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23 graduate from Palm Coast Citizens Academy

23 graduate from Palm Coast Citizens Academy

Twenty-three Palm Coast residents recently graduated from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 33rd in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about City departments and visiting City Offices, the Palm Coast Community […]

Allen Chapel, New Smyrna Middle teams win Brain Bowl

Allen Chapel, New Smyrna Middle teams win Brain Bowl

High school students representing Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Daytona Beach and a team of students from New Smyrna Middle School were the big winners at the annual Black History Brain Bowl sponsored by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. on Feb. 28. Prizes for the winners included laptop […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

‘Finding Humor in Grief’ author to speak at March 21 luncheon Dr. Ruth L. Baskerville, author of “Finding Humor in Grief,” will speak at the Friends of John H. Dickerson Heritage Library’s annual author luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21. The luncheon will be in the banquet room of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune […]

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Computer difficulties cause halt at districts around the state BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Standardized testing was set to start across the state on Monday but computer difficulties forced a suspension of the tests in Volusia County. More than half of all districts in Florida faced those same problems. Nancy Wait, spokesperson for Volusia […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

Bethune Grill to start selling wings, other favorites from food truck BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Shannon Hines has experienced steady growth at Bethune Grill since 1998. But this Friday he will take the restaurant on the road with his state-of-the-art 26-foot food truck. “We’re going mobile,” Hines laughed. The restaurant known for Shamp’s […]

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free seminar for aspiring authors and poets sharing insight on editorial services, self-publishing tips, marketing and legal guidance is being held March 7, at the Days Inn Palm Coast from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant will join Abundant Harvest Empowerment Christian Center to host the […]

AACS leadership responds to mandate on African-American history courses

AACS leadership responds to mandate on African-American history courses

Robert Whiting has enough reach to cover a recent mandate on the African-American history courses offered in the public schools. Whiting just completed his tenure as a director for the board at the African American Cultural Society (AACS). He is the chairman of the Sponsorship and Strategic Planning Committees. He is a historic cornerstone on ancient […]

Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

‘I Will Survive’ author tells how she made it through horrific abuse Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final story in a series on rape by Jazelle Hunt, Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – “On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me […]

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

Florida suspends its students more than any other state, both at the elementary and high school levels BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON (NNPA) – According to a report released last week, 3.5 million K-12 public school students were suspended in the 2011-2012 school year – enough to fill every stadium seat in Super […]