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Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Black counselor makes history in DeLand

Davis defeats Brown for District 3 seat; recount in Volusia at large contest BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Jessica Davis, a career counselor for at-risk teenagers, made local history Tuesday night when she was elected the first African-American female to the DeLand City Commission’s District 3 seat. Davis handily won the seat with 72.69 […]

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Celebrating ‘A Passion for Preparation’ Approximately 150 admirers celebrated the legacy of the administration, staff, and faculty of Campbell Elementary School, some of whom are pictured here, during a banquet at the Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach, the former site of the school. See a full page of pictures and a story next week.

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Local university presidents have shown their support for a cause and have the video to prove it. Bethune-Cookman University president Dr. Edison O. Jackson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) president Dr. John P. Johnson on Aug. 25 amid cheers from new and returning […]

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The $17.6 million Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project is well under way as commuters in each direction make their way along the rocky thoroughfare. Soon the patchwork, obscure sidewalks and potholes will be a thing of the past. Cranes, excavators and dump trucks are a typical sight as contractors and […]

B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson unveiled the goals of the institution during his State of the University address on Monday. His speech focused on new programs, new degree offerings and a renewed focus on students. In a push to connect all services to students across the campus, Bethune-Cookman University has […]

A summer of earning, learning

A summer of earning, learning

Youth take away more than cash from city’s employment program BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Keishon Smith will be in his dorm room at Florida A&M University preparing for class in another week. This summer, however, the 18-year-old was schooled on money management, budgeting, banking, work readiness skills and how to be a team […]