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Johnny Charles remembered as a ‘faithful servant’

Johnny Charles remembered as a ‘faithful servant’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Elder Charlie Charles held back tears as he read Psalms 23 on Aug. 10 during the celebration of the life of his brother, Johnny Charles, a popular local educator, coach and 30-year employee of the Florida Department of Corrections. Retired educator Vivian Charles grabbed a rose from the top of […]

South Daytona police, firefighters ‘ticket’ students on first day of school

South Daytona police, firefighters ‘ticket’ students on first day of school

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES SOUTH DAYTONA – More than 150 students heading to the first day of classes at South Daytona Elementary School on Monday were “ticketed” by city police officers, but there were only smiling faces when children were presented with a coupon for a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven and a new pencil. Officer […]

Daytona State to kick off STEM seminar series Sept. 4

Daytona State to kick off STEM seminar series Sept. 4

The School of Physical and Biological Sciences at Daytona State College announces its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) seminar series for fall 2013. It will be free and open to the public. “The seminars are designed to raise awareness of STEM and how these areas affect daily life; everyone is welcome,” said professor Gajendra Tulsian, […]

Pre-kindergarten vouchers now available

Pre-kindergarten vouchers now available

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) is a free program for children who are four years old by Sept. 1. Before signing a child up for VPK, a parent or guardian must pick up a VPK voucher from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia if the child will attend a VPK program in Flagler or Volusia counties. Call 386-323-2400 to schedule […]

County fires officer over ‘racially sensitive’ texts on Facebook

County fires officer over ‘racially sensitive’ texts on Facebook

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Todd Snipes, the Volusia County beach patrol officer who posted racially sensitive notes about Trayvon Martin on Facebook, has been fired. “As a result of your actions, when you or another officer in the department make an arrest of a minority, members of that community may assume that the arrest […]

DeLand case attracts Crump’s attention

DeLand case attracts Crump’s attention

Attorney attends meeting relating to Black resident’s death by White officer FROM STAFF REPORTS Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s parents, spoke at a town-hall style meeting Tuesday night in DeLand. More than 100 people attended the meeting at Greater Union First Baptist Church to voice their demand for a petition to have a […]

Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment

Daytona State, school districts reach agreements on dual enrollment

FROM STAFF REORTS As opening days for fall classes draw near, agreements in support of dual enrollment have been reached between Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler school districts. The college’s District Board of Trustees on Aug. 13 approved agreements to cover the majority of the schools’ costs for services associated with dual enrollment […]

Three services to mark Durham’s 10th anniversary

Three services to mark Durham’s 10th anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Area ministers and choirs will help Dr. L. Ronald Durham celebrate his 10th anniversary as pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach during three different services beginning Thursday Aug. 16. The celebration ends on Sunday Aug. 18 with the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action […]

Trying to take a bite out of crime

Trying to take a bite out of crime

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

Bryon Center needs community to keep doors open

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Janet Bryant, the Rose Marie Bryon Center’s director, said community’s help is needed to keep the doors open. The first Rose Marie Bryon Bi-Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance/Silent Auction will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., […]