the sold-out event at the Palmetto Club were a number of dignitaries, including Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed and outgoing State Rep. Dwayne Taylor. Also in attendance were Sharon Brown Harriott, […]

Jan. 7 is sign-up day at Daytona State College

Jan. 7 is sign-up day at Daytona State College

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES With the spring semester around the corner, it’s time for students returning and new to college to lock in their schedule. Daytona State College offers an easy-access, no-cost session next month to make registration a simple one-stop process. Enrollment Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]