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Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

Deltas ‘Remembering the Times’ at June 30 Jabberwork

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A musical variety show consisting of music, song and dance will take place during this year’s Jabberwock 2012. The theme for the event sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, is “Remembering the Times.” Jabbberwock 2012 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 30, at […]

Gamma Mu Omega to present 13 debutantes at cotillion

Gamma Mu Omega to present 13 debutantes at cotillion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present 13 young women to society at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala on June 23 at The Shores Resort and Spa. The goal of Gamma Mu Omega’s debutante program is to provide activities that will enhance the development of outstanding young women in the […]

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University is one of 17 colleges and universities that will share grants totaling $5 million as part of the Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program. The $50,000 grant will benefit four B-CU students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Texas Southern University, Morehouse College and Fayetteville […]

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, […]