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Journalists connect with PR, business professionals during event at Speedway

Journalists connect with PR, business professionals during event at Speedway

Representatives from area media outlets participated in Media Day 2015 at the Daytona International Speedway on April 14. The event was presented by the Florida Public Relations Association – Volusia/Flagler Chapter. Flagler and Volusia County governments, several cities as well as area businesses took the opportunity to share their information with local public relations professionals […]

Community News

Community News

Black Clergy Alliance conference takes place April 17-18 The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance will present its annual ministerial two-day conference April 17 and 18 in association with Bethune-Cookman University. The conference, at B-CU’s chapel, will include a youth session on April 17 at 7 p.m. by Pastor Derrick L. McRae of The Experience Christian […]

Wounded veterans to be honored during Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend

Wounded veterans to be honored during Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Injured veterans will be honored for their contributions April 23-25 at the Ninth Annual Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend in DeLand. It will be presented by Complete Parachute Solutions. The three-day, family-friendly event will include barbecues, skydiving viewing, a downtown DeLand block party and golf tournament. In a weekend highlight, several […]

Getting into the swing of Summer Safety

Getting into the swing of Summer Safety

From Family Features Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortu­nately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as “trauma season” among U.S. public health and medical professionals because unintentional […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

Easter Sunday finery Dressing up and going to church was a priority all over Daytona Beach’s Black community during last week’s Resurrection Sunday celebration. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for a full page of pictures.

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Jarvis L. Smith, a well-known organist and broadcaster who spearheaded the construction of Daytona Beach’s latest FM radio station, died suddenly on April 6. He was 34. A determination of the cause of his death is pending. Child entrepreneur Born July 15, 1980 in Daytona Beach, Smith is the great-grandson […]

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Republicans easily won a trio of Northeast Florida legislative seats Tuesday during special elections triggered by the resignation last year of former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to become president of Florida State University. Given the GOP’s dominance in the region and the significant fundraising […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

Summer camp scholarships available Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 12 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Children must be entering […]

Out and about on Easter weekend

Out and about on Easter weekend

Black Daytonans wore their Sunday best to Resurrection Day services all over the area on Easter Sunday, considered the holiest day of the year on the Christian calendar. The most notable events of Holy Week observances included Tubman-King Church’s third annual “7 Last Words by 7 Women at 7 p.m.” commemoration on Good Friday and […]