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Perkins to become chief judge

Perkins to become chief judge

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DELAND – Circuit Judge Terence R. Perkins will lead the Seventh Judicial Circuit as chief judge beginning July 1. Elected by the 42 judges in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties, Perkins will have administrative supervision over the circuit during his two-year term. He also will continue his duties on […]

Little, McLairen, Flynt honored during tourney

Little, McLairen, Flynt honored during tourney

135 participate in Elisha J. Strapp Golf Tournament BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The 10th Annual Elisha J. Strapp Golf Tournament hosted by Greater Friendship Baptist Church Scholarship Ministry at LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach had 135 golfers and guests in attendance. It was a four-person scramble and the first-place winning team received […]

13 Daytona area students to be presented as Men of Tomorrow

13 Daytona area students to be presented as Men of Tomorrow

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On June 29, 13 Daytona Beach area students will be presented to the community as future global leaders during the 2013 Men of Tomorrow Presentation hosted by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Daytona Beach […]

Cultural Council to review grant applications July 10

Cultural Council to review grant applications July 10

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2013-2014 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the third-floor meeting rooms of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. […]

Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Daytona wants to sell 53 Midtown parcels

Mayor says proceeds from sale of lots should be reinvested back into Midtown CRA, not put in city’s general fund BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Seven parcels of land on Whitehall Street. Four lots on Wallace Street.  Seven lots on Cedar Street. Three on South Street. Three on Fulton Street. These are just some of […]

Celebrating Black history in June

Celebrating Black history in June

Thousands participate in Daytona’s Juneteenth events Thousands participated in Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration last weekend, which included recognition of 20 Hometown Heroes.  Click here for more on the Juneteenth banquet and festival.

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

Sharpton to speak at Greater Friendship for Durham’s 10th anniversary

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Rev. Al Sharpton will be the featured speaker at Dr. L. Ronald Durham’s 10-year anniversary celebration slated for Aug. 16 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Durham, who hails from New Jersey, knows the civil rights leader personally and worked with him last year in […]

Green flag waved for Speedway project

Green flag waved for Speedway project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood confirmed during a press teleconference Tuesday that his organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified locals, women and minority firms can participate in the nearly $400 million renovation project. Chitwood […]

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

Former Atlantic High coach Herman Perry dies

FROM STAFF REPORTS Herman “Kenny” Perry, former assistant coach of the Atlantic High School girls basketball team, died May 24 at Florida Memorial Hospital. The Atlantic girls basketball team hosted an alumni game in April to help Perry who had recently suffered a massive stroke. In April, George Butts, head coach of the girls basketball […]

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

Charles ‘Fritz’ Caskey, popular Bethune-Cookman professor, dies at 94

FROM STAFF REPORTS Charles Frederick “Fritz’’ Caskey, 94, of Daytona Beach died June 8.  The popular Bethune-Cookman college professor retired in 2000 after 27 years at the college. Caskey was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. After graduation from high school, Caskey began classes at Shepherd College, which offered flight training. He obtained […]