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School Board race now down to Wright, Williams

School Board race now down to Wright, Williams

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Duncan Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University instructor, is hoping that with the return of college students in January and the end of the holiday season, she will be able to defeat Kathy Williams, retired educator and widow of incumbent School Board member Al Williams for his school board seat. The […]

Not enough money to secure all schools

Not enough money to secure all schools

Budget woes cited by Volusia sheriff’s  office; elementary principal says officers would ease kids’ anxiety BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There are no school resource officers at any of Volusia County’s elementary schools due to budgetary constraints. At least one area elementary school principal is calling for beefing up security at all schools in the […]

Carter’s annual holiday feast in 14th year

Carter’s annual holiday feast in 14th year

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation will distribute bunches of greens, boxes of food and warm Christmas wishes for 90 families this week. The foundation will hold its 14th annual holiday food basket distribution for previously identified families Friday at 9 a.m., Dec. 21, in front of the Vince […]

‘Kids got in my heart’

‘Kids got in my heart’

Fred Morrell retiring from city but will keep on coaching BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fred Morrell has been coaching others ever since he was a teenager. Thirty-five years ago, he came upon a job that would allow him to be paid for what he enjoyed doing the most – working with and coaching children. […]

Deltas host ‘Men All Pause’ fashion show

Deltas host ‘Men All Pause’ fashion show

More than 140 women were among the attendees of “The Men All Pause” male fashion show and luncheon on Dec. 8 at the LPGA Banquet Room sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The attendees had their choice of chicken, salmon or vegetable lasagna. The models included Orkeys Auriene, Edward Daniels, Dr. […]

City to allow vendors on ISB in Midtown during Bike Week

City to allow vendors on ISB in Midtown during Bike Week

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Businesses on International Speedway Boulevard (ISB) from Keech Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard can now have vendors on their properties during Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Commissioners approved an amendment to the master plan guidelines for Bike Week and Biketoberfest to allow outside itinerant vending on West International Speedway […]

Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

The “Christmas in Songs’’ event, a gospel extravaganza, will culminate a month of special Light Up Midtown activities. The free gospel event is Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The event will include local choirs and other talents geared toward the holiday spirit. Month […]

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fetal and infant deaths are on the decline locally and nationally but significant racial disparities associated with these losses still exist in this area, according to information released recently by the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. Volusia and Flagler counties combined had 207 infant deaths from 2007 […]

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Request to rename part of Derbyshire after Harold V. Lucas goes before city board this month BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The daughter of a popular Daytona Beach educator and coach, who is now retired, wants the city to rename part of Derbyshire Park after her dad. Dr. D’Lorah A. Hyacinth, a motivational speaker, author […]

The gift of graduation

The gift of graduation

More than 130 receive degrees during December commencement Dr. Edison Jackson participated in his first Bethune-Cookman University graduation on Dec. 8 during the school’s first fall graduation in 20 years. Jackson oversaw the graduation of more than 130 students. The interim president said he decided to bring back fall commencement at the request of the […]