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Grimes, Reed to help recognize gifted students at Master’s Domain Aug. 11 FROM STAFF REPORTS Judge Hubert Grimes and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed will be the speakers at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ for “Young, Gifted, & Black, A Salute to Youth.’’ The event is sponsored […]

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

Florida State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill, center, presented a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2. Also pictured with Hukill and local kids are Boys and Girls Unit Director Althea Chavers and Joe Sullivan, CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler […]

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Daytona Beach’s future and what needs to be done to prevent a Trayvon Martin situation from happening here. I was pleasantly surprised to see the diverse turnout of approximately 300 people at Greater Friendship Baptist Church July 25. The panel was made up of myself, Daytona Beach’s […]

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

Money still too tight to add some resource officers at schools with young children BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though Volusia County elementary school principals called for more security on their campuses last year after the Sandy Hook massacre, a local schools spokesman says this year’s Sheriff’s Office budget for on-campus deputies is the […]

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Civil rights activist will ponder direction on boycott by the time he returns to Daytona Aug. 18 FROM STAFF REPORTS While many celebrities such as Steve Wonder, individuals and organizations have announced plans to boycott Florida while it still has the controversial “stand your ground” law on the books, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of […]

Orange Avenue project delayed

Orange Avenue project delayed

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach city officials had planned for bids for the Orange Avenue Streetscape project to go out to the marketplace on July 1. All that changed recently when Public Works Director Ron McLemore was informed that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) delayed their board meeting for the approval […]

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to […]

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Former Daytona Times columnist Aver Gray dies

Aver Geneva Gray, a retired licensed clinical social worker and former columnist for the Daytona Times, died on July 27 in Tallahassee. She was 89. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Morning Star Baptist Church with burial at Volusia Memorial Park in Daytona Beach. The family will receive friends on Aug. […]

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

Hukill to present check to local Boys and Girls Club

PORT ORANGE – Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill will present a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2 at 10 a.m, at 935 Adelle Ave., DeLand. During the 2013 Legislative session, statewide the Boys and Girls Club received a total of $9 million dollars. […]

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

National Night Out takes place Aug. 6 at Scarlett-Golden Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach will be one of 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide participating in National Night Out on Aug. 6. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website.  The introduction of National Night […]