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Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Teen’s death helps to spark mentoring program

Daytona commissioner, grieving family on mission to stop violence involving local youths BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ji’Ron Jeffery Dent was not related to Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry or his brother, Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, but both are slated to speak at the late teen’s funeral this Saturday. The 17-year old died […]

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

Bike Week started slow, but event expecting to rev up this weekend

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week brings up to 500,000 bikers and millions of dollars to the Daytona Beach area annually, and the Black community is expecting its share. The event kicked off on March 8 and will run through March 17. The heart of Bike Week activities in Black Daytona occur on Dr. […]

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

Assembly to focus on homeless, jobless

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham hopes more than 2,000 residents will fill the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center on March 18 to help persuade city and county elected officials to do something about the homeless and jobless issue in the area. Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Former NAACP president  appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

Former NAACP president appointed to Volusia’s Children and Families Advisory Board

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach NAACP president Marjorie Johnson recently was appointed to the Volusia County Children and Families Advisory Board. Johnson, who is the second Black serving on the influential board along with Daytona resident Dr. Willie Kimmons, was nominated for the post on Feb. 28 by Volusia County Councilman Joshua […]

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste Philip, assistant director for Public Health for the Volusia Department of Health has been named Interim Bureau Chief for the newly formed Bureau of Communicable Diseases for the Florida Department of Health. In the Volusia position, she was responsible for environmental health, WIC and nutrition, tobacco prevention and […]

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

National Council of Negro Women recognizes Brain Bowl winners

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The top spot in the eight annual National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Black History Brain Bowl staged recently at Daytona State College went to a team of students from Seabreeze High School. The team, coached by educator Agnes Ingram, was comprised of the following students: Andrew W. Baker, Hugh […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia to start taking applications this month for summer camp scholarships Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 through 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must […]

BIKE WEEK 2013

BIKE WEEK 2013

Getting ready for a roaring good time Flashy bikes, tasty food, good music. Thousands of people will descend on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune boulevards this weekend. Click here for a sneak peak at what to expect during Bike Week 2013. Daytona Times staff writer and photojournalist Ashley Thomas was […]

Daytona teen shot in head has died; violence march planned for March 16

Daytona teen shot in head has died; violence march planned for March 16

BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                        DAYTONA TIMES                                                                                               butleramj@yahoo.com Jiron Dent, the Daytona Beach teenager who was shot in the head on Tuesday, has died. The 17-year-old was a passenger in a stolen car in the Madison Heights subdivision when shot, according to Daytona Beach officers. Dent died Thursday from his injuries and two suspects in the […]

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Family of teen shot in head: ‘Stop the violence’

Argument over car leads to another critical injury of young Black male Editor’s note: Jiron Dent, the young man highlighted in this story has since died. See update of story here. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An argument over a stolen vehicle left a teenager critically wounded in the Madison Heights subdivision of Daytona Beach […]