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City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

City approves renaming Derbyshire athletic fields after Lucas

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday night to rename the athletic fields at Derbyshire Park & Sports Complex, the “Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Athletic Fields.’’ Mayor Derrick Henry and Zone 5 City Commissioner Patrick Henry, who represents the area where Derbyshire Park is located, voted against the item. […]

Durham to pray at Speedway again

Durham to pray at Speedway again

Sorority, community volunteers help to spruce up Espanola youth center

Sorority, community volunteers help to spruce up Espanola youth center

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and community volunteers commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service revitalizing the St. Paul’s Youth Center (formerly known as the All Kids Are First Old Schoolhouse) in Espanola. Sorority members and […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

AIDS conference to be held in March The Minority AIDS Network of Volusia/Flagler is hosting the “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper” Conference from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 30. The conference will take place at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing, 739 W. International Speedway Blvd., in Daytona Beach. The keynote speaker […]

Residents could be in for a bumpy ride

Residents could be in for a bumpy ride

Dozens of speed bumps in the works for Daytona, but one local merchant isn’t keen on the selection process BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Several dozen speed bumps are scheduled to be installed on Daytona Beach streets this year. City residents also can request speed bumps for their streets, which concerns a member of the […]

SECOND TIME AROUND

SECOND TIME AROUND

Daytonans were among many who traveled to D.C. this month for the president’s inauguration BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local residents were among the hundreds of thousands in Washington last week for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many in the crowd were parents and grandparents who were determined that their children and grandchildren […]

‘Street gossip’ won’t stop renaming request by Lucas

‘Street gossip’ won’t stop renaming request by Lucas

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Street gossip” will not stop the process of the renaming the athletic fields at Derbyshire Park after educator and coach Harold V. Lucas from going before the Daytona Beach City Commission, says the city’s leisure services director. Defamatory statements were allegedly made about Lucas during a city commission meeting last […]

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Arts and Humanities

The Bethune-Cookman University Department of English will host a Zora Neale Hurston conference Feb. 1 at the Larry Handfield Music Annex, at 10:20 a.m.  The keynote speaker is Valerie Boyd, a writer, professor of journalism, and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia.  She is the author of “Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of  Zora Neale Hurston.’’ This first […]

Still marching for justice

Still marching for justice

Daytona Beach ministers, residents continued a tradition of kicking off MLK Day with march BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach community joined the nation on Monday in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday observance. Hundreds of area residents participated in the annual ceremonies, which included a breakfast, march and worship service. “We […]

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Trayvon remembered at MLK banquet

Peace march, vigil planned in memory of slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 84 years old on Jan. 15 if he hadn’t been killed in Memphis, Tenn., at 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, at age 39 by an assassin’s bullet. Trayvon Martin would have turned […]