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Taking a personal interest in their city

Taking a personal interest in their city

Daytona residents learn about the inner workings of the municipality during a recent citizens academy. For residents wanting to become more familiar with Daytona Beach’s everyday activities, the city offers a citizens academy program. The only cost is a commitment of time. The most recent class began on Jan. 31 and ended on March 28.  […]

Bestselling author to visit Holly Hill bookstore

Bestselling author to visit Holly Hill bookstore

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Jaclyn Gary opened her bookstore in Holly Hill last year, one of her goals was to bring in bestselling authors. Gary will do just that on Saturday when JaQuavis Coleman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author stops by Mahogany Reads Café, which is located at 787 […]

Biggest losers are big winners in mayor’s challenge

Biggest losers are big winners in mayor’s challenge

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Gary Salt was the biggest loser at the second annual Daytona Beach Mayor’s Fitness Challenge. Salt lost the highest percentage of weight during the event, which actually made him the biggest winner. For his achievement, he took home a shiny new first-place trophy along with $200 and a $125 coupon to Spikes […]

Focus

Focus

Mount Carmel to host F.I.Y.A. Conference The annual F.I.Y.A Conference is scheduled April 7-9 at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 703 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. F.I.Y.A stands for Fruitful Instruction for Young Adults. The gospel musician Briana “Bri” Babineaux will perform on April 7 at a 7 p.m. program. A panel discussion titled […]

Speaking freely

Speaking freely

‘Motown Madness’ benefits Bunnell community center

‘Motown Madness’ benefits Bunnell community center

Live from the George Washington Carver Community Center in Bunnell, the Traces of Gold Band joined forces March 25 with guitarist Eric Dangerfield for part of the “Evening of Motown Madness.” Talented 15-year-old Dangerfield represented the youth entertainment from Matanzas High School. The guitarist and the band came together to bring Ben E. King’s “Stand by […]

Flagler Palm Coast track wants to peak at right time

Flagler Palm Coast track wants to peak at right time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Flagler Palm Coast High School always fields one of the best local track programs. The boys team won the Five Star Conference (big local track meet featuring Volusia and Flagler counties) last week and the girls finished a close second behind Spruce Creek of Port Orange. “Both teams are doing […]

NNPA honors women publishers during Black Press Week

NNPA honors women publishers during Black Press Week

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In 1827, with the publication of the “Freedom’s Journal,” John Russwurm and the Rev. Samuel Cornish established the Black Press and boldly declared their mission: To be the voice the African-American community, standing up for victims of injustice, and championing the unsung. Dedicated, resilient and strong Black women, […]

City touts boost in minority hiring

City touts boost in minority hiring

The NAACP is unimpressed because the latest diversity report doesn’t  include a racial breakdown. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has been under fire for diversity and equal opportunity practices in its workforce, which has resulted in discrimination lawsuits. While one fired employee fights to recover lost wages, benefits, attorney fees, […]

‘It’s always safety first’

‘It’s always safety first’

Black bikers respond to report on accidents BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES “Big C’’ and “Unique’’ are all about bike safety. During this year’s Bike Week, the 10-day event was marred by unfortunate incidents on roadways involving bikes. Two bikers, who would only use their nicknames, cited the need for motorcyclists to use safety measures. […]