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New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

New restaurant, other employers will be hiring at city’s job fair on March 29

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Last August, thousands of job seekers lined up for hours at a time to attend a series of job fairs convened by members of the Congressional Black Caucus in five cities around the country. The potential for as many to turnout at a job fair hasn’t deterred Daytona Beach officials from organizing […]

Your tax refund is yours to keep

Your tax refund is yours to keep

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA FINANCIAL WRITER Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to ‘help’ consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. Each year, high-cost tax-related services drain an estimated $11 billion from the pockets of 30 million […]

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections

Bruno eyes Senate; Northey wants to be Supervisor of Elections BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Volusia County Council members have announced their intentions to run for different offices to continue their public service. Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno says he will be running for the Florida Senate District 7 seat while Volusia County Council […]

B-CU instructor wants to make difference as school board member

B-CU instructor wants to make difference as school board member

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright believes public education is the greatest opportunity for many children to have a bright future. This is one of the reasons the Bethune-Cookman University instructor has decided to enter the political arena for the first time and run for the Volusia County District 2 school board seat. Wright […]

Pastor running for District 2 county seat

Pastor running for District 2 county seat

Rev. Tyrone Brown said he has received calls asking him not to seek office BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Tyrone Brown, pastor of Cathedral of Faith Ministries of Daytona Beach, is running again for the Volusia County Council seat 2. Brown will compete in the November election against incumbent Councilman Joshua Wagner and […]

Fordham making another attempt at school board

Fordham making another attempt at school board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A Bethune-Cookman University professor has thrown his hat into the ring again to run for a Volusia County school board seat. Because of redistricting, Dr. Walter Fordham will be running in Zone 4 instead of Zone 2. In the past, he has sought the Zone 2 seat. Other announced candidates […]

Local elections taking shape

Local elections taking shape

A number of Black candidates will be running for city, county school board seats BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES harperjames59@yahoo.com The 2012 election season seems to be in full gear with a number of can- didates announcing bids for city, county and school board seats. Elections this year will include a high number of local […]

Latest state school rankings stir up controversy

Latest state school rankings stir up controversy

The state on Monday released a ranking scale that rates school districts from highest to lowest. But the rankings are coming under fire from school district superintendents who say it’s not a fair way to look at how well students are doing.

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