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Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Black Daytonans say city must improve employment practices BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF While the City of Daytona Beach’s Black population is 35.4 percent, 18.7 percent of the municipality’s workforce is Black. The city’s total minority workforce stands at 25 percent. Those were some of the numbers cited at Wednesday night’s City Commission meeting by […]

A treat for fans of classic cars

A treat for fans of classic cars

Thousands of vintage cars on display during annual Daytona Turkey Run The 42nd Annual Daytona Turkey Run was held Nov. 26-29 in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. The classic car show and swap meet attracted more than 150,000 spectators. The smaller spring event is scheduled for March 25-27. According to its website, the […]

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF If you haven’t done so, there’s still plenty of time to catch a local exhibit showcasing Black Daytona Beach 70 years ago. The display at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center features the works of renowned photographer Gordon Parks. Titled “Midway: A Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943,’’ […]

‘Miss Katie’  Williamson dies

‘Miss Katie’ Williamson dies

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Katie Ruth Williamson, the matriarch of one of the city’s well-known Black families, died on Nov. 24 in Daytona Beach. She was 87. Born on April 2, 1928 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was one of seven children of the late Benjamin and Zelena Putney Williams. On June 5, […]

Residents, activists have their say

Residents, activists have their say

Prior to Wednesday night’s commission meeting, the Daytona Times asked some local residents these questions: “Should the city’s staff and management reflect the city’s population? If yes, do you have confidence that the mayor, city commissioners and the current city manager will improve the racial diversity of the city’s staff and management?” The Black population […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade set for Dec. 12 Celebrate the holiday season with your family, friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission is free. The day kicks off with the pre-parade […]

Giving thanks for a brand-new house

Giving thanks for a brand-new house

Habitat for Humanity helps hard-working mom realize dream  of home ownership BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Thanksgiving holiday has taken on a heightened sense of gratefulness for New Smyrna resident Angela Marshall. The single mother of five is on the path to home ownership thanks to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian housing organization founded […]

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University once again proved Central Florida was “Wildcat Territory” with its fifth straight win against rival Florida A&M at the Florida Blue Florida Classic on Nov. 21 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With a final score of 35-14, first-year head coach Terry Sims earned his first taste of victory […]

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County Fire Rescue issued a statement this week urging those who plan to fry their turkeys to be aware of the risks. Cooking a turkey in a vat of boiling oil can lead to serious burns. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Jazz’ series continues at City Island library Ken Burns’ “Jazz” documentary will continue with episodes seven through 10 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island in December. The episodes will cover the rise of bebop, swing music, west coast jazz and avant-garde jazz in the 1940s and 1950s. The schedule includes “Dedicated to […]