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Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently named this year’s recipient of the Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Creativity Award at a celebration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Superintendent Tom Russell presented Semoia Reid, a music teacher at Edgewater Public Elementary School, with the annual Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Award for her project “STEM-Mulating Minds Through Music!” Reid is a Bethune-Cookman […]

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

NAACP letter, EEOC complaints fuel request for equity analysis at City of Daytona Beach BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Alleged discrimination at the City of Daytona Beach continues to advance as a priority for African-American leadership, city employees and citizens. On the heels of two officially filed EEOC complaints, Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia […]

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and well-wishing comrades. His wife, Silvia, is a survivor […]

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Jada Wright-Greene earned bragging rights in 2000 as a coveted Bethune Cookman University (B-CU) alumna. Today, she is CEO and publisher of Heritage Salon Magazine. Greene’s path to greatness was followed by Gregory Drane, who left the Wildcat yard in 2002 and is now a Littany Lion at Pennsylvania State […]

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Widely distributed email supports claim BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a complaint dated Oct. 7, Thomas Huger – the 63-year old son of Daytona Beach’s first Black city commissioner, James Huger – charged the city with race and age discrimination after being passed over for a job as deputy public works director. Huger’s claim […]

‘Sea of Pink’

‘Sea of Pink’

Volusia County raises $375,000 in Breast Cancer Walk BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County “Sea of Pink” walk-a-thon ended October with impressive numbers: 285 teams, 11,000 walkers and over 200 volunteers joined forces to raise money for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis […]

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway. The applications have been filed despite continued opposition from House leaders to such funding. Applications submitted […]

Focus

Focus

B-CU to introduce CEED at Nov. 6 program SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will introduce the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CEED) with a daylong launch program on Friday, Nov. 6. CEED, which began operation this year, offers an array of business services, resources and tools to small business owners and those […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.  Training is Nov. 12. For more information, call 386-236-2020.

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

Black firefighters share safety tips with Turie T. Elementary students

The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) Southeast Region held its fall conference in Daytona Beach from Oct. 28-Nov. 1 with the theme “Creating Growth through Participation.” Community participation for the visiting firefighters included an outreach program at Turie T. Small Elementary. Fourth- and fifth-graders, their parents and community members, got to hang […]