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‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

‘Intertwined By Her Legacy’

B-CU celebrates 140th birthday of founder Bethune-Cookman University honored the legacy and life of its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, on July 9 with a program at the Gertrude Heyn Chapel. The service was followed by the laying of a wreach at the Bethune Foundation Home. The theme of the birthday observance was “Intertwined By […]

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes  dies at 59

Former Daytonan ‘Googie’ Hayes dies at 59

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona community is mourning the passing of former resident Edward H. Hayes, III, affectionately known to his family, friends and classmates as “Googie.”  He died on July 3 at age 59. Hayes, born on Nov. 26, 1955, was a native of St. Petersburg. He received his primary education in the […]

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Should the doors of the church be open and armed?

Pastors, security experts reflect on how to keep churchgoers safe BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Fatal shootings in America’s Black churches are not a historical phenomenon. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed in 1974 by Marcus Chenault, a lone, Black gunman. “Mama King’’ was murdered while […]

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Poised to help B-CU go the next level

Joe Petrock, new board of trustees chairman, gives an exclusive interview to the Daytona Times on his vision for the university. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Joe Petrock, a community pillar and philanthropist, officially took the helm on July 1 as chairman of Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees. The longtime local leader has served […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

‘Ban the Box’ is official in Daytona

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach officially implemented its Fair Chance / Ban the Box Policy during a regular commission meeting this month. The policy went into effect on July 1 and eliminates applicant requirements to disclose criminal backgrounds during the preliminary phase of job applications. In a succinct presentation by […]

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

Ormond Beach reunion a tribute to resident who died too young

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The sixth annual “I Am Ormond Beach” Reunion will honor local icons, including the city’s African-American hero, Derrick K. Bell, who died of leukemia in 1978. A three-day celebration of remembrance and unity is scheduled for July 10-12 and includes a variety of events for family and friends whose lives […]

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Sorority paves the way for more young men to excel

Men of Tomorrow program in Daytona culminates with June 20 event SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Twelve young men took center stage during the biennial Men of Tomorrow program finale presented recently by Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The June 20 event marked the culmination of several months of workshops, […]