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More Motown  in Midtown

More Motown in Midtown

The Midtown Motown concert series continued on July 8 with the Two Timers band as well as Luther Vandross songs by Eric Harris. A large crowd enjoyed the free performances at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach. The next concert in the series is Aug. 12 featuring Linda Cole and a Temptations tribute band. (PHOTOS BY […]

Community News

Community News

Free school physicals available from health department Parents of school-aged children can get no-cost school physicals at Florida Department of Health (DOH) locations in Volusia County. Students must be current on vaccinations to receive physicals at no cost. Child immunizations always are offered at no cost at DOH-Volusia locations. Appointments are needed for school physicals […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Daytona Times has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus  July 11. It is also unclear whether the retirement is effective immediately. Sources have told […]

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

Hard work pays off for Campbell Middle

The school’s grade goes from ‘D’ to ‘C’ with major support from the community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Campbell Middle School received an “C’’ grade last week from the Florida Department of Education. While that was an improvement over the past few years, the school’s principal has his sights on moving that up to […]

Putting baking skills to the test

Putting baking skills to the test

Local chef competes on Food Network’s new desserts competition show BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On most days, Andra Chisholm can be found creating mouthwatering desserts in the coffee shop at Daytona State College’s main campus in Daytona Beach. She also is the head baker in the Culinary and Hospitality Department, where that job includes […]

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Norma Bland, a longtime local community and civil rights activist, is upset with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). Bland is angry about being directly named on a school press release. She believes the school has defamed her, violated her civil rights and human rights and jeopardized her safety. Bland’s complaint is about […]

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

AKA chapter celebrates 15th anniversary

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) recently celebrated its15th anniversary with an all-white party and dinner at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach. More than 225 guests joined members to commemorate the occasion. The chapter, serving Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, was chartered on July 3, 2002. […]

NCNW seeks contestants for pie contest

NCNW seeks contestants for pie contest

The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW Inc. is looking for contestants for this year’s Sweet Potato Pie and More Contest, which takes place on July 29. The event is homage to the group’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who sold pies during the early days to keep Bethune-Cookman open. Her birthday is July 9. Participants […]

Water Ways

Water Ways

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