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‘Ready to get to college’

‘Ready to get to college’

Two 17-year-old high school graduates reflect on graduating early and their career goals. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of high school students graduated from the Volusia and Flagler counties school systems last week. Among them were best friends Melinda Jeffries-Beamon and Charnee Irvin, both 17 year-olds who graduated from Atlantic High School in Port […]

Summer program options for kids  still available

Summer program options for kids still available

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the school year officially set to end next week, parents are looking for things for their kids to do during the summer. Have no fear. There are summer camps and programs still available. Summer camps and programs are designed to provide constructive activities for the youth and could ease […]

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

Campbell’s media center named in honor of former principal

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The media center at Campbell Middle School is now the “Vickie J. Presley Media Complex.’’ The honor for Presley came on Monday, May 23, during a dedication and naming ceremony at the Daytona Beach school. Presley is the retired area superintendent for Volusia County Schools and former principal of Campbell […]

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 […]