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Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Local students: ‘We are Mike Brown’

Vigil, forums held in response to grand jury’s decision in Ferguson BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “We shall overcome. We are our brother’s keepers. We are Mike Brown,” chanted 20 or so Bethune-Cookman University students as the rain came down Tuesday afternoon. The students encircled a statue of university founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

$35,000: That’s what Daytona man punched by officer got from city

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A payment of $35,000 to Keriekan Palmer was authorized to be taken from Daytona Beach’s Consolidated Insurance Fund at the city’s last commission meeting. The payment comes after Palmer suffered three fractured teeth following a citation for littering in June 2012. Yes, littering. Palmer will share the $35,000 with […]

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner brings together DeLand community

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free Thanksgiving community fellowship dinner was held on Nov. 20 at the Spring Hill Community Resource Center in DeLand. The annual event attracted more than  300 residents, including children from the Boys and Girls Club and a group from the Chisholm Center. “We see such a huge homeless population […]

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

Candidates file paperwork for Thrasher’s seat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA John Thrasher’s departure this month from the Florida Senate has caused candidates to line up to run in special elections for his Senate seat and two House seats, according to filings with the state Division of Elections. Daytona Beach Democrat David Cox this week filed paperwork to run in Senate […]

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

World AIDS Day events planned in Volusia

There are a number of events planned for World AIDS Day in Volusia County. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Focus, Partner, and Achieve: an AIDS-free Generation.” World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free legal advice clinics scheduled in December Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday. The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. […]

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

City makes good on promise to Midtown businesses

Critical section of Orange Avenue reopened; overtime speeds up work on reconstruction project BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES After bringing their pleas for help before the Daytona Beach City Commission, businesses along Orange Avenue can heave a sigh of relief as traffic leading to several shopping plazas has been restored. A critical commercial section […]

History is made

History is made

Davis becomes first Black female commissioner in DeLand BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, was sworn in as the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat on Nov. 18. She was elected in a landslide victory during the Aug. 26 primaries, beating opponent […]

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

Hospice organization reaches out to Blacks

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES While November is usually remembered with turkey and pies as the kickoff to the holiday season, it also is National Hospice Awareness Month. Halifax Health-Hospice, which has been in Volusia and Flagler counties for 30 years, recently hired Dr. Ronald L. Durham in an effort to reach out to […]

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

Church celebrates its seniors at annual Golden Harvest event

The annual Golden Harvest Celebration was held at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach on Nov. 16. “Celebrating the G.O.L.D. “Grateful-Outstanding-Loving-Disciples,” was the focus of the service or as Sandra Strapp expressed, “Celebrating our senior saints who are now golden.” Narcissus Brown, 95; John H. Gainey, 92; Joshua Edwards, 83;  Argie M. Brown, […]