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Daytona State offering ‘one-stop shop’ enrollment on Saturday

Daytona State offering ‘one-stop shop’ enrollment on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Time’s getting short to sign up for fall classes at Daytona State College (DSC). Students can “one-stop shop” at DSC’s Fall Enrollment Day on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Daytona Beach Campus, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event makes it easy to complete everything from application to registration, […]

Memorial service is Saturday in Atlanta for Beau Hardeman

Memorial service is Saturday in Atlanta for Beau Hardeman

Former Daytona Beach resident Beaureguarde “Beau’’ Hardeman has died after a bout with cancer. Hardeman had been living in Atlanta for years, where he was a respected chess coach. He was retired from AT&T. Plans are being made for a bus to Atlanta for his memorial service on Saturday, Aug. 15. The service is at […]

Boz Scaggs to perform Nov. 7 at Peabody

Boz Scaggs to perform Nov. 7 at Peabody

Singer and guitarist Boz Scaggs will perform at The Peabody Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The blue-eyed soul singer Boz Scaggs is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and one-time lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 […]

Community News

Community News

Summer finale party set for Aug. 15 at DeLand YMCA The DeLand Family YMCA is hosting the Best Summer Ever Finale Party on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All children 9-13 who were registered in the Best Summer Ever program are welcome to attend for free T-shirts, food, fun and fitness. Activities […]

Black male enrollment declines in med schools

Black male enrollment declines in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON –The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’ future ability to have health-care providers be as diverse as the patients they serve, according to a new report by the Association of American Medical […]

High school graduation may require more than grades, test scores

High school graduation may require more than grades, test scores

BY BRENDA IASEVOLI THE HECHINGER REPORT/TNS Looking smart in a blue button-down shirt, Jorge Magana, 18, zipped through a PowerPoint presentation with the confidence of a Fortune 500 CEO. Seated in front Magana in a classroom at Los Angeles High School of the Arts was a panel of three judges: the school’s assistant principal, a […]

Daytona chief formally seeks body-cam funds

Daytona chief formally seeks body-cam funds

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department has applied for grant funding that would allow it to purchase more body cameras for local law enforcement. Earlier this year, 112 Daytona police officers were wearing the body-cams. Police Chief Michael Chitwood is seeking an additional 80 to ensure that his entire force is […]

‘Reading, Rappin’ & Having Fun

‘Reading, Rappin’ & Having Fun

Hundreds of kids attend ‘Cornbread’ event at Midtown center BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF There were squeals of delight and plenty of giggles the afternoon of July 31 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center as students were treated to a visit by the 6-foot character “Cornbread’’ and author Vincent Taylor, creator of the popular children’s […]

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to local schoolkids starting Saturday

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to local schoolkids starting Saturday

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to Daytona Beach residents during the eighth annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. The back-to-school event will be held on three separate occasions and at multiple community locations. It kicks off Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural […]

‘Best Class Reunion Ever’ brings together grads from four high schools

‘Best Class Reunion Ever’ brings together grads from four high schools

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Summer under Florida’s sun welcomes a host of holiday fun and barbecues, but 15 years ago, Vonda Kimble, a 1981 graduate of Seabreeze High School ventured something extraordinaire and the results are evident in the “Best Class Reunion Ever” (BCRE). The three-day event was held July 31-Aug. 2 at the […]