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2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

Leaders discuss issues impacting county during Jan. 5 summit BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Communication with the city, high unemployment, education and a lack of diversity in city and county government topped the list of concerns at the Focus 2015 summit held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan 5. The event hosted by Bishop […]

HONORING AN ICON

HONORING AN ICON

Family, friends celebrate Jimmy Huger on his 100th birthday Centenarian Jimmy Huger (center) is flanked by Commissioner Patrick Henry and Mayor Derrick Henry at his 100th birthday celebration on Saturday. Daytona Beach’s first Black elected official, civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 3 […]

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach AAA offices will join with offices nationwide to give away car seats this month. The seats are being offered to the public as a way to increase the awareness of a new law that requires children under age 6 to be in a car seat or booster […]

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Spring Hill Resource Center in DeLand will be giving those who chose losing weight as a New Year’s resolution a chance to show what they are made of. Over the next seven weeks, Director Shilretha Dixon says the center will be home to a “Biggest Loser’’ loser competition […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

Volusia’s ‘Guiding Lights’ through segregation

B-CU Women’s Advisory Board honors pioneer Black teachers BY JOY S. JONES SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board paid tribute to 74 living Black educators last week at a fundraiser for its endowed scholarship fund. The event with the theme, “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes: The Black Teachers of Volusia County […]