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Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

Operation Safe Surrender offers residents a second chance

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Operation Safe Surrender will once again take place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, giving defendants with outstanding warrants an opportunity to turn themselves in and resolve their criminal charges. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of the church, said the doors will be open Nov. 13 from […]

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

Getting civil rights restored takes time, patience

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona residents Ben Pippen, Vaneshia Maddox and Antonio Aiken cannot serve on a jury, run for public office, own or possess a firearm or vote because they are convicted felons. They were among residents who attended a restoration of civil rights workshop on Oct. 27 at the John H. Dickerson […]

Briefs

Briefs

City seeks volunteers for Light Up Midtown Volunteers are needed for the Light Up Midtown festivities scheduled for Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Daytona Beach. Committees have been announced and residents are asked to show up at the next meeting on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 415 Peninsula Drive. […]

FASHION FORWARD

FASHION FORWARD

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist church member Narcissus Brown proves that even in her 90s she can still strut on the runway. A fashion show sponsored by the Women’s Missionary Union of the church in Daytona Beach took place Oct. 21 at Belk department store in the Pavilion in Port Orange. Other models included the church’s pastor, Dr. L. Ronald […]

Henry, Reed among Daytona Beach winners

Henry, Reed among Daytona Beach winners

By Ashley Thomas, DAYTONA TIMES – Derrick Henry, the former Daytona Beach City Commissioner who promised to “listen, before I ask to be heard” handily won the Daytona Beach mayoral race last night with a 10 percent edge over candidate Edith Shelley, the current zone 1 city commissioner. Unofficial results from the Volusia Supervisor of […]

Long night ahead for vote count in Volusia County

Long night ahead for vote count in Volusia County

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES   Volusia County votes are coming in slowly this Election Day as Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall explained to a room of about a dozen people that issues with 19 polling locations are calling for a long night. “We had 400 absentee ballots come in just tonight,” said McFall, referring […]

Update: Election Day continues in Daytona Beach

Update: Election Day continues in Daytona Beach

Ashley Thomas, Daytona Times – As of the publishing of this article, Volusians have just over an hour left to get to the polls if they wish to cast their ballots in this year’s election. In Daytona Beach, various polling locations have had voters standing in lines for upwards of two hours with lines in […]

Election Day in Daytona Beach

Election Day in Daytona Beach

Ashley Thomas, Daytona Times – Voters in Volusia County began casting their ballots Election Day morning meeting a chill in the air and bouts of precipitation. At one Daytona Beach location, the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 293 voters had already cast their ballot by 10 a.m. and hundreds more stood in the line which […]

Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree stumps for Obama in Florida

Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree stumps for Obama in Florida

 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES harperjames59@yahoo.com Not many people can say they are a confidant of the president of the United States of America. Harvard Professor Dr. Charles Ogletree is in that elite group and was in Daytona Beach last Friday stomping for President Barack Obama, whom he taught as a student in the late […]

Help for South Daytona residents to get to polls

Help for South Daytona residents to get to polls

SOUTH DAYTONA – The South Daytona Fire Department will help City residents who need assistance in getting to the polls on Tuesday Nov. 6.  For information please call Sandi Smitherman at 322-3033 or Jeanne Willard at 322-3026.