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Willie Mae Davis Lloyd laid to rest

Willie Mae Davis Lloyd laid to rest

On Jan. 23, family and friends attended a graveside service for longtime resident Willie Mae Lloyd, who died in Houston, Texas on Jan. 9. With her late husband Merrell Lloyd, Mrs. Lloyd was instrumental in operating Lloyd’s Electric, formerly one of Daytona Beach’s largest Black-owned businesses.  (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / DAYTONA TIMES)

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

Ecumenical service strives toward Christian unity

From across the county, choir members, faith leaders and congregations answered the clarion call of standing together and gathering in support of Christian unity. “The Seventh Flagler Ecumenical Celebration of Unity in Prayer and Song,” spearheaded on Jan. 23 by Dr. Chau T. Phan at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, reminded everyone that “Jesus’ […]

Community

Community

Library to show classic Black films this month At 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Ben Trotter, a library assistant and film school graduate, shows a popular classic movie at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. He and his friends explain why each movie was selected, describe interesting facts […]

Seeking a place to belong

Seeking a place to belong

Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. has spent months capturing images of the homeless in Volusia County. Most recently, he followed them as they left Manatee Island Park, a Daytona Beach site with public restrooms where many gathered at night to sleep. When it was shut down, he was there when they set up […]

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

Commission directs manager to seek out companies for employment survey BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach City Commission moved a step closer last night to addressing the lack of racial diversity within the city’s workforce following complaints from residents and the local NAACP branch president. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia-Daytona Beach Branch of […]

A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Locals reflect on the life and legacy of MLK The morning was cold, but the reflections about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warmed the hearts of those paying tribute to the slain civil rights leader on Monday, the federal holiday. As with other local cities, DeLand started out the day […]

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, recently held induction ceremonies for more than 160 new inductees. The ceremony took place on campus in Heyn Chapel. “We are so proud of our […]

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor League team. […]

Discussions at libraries to focus on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Discussions at libraries to focus on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“To Kill a Mockingbird,’’ the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner by Harper Lee, was selected by the Volusia County Public Library system to be the subject of its six-week Big Read program. The library system has scheduled 21 book discussions at library branches and other public venues. Library staff and guest moderators will lead “To Kill […]

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Breakfasts, banquet, worship services and other festivities scheduled locally to honor King. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents can take part in a number of events this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before and on his official holiday. Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be […]