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Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against B-CU, others in student’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The judge hearing the lawsuit against Bethune-Cookman University and other plaintiffs pertaining to the death of a student who died while pledging a fraternity has refused to dismiss the case. Thomas died in a car accident on Feb. 10, 2012, after returning from a pledging activity. On behalf of her […]

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

Area youth treated to nice dinner for making honor roll

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Neighborhood Networks Centers held their fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner on July 6 at Martini’s Chophouse, 1815 S. Ridgewood Ave. The evening began with chauffeured-driven limousines that picked up the kids at the three housing authority developments in Daytona Beach where the centers are located. At the dinner, […]

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

‘Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat’ takes place July 12-14

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Word and Praise Family Church in Daytona Beach will be hosting a youth retreat July 12-14 at the church located at 955 Orange Ave., Suite 120. The theme of the retreat is “Fired up for Jesus Youth Retreat.’’ Prophetess Gloria MacFawn of Lakeland will be the featured speaker for the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Medicare 101’ offered at Daytona Beach library As baby boomers sign up for Medicare, they face a bewildering assortment of questions about their health care. If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Sale of lots catches residents by surprise

Sale of lots catches residents by surprise

Public will learn this summer when they can bid on Midtown land BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Since the Daytona Times reported last month that the city of Daytona Beach plans to sell 53 parcels of land in the predominantly Black Midtown, many residents   were upset that they were not notified that such a major […]

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

Week for fireworks, races Fans clamor to photograph driver Jeff Gordon before the start of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2012. This year’s race takes place Saturday. (JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT)

New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

New law could make ‘annoying’ cop a felony

BY CYRIL JOSH BARKER NNPA NEWS SERVICE If you’re thinking about teasing a police officer in the state of New York, think again. A new law passed by the state Senate could land you in prison for up to four years if you are found “aggravating” a cop. The law, originally proposed by upstate Republican […]

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

Local NAACP, state branches addressing Court decision on Voting Rights Act

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater participated in a media teleconference last week called by the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to discuss the impact U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. “While the Supreme Court decision has sidelined the Voting Rights Act, […]

Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

BY ARIEL HART ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/MCT ATLANTA — Florence Baggs, an African-American nurse and school board member in rural Long County, Ga., was working at her clinic desk when she got the phone call last year from the U.S. Department of Justice. The county commission’s newly drawn districts would dilute Black voting strength, the caller said, […]

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

Deltona sponsoring drive for OneBlood

The City of Deltona is sponsoring a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12. A mobile collection unit will be in the parking lot at City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Donors will receive a Fandango movie ticket; a $5 gift card to Outback Steakhouse; a 50 percent off voucher to […]