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Sharing their golden moments

Sharing their golden moments

Olympic medalists motivate students at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Several Olympic gold medalists visited local schoolchildren last week and motivated them to pursue their dreams. Allyson Felix and Aries Merritt appeared at Campbell Middle School in Daytona Beach and spoke with eighth-grade honor roll students on Nov. 30. Joanna Hayes, a 2004 gold […]

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

127 students to graduate this month from B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in 20 years, Bethune-Cookman University will have a fall commencement. The graduation is at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach. Graduating will be 127 students along with the first two students […]

Orlando pastor among authors lined up for Midtown book festival

Orlando pastor among authors lined up for Midtown book festival

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Pastor Riva Tims will be one of the many authors to be featured next month at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival in Daytona Beach. Tims is the former wife of the late Pastor Zachary Tims. At one time, they were co-pastors at New Destiny Christian Center, which became one of Central […]

Midtown continues December celebration

Midtown continues December celebration

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Five-year-old Narae Ivey and dad Hemis Ivey (shown on the front page) were one of the many people who attended the “Light Up Midtown” tree lighting event held Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. Other events to take place during Midtown’s celebration throughout December include: A Christmas parade, on Dec. 8 […]

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

Violence takes life of 23-year-old in Daytona

By ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A Black man was shot and killed in Daytona Beach Saturday night. Police confirmed that they responded to the Dec. 1,  9-1-1 call  around 6:49 p.m. and upon arrival to the scene,  found a 23-year-old Black male who had succumb to a gunshot wound. The victim, Rayshard Mitchell had been […]

Midtown lights up the night

Midtown lights up the night

By Ashley Thomas DAYTONA TIMES   The first “Light Up Midtown” event held Saturday night at Daisy Stocking Park featured a health-fair, HIV/AIDS testing, face painting, food, fun and a dance contest. The evening ended with the lighting of a 25-foot tree decorated with metallic garland, lights and star. “It’s beautiful,” exclaimed five-year-old Kortney Turner, […]

Bumpy roads finally getting attention

Bumpy roads finally getting attention

Overhaul of Orange Avenue, ISB streetscape to begin in 2013 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents who drive down several major thoroughfares throughout the city need to start thinking now about changing their routes or leaving home early as construction is expected to begin soon on revamping and overhauling the streets. “We have […]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Many don’t know they have disease Tubman-King Church to host awareness program Dec. 5 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Eighty-one people with HIV and 57 with AIDS were diagnosed in 2011 locally, according to the Volusia County Health Department. Patrick Forand is the HIV/AIDS program coordinator for both Volusia and Flagler counties, and has held […]

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

Early voting starts Dec. 8 for school board seat

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Early voting will begin Saturday, Dec. 8, in the special election to replace Volusia County School Board member Al Williams who died unexpectedly on Oct. 1. Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall told the Daytona Times this week that registered voters who want to vote early in person will […]

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

Christmas tree lighting to be highlight of Saturday Midtown event

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time, there will be a Christmas tree lighting in Daisy Stocking Park. The tree was delivered Wednesday to the park with a lighting service planned Saturday, Dec. 1, as part of the Light Up Midtown Health Fair. The fair kicks off a series of events in the […]