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Council to break ground on Turnbull Bay Bridge The Volusia County Council will break ground on the new Mike Eader Turnbull Bay Bridge at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, on the east side of the existing bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic from 8 to 10:30 a.m. to accommodate the ceremony. Detour signs […]

City giving away backpacks again

City giving away backpacks again

Children and parents line up for backpacks on July 22, which were given away by the City of Daytona Beach at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center. The annual Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way continues with several dates for residents who need school supplies. Other giveaway dates: 9 a.m. to noon, Schnebly Recreation Center, July […]

Warner Christian Academy enhances athletic field

Warner Christian Academy enhances athletic field

Warner Christian Academy renovated the athletic field used for football and soccer this summer. Ryan Williams, the school’s athletic director stated, “I am very excited to show off our new field this coming season. Thanks to the many volunteers, organizations and Warner’s new capital campaign, we were able to remove the damaged grass and replace […]

Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

Local vet injured in accident; family grateful for prayers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Muriel Bethune was cheerful Wednesday at Halifax Hospital when talking about her husband, Hobson, who suffered injuries last week in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach. “He is a blessing and he has always been faithful. We would like the prayers to continue. We know that God is in charge. […]

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

Local art exhibition a dream come true for Moises Suriel

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Moises Suriel, a Dominican Republic-born artist, will be the featured artist for the next City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services “Art in Public Places” event. The grand opening is Friday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center (YSG), 1000 Vine Street. […]

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

FROM STAFF REPORTS Janab Kareem Davis, a former Daytona Beach resident, is receiving accolades for her work as a Hollywood actress. Davis recently acted in a play, “Chatter,’’ that won three awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play was nominated for six awards. The festival is described as an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating […]

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Citing financial mismanagement, grads had been pushing for the president to resign. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring. Local alumni told the Daytona Times that they’re pleased the president has decided to leave, but they still have concerns and questions about B-CU, particularly […]

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Looking ahead to MLK Day 2018

Cities, county working on joint King weekend events The first year the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed was Jan. 20, 1986. Around the country, there were plenty of marches, rallies and church services to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Next year will mark […]

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men in Volusia County, including Black men. Cancer and unintentional death are second and third, respectively, according to a report recently released by the Florida Department of Health-Volusia County. Cancer includes prostate and lung cancer while unintentional injury deaths include motor […]

Church will continue to offer free hot meals and hope

Church will continue to offer free hot meals and hope

Hope Fellowship is extending its Tuesday ‘We Feed’ program. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Just before going to work on Tuesday afternoons, Howard Boyd stops by Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach for a free hot meal. Since June 6, the church has been providing free meals every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]