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One million steps toward learning

One million steps toward learning

Local leaders give students handshakes and words of encouragement on first day of school as part of the Million Father March BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The pitter pat of anxious feet marched forward with pride to shake the hands of leaders in the annual Million Father March, a national movement that provides an opportunity […]

B-CU names building after retired provost

B-CU names building after retired provost

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES History and legacy have intersected at the corner of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevards for years that precede its rural roads and civil rights echo. Dr. Ann Taylor Green is the third namesake whose academic stature and community service have earned the right to […]

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry has opened a campaign account to try to succeed Rep. Dwayne Taylor in the Florida House of Representatives in District 26. Taylor is facing term limits next year and can’t run again for the Florida House position he has held since 2008. The commissioner opened an […]

Mission accomplished for Flagler students, NAACP

Mission accomplished for Flagler students, NAACP

Dr. Amir Whitaker, who spearheaded a complaint against the district for racial disparities in school discipline, will speak at the Aug. 29 Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Flagler County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be celebrated on Aug. 29 with a heightened triumph, thanks to its scheduled […]

One more treat before school resumes

One more treat before school resumes

Festival offers day of fun for students, parents Bethune-Cookman students help to give treats to students and parents gathered Saturday, Aug. 15, at Daisy Stocking Park for the Community Unity Festival sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach and others. It was the city’s last big summer event for students before school resumes. The first […]

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health has announced that all cities in Volusia County have signed and passed non-binding resolutions to urge retailers not to sell or market candy-flavored tobacco products. The Volusia County Council additionally passed a resolution covering the unincorporated areas. Non-cigarette tobacco products in flavors like kiwi-strawberry, chocolate […]

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the survivors of the Boko Haram mass kidnapping in Chibok, Nigeria, last year could be joining them – if they can raise the money. Emmanuel Ogebe, […]

Dealing with danger in public places

Dealing with danger in public places

Seminar teaches residents how to increase chances of surviving shooting BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood grew up believing there were two places he always would be protected – school and church. For recreation, movie theaters were favored. Today, none of them are safe havens and in the past three […]

Community Unity Festival will have activities for all ages

Community Unity Festival will have activities for all ages

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The second annual Community Unity Festival is offering local residents one last chance for free summer fun this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 555 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. The City of Daytona Beach and a host of corporate and community sponsors welcome […]

Daytona residents continue to advocate for homeless

Daytona residents continue to advocate for homeless

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Public advocates for homelessness were armed with picket signs and fury at the Aug. 5. Daytona Beach commission meeting. The messages Mayor Derrick L. Henry and six city commissioners were forced to view until the near two-hour session convened read three poignant words each: “Housing Not Handcuffs;” “Shelter Can’t Wait;” […]

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