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Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Volusia schools embroiled in testing fiasco

Computer difficulties cause halt at districts around the state BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Standardized testing was set to start across the state on Monday but computer difficulties forced a suspension of the tests in Volusia County. More than half of all districts in Florida faced those same problems. Nancy Wait, spokesperson for Volusia […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

From brick and mortar to eight wheels

Bethune Grill to start selling wings, other favorites from food truck BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Shannon Hines has experienced steady growth at Bethune Grill since 1998. But this Friday he will take the restaurant on the road with his state-of-the-art 26-foot food truck. “We’re going mobile,” Hines laughed. The restaurant known for Shamp’s […]

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

Authors to gain publishing insight at seminar

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A free seminar for aspiring authors and poets sharing insight on editorial services, self-publishing tips, marketing and legal guidance is being held March 7, at the Days Inn Palm Coast from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Newly published author Orjanette Bryant will join Abundant Harvest Empowerment Christian Center to host the […]

Campus shooters remain at large

Campus shooters remain at large

Bethune-Cookman ups reward for suspects to $10,500 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES By the Daytona Times’ deadline Wednesday night, the suspects in a shooting on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus Monday evening were still at large and a $10,500 reward was being offered for their apprehension. A video of the incident released by the Daytona Beach […]

DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA 500

NASCAR celebrates diversity on and off the track BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fans flocked from all over the country to Daytona International Speedway to camp out, tailgate and watch the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22, billed the biggest race of the season. The weekend was surrounded by a number of other events such […]

Scientist wows kids with space talk

Scientist wows kids with space talk

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School students got a lesson on science and space Monday that they likely won’t soon forget. Dr. Firouz Naderi, an Iranian-American scientist and director of Solar System Exploration at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California spoke to a group of about 200 students on the topics of […]

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired judge and ethics professor to discuss restorative justice on March 7

Retired Judge Hubert L. Grimes and Dr. Michael Humphreys will present “Juvenile Justice: Is There a Better Way?” at 2 p.m. Saturday,  March 7, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Grimes is director of Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Law and Social Justice and Humphreys is an associate professor […]

B-CU president to address community following school shooting

B-CU president to address community following school shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune–Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will address the B-CU family at a town hall meeting on Tuesday Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center following a shooting which left three students injured on Monday night. The Feb. 23, shooting happened just before 7 p.m. on the […]

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Making a strong case for ‘Ban the Box’

Daytona officials get earful on why question should be banned from applications BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach City Commission chambers were filled to capacity at Wednesday night’s commission meeting. Over a dozen people addressed the commission requesting that a controversial box be removed from city applications. As reported in last week’s […]