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Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for Mainland High School teacher and coach Glenn Gordon Barnes were held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on July 28. Barnes died July 20 at age 62. Elder Robert L. Fuller, pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, conducted the eulogy. Interment […]

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School is right around the corner as Volusia County schools are scheduled to begin a new academic year on Aug. 20. It’s also time for the Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way in Daytona Beach.. “We quickly recognized the need for more assistance. Kids often disconnect because they don’t have adequate school supplies. […]

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program. The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the […]

A chance to meet the local candidates

A chance to meet the local candidates

NAACP, Panhellenic Association hosting forum on Tuesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local candidates running for political office have been invited to participate in an open forum sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP to discuss their platforms as well as issues of importance to the community. Cynthia Slater, NAACP president, said the organization is […]

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES WASHINGTON – Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is made up of people from all walks of life. The bureau’s purpose […]

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this month, the Daytona Beach community said goodbye to Marguerite C’Linda Laws Jordan. She died June 21 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at age 53. She was called “Rita’’ by some and “Ree Ree’’ by many. Her funeral service was held July 3 at Allen Chapel […]

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

Aug. 4 health clinic to focus on breast, colorectal cancers

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONATIMES A free clinic for residents to learn about breast and colorectal cancers will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, in South Daytona at 2089 South Ridgewood Ave. The clinic is open to men and women who are 40 years of age and older. Persons who qualify to receive free help are those […]

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Any person, group, ministry or agency interested in helping to fight hunger is invited to attend a local food summit on Aug. 1. The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of local agencies are working together to bring groups and resources together to maximize the ability to provide food for families in […]

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Making smart decisions about postsecondary options just got easier with a new tool developed by the Florida Department of Education. The new Smart College Choices web portal allows prospective and current students to view graduation rates, employment statistics and earnings data for graduates of the 28 Florida College System institutions […]

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES History would be made in Volusia County if Beaulah Blanks is elected its first Black supervisor of elections. She has a tough challenge ahead of her though as she faces incumbent Ann McFall, current Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly and DeLand community activist Theresa Apgar. Blanks, an attorney and former […]