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Transportation industry a route to success for many Black men

Transportation industry a route to success for many Black men

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Jeffrey Brooks began his career in the transportation industry, the encouraging words of his parents echoed in his ears: “Go get a good job, a good job that you can retire from with a pension.” Now, 30 years later, Brooks, the administrative vice president and […]

Veterans honored for service

Veterans honored for service

John Steele, Eli Graham and James Huger were honored Nov. 11, Veterans Day, as Montfort Point Marines during a special program at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Proclamations were read from the city of Daytona Beach and the local NAACP branch. The Montford Point Marines were a group of Blacks who broke the color […]

Stetson buying University Inn; will renovate to house students

Stetson buying University Inn; will renovate to house students

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES When Stetson University came to Hina and Sara Patel, principal owners/operators of the University Inn, and expressed an interest in leasing the property for up to three years for the university’s planned increase in undergraduate student population, they told Stetson Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer Bob Huth that […]

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Williams’ widow seeks school board seat

Dr. Kathy Williams will face husband’s former opponent in District 2 race BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Kathy Williams has declared her candidacy for the Volusia County School Board District 2 seat left vacant due to the death of her husband, Dr. Al Williams. Williams will be running against Bethune-Cookman University educator Ida Duncan […]

An emotional farewell

An emotional farewell

Daytona Beach officials Reynolds, Ritchey, Shelley share thoughts on serving city, citizens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tears were shed as outgoing Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey and Commissioners Cassandra Reynolds and Edith Shelley spoke their final words as elected officials at the Nov. 7 city commission meeting. Reynolds had a prepared statement but couldn’t […]

City sets rent rates for new centers

City sets rent rates for new centers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach has been open since May 29, residents have not been able to rent the gym, kitchen, dance studio, computer room or recording room for a private function. That’s because there were no fees set to do so. Daytona Beach […]

Black professionals invited to the beach

Black professionals invited to the beach

Local entrepreneur to host Nov. 24 business event BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black business owners and professionals have been invited from all over the state to congregate and conduct “Business on the Beach.’’ Darryl Barrs, a Daytona Beach resident and publisher of Program Success Magazine, a monthly business publication distributed statewide, has organized an […]

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

Volusia County – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all travelers, whether they’re traveling across the country or just across town, that one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, […]

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Staff Reports- Daytona Beach’s newly elected city commissioners will take the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 6 p.m., in City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Daytona Beach. The Honorable Herbert L. Grimes, a circuit court judge, will administer the oath of office […]

Town hall meeting today on Scarlett Golden Center

Town hall meeting today on Scarlett Golden Center

A Town Hall Meeting on the construction and progress of the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center, located in the Derbyshire Community of Daytona Beach, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Nov. 12 at Hope Fellowship Church, 869 Derbyshire Rd. Community leaders as well as city officials will be on hand to talk […]