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Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Known as Momma ReRe to many in the Greater Daytona Beach area, Reola Tucker Robinson died Aug. 16. She was 85. Robinson’s funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 at   Shady Grove Baptist Church with Elder Robert L. Thomas presiding. Viewing will be Aug. 31 from […]

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

The Hope Food Pantry celebrated its first year in operation on Aug. 18. The pantry, located at 1200 Ninth St. in Holly Hill, first opened its doors on Aug. 9, 2011. The pantry registered 55 families in its first month of operation. To date, 370 families and 988 individuals have been served.  Twenty-five bags of food […]

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Dr. Celeste Philip elected to serve on board of directors SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste M. Philip has been selected chair of Cultural Health to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2012-2013 fiscal year. Philip is the assistant director for […]

Atlantic holds off Gateway in kickoff classic

Atlantic holds off Gateway in kickoff classic

By Andreas Butler, Daytona Times – One final defensive stand helped Atlantic hold off Kissimmee Gateway high 27-22 at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach tonight. Gateway had the ball one last time in the redzone and had gotten to the six-yard line with a shot to win, but Atlantic’s Demonte Kemp and Xavier Scott sacked […]

Crime at public housing gets attention

Crime at public housing gets attention

Residents at Windsor, Maley have complained about prostitution, drugs, robberies at apartments in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Residents of the Windsor and Maley apartments say they have been living in fear because of crime. The apartment complexes are operated by the Daytona Beach Housing Authority. Leroy Fletcher spoke on behalf of residents […]

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Editors note: This is one in an occasional series on race in Sanford in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing. BY MARTIN E. COMAS ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) In the heart of Sanford’s poorest and largest Black enclave – a stone’s throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots – stands the city’s new, […]

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Volusia councilman planning workshop at Dickerson Center to address issue BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Record rainfall in the Greater Daytona Beach area has Volusia County Council Member Josh Wagner worried about an infestation of mosquitoes. Wagner, who represents Daytona Beach, said this week he will be organizing a workshop at the John H. Dickerson […]

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award as the Domestic Abuse Council holds its first Purple Parade. The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence. The parade, which is actually a two-mile walk, will take place […]

Electric utility question on November ballot

Electric utility question on November ballot

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The South Daytona City Council has approved a resolution calling for a special city election to be held on Nov. 6 to determine whether the city is authorized to form a municipal electric utility and to deliver municipal electric services. On Aug. 14, voters approved an amendment to the city charter […]

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

Henry, Shelley among Tuesday’s winners

A few glitches, some surprises as Volusia voters go to polls FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2012 primary election in Volusia County came and went with mixed results. A new Daytona Beach mayor was not determined, incumbent school board member Al Williams hung on to his seat, the race for Volusia County Chair took an unexpected […]