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Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

Daytona father shares his perspective on raising son alone

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There are plenty of dads out there, but not everyone is a father. I have been a single father for the past seven years. My son, Andreas Butler Jr., is 8 years old, and I have had legal custody of him for some time now due to certain circumstances at […]

City to beef up vetting process

City to beef up vetting process

Background checks coming for future members of boards BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents interested in serving on one of the city’s boards soon will be subjected to criminal background checks. Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman confirmed to the Daytona Times this week that Daytona Beach is restructuring the application and the process, […]

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Florida Sen. Anthony C. “Tony” Hill will be Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement speaker on Saturday. Hill also will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the university. The graduation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. “It is our […]

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

By ANDREAS BUTLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family mourned the death of a 23-year-old marching band member this week after he died at a house party near the campus. Grief counselors were on campus Monday to help students and faculty in need of support after the May 6 death of sophomore […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLE Bethune-Cookman University introduced Dr. Edison Jackson as its interim president on Tuesday. Jackson will take over for Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, who retires on May 13. The Daytona Times asked the readers: What are your thoughts on the new interim president coming in? What would you like to see a new […]

Fields draws no opposition; prepares for second judicial term

Fields draws no opposition; prepares for second judicial term

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Court Judge Dawn P. Fields was among eight circuit and three county judges in the Seventh Judicial Circuit who drew no opposition last month during the qualifying period. This will be Fields’ second six-year term. She was first elected to the bench in 2006. Before becoming a judge, […]

Speedway to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 18

Speedway to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 18

Daytona International Speedway will celebrate its ninth annual NASCAR Day on May 18. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Daytona International Speedway will celebrate NASCAR Day in front of the Tours and Ticket Office with lunch, raffle prizes and music. In addition, the Florida Blood Centers will be on site for a blood drive from […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Daytona GOP headquarters party takes place Monday The “Grand Opening Party” (GOP) of the new 2012 Daytona GOP campaign headquarters will take place on Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Suite 118, 661 Beville Road in South Daytona, in the Contemporary Plaza between US 1 and Nova Road. For […]

Artwork now adorns empty storefront on MMB

Artwork now adorns empty storefront on MMB

Through city initiative, photography by local artists on display on several buildings this summer BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A former furniture store on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard now has artwork in its windows because of a citywide public art initiative spearheaded by Daytona Beach City Commissioners Edith Shelley and Kelly White. The art was […]

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

McClatchy/Tribune - ORLANDO, Fla.  - A 23-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student died early Sunday after collapsing at a party, Daytona Beach police said Monday. Primas Foulks arrived at the party at Lake Forest Apartments drunk and had a cup of alcohol in his hand, a police report states. He began to vomit and sweat, and friends tried […]