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B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

The African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) of the Flagler County School District received an “Unsung Hero Award” by the Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board during the board’s April 22 banquet. The award is given to service organizations that, through their tireless efforts, remain steadfast in their dedication to improving the quality of life of the […]

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new marijuana law in effect that many people may not even know about yet. The Volusia County Council unanimously approved an ordinance in March that went into effect on April 1. The law makes possession of cannabis under 20 grams and drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor crime in […]

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Stetson University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 will be its 130th and is expected to set two new records. The university is graduating its largest class with 830 graduates, which comprises 674 undergraduate and 156 master degree candidates. Stetson also will hold its first outdoor ceremony since the […]

Community News

Community News

Free HIV testing scheduled at park “I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper in the Park Conference” takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. The conference will be presented by the Minority AIDS Network, a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), City of Daytona Beach, VITAS […]

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

Embry-Riddle students help spruce up children’s center

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Because of the efforts of volunteers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Campus Outreach program, the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center has been renovated and painted on the inside and outside. The college ministry’s aim is “to change the world through discipleship.’’ Members of the Campus Outreach program also painted the basketball […]

Summit shows Black men how to take better care of their health

Summit shows Black men how to take better care of their health

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joe Madison, a civil rights and human rights activist who hosts a talk sow on Sirius XM Radio, was very open about his health-related issues during his recent visit to Daytona Beach. “I am a walking example. A few years ago, I weighed about 300 pounds. Now I weigh 178. […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

DeLand church to host Human Trafficking Awareness program Trinity United Methodist is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness night at 6:30 p.m. on May 19. The church is at 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. The public is invited to learn from local law enforcement and church leaders who are working hard to combat this growing, social […]

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New rental homes are the first in decades built in city’s Westside neighborhood. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority has made it possible for some families to move into brand-new, affordable homes. Six new houses are the first significant development besides Habitat for Humanity homes built in more than 40 years […]

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Annual program allows residents to learn about religion, meet local members DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As it has done for years, the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach held its community outreach program last weekend, which allows area residents to get better acquainted with the Muslim community and foster a better understanding of the Islamic religion. […]

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mattie Howard is being remembered this week as a legendary local gospel radio show host, gospel singer and concert promoter, as well as a woman who dedicated her life to helping others succeed. Howard died on April 14 at age 73. For nearly 20 years, Howard was the backbone of […]