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Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in the Daytona Beach community enjoyed free food and entertainment on Sept. 9 at a block party on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard put together by the Central Florida Community Development Corporation. The party, held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., was held in several stages – an early […]

Shooting in park rocks community

Shooting in park rocks community

Parents concerned about kids’ safety; star prep athlete involved in incident BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A fight between two young men turned into a shootout on Monday evening at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach. Gunshots were fired at 6:37 p.m. with an estimated 300 to 350 people in the park. Officers arrived on the […]

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Rev. Tommie Robinson will be remembered Saturday as popular barber, ‘humble and devoted servant’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Tommie Robinson, an associate pastor at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, died Tuesday at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. Robinson’s funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship, 539 George […]

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Deacon Harold Ford and Prophetess Deborah Ford, hosts of Gospel Hallelujah World Wide Radio Ministries, will be the emcees for a free concert featuring several Florida chapters of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). Deacon Ford also leads the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the GMWA Gospel Announcers Guild. “There’s not […]

Warner wears down Lopez

Warner wears down Lopez

ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez came ready to play but Warner Christian Academy won 52-14 in the district 3-2A opener for both teams in South Daytona tonight. Drew Eckels threw for over 300 yards with and two touchdowns to lead Warner. He also ran for a score. Bentlee Critcher had more than 100 yards […]

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

McFall turns over information about absentee ballot request forms to State Attorney’s office BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall has stopped her probe into absentee ballot request form irregularities related to Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry after being contacted by the State Attorney’s office. McFall confirmed to the […]

Dickerson Center gets new computers for public’s use

Dickerson Center gets new computers for public’s use

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There are 10 new computers at the John H. Dickerson Center and residents soon will be able to take classes to learn how to operate their own computer, surf the Internet and send emails. Sharonda Cowell, a recreation leader at the center for the past 12 years, says she can’t […]

Supporter of Henry learns vote didn’t count

Supporter of Henry learns vote didn’t count

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A supporter and volunteer for mayoral candidate Derrick Henry learned recently that his absentee ballot was not counted during the Aug. 14 primary. Dr. Willie Kimmons received a letter from Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall dated Aug. 23. It stated that he had returned an absentee ballot for which “you […]

Local CDC hosting free block party for community on Friday

Local CDC hosting free block party for community on Friday

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been a rough couple of years for the Central Florida Community Development Corporation. (CFCDC). CEO Gerald Chester said the community has stuck by the corporation. To show his gratitude and appreciation, the CFCDC is throwing a Summer End Block Party on Friday from 2 to 10 p.m. Chester said […]

Mainland outlasts Deland

Mainland outlasts Deland

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES – In an early battle for local supremacy that pitted the eastside of Volusia county against the westside, Mainland topped DeLand 19-3 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach tonight. Father Lopez transfer Anthony Ludovico had a big night running for more than 150 yards with two touchdowns to lead Mainland. […]