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Port Orange board seeks Youth Achievement Award nominations The Port Orange Youth Advisory Board announces an awards program to recognize youth in Port Orange who have made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community.  The criteria for the award will be based on accomplishment, leadership and service. To be eligible for the achievement […]

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Family excited about tribute to Scarlett-Golden

Local leaders also reflect on impact of first Black mayor weeks before center in her name opens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With about three weeks before the grand opening of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, the family of its namesake expressed its appreciation for the honor of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor. […]

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

Daytona Speedway agrees to hire minorities for renovation project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway has told the Daytona Times that the organization intends to implement a coordinated community outreach program, including advertising, trade fairs, training and meet-and-greet opportunities, to ensure all qualified local women and minority firms can participate in their $250 million redevelopment project. Over the […]

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Daytonan arrested after calling for help too many times

Dedra Jones outraged after 911 calls about robbery leads to time in jail BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Imagine calling the Daytona Beach Police Department for help and getting arrested for dialing 911. That is what happened to Dedra Jones on – no kidding – April Fools’ Day. According to a police report, 911 was […]

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Free suicide prevention training takes place April 8 at B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) Program Committee will host the Many Voices, One Vision Suicide Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 at the School of Business – Wendell P. Holmes Building at B-CU. “The Many Voices, One Vision conference addresses […]

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HONORED FOR SHOOTING SENIOR GAMES The Ormond Beach Senior Games Executive Board recently honored Lance Rothwell, (shown in center) a student at Daytona State College majoring in photography, with a certificate of appreciation and a $100 scholarship last month. Under the direction of Duane C. Fernandez Sr., students from the photography department at Daytona State […]

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

Men of Tomorrow participants tour state Capitol

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants in the Men of Tomorrow program presented by the Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, traveled to Tallahassee on March 27 on an educational tour of the Florida Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. The group also met with Rep. Dwayne Taylor. “Fourteen of the program’s […]

Durham elected president of Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance

Durham elected president of Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, recently was elected president of the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance (DBBCA). The DBBCA is an alliance of pastors across denominational and cultural lines from the Daytona Beach area. The purpose of the DBBCA […]

Who’s looking out for us?

Who’s looking out for us?

A disastrous pro baseball deal in Miami provides lessons for political leadership Ten years ago, the professional sports industry could have its way with local politicians anywhere in America. Many politicians seemed to think more like fans rather than as trustees of the public treasury, and they would lose their minds when it came to […]

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

Community pleased with Jackson as B-CU’s ‘permanent president’

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s Board of Trustees’ decision to ask Interim President Dr. Edison Jackson to be the school’s permanent president is welcome news to many Daytona Beach residents and supporters of the school. Upon learning that Jackson had accepted the position, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said the president’s unique vision, […]