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Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway. The applications have been filed despite continued opposition from House leaders to such funding. Applications submitted […]

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

NAACP to city: Where’s the diversity?

Branch president wants commission to do full review of hiring and promotion practices BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The voice of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP was robust and firm during the Oct. 21 city commission meeting. The organization’s president, Cynthia Slater, was the first citizen to address the Daytona Beach commission […]

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN:  ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

POVERTY UNDER THE SUN: ADVANCING FLORIDA’S POOR

Students open up about their experience with poverty and homelessness at DeLand conference. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bryanna Anderson is an African-American senior enrolled at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Amidst tears and fragile nerves, she shared an emotional story this month that chronicles a life of poverty and homelessness. Her captive audience […]

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia’s Charter Review Commission seeking residents’ participation

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission is requesting public input about Articles I and II of the Volusia County Home Rule Charter during two upcoming meetings. The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 in the second-floor Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. During […]

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

The ‘Thin Man’ Watts Festival draws hundreds of music fans from around the state BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The legacy of jazz in DeLand was once again celebrated in honor of the late music impresario Noble “Thin Man” Watts. In 2004, the same year of his death, the namesake outdoor jazz festival was conceived. […]

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will be saturated in a sea of maroon and gold this weekend as Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) celebrates its homecoming. Despite the controversy in the past weeks regarding Florida Gov. Rick Scott being awarded the university’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Leadership Award Wednesday night at B-CU’s Legacy Awards Gala, […]

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

In honor of Pro Bono Month, the Volusia County Bar Association has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, to host a Free Legal Advice Clinic for Civil Matters. The clinic will take place at the CLSMF Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave. […]

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

Salvation Army seeking holiday volunteers

The Salvation Army is seeking red kettle bell ringers. The red kettle is a century-old Christmas symbol, helping shoppers remember the needy during the holiday season.  Groups and individuals are needed from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. The Salvation Army will be operating about 40 red kettle locations locally.  The kettles will be open from […]

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Another Black on the Volusia County Council?

Dr. Willie Kimmons hopes so. He is running for the District 2 seat being vacated by Josh Wagner. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Willie Kimmons, a veteran educator and community leader, has announced he’ll run for the District 2 Volusia County Council seat. Kimmons, who also is a regular Daytona Times guest columnist, cites his […]

A LEGACY OF LOVE

A LEGACY OF LOVE

B-CU building’s rotunda named in honor of trustee and his late wife BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES About 100 people gathered on the lawn of Bethune-Cookman’s University’s College of Liberal Arts on Oct. 9 for a dedication of the Wilson Memorial Rotunda in honor of B-CU Trustee Rufus L. Wilson, and his late wife, Janice […]