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Want to buy a home? This fair’s for you

Want to buy a home? This fair’s for you

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytonans in the market to purchase or refinance a home in the next 24 months will find a wealth of knowledge through programs coordinated by the City of Daytona Beach, churches and local businesses through April. Emory Counts, the city’s Economic/Community Development and Fair Housing coordinator says a number […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

EASTER WEEKEND 2015

Easter Sunday finery Dressing up and going to church was a priority all over Daytona Beach’s Black community during last week’s Resurrection Sunday celebration. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II / FLORIDA COURIER) Click here for a full page of pictures.

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

Musician, broadcaster Jarvis L. Smith dies at 34

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Jarvis L. Smith, a well-known organist and broadcaster who spearheaded the construction of Daytona Beach’s latest FM radio station, died suddenly on April 6. He was 34. A determination of the cause of his death is pending. Child entrepreneur Born July 15, 1980 in Daytona Beach, Smith is the great-grandson […]

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

Republicans win special elections sparked by Thrasher’s resignation

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Republicans easily won a trio of Northeast Florida legislative seats Tuesday during special elections triggered by the resignation last year of former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to become president of Florida State University. Given the GOP’s dominance in the region and the significant fundraising […]

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Limit on beach driving sparks outrage

Daytona commission votes against resolution to keep vehicles off stretch of shore By ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Taking cars off the beach didn’t get very far during Wednesday night’s Daytona Beach Commission meeting. After much back and forth, the commission voted 4-3 against a resolution, then voted yes on another resolution presented by Commissioner […]

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

Where to find Easter eggs this Sunday

All over the Greater Daytona Beach area, plans are hatching for Easter fun. Here’s a partial list of events between April 3 and 5. Easter egg hunts An egg hunt will be held in New Smyrna Beach at the Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave. at noon. It’s for ages 2-12. There will also be […]

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University welcomed Congresswoman Corrine Brown, members of The Links, Inc., and 12 girls from Butler Middle School of Jacksonville to the university on Monday. Brown and members of her social organization, The Links (Jacksonville chapter) brought the girls to B-CU in an effort to stimulate more interest in […]

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

One new company, 400 new jobs

One new company, 400 new jobs

Distribution center expected to hire hundreds on Saturday BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents ranked a lack of jobs as a top concern in the city during a town hall meeting in January. This weekend, one company will try to ease some of those concerns by beginning the application process for upward […]