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Learning basketball, life skills

Learning basketball, life skills

Students from around the country learned basketball and life skills this week during Daytona Beach native Vince Carter’s camp at Mainland High School. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Carter, a Daytona Beach native, credits camps he attended as a kid with helping him become an […]

Seminar to focus on how to respond to a shooting in a public place

Seminar to focus on how to respond to a shooting in a public place

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES A lone gunman targets innocent people in a church, school, mall, restaurant or movie theater. Once considered extremely rare, these horrific tragedies are becoming more frequent. Response techniques for first responders – law enforcement and emergency medical services – have evolved to be able to better identify and neutralize the threat […]

Community News

Community News

Palm Coast church to present free youth summit First Church of Palm Coast is hosting a free youth summit on Aug. 15 for youngsters 8-17. Speakers will include Flagler County Sheriff James Manfre; Anthony Brown, mentor, Flagler County Schools; Sam Sword, former NFL linebacker; Shenette Howard, Miss Florida International 2006; Nickelodeon personality and radio host […]

A Golden Reunion for Campbell Senior High grads

A Golden Reunion for Campbell Senior High grads

Class of 1965 celebrates 50th anniversary with vigil, banquet, picnic and church The Campbell Senior High School Class of 1965 held its 50th reunion last month in Daytona Beach with 61 classmates in attendance. Campbell, an all-Black high school in Daytona Beach, was operational from 1929 until 1969. Volusia County schools integrated in 1970. The […]

Teaching Black military history is retiree’s passion

Teaching Black military history is retiree’s passion

Daytona native spends spare time educating civilians about past wars and contributions made by African-Americans BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Retired Army Master Sergeant Hubert C. Jackson tried his best to avoid a military career in 1969. Several decades later, he now devotes his spare time to giving lectures to youth and adults about African-American […]

A felon’s fair chance

A felon’s fair chance

A Daytona Beach resident tells of his plight for gainful employment and the impact the city’s new ‘Ban the Box’ policy will have on others looking for work. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sun, sand and surf brought convicted felon Edward W. Barnes to Daytona Beach 20 years ago and he now calls Volusia […]

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s Environmental Specialist Ethan Johnson has received a top honor from the Florida Environmental Health Association. Johnson received the Rookie of the Year Award for outstanding accomplishments in environmental health. The association honors environmental health professionals through an annual awards program. The award was presented […]

Focus

Focus

Actor in ‘Martin’ to star in DeLand play on Saturday Actor Carl Payne, most noted for his roles as “Cockroach’’ on “The Cosby Show’’ and “Cole Brown’’ on “Martin,’’ will star in a comedic stage play on July 25 in DeLand. The re-write of Andre Darby’s play, “My Prodigal Child,’’ will be performed this Saturday, […]

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to catch one of Ken Burns’ acclaimed historical documentaries. Upcoming episodes include: •“Baseball: Bottom of the Tenth (1999 to 2009)”: Aug. 4. Baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it as players and owners battle over money and power. […]

Flagler students bring home medals from NAACP competition

Flagler students bring home medals from NAACP competition

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES PALM COAST – Two Flagler County high school students brought home medals from the NAACP’s 37th Annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) in Philadelphia. The July 12 awards ceremony capped months of local competitions where students competed in 29 categories, ranging from performing arts and music to mathematics, biology […]