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Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

Palm Coast author helping Blacks boys mature to productive men

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Like most people, Sandra Felecia suffered loss and pain. She is the mother of four biological sons, which she says has made her very empathetic to the plight of the Black male. “I have taken my experiences in life and taught my sons to love themselves, God and mankind,” said […]

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

County manager upholds firing of beach patrol officer

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen has upheld the firing of Todd Snipes, a former beach safety captain. The county’s personnel board voted 3-2 on Nov. 5 for Dinneen to consider a lesser punishment in Snipe’s case. In a document provided to the Daytona Times, Dinneen states that “after careful consideration, […]

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

Daytona native recognized as one of Atlanta’s outstanding educators

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) announced last month that Douglass High School teacher Corendis Hardy was one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools educators named 2013 AFAEE winners. It is an award that recognizes and honors outstanding educators in the school system. Hardy is a 1983 graduate of […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Alpha Kappa Alpha donates supplies to Domestic Abuse Council

Throughout October, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Gamma Mu Omega Chapter recognized National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with activities planned by the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee. Coordinated by Patricia James, the chapter’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee chairman, the chapter made a donation to the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County, Inc.  […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Advance Directives’ will be topic of Palm Coast Lunch n’ Lecture Haven Hospice’s local professional liaison, Laura M. Zublionis, will present a talk about advance directives during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The lecture will start […]

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

County subcommittee to discuss veteran memorials on Nov. 18

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Subcommittee will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, to discuss education aspects for veteran memorials on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The purpose of this subcommittee is […]

B-CU getting into the radio business

B-CU getting into the radio business

Businessman and former councilman Big John donates WELE-AM to university BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will be the owner and operator of WELE-AM, a commercial station licensed to Ormond Beach and serving all of East Volusia – that is upon the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson confirmed […]

Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

Trial date set for former Daytona pastor accused of theft

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A trial date has been set for a former Daytona Beach pastor who has been charged with stealing more than $54,000 from a Key West church in which he was the pastor. The Rev. John Wesley McKenzie, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach from March 1995 […]

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

Black Male Gathering expands from Daytona to Sanford

FROM STAFF REPORTS Two events bringing together a wide spectrum of African-American boys and men will be held in Daytona Beach and Sanford in the upcoming weeks. The events coined “The Black Male Gathering’’ are part of an initiative to assist Black boys and men in reaching their full potential. The gathering presents forums to […]

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

Elementary students bring attention to need for more after-school programs

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dozens of Palm Terrace Elementary School students rallied recently to draw attention to the need for more after-school programs. Palm Terrace is one of many schools nationwide that has an extended day enrichment program. There are millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon, according […]