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Celebrating freedom

Celebrating freedom

Annual Juneteenth Festival attracts thousands to Cypress Street Park Thousands turned on Saturday for the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration sponsored by the city of Daytona Beach. The scent of barbecue ribs filled the air. Children ran around unattended – having a good time riding live animals, climbing rock walls, bouncing on inflatables and on a […]

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Local pioneers to receive highest U.S. honor

Dr. James Huger will be among the six area residents to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor this month in D.C. for World War II contributions. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Four Volusia County residents and two residents of Flagler County have been invited to receive Congressional Medals of Honor this month in Washington, D.C. […]

A celebration for Centipedes.

A celebration for Centipedes.

July reunion scheduled for Campbell Street High classes from 1929 to 1971 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Graduates of the old Campbell Street High School, which was the all-Black high school in Daytona Beach from 1929 until 1969 will be celebrating their eighth Homecoming Celebration July 26-29 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center. […]

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Plenty of candidates for Volusia election

Voter registration for primary ends July 16 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Qualifying is over, and Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall’s next task is to produce a ballot. Approximately 80 races will be on the ballot, including local, county, state and national competitions. The only surprise entrant into a race is attorney and […]

Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

  Recognized during the Juneteenth Banquet were 28 Hometown Heroes. Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes, who co-hosted the event with Donna Tucker, is shown above with former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Steven Miller, who also was one of the first to introduce Daytonans to celebrating Juneteenth. A festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

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 […]