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Free genealogy series to start on Feb. 1

Free genealogy series to start on Feb. 1

Six free genealogical classes will be presented next month at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Genealogy librarian Kim Dolce will lead the classes, which will explore the free databases available to Volusia County Public Library card holders. The classes will take place on Wednesdays starting Feb. […]

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Reflecting on MLK, what’s to come

Daytona residents at King events had plenty to say about political controversies. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds gathered Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to honor slain civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday. But while they reflected on King and his legacy, there was concern about the nation’s […]

Something for everyone at book festival

Something for everyone at book festival

More than 40 authors participate in sixth annual literary event. COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For book lovers, the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center was the place to be last weekend. More than 40 authors from across the country participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival held Jan. 12-14 in Daytona Beach. From comic books to […]

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

New police chief plans to boost outreach in Black community

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department is under a new command. Longtime Daytona Beach Police Officer Craig “Spike’’ Capri was sworn in as chief during a ceremony last week in front of a packed house at City Hall. “I’ve always had faith in myself, this department and community. I am very […]

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach. The performance is free and open to all. “Oh, What Love” features vibrant, original music, dance routines, stories of transformation and audiovisual effects. The show fuses lively contemporary gospel with traditional […]

Focus

Focus

Daytona library plans genealogy series Six free genealogical classes will be presented next month at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Genealogy librarian Kim Dolce will lead the classes, which will explore the free databases available to Volusia County Public Library card holders. The classes will take […]

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Pastors leading the way for local MLK tributes

Bryant to speak at B-CU; other ministers will preach, teach at weekend events BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jamal Bryant is a Maryland-based pastor known nationally for his fight against discrimination, police brutality, mass incarceration and other issues impacting African-Americans. On April 27, 2015, he delivered the eulogy of Freddie Gray, who died on […]

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

‘Our kids need each and every one of you’

Campbell Middle’s new principal hosts meet and greet with parents, community about his plans to improve scores at the school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Jerry Picott has big plans for Campbell Middle School and he’s wasting no time moving them forward. On Jan. 5, the new principal reached out to the community during […]

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

Bishop and historian to participate in book festival

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A local bishop and the first-ever diarist to a president are two of the authors participating in this weekend’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center. Bishop Derek Triplett, retired founding pastor of Hope Fellowship Church, will be one of the 40 authors participating in this weekend’s book […]

Anniversary wraps up Sunday at Emmanuel Church

Anniversary wraps up Sunday at Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Church of the Living God is observing its church and pastor’s anniversary this week. Elder Anthony M. Graham is celebrating his ninth year of pastoral leadership at the church and 21 years in preaching ministry. The church is observing its 28th year. On Sunday, Jan. 15, the anniversary celebration will conclude with a 3:30 […]