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Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Signup begins for next Citizens Academy

Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12. There is no charge for the program, but […]

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

Workforce board to increase scholarship money for job seekers

The Center for Business Excellence (CBE), the regional workforce board that oversees the One-Stop centers of Flagler and Volusia counties, has announced that it will increase the amount of money that it will invest in scholarships for job seekers. The CBE previously offered its scholarship money in a tiered system: Tier 1 offered up to […]

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

HBCUs and Black Press revive partnership

Relationship dates back to start of UNCF in 1944 BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It was a reunion of sorts. The presidents of seven Black colleges met Black newspaper publishers for a breakfast consisting of French toast, eggs and bacon. The setting was last month’s annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers […]

HEALTH BRIEFS

HEALTH BRIEFS

Court:  Husband not at fault in wife’s smoking death NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., after finding that a judge improperly allowed a jury to consider whether a husband failed to prevent his wife from smoking. The 4th District Court of […]

A call for churches, community to come together

A call for churches, community to come together

Unified Ministries organizing tour of Black historical sites in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Daytona Beach is a family-oriented community. Everyone knows someone that knows someone that knows you.” That is what Claudine Khouri, who moved from Miami, believes about the area she has adopted as her new home. Khouri says the city […]

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

A joyful noise:  Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

A joyful noise: Area choirs invited to join music workshop, concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Tubman-King Community Church’s Sounds of Faith Choir is inviting choirs from area churches to participate in a music workshop and concert from July 11 to 14. “This will enable us to combine our musical skills, gifts and talents to give  praise, honor and glory to the God that we […]

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

Media, entertainment executive named president, CEO of NNPA

BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Highly respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications. NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, publisher of the Arizona Informant, said Tompkins was selected from […]

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

Daytona Beach Leisure Services Director Percy Williamson is shown above with his wife, Carmen, at the Juneteenth Banquet held at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach on June 12.  In last week’s issue, the Daytona Times published a photo of Williamson and his sister, Ruth Wilson, who was incorrectly identified as his […]

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Teens from across Northeast Florida came together on June 19 to recognize Daytona International Speedway for making the speedway’s grandstands smoke-free. The teens from 21 surrounding counties are part of Students Working against Tobacco (SWAT). They also challenged other sporting and entertainment venues in the state to follow the example […]