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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. […]

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Volusia Young Farmers and Ranchers along with Volusia County Farm Bureau are collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until Dec. 15. Toys will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program where they will be distributed to local families. With every five-toy donation, a toy giver will receive a raffle ticket […]

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

Reed presses for review of city’s hiring practices

NAACP letter, EEOC complaints fuel request for equity analysis at City of Daytona Beach BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Alleged discrimination at the City of Daytona Beach continues to advance as a priority for African-American leadership, city employees and citizens. On the heels of two officially filed EEOC complaints, Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia […]

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and well-wishing comrades. His wife, Silvia, is a survivor […]

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Jada Wright-Greene earned bragging rights in 2000 as a coveted Bethune Cookman University (B-CU) alumna. Today, she is CEO and publisher of Heritage Salon Magazine. Greene’s path to greatness was followed by Gregory Drane, who left the Wildcat yard in 2002 and is now a Littany Lion at Pennsylvania State […]

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Widely distributed email supports claim BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a complaint dated Oct. 7, Thomas Huger – the 63-year old son of Daytona Beach’s first Black city commissioner, James Huger – charged the city with race and age discrimination after being passed over for a job as deputy public works director. Huger’s claim […]

‘Sea of Pink’

‘Sea of Pink’

Volusia County raises $375,000 in Breast Cancer Walk BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County “Sea of Pink” walk-a-thon ended October with impressive numbers: 285 teams, 11,000 walkers and over 200 volunteers joined forces to raise money for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis […]