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Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

Author introduces kids to MLK’s friends

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Over the course of a 32-year teaching career, Jacqueline James noticed a glaring problem—Black history was slowly but surely being ignored in the schools where she worked. When it was outright dropped from her required curricula, she got creative, using Black history calendar factoids for penmanship lessons. […]

Daytonan making living by going organic

Daytonan making living by going organic

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The family of Gainey’s Farm Fresh Produce has been farming outside of Gainesville since the early 1900s. Now Seabreeze High School graduate Maurice Gainey and his wife, Gertie, are the lifeblood of the farm specializing in organic produce. Turnip greens, okra, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, several varieties […]

An evening of grace and elegance

An evening of grace and elegance

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter presents biennial Debutante Cotillion SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Tristen Johnson, daughter of Rufus and Teresa Johnson, was crowned Miss Cotillion during the biennial Debutante Cotillion sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega chapter.     Eight young ladies were presented to society during the event June 21 […]

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach broke ground Thursday morning in front of the Dickerson Center signifying the beginning of the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. As first reported in the Daytona Times back in 2012, the initial estimate for the overhaul was estimated to cost $19 million. However, through the […]

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s easy to say that Spruce Creek graduate Chesalon Taylor had a lot on his plate during his high school career. He has participated in the International Baccalaurette program studying college level material, participated in multiple productions through his school’s drama department; and created scores of 2D art all […]

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

Santiago hosting One Volusia event on June 27

On June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill France Room of the International Speedway, Rep. David Santiago will host his second annual One Volusia Event. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  The other guest speakers will be Griff Salmon of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Keith Norden of Team Volusia […]

Community News

Community News

Independence Day ceremony to be held at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park On Friday, July 4, the City of Palm Coast will have a public Independence Day Ceremony titled “By Dawn’s Early Light.” The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (half mile west of the […]

Business specialist named Halifax Health employee of the year

Business specialist named Halifax Health employee of the year

Tommy Bostick, business specialist for Halifax Health-Center for Oncology, has been named Halifax Health’s employee of the year. Bostick received the honor during a Halifax Health Employee Recognition Banquet held on June 6 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Bostick, who was nominated for employee of the year through his selection as Employee of […]

Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Advisory committee to discuss bridge design July 1

Volusia County’s Project Advisory Committee will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, to discuss the design aspects of the replacement for the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. The meeting will be in the boardroom of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. The focus of this meeting […]

Health officials issues mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

Health officials issues mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County advises residents to take basic precaution since there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia County. Three cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in horses and several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern equine […]