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‘Ready to get to college’

‘Ready to get to college’

Two 17-year-old high school graduates reflect on graduating early and their career goals. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of high school students graduated from the Volusia and Flagler counties school systems last week. Among them were best friends Melinda Jeffries-Beamon and Charnee Irvin, both 17 year-olds who graduated from Atlantic High School in Port […]

Summer program options for kids  still available

Summer program options for kids still available

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the school year officially set to end next week, parents are looking for things for their kids to do during the summer. Have no fear. There are summer camps and programs still available. Summer camps and programs are designed to provide constructive activities for the youth and could ease […]

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The media center at Campbell Middle School is now the “Vickie J. Presley Media Complex.’’ The honor for Presley came on Monday, May 23, during a dedication and naming ceremony at the Daytona Beach school. Presley is the retired area superintendent for Volusia County Schools and former principal of Campbell […]

Strapp golf tournament  set for Saturday

Strapp golf tournament set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Elisha J. Strapp Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 4 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Celebrating 13 years, the community and education 2016 tournament honorees will be Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick L. Henry and City Manager James Chisholm. […]

Local boys and girls to profit from steak dinner

Local boys and girls to profit from steak dinner

About 800 people attended the Steak & Steak Dinner on May 26 presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties. The event was held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort. Chicago-based businessman Stedman Graham was the speaker. Graham is a chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting […]

Volusia’s Cultural Council to review grant applications June 3

Volusia’s Cultural Council to review grant applications June 3

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2016-2017 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona […]

Caribbean Crew performing June 11 in Deltona

Caribbean Crew performing June 11 in Deltona

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the next Music in the Amphitheater from 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. Caribbean Crew is an award-winning Florida steel drum band and five-time national winners of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for the Top Steel Drum Band […]

Halifax Health to host festival in Port Orange

Halifax Health to host festival in Port Orange

Halifax Health will present Summer Fun Festival 2016 on June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pavilion at Port Orange, Lakeside Park, 5501 South Williamson Blvd., Port Orange. The free event will feature train rides, face painting, a photo booth, games, giveaways, prizes, car seat safety checks and refreshments For more information […]

Preparing to honor those who served

Preparing to honor those who served

Veteran is encouraging Blacks to attend local events honoring soldiers during Memorial Day weekend. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Memorial Day is designed to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. All across the country, the day is filled with ceremonies, parades and events. The Daytona Times caught up with one local […]

DeLand ponders homeless solutions; moves forward on expanding shelter

DeLand ponders homeless solutions; moves forward on expanding shelter

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach has had scenes of homeless people sleeping and camping outside of the Volusia County building on Beach Street. Holly Hill recently had residents protest Halifax Urban Ministries’ plan to turn the closed Hurst Elementary School into Hope Place a homeless sanctuary for families. One local municipality seems to […]