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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. […]

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program. The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the […]

A chance to meet the local candidates

A chance to meet the local candidates

NAACP, Panhellenic Association hosting forum on Tuesday BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local candidates running for political office have been invited to participate in an open forum sponsored by the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP to discuss their platforms as well as issues of importance to the community. Cynthia Slater, NAACP president, said the organization is […]

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

Daytonans join international conversation about HIV/AIDS

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES WASHINGTON – Daytona Beach residents are among the 20,000 people from around the world gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeff Allen is one of the founders of the Positive Champions Speakers Bureau, which is made up of people from all walks of life. The bureau’s purpose […]

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

Community says farewell to longtime nurse Marguerite Laws Jordan

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this month, the Daytona Beach community said goodbye to Marguerite C’Linda Laws Jordan. She died June 21 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach at age 53. She was called “Rita’’ by some and “Ree Ree’’ by many. Her funeral service was held July 3 at Allen Chapel […]