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Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Homeless sound off on location of shelter

Volusia moves forward with providing funds, but there are complaints about how those who need it will get there. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council voted last week to have County Attorney Dan Eckert draw up a contract to help fund the construction and operation costs for a proposed homeless shelter in […]

Making a difference one step at a time

Making a difference one step at a time

Easter Seals’ Walk With Me raises funds, awareness SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Eleven years ago, twins Jayden and Jordan Harper were born prematurely (at 27 weeks) at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Jayden spent 10 months in an incubator while Jordan was able to return home to his mother, Jasmine Harper, in Daytona Beach after two […]

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

Johnson a finalist for Florida principal of the year

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Earl Johnson, principal of Matanzas High School in Flagler County, has been named a finalist for the Florida Department of Education’s principal of the year. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced the finalists last week for the outstanding principal and assistant principal of the year. “I am pleased to recognize […]

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

Daytona police hosting bike ride, carnival at Dickerson Center

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Police Department and the City of Daytona Beach will present the Daytona 100, a bike ride followed by a carnival on Saturday, April 29. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther […]

A facelift for Westside Elementary

A facelift for Westside Elementary

School in Black neighborhood to get new classrooms and cafeteria BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A school in Daytona Beach’s Black community soon will be given a facelift. The Volusia County School District plans to renovate Westside Elementary located at 1210 Jimmy Ann Drive. “It’s been long overdue. A renovated Westside will be a great […]

Ronni Williams makes history

Ronni Williams makes history

Basketball standout becomes the first local woman drafted into the WNBA BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams is heading to the WNBA, making her the first Volusia County woman to be drafted by the professional basketball league. The former Atlantic High School and University of Florida (UF) basketball standout was drafted April 13 by […]

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach received an “A’’ for employment diversity but an overall grade of an F in a report card released this week by the Florida NAACP. The 2017 Diversity Matters Report Card graded some private corporations, school districts and city governments across the state. The NAACP Florida […]

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the state battling 106 wildfires covering 124,000 acres as of Wednesday, Florida’s top forestry official warned the fire season has yet to reach its peak. Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, said Florida is experiencing an “active early fire season,” with drought […]

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

People caught with a small amount of pot could get a small fine, not jail time. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The New Smryna Beach City Commission passed a city ordinance Tuesday night making possession of marijuana less than 20 grams a misdemeanor violation. The commission passed the measure with a 3-2 vote with Mayor […]

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

Checking on their young man Genesis Robinson, a legislative assistant to first-term State Representative Patrick Henry, is flanked by his grandmother Johnola Robinson and mother Demetrice Robinson. Both visited him during last week’s Florida Legislative Black Caucus conference in Tallahassee. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II /  DAYTONA TIMES)

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