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Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Activist sparks question again over fire chief job

Interim chief doesn’t meet minimum qualifications to hold the position BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Questions still are being raised about why Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm has not hired a permanent fire chief. The Daytona Times also has learned that Interim Fire Chief Dru Driscoll does not meet minimum qualifications to hold the […]

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

Bessie Marshall, popular coach, educator will be eulogized Saturday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for popular coach and teacher Bessie Carol Murphy Marshall will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Gertrude Heyn Memorial Chapel on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Marshall died Oct. 3 at Halifax- Health Medical Center. She was 76. Marshall retired as an educator with the Volusia County Public […]

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

Plans under way for 2014 Bethune festival

B-CU founder’s family to host week of forums, concerts and other events FROM STAFF REPORTS Members of the Bethune family held a press conference on Oct. 4 to announce the creation of the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival to be held in Daytona Beach April 6-13, 2014. Bethune-Cookman University will participate in the […]

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

Music fraternity ordered to suspend activities at B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has ordered Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America to suspend all activities on and off campus, including meetings, practices, and involvement in events and programs. Pi Gamma, the local chapter of the music fraternity, is named in a lawsuit connected to the death of B-CU student and […]

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

Did Black Atlanta get to the Promised Land?

A look at the Black Mecca 50 years later BY KENYA KING NNPA NEWS SERVICE A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting […]

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

Community invited to installation ceremony for local Black Greeks

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES All Greeks, their families and friends as well as the general public are invited to the chartering ceremony as the Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Florida officially joins the National Pan-Hellenic Council at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. The event will be held at Unity Fellowship Baptist Church, 909 Third St., […]

Library at community center needs books, other donations

Library at community center needs books, other donations

The Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach.is seeking book donations for its library. The library offers free access for children and adults to a variety of books, including historical, educational, fiction, non-fiction, newspaper, magazines and other materials to encourage people to read. The center wants hardcover and paperback […]

Fire department selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts

Fire department selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Daytona Beach Fire Department will be wearing breast cancer awareness T-Shirts durning the month of October. The shirts were designed by members of  the department. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. “While most people are aware of breast cancer, many […]

Yoga workshop designed for breast cancer patients

Yoga workshop designed for breast cancer patients

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the community is invited to a free yoga workshop led by Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center oncologist, Dr.  Karin Bigman. This Oct. 22 yoga workshop was specially designed for breast cancer patients and survivors and will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, […]

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant provided by Susan G. Komen Central Florida to the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology. “For several years, Halifax Health has been successful in obtaining funding from the Susan G. Komen Central Florida […]