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Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

Local attorney appointed to Florida commission

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Attorney Ekecia Grayson Taylor has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Taylor recently was appointed to the position by Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “This statewide commission seeks to support women in achieving their fullest potential by studying […]

What to know before you head out to vote

What to know before you head out to vote

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Florida’s registered voters will cast votes on Tuesday for their preferred presidential candidate. The nation has been captivated by the broadcasts of election campaigns by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton along with the grassroots efforts of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Political pundits have weighed in heavily as the two sparred one […]

Community News

Community News

Charter Review Commission to meet March 14 Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the second-floor Dennis R. McGee Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. Members will discuss the Volusia Growth Management Commission. For more information about the commission and to view […]

How would a Trump presidency affect  the stock market?

How would a Trump presidency affect the stock market?

BY JAMES F. PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) What would President Trump mean for the stock market? Once a far-fetched notion, the question is becoming serious business for investors now that Donald Trump is the front-runner for the Republic nomination. Trump’s bid “is becoming increasingly legitimate” on Wall Street, said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist […]

Young author wants to inspire kids to read more, stay healthy

Young author wants to inspire kids to read more, stay healthy

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Sulaiman “Sully’’ Jackson is an 11-year-old author, pianist, ceramicist and entrepreneur. Earlier this year, he published his first book, “Mr. PC vs The Incredible Veggie-Boys,’’ which is available at www.lulu.com/veggieboys for $9.99. “I just wanted to see my work published. I am very excited about it,” Sully […]

‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur to speak at Daytona State

‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur to speak at Daytona State

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Chris Gilpin, a 2002 Daytona State College graduate who turned a $1 winning lottery ticket into a thriving tech startup, will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 12, during the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College. The free […]

Activist who started #ObamaAndKids saw ‘love and compassion’

Activist who started #ObamaAndKids saw ‘love and compassion’

BY HEIDI STEVENS CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE When everyone from the first lady to folks in Ireland and South Africa to Cosmopolitan magazine is joining your conversation, you know you’ve launched a worthwhile one. Recently, Michael Skolnik, a New York-based activist and entrepreneur, tweeted a photo by White House photographer Pete Souza of President […]

NAACP forum an opportunity to air concerns

NAACP forum an opportunity to air concerns

Crime, diversity, education among issues discussed at Daytona event BY FELIX REYES JR. SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Crime, education and the lack of positive activities for youth in Daytona Beach all were addressed last week during a community forum that brought together the NAACP, residents as well as city and county leaders. The forum […]

Residents get second chance through Operation Safe Surrender

Residents get second chance through Operation Safe Surrender

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Persons with an outstanding warrants will have a chance to clear up past troubles on Tuesday, April 12, during the Operation Safe Surrender program from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ, 511 Fremont Ave., Daytona Beach. Members of the clergy, police and […]

Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

Butts Miracle Temple to honor overseer

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Overseer Mother Willie Mae Butts will celebrate 55 years of ministry on March 18 and 19 at Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, 636 Hawk St., Daytona Beach. Service times are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and 5 p.m. on March 19. Special guests will include Pastor Patricia […]