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Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Dr. Michael Chambers to preach Sunday, officially starts in May BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach has selected Dr. Michael A. Chambers, 49, of Baltimore, Md., as its new senior pastor. Chambers, a native of Mississippi, will deliver the sermon at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday at church, […]

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

Spring Break Nationals brings together audio reps from around the country The 30th annual Spring Break Nationals, a vehicle audio show and competition, was held March 19 and 20 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The Spring Break Nationals, which was open to the public, includes a custom car truck and bike show. The […]

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the […]

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

Volusia seeking people with clean records to work at jail

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Men and women interested in a career in public protection have an opportunity to join Volusia County’s Division of Corrections. The division will host a career fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. Attendees will meet […]

Focus

Focus

Black Clergy Alliance hosting Good Friday, Easter services The Black Clergy Alliance is hosting a communitywide Good Friday “Seven Last Words of Christ’’ on March 25 at noon at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 700 South Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach. An Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Kingdom Family […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia to collect hazardous waste in Ormond Beach and DeBary Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division will host free collection events for household hazardous materials April 1 and 2. Residents may drop off old paint, solvents, automobile batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, other household chemicals, and up to 10 fluorescent lamps at these times […]

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Good finish for ‘Black Bike Week’

Bikers have few complaints about the park although vendors complain about the fees SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a slow start in Daytona Beach’s Black community, Bike Week 2016 picked up during the final weekend of the event. Historically, the final weekend has been a huge event in the Black community and has unofficially […]

City tries to calm nerves about park

City tries to calm nerves about park

Daytona denies giving Joe Harris Park to B-CU, but residents aren’t convinced BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach owns Joe Harris Park. That’s what Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry had to say Monday during an NAACP-organized forum to discuss the issue. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that […]

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

No major voting issues reported in Volusia during primary election

BY ANDREA BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Forty-two percent of registered voters in Volusia County cast their ballots in the Florida presidential primary, which saw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the big winners. There were no reports of long lines in Daytona’s Black voting precincts on Tuesday […]

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES March 22 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and with millions of Americans at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA urges residents of Volusia County to learn their risk and take action to prevent the disease. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people; another […]