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Just over an hour left for Daytona Beach residents to cast their ballot

Just over an hour left for Daytona Beach residents to cast their ballot

Staff reports – Volusia County’s registered voters have been going to the polls to early vote since Aug. 4. Those who did not early vote or use vote by mail have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast their ballot. On the primary ballot, residents are voting for candidates for United States senator; U.S. representative in […]

Will Black voters decide this election?

Will Black voters decide this election?

None of the candidates can afford to overlook potential impact of African-American vote, professor says BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s registered voters have been going to the polls to early vote since Aug. 4. They have until Saturday, Aug. 11 to vote during regular early voting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

Daytona Beach mayoral candidates share why they should be elected

Daytona Beach mayoral candidates share why they should be elected

Editor’s note: Both the electronic pdfs and the ‘hard copies’ of this week’s Daytona Times incorrectly identify Patrick Henry as his brother, mayoral candidate Derrick Henry. We apologize for the error, which has been corrected in this story and will be corrected on next week’s front page.  BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents […]

Daytona Times political recommendations

Daytona Times political recommendations

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since the year 2000 campaign year, the Daytona Times, the Florida Courier and WPUL-AM 1590 have maintained a consistent editorial policy of not recommending candidates – whether national, state or local and regardless of race – who chose not to promote their candidacies through our media when they have media […]

PEOPLE SPEAK

PEOPLE SPEAK

The Aug. 14  primary election is upon us and numerous offices are up for grabs. Some key local elections include Daytona Beach Mayor, Volusia County Council 2, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections and Volusia County Clerk of Court. Some races will be decided while others will be decided during the general election on Nov. 6. […]

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Early voting kicks off at City Island

Voters and candidates in the mix As early voting kicked off Aug. 4, voters, supporters, volunteers and candidates filled the parking lot of the Daytona Beach Regional Library City Island. By Monday evening, there were 474 ballots cast at the Daytona Beach location and 1,215 ballots cast across Volusia County at locations in Daytona, DeLand, […]

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Mae Sheppard, the owner of a popular restaurant in Daytona Beach, died last month. Mrs. Sheppard and her husband, Lee, owned Sheppard’s Restaurant, which used to be located on Cypress Street, now George Engram Boulevard. The restaurant was one of only a few in Daytona Beach that Blacks could actually […]

Community turns out for election forum

Community turns out for election forum

Volusia residents pack center to hear candidates in primary races BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It was standing room only at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach Tuesday night as hundreds of residents turned out to listen to some of the candidates who will appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot in Volusia […]

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for Mainland High School teacher and coach Glenn Gordon Barnes were held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on July 28. Barnes died July 20 at age 62. Elder Robert L. Fuller, pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, conducted the eulogy. Interment […]

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School is right around the corner as Volusia County schools are scheduled to begin a new academic year on Aug. 20. It’s also time for the Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way in Daytona Beach.. “We quickly recognized the need for more assistance. Kids often disconnect because they don’t have adequate school supplies. […]