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Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Did Chitwood improve relations as police chief?

Black leaders, residents offer positive comments about his former role as Daytona’s top cop BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A nearly packed house at Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center watched Tuesday as former Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood was sworn in as sheriff of Volusia County. Chitwood was elected to the position last year […]

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

F.R.E.S.H. festival will include books, films

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Brenda Jackson, the first African-American author to make both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, will be one of the featured authors at this month’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival in Daytona Beach. The festival takes place Jan. 12-14 and will include presentations by Jackson and other authors as […]

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

African American Chamber to honor businesses at Jan. 14 event

BLACKNEWS.COM The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) will presents its 2017 Eagle Awards on Jan. 14 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The AACCCF will recognize businesses that have made a positive impact on the Central Florida community. Serving Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, […]

Focus

Focus

Clergy to speak about King’s speeches A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is scheduled at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ, 511 Fremont Ave., Daytona Beach. The following clergy leaders will be speaking on one of King’s speeches. The leaders’ choirs also will perform. Lineup of speakers “Remaining […]

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

Jan. 7 service set for Edith Hodges

A Celebration of Life for Edith Goodman White Hodges will be held at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 7 at Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George. W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Mrs. Hodges passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. A native of Daytona Beach, Mrs. Hodges was born on March 18, 1942 to the […]

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Public Library system will celebrate “The Great Gatsby,’’ an American classic, during a series of NEA Big Read programs that run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. The NEA Big Read, which encourages community reading through programs designed around a single book, is a program of the […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the many stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact.   1.  Hurricane Matthew – The storm ripped through the state and didn’t spare East Central Florida. Matthew was a wind machine, causing lots […]

Holiday celebrations for everyone

Holiday celebrations for everyone

Area residents celebrate Chanukah and Kwanzaa Chanukah (Hanukkah) is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle on a nine-branched menorah each day. The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev – the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar […]

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When school reopens after the holiday break, there will be a new principal at Campbell Middle in Daytona Beach. Dr. Jerry L. Picott takes over the school located at 625 South Keech St., which is in the heart of the Black community. “For me it’s like being in the military […]

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Merchants remain frustrated about delays and lack of access to their businesses. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited Orange Avenue construction project is just about complete. City and residents will be glad when it’s complete but for different reasons. The City of Daytona Beach estimates that the final pavement will be placed by the […]