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Black preachers organizing march to polls

Black preachers organizing march to polls

Church members will unite, walk to library on Oct. 28 to vote early BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Members of a Daytona Beach Black clergy group are planning a large march to the polls the first Sunday of early voting for the general election. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, […]

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ star stumps for Obama during visit to B-CU

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ star stumps for Obama during visit to B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES There were squeals and applause as Keke Palmer entered the room on Sept. 15 to talk to hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University students. During a visit to the university, Palmer, 19, spoke on behalf of President’s Obama’s campaign, urging students to register to vote and support her candidate. “We are the […]

B-CU to induct 12 into inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

B-CU to induct 12 into inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

Sept. 22 ceremony takes place same day as dedication of athletic center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONATIMES Bethune-Cookman University will open the Larry R Handfield Athletic Training Center on Sept. 22, the same day 12 Wildcats will be inducted into the school’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. A dedication ceremony of the center is scheduled Sept. […]

State NAACP to confer in Daytona

State NAACP to confer in Daytona

Public invited to opening night at Allen Chapel AME BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A public mass meeting will be held at Allen Chapel AME Church on Sept. 20, the opening night of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP’S 73rd annual convention. The convention is taking place in Daytona Beach, says the organization’s local […]

Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

Community Development Corporation throws block party for residents

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Residents in the Daytona Beach community enjoyed free food and entertainment on Sept. 9 at a block party on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard put together by the Central Florida Community Development Corporation. The party, held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., was held in several stages – an early […]

Shooting in park rocks community

Shooting in park rocks community

Parents concerned about kids’ safety; star prep athlete involved in incident BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A fight between two young men turned into a shootout on Monday evening at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach. Gunshots were fired at 6:37 p.m. with an estimated 300 to 350 people in the park. Officers arrived on the […]

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Greater Friendship mourns passing of associate pastor

Rev. Tommie Robinson will be remembered Saturday as popular barber, ‘humble and devoted servant’ BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Rev. Tommie Robinson, an associate pastor at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, died Tuesday at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. Robinson’s funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship, 539 George […]

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

Fords to host Gospel Music Workshop concert

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Deacon Harold Ford and Prophetess Deborah Ford, hosts of Gospel Hallelujah World Wide Radio Ministries, will be the emcees for a free concert featuring several Florida chapters of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). Deacon Ford also leads the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the GMWA Gospel Announcers Guild. “There’s not […]

Warner wears down Lopez

Warner wears down Lopez

ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez came ready to play but Warner Christian Academy won 52-14 in the district 3-2A opener for both teams in South Daytona tonight. Drew Eckels threw for over 300 yards with and two touchdowns to lead Warner. He also ran for a score. Bentlee Critcher had more than 100 yards […]

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

Henry trying to ‘remove the cloud’ over campaign

McFall turns over information about absentee ballot request forms to State Attorney’s office BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall has stopped her probe into absentee ballot request form irregularities related to Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry after being contacted by the State Attorney’s office. McFall confirmed to the […]