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Some homeless now in motels but may not be for long

Some homeless now in motels but may not be for long

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Earlier this week, dozens of people had to leave a temporary homeless shelter behind the Salvation Army in Daytona Beach and move into local motels. After being on the streets and in parks most of Monday, they were relocated to motels such as the Host Inn at 315 Bellevue Ave. […]

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

Local organizations are urging residents to register by Monday, then get out and vote. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES If you want to vote in the Aug. 30 primary, you need to register by Monday. While the nation is looking to choose between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton for president on […]

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Letting the summer good times roll

Letting the summer good times roll

Midtown Motown continues at Cypress Park DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Four Tops. Temptations, Aretha Franklin. Residents who love the sounds of Motown have had a treat this summer with the Midtown Motown tribute concerts held monthly at Cypress Park, 981 George West Engram Blvd. The July 23 show brought out talented artists who showcased the […]

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies can again look to the city to lend a hand. For years, the city has been sponsoring the Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. “For the residents and citizens of this city and those who attend our schools, we are always excited […]

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Organizers of area events doubt anyone locally was involved. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Although a note implicating Black Lives Matter was found next to a firebombed Daytona Beach police car early Sunday morning, area organizers of marches and protests don’t believe anyone locally connected with the movement was involved. The car, which was parked […]

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Addressing the violence in a peaceful way

Community events are focusing on seeking solutions, understanding BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Recent shootings across the nation have intensified local efforts to address violence. On July 17, a small group of residents attended an event at the Dickerson Community Center and James Huger Park, located in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

Residents invited to have coffee with a cop

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents and officers of the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will get a chance to sip coffee and chat during an informal event next week at a local Starbucks. Coffee with a Cop will take place at 5 p.m. July 29 at the Starbucks at 110 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona […]

Local appeal for justice, unity

Local appeal for justice, unity

Recent shootings spark peaceful march and rally in Daytona Beach BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES More than 200 people took part in a “United We Stand’’ march and rally on July 9, organized by a Deltona High School teacher. “I’m just trying to be a pillar of the community and unite some people,’’ said Carlos […]

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When her 11-year-old son Brenya Smith died five years ago after a battle with trisomy 18 – a rare chromosodal disease – Petrina Onwuemeli was motivated to help others and keep her son’s memory alive. She created Brenya’s Love L.L.C., an organization that provides companion and homemaker services to the […]