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Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership to meet May 22


The Tobacco Free Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive room 516C, Daytona Beach. Dr. Diana Lee, Partnership chair, will discuss how employers can save money by legally only hiring non-smokers, worksite changes to help employees stop using tobacco and […]

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

Local National Council of Negro Women hosts Pretty Hat Tea

The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. recently hosted its annual “Pretty Hat Tea.’’ The event is an opportunity for the group to bring women together to learn more about various health issues in a social environment. Area physician Dr. Delicia Haynes was the guest speaker at the tea held […]

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

Boos, jeers greet commencement speaker DeVos BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Lexis Melo was one of about 300 students who graduated from Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to the commencement ceremony, she summed up the thoughts of many of her fellow graduates. Just before entering the Ocean Center for B-CU’s noon commencement ceremony, Melo […]

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will place two historical markers at Mary McLeod Bethune Park in New Smyrna Beach during a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 19. The park is located 6655 South Atlantic Ave. The County Council will unveil two historical panels that tell the story of Bethune […]

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shyriaka “Shy’’ Morris is an artist, entrepreneur and community activist. The 41-year-old divorced mother of four has a degree in early childhood education and has made a living selling paintings and sculptures and teaching art. “I’ve seen many single women in my family and others outside my family succeed. I […]

Campbell Middle festival to benefit after-school program

Campbell Middle festival to benefit after-school program

Campbell Middle School’s Night Alive after-school program has designated May 12 for its first Festival in the Field. The free festival will be a regional event for local schools, community residents, students and their families. It will take place from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Campbell Middle, 625 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach. The Festival […]

Triplett writes book on marriage

Triplett writes book on marriage

Bishop Derek Triplett signed copies of his new book, “What You Say When You Say I Do,’’ on May 4 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The event was sponsored by the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. Triplett said he wrote the book because he believes “in the benefits of marriage and that […]

Community News

Community News

Library to offer skimmers seminar Have you ever been scammed on the phone, swamped by sales calls, or had your card skimmed at a gas station? Learn what the state is doing to protect you at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

Putting the pressure on B-CU

Putting the pressure on B-CU

Choice of DeVos as graduation speaker riles up residents, students, alum BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Their message was loud and clear: “Say hell no to DeVos!’’ Led by the Volusia County/Daytona Beach NAACP, local residents and community leaders as well as some Bethune-Cookman University alumni and students marched in front of the campus on […]