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Muslims mark end of Ramadan

Muslims mark end of Ramadan

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Muslims across Volusia County celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, marking the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. About 1,500 people came out to the celebration held in Daytona Beach. “This is one of our two most important holidays of the year,” Imam Belal […]

Backpacks for kids, music for adults at Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

Backpacks for kids, music for adults at Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A full day of live music, food and fun is in store for the entire family at the “Community Unity Festival” on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. The festival will give residents a family-friendly venue and […]

Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

Miami jury convicts last two defendants in Medicare scam

BY JAY WEAVER THE MIAMI HERALD (MCT) MIAMI — The nation’s biggest mental health scam against Medicare — totaling $200 million in false billings — ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud convictions of Roger Bergman, […]

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival’s car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third generation of his family to run […]

Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

Allen Chapel hosting Family and Friends weekend Aug. 9-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. will celebrate its Family and Friends Day weekend Aug. 9-10. The theme is “God made you my family. Love made you my friend. It’s time to fill the house!” The weekend kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a church picnic on […]

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

Changes to loan program could help Blacks

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON  – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number […]

City seeking churches’ help with kids

City seeking churches’ help with kids

More summer programs needed in Midtown to keep children out of trouble BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are two fundamental practices area churches partake in. But these institutions are being tapped to offer another service to the community – take care of Daytona Beach’s children. As requested […]

Aviation program takes flight

Aviation program takes flight

Retired Air Force officer leads program at Scarlett-Golden center BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach has launched an aviation program at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Youth up to age 17 have been learning the ins and outs of aircraft through flight simulation and remote-controlled aircraft. Arthur Miles, […]

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

Locals weigh in on rape suspect’s beatdown

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES He did a good job. Those are the sentiments heard around the world for the father of an 11 year-old rape victim who pummeled 18-year-old Daytona Beach resident Raymond Frolander on July 18 after he said he found him sexually assaulting his son. The teen admitted to the sexual […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

B-CU dean to speak Sunday at Greater New Zion Men and Women’s Day will be observed at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church on July 27. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. David Allen, chapel dean at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). The church is at 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther […]