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Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

‘We are loving people’

‘We are loving people’

Muslims inviting residents to Saturday get-together The Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach is again inviting local residents to a community program to get acquainted with the area’s Muslim community and gain a better understanding of the Islamic religion. Linda McGhee, spokesperson for the association, says everyone is invited to the free event on Saturday, April 25. […]

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

Church reaching potential members with burgers and ‘Daily Bread’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Living Faith World Ministries’ volunteers held a lunch station on the corner of 8th Street and Derbyshire Road on April 18. Minister Larry Cunningham says the annual event was an effort to reach out to those in the community to fill a need and/or invite them to attend service at the church. […]

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

Pastor Frank Russ remembered as a kind man, lover of nature

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A celebration of life for Pastor Frank Russ was held April 18 at Living Faith World Ministries. He died on April 10 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. He was 84. Russ was the pastor and presiding elder of several Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ […]

Police and residents coming together

Police and residents coming together

Community forum on Saturday will address improving communication between locals and law enforcement BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A forum to promote a more clear line of communication between Daytona Beach residents and law enforcement will be held Saturday. The event, organized by Johnnie Ponder and sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach, will […]

Spring cleaning project by teens

Spring cleaning project by teens

Campbell Middle students paint local residence as community service activity BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES TeenZone students from Campbell Middle School gave up a recent Saturday to paint and landscape the outside of a home located near their school. “In the spirit of Mrs. (Forough) Hosseini, the kids did a great job demonstrating the […]

Want to buy a home? This fair’s for you

Want to buy a home? This fair’s for you

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytonans in the market to purchase or refinance a home in the next 24 months will find a wealth of knowledge through programs coordinated by the City of Daytona Beach, churches and local businesses through April. Emory Counts, the city’s Economic/Community Development and Fair Housing coordinator says a number […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

Easter Sunday finery Dressing up and going to church was a priority all over Daytona Beach’s Black community during last week’s Resurrection Sunday celebration. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for a full page of pictures.

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Jarvis L. Smith, a well-known organist and broadcaster who spearheaded the construction of Daytona Beach’s latest FM radio station, died suddenly on April 6. He was 34. A determination of the cause of his death is pending. Child entrepreneur Born July 15, 1980 in Daytona Beach, Smith is the great-grandson […]

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