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Mainland outlasts Deland

Mainland outlasts Deland

BY ANDREAS BUTLER, DAYTONA TIMES – In an early battle for local supremacy that pitted the eastside of Volusia county against the westside, Mainland topped DeLand 19-3 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach tonight. Father Lopez transfer Anthony Ludovico had a big night running for more than 150 yards with two touchdowns to lead Mainland. […]

Set up or just carelessness?

Set up or just carelessness?

Henry denies wrongdoing in recent primary; elections supervisor ponders if someone’s out to get candidate BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s elections supervisor is concerned that someone might be trying to “set up” a Daytona Beach mayoral candidate. Ann McFall said misinformation about Daytona Beach mayoral candidate Derrick Henry was printed in the Daytona […]

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Chubby Checker to bring ‘The Twist’ to DeLand

Tickets on sale for Oct. 11 event to benefit hospital SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Get ready to twist again! Tickets are now available for legendary singer and performer Chubby Checker’s “Twisting Thru the Decades” concert at the Athens Theater, 124 North Florida Ave., in downtown DeLand. The concert is Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. […]

Boys sought to be disciples in community project

Boys sought to be disciples in community project

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A community project geared toward steering boys in grades 4 through 9 in the right direction will be taking place every Sunday during the month of September beginning Sept. 9, according to the organizer of what is called the Disciple Boys Community Project. Daytonan Mary Fears says this is the […]

NAACP, others planning response to ruling on block reducing early voting days

NAACP, others planning response to ruling on block reducing early voting days

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Attorneys for advocacy groups are discussing a response to judges’ findings relating to a lawsuit in which a federal court upheld the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to block reducing the number of early voting days in five of Florida’s 67 counties. Florida’s 62 other counties are not protected by the […]

Anthony Azama promoted at Miami University in Ohio

Anthony Azama promoted at Miami University in Ohio

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona native Anthony J. Azama has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Sales and Licensing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. In addition to overseeing the marketing and sales staff, Azama will become the sports administrator for the Miami men’s basketball. “Anthony’s commitment to Miami’s athletic department for the last six […]

Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Known as Momma ReRe to many in the Greater Daytona Beach area, Reola Tucker Robinson died Aug. 16. She was 85. Robinson’s funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 at   Shady Grove Baptist Church with Elder Robert L. Thomas presiding. Viewing will be Aug. 31 from […]

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

Hope Food Pantry marks first year of operation

The Hope Food Pantry celebrated its first year in operation on Aug. 18. The pantry, located at 1200 Ninth St. in Holly Hill, first opened its doors on Aug. 9, 2011. The pantry registered 55 families in its first month of operation. To date, 370 families and 988 individuals have been served.  Twenty-five bags of food […]

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Local doctor to help lead American Heart Association

Dr. Celeste Philip elected to serve on board of directors SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste M. Philip has been selected chair of Cultural Health to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2012-2013 fiscal year. Philip is the assistant director for […]

Atlantic holds off Gateway in kickoff classic

Atlantic holds off Gateway in kickoff classic

By Andreas Butler, Daytona Times – One final defensive stand helped Atlantic hold off Kissimmee Gateway high 27-22 at Derbyshire Park in Daytona Beach tonight. Gateway had the ball one last time in the redzone and had gotten to the six-yard line with a shot to win, but Atlantic’s Demonte Kemp and Xavier Scott sacked […]