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Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

Coca-Cola to spend $2 billion for Florida oranges

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s citrus growers anticipate the largest planting of orange trees in a quarter century because of a soft drink company. The Coca-Cola Company is going to buy $2 billion worth of oranges to supply its Simply and Minute Maid juice brands, a purchase that will allow growers teamed with […]

Speedway effort on life support

Speedway effort on life support

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida: TALLAHASSEE - A long third down conversion is needed to keep the Dolphins drive alive. And there’s no way to stop the clock. The House speaker made it clear Thursday that the Miami Dolphins have an “uphill” effort to get hotel bed tax dollars for stadium improvements. The […]

Cusack caught off guard by re-election opponent

Cusack caught off guard by re-election opponent

Fellow Volusia County Council member Pat Northey will challenge incumbent for at-large seat BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack filed paperwork last week to run again for the at-large seat she has held since 2010. Cusack, the only Black on the council, told the Daytona Times Wednesday she was caught off […]

Times to be among honorees at local NAACP banquet

Times to be among honorees at local NAACP banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times will be among the local companies honored later this month by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP. Local branch president Cynthia Slater said the recipients, who will be honored during the 40th Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 24, “have worked and dedicated their time to […]

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center to open June 8 with ceremony, tour

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center to open June 8 with ceremony, tour

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The doors of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center officially will open June 8 with a special ceremony. Daytona Beach’s Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson told the Daytona Times this week that the center will open at 9 a.m. with a program. The first Black mayor’s family members have […]

Justice Quince to addressB-CU grads

Justice Quince to addressB-CU grads

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES At Bethune-Cookman University’s spring commencement next week, 417 seniors are scheduled to graduate. The graduating Wildcats will receive well wishes and some sage advice from one of the state’s judicial pioneers – Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the Ocean […]

Young man gets 12 years in 2011 shooting death at Pilot Motel

Young man gets 12 years in 2011 shooting death at Pilot Motel

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Darshawn Broadwater was sentenced by Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson Tuesday to 12 years in prison with two-year credit for his role in the shooting death of 19-year-old Donnell “D.J.’’ Ellis at a Holly Hill motel on April 16, 2011. The Daytona Times first reported on this case in the […]

Deltas tackle litter on boulevards

Deltas tackle litter on boulevards

Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently were seen sprucing up LPGA and Williamson Boulevards last month. The sorority chose the thoroughfares as part of the Adopt-A Road-Cleanup program. Shown above are sorority members Tracey Edwards, Eleanor Jackson and Juanita Collins.

A gathering of Centipedes

A gathering of Centipedes

Campbell High School graduates from the Class of 1963 are shown during a reunion April 19 in Daytona Beach. The weekend gathering of graduates from the then-all-Black high school featured a banquet at the Daytona Resort and Conference Center. Keynote speaker was Congressman David Scott of Georgia (seated front right), an alumnus of the class.

Daytona State extends registration hours

Daytona State extends registration hours

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES To increase opportunities for new and returning students, Daytona State College announces extended registration, advising and testing hours beginning May 13 at all of its campuses. To ensure the best availability of classes, students should complete their registrations as early as possible. Summer classes start May 20 and July 1. […]