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Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Thomas Huger applied for a job as the City of Daytona Beach’s deputy Public Works director last year, he was armed with a master of business administration graduate degree, numerous certifications and excellent performance evaluations and reviews. The current facilities construction and maintenance manager, who has a 10-year work […]

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands in Volusia County decided to take advantage of early voting for the Aug. 30 primary. The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website shows that 6,022 registered voters had participated in early voting as of Daytona Times’ Wednesday presstime, including 1,364 at City Island Library in Daytona Beach. That’s an […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health confirmed 15 new travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, which included one in Volusia County. The report included three each in Pinellas, Orange and Seminole counties, two in Broward and one each in Broward, Manatee and Pasco. Local officials are being cautious but […]

Veteran journalist George E. Curry dies at 69

Veteran journalist George E. Curry dies at 69

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER & DAYTONA TIMES STAFF  Renowned journalist George E. Curry died late Saturday evening (Aug. 20), according to his family. Curry also was an author, motivational speaker and media coach. He was 69. The cause of death was not immediately available. But in April 2015, he wrote about having a heart attack […]

Time to let your vote be your voice

Time to let your vote be your voice

Where to cast ballots early in Flagler, Volusia DAYTONA TIMES STAFF For those who have made up their minds about the candidates and are eager to vote in Volusia County, they can do so starting Monday. Early voting started on Aug. 15 in Flagler County. Early voting in Volusia is Aug. 20-27 for the Aug. […]

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Since 2008, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge has been played in Orlando. This year, the HBCU conferences’ battle will be in Daytona Beach with the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats taking on the Alcorn State University Braves. The game, owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, showcases teams from the […]

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

A proper burial for Billy Jackson

Family, Dozier School survivors pay respects to Daytona Beach teen who died 64 years ago BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Billy Jackson’s life ended way too soon. He died in 1952 at age 13 while a ward of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, a small city in North Florida. While the cause […]

Help for homeless still a work in progress

Help for homeless still a work in progress

City needs more funds; wants to partner with organizations BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the City of Daytona Beach struggles to assist its homeless population, the homeless themselves are pondering what will happen to them. During a special meeting on Aug. 3, the city commission voted not to extend funding from 11 days to […]

An evening with an artist

An evening with an artist

International painter’s exhibit closes at Golden center “Healing Through the Sacred G,” the paintings of international artist Paul Antonello Houzell, were on display through Aug. 5 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. The fine art exhibit was sponsored by Vitas Healthcare the City of Daytona Beach. Houzell […]