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Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF If you haven’t done so, there’s still plenty of time to catch a local exhibit showcasing Black Daytona Beach 70 years ago. The display at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center features the works of renowned photographer Gordon Parks. Titled “Midway: A Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943,’’ […]

‘Miss Katie’  Williamson dies

‘Miss Katie’ Williamson dies

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Katie Ruth Williamson, the matriarch of one of the city’s well-known Black families, died on Nov. 24 in Daytona Beach. She was 87. Born on April 2, 1928 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was one of seven children of the late Benjamin and Zelena Putney Williams. On June 5, […]

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University once again proved Central Florida was “Wildcat Territory” with its fifth straight win against rival Florida A&M at the Florida Blue Florida Classic on Nov. 21 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With a final score of 35-14, first-year head coach Terry Sims earned his first taste of victory […]

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County Fire Rescue issued a statement this week urging those who plan to fry their turkeys to be aware of the risks. Cooking a turkey in a vat of boiling oil can lead to serious burns. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the […]

City worker fired after discrimination claims

City worker fired after discrimination claims

Terminated Public Works manager says panel that interviewed Huger was ‘tainted’ BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a sign of continuing turmoil inside Daytona Beach City Hall, one high-level administrator quit and another was fired in the wake of recent Daytona Times reports detailing complaints of lack of employment diversity in the city’s top management. […]

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

Let’s Go, Wildcats! Expect plenty of trash talking this weekend as the Wildcats look for their fifth win in a row against their in-state rival. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Let’s Go, Wildcats! It’s the fight song of Bethune-Cookman University, a battle cry led by the Marching Wildcats fans that always gets fans on their feet. […]

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Volusia Young Farmers and Ranchers along with Volusia County Farm Bureau are collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until Dec. 15. Toys will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program where they will be distributed to local families. With every five-toy donation, a toy giver will receive a raffle ticket […]

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

NAACP letter, EEOC complaints fuel request for equity analysis at City of Daytona Beach BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Alleged discrimination at the City of Daytona Beach continues to advance as a priority for African-American leadership, city employees and citizens. On the heels of two officially filed EEOC complaints, Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia […]

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and well-wishing comrades. His wife, Silvia, is a survivor […]

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Jada Wright-Greene earned bragging rights in 2000 as a coveted Bethune Cookman University (B-CU) alumna. Today, she is CEO and publisher of Heritage Salon Magazine. Greene’s path to greatness was followed by Gregory Drane, who left the Wildcat yard in 2002 and is now a Littany Lion at Pennsylvania State […]