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Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies can again look to the city to lend a hand. For years, the city has been sponsoring the Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. “For the residents and citizens of this city and those who attend our schools, we are always excited […]

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Organizers of area events doubt anyone locally was involved. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Although a note implicating Black Lives Matter was found next to a firebombed Daytona Beach police car early Sunday morning, area organizers of marches and protests don’t believe anyone locally connected with the movement was involved. The car, which was parked […]

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Community events are focusing on seeking solutions, understanding BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Recent shootings across the nation have intensified local efforts to address violence. On July 17, a small group of residents attended an event at the Dickerson Community Center and James Huger Park, located in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents and officers of the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will get a chance to sip coffee and chat during an informal event next week at a local Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop will take place at 5 p.m. July 29 at the Starbucks at 110 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona […]

Purple reigned at the bandshell

Purple reigned at the bandshell

Purple Masquerade, a Prince tribute band, wowed thousands who gathered at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on July 15 to hear the late artist’s greatest hits. The band is made up of  James Kincherlow, JC Teasley, Todd Austin, Aaron Oatmeal, Chanteau Teasley and Mike Johnson. The event was part of the free summer concerts at the […]

Focus

Focus

Halifax Health honors longtime employee SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Health recently recognized top employees at its 2016 Team Member Recognition Banquet.  During the event, Simmie Perry, a supply chain distribution services technician, was named Halifax Health Team Member of the Year for 2016. A Daytona Beach resident, Perry has been a Halifax Health […]

NAACP, Deltas and Omegas hosting candidates forum

NAACP, Deltas and Omegas hosting candidates forum

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP and a fraternity and sorority are presenting an opportunity for area residents to learn about local candidates running for office. The NAACP, in partnership with the the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Omicron Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, will host a free […]

Community News

Community News

Deltona Parks & Rec to celebrate seniors Deltona Parks & Recreation will celebrate seniors at its sixth annual senior breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Deltona Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Drive. The entire family is invited to join the seniors for breakfast. Breakfast will be served for $3 and will include […]

Local appeal for justice, unity

Local appeal for justice, unity

Recent shootings spark peaceful march and rally in Daytona Beach BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people took part in a “United We Stand’’ march and rally on July 9, organized by a Deltona High School teacher. “I’m just trying to be a pillar of the community and unite some people,’’ said Carlos […]