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An emotional farewell

An emotional farewell

Daytona Beach officials Reynolds, Ritchey, Shelley share thoughts on serving city, citizens BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tears were shed as outgoing Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey and Commissioners Cassandra Reynolds and Edith Shelley spoke their final words as elected officials at the Nov. 7 city commission meeting. Reynolds had a prepared statement but couldn’t […]

City sets rent rates for new centers

City sets rent rates for new centers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach has been open since May 29, residents have not been able to rent the gym, kitchen, dance studio, computer room or recording room for a private function. That’s because there were no fees set to do so. Daytona Beach […]

Black professionals invited to the beach

Black professionals invited to the beach

Local entrepreneur to host Nov. 24 business event BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Black business owners and professionals have been invited from all over the state to congregate and conduct “Business on the Beach.’’ Darryl Barrs, a Daytona Beach resident and publisher of Program Success Magazine, a monthly business publication distributed statewide, has organized an […]

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

“Click It or Ticket” in full force in Volusia County

Volusia County – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all travelers, whether they’re traveling across the country or just across town, that one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, […]

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Swearing-in ceremony on Nov. 14

Staff Reports- Daytona Beach’s newly elected city commissioners will take the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 6 p.m., in City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Daytona Beach. The Honorable Herbert L. Grimes, a circuit court judge, will administer the oath of office […]

Town hall meeting today on Scarlett Golden Center

Town hall meeting today on Scarlett Golden Center

A Town Hall Meeting on the construction and progress of the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center, located in the Derbyshire Community of Daytona Beach, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Nov. 12 at Hope Fellowship Church, 869 Derbyshire Rd. Community leaders as well as city officials will be on hand to talk […]

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 […]