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A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County residents will pay tribute to Daisy Hamilton Williams on Saturday at a funeral service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Williams, 76, a longtime Volusia County educator, community leader and Daytona Times newspaper columnist, died on Sept. 5 at her home. Williams wrote the “Community News’’ column for […]

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Daytona Beach physician discusses patients’ trust, high cost of health care BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Loretha King, a primary care physician at Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very young age. King, who has an extensive career in health care – having been […]

Not one for the record books

Not one for the record books

The unfinished MEAC/SWAC Challenge will have no negative financial implications for the universities, conferences or ESPN. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It’s as if the 2016 MEAC/SWAC Challenge never happened. Inclement weather caused the highly anticipated HBCU football matchup to be canceled and there will be no makeup game. It does not count in the […]

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

NASCAR, Daytona community loses ‘special woman’

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF NASCAR matriarch Betty Jane France was remembered this week as a great mother, grandmother, friend, community leader and philanthropist. France died Monday at age 78.  She was the executive vice president and assistant treasurer of NASCAR as well as the chairwoman emeritus of The NASCAR Foundation. A public memorial service […]

A good election day for Henrys

A good election day for Henrys

Daytona siblings get the most votes in their respective races. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the Henry family, the 2016 primary was a pretty special day. Mayor Derrick Henry was re-elected and his two siblings also made strides in their races. His brother, Daytona Beach Commissioner, Patrick Henry, won the Democratic race for the […]

Keeping an eye on the storm

Keeping an eye on the storm

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Tropical Depression 9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday afternoon, reaching sustained winds of 40 miles per hour around its center. The storm has been brewing in the Gulf of Mexico most of the week while dropping rain and wind across Florida. It is estimated to be able […]

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Thomas Huger applied for a job as the City of Daytona Beach’s deputy Public Works director last year, he was armed with a master of business administration graduate degree, numerous certifications and excellent performance evaluations and reviews. The current facilities construction and maintenance manager, who has a 10-year work […]

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands in Volusia County decided to take advantage of early voting for the Aug. 30 primary. The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website shows that 6,022 registered voters had participated in early voting as of Daytona Times’ Wednesday presstime, including 1,364 at City Island Library in Daytona Beach. That’s an […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]