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This far by faith

This far by faith

Mt. Bethel celebrates 128th anniversary Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church celebrated its 128th-year history with a special service at the church on June 23. The Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Hudson is currently interim pastor of the church. At the service, retired Volusia County educator Eartha Sims Watson gave an overview of the church’s rich history. […]

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

Judge to hear dismissal motion filed by B-CU in hazing case

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has been granted a July 1 hearing after the school’s attorneys filed a motion for dismissal in a case in which the mother alleges that her son died as a result of hazing while pledging a fraternity at B-CU. On behalf of her son, Marcus Thomas, Michelle Thomas […]

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

Lentz, White tough on CFCDC CEO over payment of loan

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two Daytona Beach commissioners recently verbally attacked Central Florida Community Development Corporation CEO Gerald Chester and threatened to default on a loan he received from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which he used to construct and open a restaurant, ice cream shop and renovate an apartment complex in Midtown. But […]

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Remembering Mt. Bethel’s 128 years

Eartha Sims Watson recounts church’s history during celebration this month Editor’s note: Retired Volusia County Educator Eartha Sims Watson gave a “glimpse” of Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church’s 128 year history on June 23 at the church. Here is an excerpt of her speech. Watson, 67, has been lifelong member of the church. Her father, […]

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

McFadden to speak at Mt. Zion’s women conference

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Claudette McFadden will be the guest speaker at the “Fruit of the Spirit” Women’s Conference June 29-30 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. On Saturday, the conference begins at 9 a.m. continues Sunday during the regular worship service, which starts at 10:45 a.m. “The conference […]

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 […]