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A facelift for Westside Elementary

A facelift for Westside Elementary

School in Black neighborhood to get new classrooms and cafeteria BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A school in Daytona Beach’s Black community soon will be given a facelift. The Volusia County School District plans to renovate Westside Elementary located at 1210 Jimmy Ann Drive. “It’s been long overdue. A renovated Westside will be a great […]

Ronni Williams makes history

Ronni Williams makes history

Basketball standout becomes the first local woman drafted into the WNBA BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams is heading to the WNBA, making her the first Volusia County woman to be drafted by the professional basketball league. The former Atlantic High School and University of Florida (UF) basketball standout was drafted April 13 by […]

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach received an “A’’ for employment diversity but an overall grade of an F in a report card released this week by the Florida NAACP. The 2017 Diversity Matters Report Card graded some private corporations, school districts and city governments across the state. The NAACP Florida […]

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the state battling 106 wildfires covering 124,000 acres as of Wednesday, Florida’s top forestry official warned the fire season has yet to reach its peak. Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, said Florida is experiencing an “active early fire season,” with drought […]

Fraternity inducts new members

Fraternity inducts new members

Stewart Memorial to present Women’s Day tea

Stewart Memorial to present Women’s Day tea

Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church has scheduled a Women’s Day activity at 11:30 a.m. April 22. “The Pretty Hat Prayer Brunch and Tea’’ will include a brunch with a variety of teas. Ladies are invited to wear hats. The cost is $25. The culminating Women’s Day activity will be at 4 p.m. April 23. The […]

Midtown Motown returns

Midtown Motown returns

The City of Daytona Beach’s 2017 summer concert series kicked off April 8 at Cypress Park, 981 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The concert, featuring Glenn Wiley and The Love Band, included food vendors. The free event continues at 7 p.m. May 13 with Bartee and the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. The series will […]

Community News

Community News

Airport plans community appreciation day Daytona Beach International Airport will host a Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, to thank the community for its support and patronage. Attendees will learn about the many flights out of Daytona Beach on American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue, as well as the amenities and […]

Out and about on Easter weekend

Out and about on Easter weekend

Area residents who wanted to partake in Easter events had plenty to choose from over the holiday weekends. There were many Easter egg hunts for the kids as well as services that reflected on the meaning of the Christian holiday. As it’s done in the past, the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance hosted “The Seven […]

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

People caught with a small amount of pot could get a small fine, not jail time. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The New Smryna Beach City Commission passed a city ordinance Tuesday night making possession of marijuana less than 20 grams a misdemeanor violation. The commission passed the measure with a 3-2 vote with Mayor […]