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Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Every Monday, Samuel James “Coach Rip’’ Collins can be found playing tennis at Derbyshire Park. The former football and baseball coach takes no medication and leads an active life, which includes noonday Bible studies at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he is a member. On Sunday, Dec. 13, Mr. Collins celebrates […]

Just being neighborly

Just being neighborly

A Daytona Beach Neighborhood Watch Association held its recent holiday party at Living Faith Word Ministry. Local elected officials attended the event, helping to spread holiday cheer and assisting with serving residents. At right, Daytona Police Captain Jakari Young is shown with Commissioner Patrick Henry, Mayor Derrick Henry and his son. In the photo above, […]

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for “Smokey Joe’s Café’’ from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, Goddard Performance Hall (bldg. 230), Choir Room. The musical celebrates the golden age of rock n’ roll, boasting the longest […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast sets housing rehab workshop The City of Palm Coast will hold a workshop on housing rehabilitation opportunities for qualified individuals who want to repair and upgrade their homes. The workshop, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, will provide information as to how the public can qualify for this program. The presentation will […]

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Black Daytonans say city must improve employment practices BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF While the City of Daytona Beach’s Black population is 35.4 percent, 18.7 percent of the municipality’s workforce is Black. The city’s total minority workforce stands at 25 percent. Those were some of the numbers cited at Wednesday night’s City Commission meeting by […]

A treat for fans of classic cars

A treat for fans of classic cars

Thousands of vintage cars on display during annual Daytona Turkey Run The 42nd Annual Daytona Turkey Run was held Nov. 26-29 in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. The classic car show and swap meet attracted more than 150,000 spectators. The smaller spring event is scheduled for March 25-27. According to its website, the […]

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF If you haven’t done so, there’s still plenty of time to catch a local exhibit showcasing Black Daytona Beach 70 years ago. The display at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center features the works of renowned photographer Gordon Parks. Titled “Midway: A Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943,’’ […]

‘Miss Katie’  Williamson dies

‘Miss Katie’ Williamson dies

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Katie Ruth Williamson, the matriarch of one of the city’s well-known Black families, died on Nov. 24 in Daytona Beach. She was 87. Born on April 2, 1928 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was one of seven children of the late Benjamin and Zelena Putney Williams. On June 5, […]

Residents, activists have their say

Residents, activists have their say

Prior to Wednesday night’s commission meeting, the Daytona Times asked some local residents these questions: “Should the city’s staff and management reflect the city’s population? If yes, do you have confidence that the mayor, city commissioners and the current city manager will improve the racial diversity of the city’s staff and management?” The Black population […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade set for Dec. 12 Celebrate the holiday season with your family, friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission is free. The day kicks off with the pre-parade […]