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Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Local university presidents have shown their support for a cause and have the video to prove it. Bethune-Cookman University president Dr. Edison O. Jackson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) president Dr. John P. Johnson on Aug. 25 amid cheers from new and returning […]

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The $17.6 million Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project is well under way as commuters in each direction make their way along the rocky thoroughfare. Soon the patchwork, obscure sidewalks and potholes will be a thing of the past. Cranes, excavators and dump trucks are a typical sight as contractors and […]

B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson unveiled the goals of the institution during his State of the University address on Monday. His speech focused on new programs, new degree offerings and a renewed focus on students. In a push to connect all services to students across the campus, Bethune-Cookman University has […]

A summer of earning, learning

A summer of earning, learning

Youth take away more than cash from city’s employment program BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Keishon Smith will be in his dorm room at Florida A&M University preparing for class in another week. This summer, however, the 18-year-old was schooled on money management, budgeting, banking, work readiness skills and how to be a team […]

City departments compete for bragging rights

City departments compete for bragging rights

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Ducking and dodging was the name of the game as the Daytona Beach Police Department was pitted against the Leisure Service department and Human Resources faced off against the water department. You read right. The City of Daytona Beach held a dodge ball tourney at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center […]

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Dorothy Moore to join alumni of Campbell Street Elementary for Aug. 23 reunion Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Campbell Street Elementary, a historically Black grade school in Daytona Beach that closed in 1969. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Dorothy Moore taught in the Volusia County School system for […]

Summer break wraps up with Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

Summer break wraps up with Aug. 16 Community Unity Festival

FROM STAFF REPORTS Students attending Volusia County’s public schools head back to the classroom on Monday, Aug. 18. To ensure that they have one last summer fun day at the park, a Community Unity Festival is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 16. The day of live music, food and fun for the entire family takes place from […]

Longtime educator Dr. Russell Mootry Jr. dies at 67

Longtime educator Dr. Russell Mootry Jr. dies at 67

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Times has received word that Dr. Russell Mootry Jr., a former Bethune-Cookman University and longtime local political commentator, died late Tuesday evening, July 29, at Halifax Health Medical Center. He was 67. Mootry was an educator, community activist and author with more than 32 years of service […]