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Preparing to honor those who served

Preparing to honor those who served

Veteran is encouraging Blacks to attend local events honoring soldiers during Memorial Day weekend. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Memorial Day is designed to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. All across the country, the day is filled with ceremonies, parades and events. The Daytona Times caught up with one local […]

DeLand ponders homeless solutions; moves forward on expanding shelter

DeLand ponders homeless solutions; moves forward on expanding shelter

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach has had scenes of homeless people sleeping and camping outside of the Volusia County building on Beach Street. Holly Hill recently had residents protest Halifax Urban Ministries’ plan to turn the closed Hurst Elementary School into Hope Place a homeless sanctuary for families. One local municipality seems to […]

A free checkup for young athletes

A free checkup for young athletes

Family First Health Center provides physicals for kids eager to play sports COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Delicia M. Haynes, founder and CEO of the Family First Health Center, presented the center’s seventh annual free sports physicals event on May 21. She was assisted by Dr. Andria Klioze and Dr. Karla McNish of the […]

More dialogue about crime, police and trust

More dialogue about crime, police and trust

Judge, officers discuss issues and initiatives with Daytona residents BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Organizers of a law enforcement and community relations forum held May 14 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center were pleased with the turnout but want to see more residents engaged in dialogue about crime in the area. The forum focused […]

Major honor for faithful employee

Major honor for faithful employee

City dedicates building in honor of Mickel Brown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Community leaders, elected officials and Daytona Beach employees joined the family of Mickel A. Brown Sr. on May 14 to witness the dedication of an activity center in his name. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A proposed homeless shelter in Holly Hill has angered some residents but local advocates told the Daytona Times this week just how much the facility is needed in the area. Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) wants to build a homeless sanctuary at an abandoned school. The plan is to turn Walter […]

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is dedicating a building this week to Mickel A. Brown Sr., a dedicated, longtime employee who died two years ago. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – adjacent to the John H. Dickerson Center – will be […]

City, church call land swap a good move for both

City, church call land swap a good move for both

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A minor land deal between the City of Daytona Beach and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was approved at a city commission meeting last month. With the deal, the two parties basically switched properties. “We basically exchanged properties. The property that was theirs at the time is a better fit for […]

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

A $100,155 check from the state will help with repairs to the DeLand post damaged during a hurricane in 2004. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A local organization for veterans received a helping hand this week. State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill presented a $100,155 legislative check to the American Legion Orange […]

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