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Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

Ivey defends record; proud of contributions to Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hemis Ivey, chairman of the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board, does not understand why the local daily paper has chosen to write a story about him on an arrest that took place almost three years ago. The headline in the Daytona Beach News-Journal read, “Daytona’s Midtown board chairman has criminal history, […]

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

Attorney: Law school not coming to Daytona

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A Jacksonville attorney said “plans are still full steam ahead” to start a law school, but it will not be in Daytona Beach. Attorney Eric Smith said he was shocked when he learned last month that the old Daytona Beach Police Department building on the corner of Orange Avenue and […]

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Time to celebrate dream, the dreamer

Plenty of countywide MLK events this weekend BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Celebrating The Dreamer and the Dream” is the theme chosen by The Martin Luther King Celebration for Florida for activities scheduled in Daytona Beach honoring the slain civil rights leader. “The theme ties in perfectly with the national enthusiasm of the reelection of […]

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

Wright to join school board in Volusia on Jan. 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board on Jan. 29. In a runoff election, Wright easily defeated challenger retired educator Kathy Williams, wife of the late Al Williams, who died Oct. 1 2012, after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright. Wright, […]

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

Popular B-CU professor Jake Miller dies at 83

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds packed Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Daytona Beach on Jan. 12 for the homegoing service of Dr. Jake Charles Miller, an educator and author who died Jan. 5 at Signature Healthcare in Ormond Beach. He was 83. “Bethune-Cookman University community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. […]

Former Daytonan to be installed as pastor of Altamonte Springs church

Former Daytonan to be installed as pastor of Altamonte Springs church

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a big influence on the life of former Daytona Beach resident Kevin Beckton who will be installed as pastor of his own church this month. “I believe he (Dr. King) once said, whatever you are, be the best at what you do. This is […]

Ida Wright wins Volusia County School Board District Two seat

Ida Wright wins Volusia County School Board District Two seat

Staff Reports – Ida Duncan Wright has won the Volusia County School Board District Two seat according to counts from the Volusia Supervisor of Elections Office. Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University instructor, defeated Kathy Williams, retired educator and widow of incumbent School Board member Al Williams for his school board seat. Out of 66334 registered voters […]

Governor gives local kids a pep talk

Governor gives local kids a pep talk

Scott touts food program, encourages students during visit to Turie T. Small BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott stressed the importance of education and touted the area’s Food Brings Hope program on Tuesday during a visit to Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach. “Only in the United States can you […]

A new chapter  for book festival

A new chapter for book festival

Hundreds attend event at new Midtown center More than 250 people participated in the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center during the two days of the event on Jan. 4 and 5. “The festival was awesome. The collaboration and renewal of friendships was incredible and he Leisure Services Staff of Daytona […]

Scott gives no answer on school security

Scott gives no answer on school security

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t answer a student’s question Tuesday on what his plans are to make schools safer nearly one month after a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The little girl was one of more than 10 students who […]