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Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Derek T. Triplett is the founding pastor of Daytona Beach’s Hope Fellowship and the author of a new book for men aptly titled “When I Became A Man.’’ He will be one of the featured authors at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival to […]

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cleon “Fly’’ Smith, a local singer, songwriter and musician who also was known as the “Original Space Cowboy,’’ died Dec. 29 at age 62. Smith, who was born and raised in Daytona Beach, released “Space Cowboy’’ in 1976 and “Space Cowboy II’’ in 1978 under an independent label. He had shared […]

Three-day event to focus on domestic violence

Three-day event to focus on domestic violence

Weekend will include Winter Wonderland fashion, dinner show BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Lillie Wiggins is co-owner of Spa Dazzle Hair Salon & Day Spa in Port Orange. On any given day, beauty and style services are her specialty, but the local entrepreneur is combining philanthropy, domestic violence awareness, and style to present the second […]

The gift of books, time

The gift of books, time

As part of JetBlue’s celebration to commemorate the launch of service to Daytona Beach, employees of the airline participated in a book reading and book donation on Wednesday at Turie T. Small Elementary School. During the event, 500 age-appropriate books were presented to students in first and second grades. JetBlue employees took the time to […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Author to discuss Bethune’s life, legacy Nancy Long will discuss her biography, “The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune,” at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Long is president of the Heritage Preservation Trust and a retired professor at Bethune-Cookman University. Her book is based on interviews […]

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Daytona nightclub

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF PHOTO BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach police were still searching for a gunman Thursday night in a fatal shooting at the Biarritz Club on Pearl Street. Two men were killed and a third injured early Thursday morning in the shooting outside of the nightclub, which is located a few blocks from Bethune-Cookman University. […]

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

Durham’s appointment ‘undermines Black people’

That was the statement offered by the local NAACP president on Daytona’s hiring of the minister and community leader. The mayor begs to differ. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The recent appointment of the Rev. L. Ronald Durham as a full-time city government earning $75,000 per year with full benefits has added fuel to the […]

F.R.E.S.H. BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

F.R.E.S.H. BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

Orlando author to discuss ‘A White Man’s Woman’ at Jan. 9 event BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival gets underway this month in Daytona Beach, one of the featured authors will be Malvin Ann Williams-Tyson of Orlando whose book is titled “A White Man’s Woman.’’ Based on a true story, Williams-Tyson tells […]

Bethune-Cookman alumna finding success with innovative ‘Purse Props’

Bethune-Cookman alumna finding success with innovative ‘Purse Props’

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Some women call them “handbags’’ while older generations prefer the more dated moniker, “pocketbooks.’’ The more fashionable millennial term is is a “purse,” and for as long as they have collectively crowded church pews, claimed their own movie theater chair or longed for public bathroom hooks to hang upon, the […]

B-CU provost named president of Virginia HBCU

B-CU provost named president of Virginia HBCU

Dr. Makola Abdullah was chosen as 14th leader of Virginia State University. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) conferred more than 220 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 12, students were not the only legacy symbols to leave the historical institution. President Edison O. Jackson also announced that Provost Makola […]