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Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to […]

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July 27 in Tallahassee. She was 89. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Morning Star Baptist Church with burial at Volusia Memorial Park in Daytona Beach. The family will receive friends on Aug. […]

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

PORT ORANGE – Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill will present a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2 at 10 a.m, at 935 Adelle Ave., DeLand. During the 2013 Legislative session, statewide the Boys and Girls Club received a total of $9 million dollars. […]

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach will be one of 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participating in National Night Out on Aug. 6. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website.  The introduction of National Night […]

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

McDonald’s partners with DBPD to fingerprint kids

FROM STAFF REPORTS During this month, McDonald’s and the Daytona Beach Police Department have partnered to host a Child Safety Campaign. This campaign was initiated to promote child safety while giving back to the community. With child safety being the No.1 priority of Chief Michael J. Chitwood, the Daytona Beach Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol […]

No plans to hire consultant for Midtown

No plans to hire consultant for Midtown

City manager’s choice for E-Zone consultant draws criticism BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Elected officials voted unanimously to hire a consultant to help them identify people interested in investing in an E-Zone on the city’s beach side, but no motions were made or directives given to the city manager to hire a similar person for […]

‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

‘Justice for Trayvon,’ others remain focus of local leaders

July 25 forum hosted by clergy, NAACP will address racial profiling BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The “Justice for Trayvon” rally that attracted hundreds of Daytonans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal on Beach Street last Saturday is just the beginning of protests for those upset with the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman […]

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

DIS calls outreach to minority contractors successful

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 minority, women and local contractors turned out for the Daytona Rising subcontractor outreach forum held July 17 at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS). Senior Director of Public Relations Lenny Santiago called the event successful and told the Daytona Times that DIS will be planning another one in […]

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

Dr. Willie J. Kimmons and Bishop Derek Triplett led a discussion July 18 with dozens of Black male youth and men at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center. The talk centered on the George Zimmerman verdict, Trayvon Martin and the value of being a Black man in America. The meeting was called by Triplett, […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Backpack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 […]