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Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

Watoto children’s choir travels from Africa to inspire thousands in Florida

The Watoto Children’s Choir kicked off its four-month U.S. tour in Palm Beach Gardens and will continue through the southeast through March of 2015. The group will visit the Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave. in Ormond Beach, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The performances are titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and are […]

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT 2014

B-CU honors Troutmans as ‘Total B-CU Family’ FROM STAFF REPORTS At Bethune-Cookman University’s Dec. 13 fall commencement, 213 students received degrees. Among those was Ted Troutman of Daytona Beach, who graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Ted followed in the footsteps of more than 40 relatives who have graduated from the university. Last Saturday, […]

Protests at mall elicit positive police response

Protests at mall elicit positive police response

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Amid the massive outcry in recent weeks over the non-indictments in the cop killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protests, vigils and die-ins have materialized across Central Florida, making a showing at the Volusia Mall on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach last week. Brandon Krampert Over a […]

Wildcats lose Jenkins to Alabama

Wildcats lose Jenkins to Alabama

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Brian Jenkins was introduced as the new head coach of Alabama State University (ASU) on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at the school’s new stadium. The 43-year-old said it was part of God’s plan for him. “When God speaks, you don’t question it,” Jenkins said at the press […]

Will Midtown parade march on?

Will Midtown parade march on?

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard was thinly lined with onlookers as floats, bands and non-profits marched along the street for Saturday morning’s Light-Up Midtown Parade. The Midtown community surrounds the Bethune-Cookman University area where a majority of Blacks live. The annual December event saw its third year along with a […]

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from Palm Coast Fire Department

The Palm Coast Fire Department is offering fire prevention tips to keep wreaths green at all of the city’s fire stations. Project Green Wreath is a fire prevention program that runs through December. Large wreaths have been hung at all five stations, with green light bulbs in each. Firefighters will replace one green light with […]