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Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway. The applications have been filed despite continued opposition from House leaders to such funding. Applications submitted […]

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B-CU to introduce CEED at Nov. 6 program SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will introduce the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CEED) with a daylong launch program on Friday, Nov. 6. CEED, which began operation this year, offers an array of business services, resources and tools to small business owners and those […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.  Training is Nov. 12. For more information, call 386-236-2020.

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) Southeast Region held its fall conference in Daytona Beach from Oct. 28-Nov. 1 with the theme “Creating Growth through Participation.” Community participation for the visiting firefighters included an outreach program at Turie T. Small Elementary. Fourth- and fifth-graders, their parents and community members, got to hang […]

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

Branch president wants commission to do full review of hiring and promotion practices BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The voice of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP was robust and firm during the Oct. 21 city commission meeting. The organization’s president, Cynthia Slater, was the first citizen to address the Daytona Beach commission […]

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN:  ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN: ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

Students open up about their experience with poverty and homelessness at DeLand conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst tears and fragile nerves, she shared an emotional story this month that chronicles a life of poverty and homelessness. Her captive audience […]

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

Author on mission to educate and empower youth through collection of animated stories

In a social climate where the value of Black lives in America is often questioned, one author has elected to draw on history to remind today’s youth of their powerful origins. Barbara Solomon, founder of Adzua Arts and author of the “Princess Kamala’’ book series, has for several years dedicated her work to creating animated […]

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Fire department issues safety tips for Halloween

Consider using glow sticks or flameless candles to light up the faces of Halloween jack o’lanterns. This is just one of the safety tips Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito is offering to keep the community safe and fire free. “The latest data from the U.S. Fire Administration is that there are more than […]

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

The ‘Thin Man’ Watts Festival draws hundreds of music fans from around the state BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The legacy of jazz in DeLand was once again celebrated in honor of the late music impresario Noble “Thin Man” Watts. In 2004, the same year of his death, the namesake outdoor jazz festival was conceived. […]