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B-CU student charged in campus shooting

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A 21-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student has been charged in a shooting on campus last month that left three students injured. Ladell Pleasure was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, which is a felony, in the Feb. 23 shooting that happened just before 7 p.m. near the university’s […]

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

Four-year degree programs guaranteed for DSC grads

ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College (DSC) students now have a clear path to transfer to the University of Central Florida through the university’s nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program. The partnership was announced Tuesday by UCF President John Hitt and Daytona State Interim President Tom LoBasso during a press conference at the […]

Parents say today’s kids will have harder time growing up than they did

Parents say today’s kids will have harder time growing up than they did

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey – and no one feels this more acutely than Black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their […]

YSG welcomes community partnerships

YSG welcomes community partnerships

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The coordinator of Daytona Beach’s premier cultural and educational center is seeking individuals and businesses who are interested in offering programs to area residents. Terry Johnson, recreation coordinator for the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center along with his assistant Katherine Moore, are urging community members to stop by […]

A last look at action on the boulevard

A last look at action on the boulevard

By Ashley D. Thomas Daytona Times Bike Week has come and gone in Daytona Beach and though official numbers haven’t been released, 500,000 is the number most officials report as the amount of visitors who flooded into town on Harleys, Kawasakis and Suzukis, riding cruisers, sports bikes, scooters and three-wheeled trikes. Motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts […]

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Beirut Memorial at the State Capitol charges through first committee

Staff reports Florida State Representative Dwayne L. Taylor passed HB 801- The Beirut Memorial, out of Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee, the first of three committee stops on March 12. The Beirut Memorial will honor the lives of 241 US Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers who lost their lives in the barracks car bombing of October […]

Shepherd to take seat among flock

Shepherd to take seat among flock

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church members will receive the final message from Dr. L. Ronald Durham as their pastor on April 5, Easter Sunday. “I have come to that point in the ministry where I feel like I have accomplished a great deal in the city of Daytona Beach […]

Legislative briefs

Legislative briefs

Guns on campus measure one vote away from House floor Legislation that would allow Floridians with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns at state colleges and universities is one step away from the House floor after gaining bipartisan approval Wednesday from the Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee on an 11-2 vote. The measure (HB 4005), which […]

Community unites to save cemetery

Community unites to save cemetery

Miami’s first Black millionaire among elite buried at Lincoln Memorial BY ERICK JOHSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE The remains of D.A. Dorsey, Miami’s first Black millionaire, lie in Brownsville’s Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in a dirty mausoleum, where squatters broke the glass windows on the doors and left their tattered clothes on the floor. Located at 3001 […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]