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A felon’s fair chance

A felon’s fair chance

A Daytona Beach resident tells of his plight for gainful employment and the impact the city’s new ‘Ban the Box’ policy will have on others looking for work. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sun, sand and surf brought convicted felon Edward W. Barnes to Daytona Beach 20 years ago and he now calls Volusia […]

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s Environmental Specialist Ethan Johnson has received a top honor from the Florida Environmental Health Association. Johnson received the Rookie of the Year Award for outstanding accomplishments in environmental health. The association honors environmental health professionals through an annual awards program. The award was presented […]

Focus

Focus

Actor in ‘Martin’ to star in DeLand play on Saturday Actor Carl Payne, most noted for his roles as “Cockroach’’ on “The Cosby Show’’ and “Cole Brown’’ on “Martin,’’ will star in a comedic stage play on July 25 in DeLand. The re-write of Andre Darby’s play, “My Prodigal Child,’’ will be performed this Saturday, […]

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to catch one of Ken Burns’ acclaimed historical documentaries. Upcoming episodes include: •“Baseball: Bottom of the Tenth (1999 to 2009)”: Aug. 4. Baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it as players and owners battle over money and power. […]

Flagler students bring home medals from NAACP competition

Flagler students bring home medals from NAACP competition

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES PALM COAST – Two Flagler County high school students brought home medals from the NAACP’s 37th Annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) in Philadelphia. The July 12 awards ceremony capped months of local competitions where students competed in 29 categories, ranging from performing arts and music to mathematics, biology […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Department of Health offering free hepatitis testing On Tuesday, July 28, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is offering free Hepatitis C testing in observance of World Hepatitis Day. The testing results will be available in 20 minutes. Worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and every […]

Ex-gang members to pray and preach at ‘Soul City’

Ex-gang members to pray and preach at ‘Soul City’

Former Bloods and Crips to share message of salvation on July 26 at a Daytona Beach public housing complex. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Crips and the Bloods are rival gangs immortalized by rap music and films for their colors, crime and street-code charisma. But two former members have agreed to stand together in […]

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

B-CU celebrates 140th birthday of founder Bethune-Cookman University honored the legacy and life of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, on July 9 with a program at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel. The service was followed by the laying of a wreach at the Bethune Foundation Home. The theme of the birthday observance was “Intertwined By […]

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes  dies at 59

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes dies at 59

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona community is mourning the passing of former resident Edward H. Hayes, III, affectionately known to his family, friends and classmates as “Googie.”  He died on July 3 at age 59. Hayes, born on Nov. 26, 1955, was a native of St. Petersburg. He received his primary education in the […]

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Pastors, security experts reflect on how to keep churchgoers safe BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Fatal shootings in America’s Black churches are not a historical phenomenon. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in 1974 by Marcus Chenault, a lone, Black gunman. “Mama King’’ was murdered while […]