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Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

Spruce Creek High grad to play with USA rugby team in Australia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek High School graduate Perry Baker is one of 12 USA Eagles rugby players selected to play in the Gold Coast (Australia) Sevens tournament this weekend. It will be his first appearance on the World Series circuit. Baker played football, basketball, and track at Spruce Creek High, four […]

City hears result of homeless research

City hears result of homeless research

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A presentation, action plan and recommendation on the city and county’s growing homeless problem was presented by Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., at Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The commission chambers were standing room only as over a dozen people addressed the commission on the hot topic. […]

Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

Wildcat Fever: University celebrating 110 years during Homecoming week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bethune-Cookman University family is gearing up for an action-packed Homecoming week, which takes place Oct. 5-12. This year’s theme is “110 Degrees of Wildcat Fever: Celebrating 110 years of Greatness and the Legacy Continues.” Activities begin on Sunday with a community service project titled ‘Homeless for a Night’ in which students […]

New study underscores power of the Black press

New study underscores power of the Black press

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE The most effective way for companies to connect with African-Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between Nielsen and […]

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

Orange Avenue shutdown hurting businesses

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Business owners, managers and a pastor voiced their concerns over the closing of parts of Orange Avenue at last week’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting. The overall complaint: Patrons can’t get to the businesses. Prior to the meeting, City Commissioner Paula Reed, whose district covers the area, walked along […]

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

Record rainfall brings flooding to Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Heavy rainfall has caused isolated flooding in coastal Volusia County as forecasters expect additional storms through Friday. Record-setting rainfall since Wednesday morning included Daytona Beach, 7.95 inches; Ormond Beach, 6.37 inches; and New Smyrna Beach, 5.58 inches. The primary areas impacted are east of Nova Road. County traffic maintenance crews […]

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

Photo exhibit focuses on unrest after killing of Martin

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand will hold an opening reception for photojournalist Duane Fernandez on Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring his exhibit, “The Trayvon Martin Journey: From Sanford, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Orlando, FL and Washington D.C.” Following the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to register voters at football game

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The local alumni and college chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a voter registration drive Saturday during the home football game of Bethune-Cookman University against Florida Tech. “We are joining with other chapters and with the college chapter starting at noon,” John Huger Sr., president of […]

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

50 more bodycams requested by DBPD

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An additional 50 body cameras have been requested by the Daytona Beach Police Department to the City of Daytona Beach. The Axon Flex body cameras used by law enforcement total $204,103 including associated mounting hardware, camera docking stations, hosted software service, data storage and hardware maintenance from Taser International. […]

Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]