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Attorney for Trayvon’s parents to speak at MLK banquet

Attorney for Trayvon’s parents to speak at MLK banquet

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Attorney Benjamin Crump, whose Tallahasee-based firm represents Trayvon Martin’s parents, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, chairman of the local Martin Luther King celebration committee, confirmed this week the selection of […]

Thousands of B-CU students march to vote too

Thousands of B-CU students march to vote too

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, interim president of Bethune-Cookman University, said the estimated 2,000 students marching to the polls on Monday would be called the unsung heroes of future generations. Jackson marched with the students to the early voting site at the Volusia County Library at City Island on Magnolia Avenue. “It’s […]

Wright files to run for school board seat again

Wright files to run for school board seat again

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Ida Duncan Wright, a Bethune-Cookman University business instructor who lost to School Board Chairman Al Williams in August, has officially filed to run for the seat left vacant due to his passing. A primary is scheduled for Dec. 18 for the District 2 seat that includes most of Daytona Beach, […]

City hosts Fall Festival on Halloween night

City hosts Fall Festival on Halloween night

  Ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages are welcome to the City of Daytona Beach’s annual “Fall Festival” on Monday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Derbyshire Park, 849 Derbyshire Road. Admission is FREE and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Featuring carnival games, inflatable bouncers and slides and […]

First Lady Michelle Obama coming to Daytona Beach Nov. 1

First Lady Michelle Obama coming to Daytona Beach Nov. 1

TAMPA – On Thursday, November 1, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Florida, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Miami. With early voting underway in Florida, the First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Floridians and ask them to help organize their communities […]

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Updated: Last glance before the polls

Local candidates share their views in Times questionnaire BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF What will be your priorities or top issues you will focus on if elected? It’s the first question posed to candidates who are seeking elected office in Daytona Beach and Volusia County. A detailed questionnaire was submitted by the Daytona Times to […]

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

Retired teacher, funeral home co-owner Theresa Gainous laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A “Celebration of Life’’ service was held Wednesday for Theresa Vivian Crosslin Gainous, a retired Daytona Beach teacher and former owner of R.J. Gainous Funeral Home. Mrs. Gainous died on Oct. 11 in her home. She was 90 years old. The service took place at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church […]

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

Race between Volusia sheriff, Seminole deputy heats up

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson is accusing his challenger Seminole County Deputy Wendell Bradford of lying in public about what he has accomplished in Volusia County. “That’s getting into credibility. Is that what you want for your sheriff, (someone) that’s not going to tell you the truth,” questioned Johnson. He […]

Storm moves up prep football games

Storm moves up prep football games

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The threat of Tropical Storm Sandy coming to Florida has opted many high schools to move Friday night football games to Thursday. The storm isn’t expected to hit Florida but is expected to be a hurricane and bring tropical storm force winds to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties on Friday. (Note: […]

DAYTONA BRIEFS

DAYTONA BRIEFS

Daytona State to conduct open auditions for the musical “All Shook Up” The School of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for “All Shook Up,” a fun rock musical based on the music of Elvis Presley, at 3 p.m. Nov. 7, and at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8. Auditions […]