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State of the County address to be rescheduled

State of the County address to be rescheduled

Staff Reports The State of the County address scheduled for shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, during the Volusia County Council meeting, will be rescheduled due to an unexpected absence by County Chair Jason Davis. Davis, 52 will miss the April 3, meeting due to medical reasons but will deliver the address in two […]

Spring Daytona Turkey Run was place to marvel, reminisce

Spring Daytona Turkey Run was place to marvel, reminisce

FROM STAFF REPORTS Car lovers and hot rod fans who attended the Spring Daytona Turkey Run were in heaven last weekend. The spring show was held March 28-30 at the Daytona International Speedway. The event included hundreds of classic and unusual automobiles and drew thousands of spectators. The car show was sponsored by the Daytona […]

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

Black preschoolers’ suspensions triple that of Whites

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON   – Even before they typically learn to read, Black preschoolers – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: They are three times more likely to be suspended from school than their White classmates,  according to a recent study by the civil rights […]

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues singer to perform at library

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Her performance will include pre-war blues, vaudeville, traditional jazz and original compositions. Born and raised in New Orleans, Gage had front-row schooling in jazz and blues. She has released two […]

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering first through sixth grade. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Huger golf tournament set for April 19 The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will present its third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19 with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Huger is a longtime member of the fraternity. The tournament will be held at the Daytona Beach Golf […]

A lesson on civil rights in Daytona Beach

A lesson on civil rights in Daytona Beach

Journalists and educators reflect on movement, power of the Black press 50 years ago BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been the topic of several events this year at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, including a panel discussion held Saturday, March […]

Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

Local charities to receive over 35K from golf tournament

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The 35th Annual Mayor’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was held March 21 at the Daytona Beach Golf Club on Wilder Avenue. Participating were 134 golfers, who raised money for Mayor Derrick Henry’s designated charities – the Keech Street Children’s Clinic and the Rose Marie Bryan House in Daytona Beach. […]

Daytona State students will travel to Haiti to observe, work at school

Daytona State students will travel to Haiti to observe, work at school

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A group of Daytona State College students will travel to Haiti this spring to help make a difference in the lives of children attending a “little sister school” there. The group will travel to College Susan Schuenke, a pre-K through grade 13 school in the city of Cap Haitian May 29 […]

Public asked to weigh in on memorial bridge

Public asked to weigh in on memorial bridge

Public input is being sought by the Volusia County’s Project Advisory Committee on the design aspects for the replacement of the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The project extends from City Island Parkway east along Orange Avenue/Silver Beach Avenue to South Peninsula Drive connecting the island to the beach side in Daytona Beach. In addition […]