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An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

An overdue honor for ‘Buddy’ Young

Daytona Beach park named after late commissioner BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Family and friends of the late Daytona Beach Commissioner Rufus “Buddy’’ Young Jr. as well as community leaders gathered on Jan. 15 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the city’s newest park to Young for his many contributions to the Daytona Beach […]

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

‘We must celebrate and we must act’

Volusia leaders urge attendees at MLK events to keep pressing for change BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “What a beautiful day to be in this place and at this time, to celebrate a good man,” Volusia County Council At Large Member Joyce Cusack told a nearly standing room only crowd of Blacks, Whites and […]

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

B-CU renovating building erected in 1941

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson, Board of Trustees, students and other supporters gathered on Jan. 16 for a dedication ceremony of one its oldest buildings – the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. Originally the campus library and eventually the home to the social sciences department, the building has been on […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

Palm Coast cultural arts grant application period open The City of Palm Coast offers a Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Matching Grant program to provide funding for cultural arts programs and/or events that are conducted within the City of Palm Coast by Palm Coast-based non-profit organizations. Funding is still available for the current fiscal year – […]

Community

Community

Hope Fellowship announces Black History schedule In recognition of Black History Month, Bishop Derek T. Triplett and Hope Fellowship Church will host a number of events to honor Florida’s black heritage and history. During the month of February, the community is invited to a series of educational and entertaining events —from music and the arts […]

A major feat for longtime Votran driver

A major feat for longtime Votran driver

Bernard Huggins becomes second operator with 3 million-mile safety record SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES It took him about 40 years to do it, but Votran operator Bernard Huggins now can claim he HAS driven three million miles without a preventable accident. In achieving the rare safe driver achievement, Huggins becomes only the second Votran […]

More Community News

More Community News

Bus system’s fare increase takes effect Feb. 2 Beginning Feb. 2, Votran riders will face a modest fare increase, the second of a two-part phased fare hike. The first phase of the rate increase became effective in February 2014. Votran is increasing fares to help offset substantially higher operating costs. Even with the increase, Votran fares remain […]

One City, One Vision, Two Years

One City, One Vision, Two Years

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry talks about his first two years in office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Nearly 14,000 residents voted in 2012 to elect Derrick Henry as the second Black mayor of Daytona Beach. The former Zone 5 city commissioner recently sat down with the Daytona Times to discuss his first two […]

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929-1968

‘Honor, educate and celebrate’ Local MLK celebrations will include march,  banquet, worship service ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Honor, educate and celebrate” is the theme of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Daytona Beach. The Rev. John T. Long, pastor of Tubman-King Community Church, is the chairperson of MLK Celebration for Florida, […]

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

Portion of Orange Avenue to be closed for about two months

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Orange Avenue, from Caroline Street to Reva Street, will be closed to through traffic through about mid-March due to the $17.6 million dollar Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. The project has been underway since June of 2014. The roadway’s base and surface are being rebuilt. New water, sewer and drainage systems are being installed, […]