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Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

Alleged ‘johns’ targeted in local prostitution sweep

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Fourteen men were arrested last weekend in what the Daytona Beach Police Department called “a reverse prostitution” operation. It was termed “reverse” because instead of going after the prostitutes, the officers targeted the customers they serve, popularly known as “johns.” The sting follows an operation held three days prior […]

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

A ‘Wildcat roar’ at B-CU commencement

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 350 Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats are now the proud owners of a new bachelor or master’s degrees, including three honorary degrees given to Joe Petrock (Doctor of Laws), and Larry C. Little and Dr. J. Stanley Marshall (Doctor of Humane Letters). “We are proud of our graduates. Let’s […]

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

Miss Jabberwock 2014: Lights, camera, action

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Janiyah Brene’ Giddens won the title of Miss Jabberwock 2014 on April 26 at the Mainland Arts Performance Center. The annual event began as a variety show consisting of cultural expression and talent including music, skits, and dance. “Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta […]

Speedway funding gets green light

Speedway funding gets green light

Legislators approve bill that allows DIS, others to apply for sales tax breaks BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public funding will be available to private stadiums in the state under new legislation passed last week. The Florida Legislature approved House Bill 7095 on May 2 recommending Gov. Rick Scott to sign it. The bill […]

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

SunRail service starts this week

SunRail service starts this week

The commuter rail system, which travels from DeBary to Orlando, will be free until May 16. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited SunRail commuter rail system was scheduled to begin regular service on Thursday, May 1. Commuters will have the opportunity to ride for free for the first two weeks until May 16. […]

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

Sign up for Section 8 in New Smyrna without waiting in long line

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES From June 8-15, the Section 8 online pre-application for the New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority will be available for those interested in applying. There will be no pre-applications accepted before or after these dates. Section 8 is a government program that dates back to the Housing Act of 1937 available […]

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

B-CU, INROADS partner for corporate development program

FROM STAFF REPORTS Calvin Stafford, 19, always knew he wanted to be an accountant but had no idea how he would get a job in the corporate arena. “I plan to get my CPA, and all of that is great. But I really had no plan on how to get an internship in a Fortune […]

More than a golf tournament

More than a golf tournament

Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The event, in honor of the well-known 99-year-old community and civil […]