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‘You are the people with the power’

‘You are the people with the power’

Defiant state attorney calls for ‘focus’ at West Volusia NAACP banquet BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Stay focused and be engaged was the message from Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala during the 27th Annual West Volusia NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on June 2 in DeLand. Her message was in line with the banquet’s theme: […]

Volusia seeking applicants for advisory boards

Volusia seeking applicants for advisory boards

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on four advisory boards that research and make recommendations on topics affecting the community. •A licensed electrical contractor is needed to serve on the Contractor Licensing and Construction Appeals Board, which hears appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official […]

Campbell Class of 1967 celebrates 50th reunion

Campbell Class of 1967 celebrates 50th reunion

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Mayola Rice Williams has fond memories of her years at Campbell Senior High School in Daytona Beach. She remembers a family atmosphere, teachers who cared, and plenty of fun activities. Williams and fellow members of the Class of 1967  remembered those times last weekend during their 50th class reunion held at […]

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Remembering veterans’ sacrifice and service A Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance was held on Monday at Daytona Memorial Park to pay tribute to local veterans and members of the military. A Champions of Freedom presentation highlighted local veterans who served and sacrificed to defend the nation’s freedom. Area residents of all ages participated in the ceremony […]

Some local summer camps still have space

Some local summer camps still have space

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Parents looking for something for their kids to do need not fret. There still are plenty of summer activities available although some might be considered pricey. The City of Daytona Beach has activities available through both its Leisure Services and Cultural Services Departments. Leisure Services has summer camps ongoing at […]

Volusia League of Cities honors city officials, employees

Volusia League of Cities honors city officials, employees

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia League of Cities presented its 2017 Distinguished Service Awards on May 25 at the Sanborn Center in DeLand. The organization promotes communication among the municipalities and municipal leaders in the Volusia area, fosters cooperative action in meeting common needs, represents Volusia area cities to the state league of cities, the […]

On to the next pressing issue

On to the next pressing issue

Freedom Fund Banquet will tout local NAACP’s accomplishments and will highlight the work left to be done. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When the Volusia County/Daytona Beach NAACP meets for its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 10, there will be discussion about what’s next locally for the civil rights organization. The organization has been […]

McNorton and friends to help local kids again

McNorton and friends to help local kids again

Former NFL player’s annual football clinic set for June 1-2 at Derbyshire Park BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hundreds of kids participate in the Bruce McNorton Football Clinic in Daytona Beach each year. The former NFL player’s annual event will take place at the Derbyshire Sports Complex, 849 Derbyshire Road, on June 1 and June […]

Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

Businessman and activist Joel Fears dies

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joel Van Fears, a local electrical engineer and longtime community activist, died on May 21. He was 78. Mr. Fears and his wife of 49 years, Mary Jackson Fears, often teamed up for Civil War re-enactments and did plenty of research on the people they portrayed from the era. Their […]

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of local high school students will graduate during Memorial Day weekend. O’Shyn Powers is one of about 380 students graduating from Mainland High in Daytona Beach. Mainland’s ceremony will take place on May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Center. The 18 year-old will graduate in the top […]