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Community greets Greater Friendship pastor, wife

Community greets Greater Friendship pastor, wife

Dr. Michael A. Chambers and his wife, Lizzie, received a warm welcome from the Daytona Beach community the evening of June 30 during a Meet and Greet held at Bethune-Cookman University. Chambers is the new pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Chambers, who moved from Baltimore, Maryland, started pastoring Greater Friendship in May. He […]

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Emmanuel Church of the Living God will observe its first Founder’s Day Celebration commemorating the legacy of the late bishop and founder, Dr. L. Delores Simmons-Ward. The church was founded by the bishop and her husband, Deacon George W. Ward. Bishop Simmons-Ward died on Nov. 23, 2015. She is survived by Deacon Ward. Evangelist Dr. Willie […]

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

New Life Church Ministries in Holly Hill is hosting the 25th pastoral appreciation for Pastor Victor and Lady Charline Gooden this weekend. The church is at 1625 Derbyshire Road. On July 8 at 7 p.m., the special guest will be the Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham. The special preacher at 11 a.m. on July 10 will […]

Ceremony marks beginning of construction on veterans bridge

Ceremony marks beginning of construction on veterans bridge

More than 100 residents and local and state officials gathered on June 30 to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge in Daytona Beach. Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen noted the new bridge was named for Tom Staed, a prominent area hotelier and Korean War veteran who died in […]

TSA PreCheck opens at Daytona International Airport

TSA PreCheck opens at Daytona International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has opened a permanent PreCheck enrollment center at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB). PreCheck allows participating flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Passengers must pre-enroll and schedule an appointment at […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

Board to make funding recommendations The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Building, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will review, score and make funding recommendations for fiscal year 2016-2017 contingency grant funding. The advisory board assesses […]

A reminder that we have not overcome

A reminder that we have not overcome

National NAACP leader Hilary Shelton addresses law enforcement and voting issues during speech at local branch’s annual banquet. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Inequality and injustice remain major concerns of the National NAACP, one of the organization’s leaders said June 25 in Daytona Beach. Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’s Washington Bureau director and senior vice […]

A lesson from a pro

A lesson from a pro

Local students learn football principles and much more at clinic presented by Bruce McNorton Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton held his 10th local football clinic on June 25 sharing his skill and advice with area students. The free clinic for boys and girls was held at the Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex in Daytona Beach. […]

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

Construction restarts on apartments owned by city

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Housing Authority has restarted construction on a long-awaited housing development. Construction on The Villages at Halifax II, located in the 200 block of Keech Street, started back up in February. It is the site of the former Daytona Village Apartments, which was located there for about 40 […]

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

The Palm Coast Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted a “College Trunk Party” for its 2016 scholarship recipients on June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center in Palm Coast. Trunks for the students were filled with a wide assortment of items that would be needed by anyone […]