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A facelift for Westside Elementary

A facelift for Westside Elementary

School in Black neighborhood to get new classrooms and cafeteria BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A school in Daytona Beach’s Black community soon will be given a facelift. The Volusia County School District plans to renovate Westside Elementary located at 1210 Jimmy Ann Drive. “It’s been long overdue. A renovated Westside will be a great […]

Ronni Williams makes history

Ronni Williams makes history

Basketball standout becomes the first local woman drafted into the WNBA BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams is heading to the WNBA, making her the first Volusia County woman to be drafted by the professional basketball league. The former Atlantic High School and University of Florida (UF) basketball standout was drafted April 13 by […]

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

Daytona gets mixed grades in Florida NAACP report card

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach received an “A’’ for employment diversity but an overall grade of an F in a report card released this week by the Florida NAACP. The 2017 Diversity Matters Report Card graded some private corporations, school districts and city governments across the state. The NAACP Florida […]

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

State warns residents: Fire season likely will get worse

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With the state battling 106 wildfires covering 124,000 acres as of Wednesday, Florida’s top forestry official warned the fire season has yet to reach its peak. Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service, said Florida is experiencing an “active early fire season,” with drought […]

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

New Smyrna passes ‘weed’ ordinance

People caught with a small amount of pot could get a small fine, not jail time. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The New Smryna Beach City Commission passed a city ordinance Tuesday night making possession of marijuana less than 20 grams a misdemeanor violation. The commission passed the measure with a 3-2 vote with Mayor […]

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

SERVING IN TALLAHASSEE

Checking on their young man Genesis Robinson, a legislative assistant to first-term State Representative Patrick Henry, is flanked by his grandmother Johnola Robinson and mother Demetrice Robinson. Both visited him during last week’s Florida Legislative Black Caucus conference in Tallahassee. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II /  DAYTONA TIMES)

Where to observe Good Friday and Easter

Where to observe Good Friday and Easter

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For area residents who want to participate in Easter services, there’s a plethora of special events scheduled. Here’s a list of just some of the services sent to the Daytona Times. Good Friday On April 14 at noon, the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance will host “The Seven Last Words of […]

Delta Sigma Theta to present Miss Jabberwock 2017 on April 22

Delta Sigma Theta to present Miss Jabberwock 2017 on April 22

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has scheduled its Miss Jabberwock 2017 for 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Mainland High School Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach. The theme is “Verses & Flow Rhythm and Rhyme: Get Up! It’s Jabberwock Time.’’ Four girls are vying for the title of Little […]

Report highlights health shortcomings

Report highlights health shortcomings

Volusia ranks No. 42 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to overall health. The county was at 40 a year ago. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County has taken a step back when it comes to health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin recently released its 2017 […]

Area churches preparing for busy Holy Week

Area churches preparing for busy Holy Week

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Easter is April 16 and there are plenty of activities and services for residents leading up to the Christian holiday. Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, will include services hosted by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance. On Good Friday, April 14, the alliance will host its […]