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A senior prom for, well, real seniors

A senior prom for, well, real seniors

Daytona holiday event attracts hundreds to Midtown center DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of area seniors stepped out for an evening of fun that’s usually celebrated during the teen years. The Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach was the scene of the Light Up Midtown Senior Prom on Dec. 18 sponsored by VITAS Healthcare […]

From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

BY MARTIN JOHNSON THE ROOT Some of the Christmas celebrations around the world resemble those everywhere, with food, family and good times. Others are quite different, and some don’t even take place Dec. 25. Here’s a look at how the holiday season is celebrated by African cultures across the globe. South Africa Christmas occurs during […]

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

The City of Daytona Beach has experienced its own problems relating to the reconstruction of Orange Avenue after a water main was severed. According to sources, workers for Thadcon Construction, the project’s general contractor, accidentally cut the water supply to City Hall on Tuesday, leaving toilets inoperable. The Daytona Times has been reporting about problems […]

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Orange Avenue project called ‘slow and sloppy’ DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since construction began on Orange Avenue last year, business owners in the area have complained about the lack of access to their establishments and the loss of revenue they’ve suffered. The City of Daytona Beach’s $17.6 million project began in June 2014 as an effort […]

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A documentary is in the works that explores Daytona Beach’s African-American community. The film will include a community forum that took place on Dec. 12 featuring longtime Daytona Beach educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and a local historian. The project is the brainchild of longtime Daytona Beach resident Percy Williamson, who is presenting […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

B-CU to honor Harriette and Harry T. Moore at graduation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When Harry T. Moore was killed in 1951, he had been fighting for racial equality since at least 1934, the year he started an NAACP chapter in Brevard County. As Florida’s state field secretary for the NAACP, he fought for equal […]

A holiday treat: College visit

A holiday treat: College visit

Daytona State hosts hundreds of local students for dinner concert and tour COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of students in the Food Brings Hope program were treated to dinner, a concert and a tour by Daytona State College on Dec. 4. This was the college’s sixth year in a row hosting students in the […]

School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Students, parents and educators expressed their disappointment with the Volusia County School Board on Tuesday over a teachers union dispute as well as the board’s approval of school uniforms. On Tuesday, local teachers and parents marched from the Volusia County administration building to the district headquarters, urging board members to agree […]

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Every Monday, Samuel James “Coach Rip’’ Collins can be found playing tennis at Derbyshire Park. The former football and baseball coach takes no medication and leads an active life, which includes noonday Bible studies at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he is a member. On Sunday, Dec. 13, Mr. Collins celebrates […]