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School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

School board blasted for teacher dispute, approving uniforms

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Students, parents and educators expressed their disappointment with the Volusia County School Board on Tuesday over a teachers union dispute as well as the board’s approval of school uniforms. On Tuesday, local teachers and parents marched from the Volusia County administration building to the district headquarters, urging board members to agree […]

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

Allen Chapel to honor centenarian at Sunday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Every Monday, Samuel James “Coach Rip’’ Collins can be found playing tennis at Derbyshire Park. The former football and baseball coach takes no medication and leads an active life, which includes noonday Bible studies at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he is a member. On Sunday, Dec. 13, Mr. Collins celebrates […]

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Residents not impressed with city’s hiring report

Black Daytonans say city must improve employment practices BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF While the City of Daytona Beach’s Black population is 35.4 percent, 18.7 percent of the municipality’s workforce is Black. The city’s total minority workforce stands at 25 percent. Those were some of the numbers cited at Wednesday night’s City Commission meeting by […]

A treat for fans of classic cars

A treat for fans of classic cars

Thousands of vintage cars on display during annual Daytona Turkey Run The 42nd Annual Daytona Turkey Run was held Nov. 26-29 in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. The classic car show and swap meet attracted more than 150,000 spectators. The smaller spring event is scheduled for March 25-27. According to its website, the […]

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

Gordon Parks’ Black Daytona photo exhibit still at center

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF If you haven’t done so, there’s still plenty of time to catch a local exhibit showcasing Black Daytona Beach 70 years ago. The display at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center features the works of renowned photographer Gordon Parks. Titled “Midway: A Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943,’’ […]

‘Miss Katie’  Williamson dies

‘Miss Katie’ Williamson dies

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Katie Ruth Williamson, the matriarch of one of the city’s well-known Black families, died on Nov. 24 in Daytona Beach. She was 87. Born on April 2, 1928 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, she was one of seven children of the late Benjamin and Zelena Putney Williams. On June 5, […]

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University once again proved Central Florida was “Wildcat Territory” with its fifth straight win against rival Florida A&M at the Florida Blue Florida Classic on Nov. 21 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With a final score of 35-14, first-year head coach Terry Sims earned his first taste of victory […]

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

Frying your turkey? County has these safety tips

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County Fire Rescue issued a statement this week urging those who plan to fry their turkeys to be aware of the risks. Cooking a turkey in a vat of boiling oil can lead to serious burns. The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the […]

City worker fired after discrimination claims

City worker fired after discrimination claims

Terminated Public Works manager says panel that interviewed Huger was ‘tainted’ BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a sign of continuing turmoil inside Daytona Beach City Hall, one high-level administrator quit and another was fired in the wake of recent Daytona Times reports detailing complaints of lack of employment diversity in the city’s top management. […]

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

2015 FLORIDA BLUE FLORIDA CLASSIC

Let’s Go, Wildcats! Expect plenty of trash talking this weekend as the Wildcats look for their fifth win in a row against their in-state rival. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Let’s Go, Wildcats! It’s the fight song of Bethune-Cookman University, a battle cry led by the Marching Wildcats fans that always gets fans on their feet. […]