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Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Paving starting soon on MLK Boulevard; board seeking parks and recreation board to help area kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Commissioner Paula Reed announced that the paving of Martin Luther King Boulevard from Orange Avenue to Shady Place soon will be a reality during the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board’s June 10 meeting. Although […]

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

Back together again after 40 years The African-American graduates of the Classes of 1974 of Mainland Senior and Seabreeze Senior High Schools (as they were then known) had a weekend of activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of their respective graduations. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II/DAYTONA TIMES) Click here to see a page of pictures.

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES One to One Family Christian Counseling will be celebrating 17 years of nurturing and ministering to families by hosting a Family Life Conference this week. The conference is June 12-13 at 6:30 p.m. nightly at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd. The Rev. Anthony P. Church, […]

Secret shoppers fall for scam

Secret shoppers fall for scam

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert after two local residents recently discovered they had been scammed with offers to complete mystery shopping jobs. Between them, the victims were taken by a variation of the fake check scam for more than $2,000. It seemed like a great job […]

Deltas honor longtime member Loretta Wright at Hats Off luncheon

Deltas honor longtime member Loretta Wright at Hats Off luncheon

FROM STAFF REPORTS The ladies of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., held their annual Hats on luncheon June 7 honoring senior citizens for their contributions to the community. Hats were on for Delta Dear Loretta Osgood Wright, who served for many years as chairperson of the luncheon following former […]

Fatal crash at Daytona International Airport

Fatal crash at Daytona International Airport

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A student and pilot instructor died in a plane crash at the Daytona Beach International Airport on Tuesday night less than two hours after another small plane crashed in Merritt Island in an unrelated incident, killing two people on board that aircraft. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office identified the two […]

Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

Ormond residents running for House District 25 seat

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Oviedo Republican Kathryn Townsend filed paperwork Monday to challenge incumbent Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, in House District 28, according to the state Division of Elections website. Brodeur had raised nearly $180,000 through May as he seeks a third term in the Seminole County district. Also running in House District 28 is […]

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Community to recognize Campbell Elementary staff

Former students and supporters of Campbell Elementary School will hold a program on August 26 celebrating the school and its administration, faculty and staff. Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith is the lead organizer. The program committee asks for community help in locating Campbell Elementary pictures and memorabilia to be featured at the event. Anyone who is a […]

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

Daytona Beach chosen for new women’s empowerment conference

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Othal Partners, LLC has announced a multicultural conference and expo for women, the Opal Network Alliance (ONA). It is slated for Friday, Sept. 19 at the Ocean Center. With a growing board of advisors, which comprises multiple cultural experts with international experience, ONA is poised to become the preeminent resource for […]

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

Black students ‘reunited again’ after 40 years

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Mainland and Seabreeze Senior High Schools’ Class of 1974 held reunion activities in Daytona Beach last weekend, with 85 alumni traveling from as far away as Minnesota to attend. Events included a meet-and-greet on Friday, June 6, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort; a Saturday picnic at Cypress Street Park, followed […]