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Funeral scheduled Saturday for Volusia  School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams

Funeral scheduled Saturday for Volusia School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams

Staff Reports – The Volusia County community is mourning the death of School Board Chairman Dr. Alfred Williams who died on Oct. 1 at Halifax Health Medical Center. Williams was 70. Visitation is scheduled Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Basilica of St. Paul Catholic Church, 317 Mullaly St., Daytona Beach. […]

Deputies crack down on motorists passing stopped buses

Deputies crack down on motorists passing stopped buses

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office – Little more than one month into the school year, Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies are stepping up traffic enforcement to protect students getting on and off school buses. Already, deputies working a pair of special operations have cited 23 drivers for illegally passing stopped school buses, in violation of state law. […]

BREAKING NEWS:    Dr. Al Williams, chairman of Volusia County’s School Board, dies

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Al Williams, chairman of Volusia County’s School Board, dies

Staff reports – The Volusia County community is mourning the death this morning of School Board Chairman Dr. Al Williams. He reportedly died at Halifax Medical Center on Monday morning.  Williams was 70. In a report published by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Williams explained that School Board Vice Chairwoman Judy Conte was conducting last month’s […]

More progress on B-CU campus

More progress on B-CU campus

University officially opens state-of-the art athletic training center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 100 Bethune-Cookman University administrators, staffers, coaches, athletes, students, community residents, local political leaders witnessed history on Sept. 21 as the school dedicated its Larry R. Handfield Athletic Training Center. The new state-of-the-art facility is located on campus at the corner […]

‘Somebody ought to say something’

‘Somebody ought to say something’

NAACP leader challenges state members, residents during talk about attack on voters’ rights BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Somebody ought to say something” was repeated over and over again by the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers during a public meeting on Sept. 20 during the state convention of the Florida NAACP. Rivers was the main speaker […]

Author: Men should follow sisters to the polls

Author: Men should follow sisters to the polls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Though the room was filled with mostly women, Black men were urged at the Florida State NAACP convention to “follow our women into the voting booth.” Michael Eric Dyson, the author of “Why I Love Black Women’’ and 17 other books is a Georgetown College professor and MSNBC pundit. He […]

Sheriff’s office to host five sites for drug take-back day

Sheriff’s office to host five sites for drug take-back day

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will establish five drop-off points this Saturday as part of a national effort to help residents dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. The five drop-off sites, at Sheriff’s district offices in DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Holly Hill and New Smyrna Beach, will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday’s […]

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. […]