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NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

NAACP president disappointed with voter turnout for primary

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Less than a quarter of registered voters cast their vote for the primary election, according to reports released by the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections office. Voter turnout was a meager 23 percent. “We were disappointed in the primary election turnout,” Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach […]

B-CU’S football season under way

B-CU’S football season under way

They’re back! The players. The cheerleaders. The band. The fans. Bethune-Cookman University’s football season kicked off on Aug. 30 as the Wildcats faced the Florida International University (FIU) Golden Panthers. The Wildcats defeated FIU 14-12 at the matchup in Miami. Quarterback Quentin Williams threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help B-CU beat FIU. […]

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

Who is Adrian Wyllie?

Who is Adrian Wyllie?

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie has just completed a statewide tour of 30 brew pubs, discussing issues over craft beer. His campaign accepts Bitcoin. In other words, he’s running a vastly different campaign than Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic former Gov. Charlie Crist. But […]

Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

Recount completed, Cusack faces Northey in Volusia at-large race

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Canvassing Board has finished the machine recount in the Volusia County Council at-large election. As reported in last week’s Daytona Times, the state-mandated recount for the hotly contested seat was under way following the Aug. 26 primary. Frontrunner Joyce Cusack, the incumbent at-large council member, had […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

New magazine to follow high school sports High School Sports Spotlight is a new magazine highlighting student athletes, teams, athletic activities, coaches and schools in Volusia County. The magazine is slated to be a monthly publication scheduled to debut in October and run throughout the school year. High School Sports Spotlight will focus on student […]

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

Young brothers share struggles and successes after leaving nationally recognized charter school BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) CHICAGO — As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor […]

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can it be replicated?

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can it be replicated?

Research experts believe ALS Association campaign could have a ‘rising tide lifts all boats’ effect BY MARTHA ROSS SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (MCT) SAN JOSE, Calif. — In today’s world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the jackpot — and created a social media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. […]

What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Davis defeats Brown for District 3 seat; recount in Volusia at large contest BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, made local history Tuesday night when she was elected the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat. Davis handily won the seat with 72.69 […]