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Atlantic hoops phenom, Ronni Williams to be a Florida Gator

Atlantic hoops phenom, Ronni Williams to be a Florida Gator

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local high school girl’s basketball phenom Ronni Williams announced that she will play her college ball at the University of Florida in Gainesville next season. Williams picked the Gators over Florida State and Georgia. She also could have went to defending national champion Baylor or the storied program Tennessee. Williams had […]

HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

HISTORIC WIN FOR HENRY

With 55 percent of vote, Derrick Henry becomes second Black mayor of Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Despite being outspent by his opponent and some local “good old boys” being against him, Derrick Henry made history on Tuesday in his race for Daytona Beach mayor. Henry, who received a cross section of votes […]

A salute to local heroes

A salute to local heroes

Montford Marines, others who served in military to be honored on Veterans Day BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eli Graham was drafted into the Marines in 1944. During that time, Black and White soldiers were segregated. Graham was 18 years old at the time. Even though he is now 87, he vividly remembers bombs exploding […]

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 […]