Mainland grad racks up plenty of scholarships; decides on Stetson

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands of local high school students will graduate during Memorial Day weekend. O’Shyn Powers is one of about 380 students graduating from...

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In random order, here’s who’s up and who’s down in Daytona Beach in the wake of Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement controversy...

MOTHER’S DAY 2017

A day for recognition, roses Dr. Michael A. Chambers, pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, takes time out of the May 14...

Campbell honors students, late principal at graduation

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the midst of all the adversity facing Campbell Middle School, there was reason for celebration on Wednesday morning. The school that...

‘Phenomenal Princess’ program helps girls with self-esteem, life skills

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES For the past four years, LaKesha Green has been driving from Daytona Beach to Palatka twice a week to help girls...

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

Boos, jeers greet commencement speaker DeVos BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Lexis Melo was one of about 300 students who graduated from Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday afternoon....

Bethune Park to receive historic recognition

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will place two historical markers at Mary McLeod Bethune Park in New Smyrna Beach during a ceremony...

Mom uses art to educate and inspire

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Shyriaka “Shy’’ Morris is an artist, entrepreneur and community activist. The 41-year-old divorced mother of four has a degree in early childhood...

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to...

Putting the pressure on B-CU

Choice of DeVos as graduation speaker riles up residents, students, alum BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Their message was loud and clear: “Say hell no to DeVos!’’ Led...

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