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Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show, which premiered Monday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The show will […]

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM FIAT’s Excellence in Education Challenge is underway for students in Volusia and Flagler schools. The challenge is presented by Bright House Networks and Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. It’s an incentive-based program open to all high school juniors and seniors who attend Volusia and Flagler County schools, both public and […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

Daisy Hamilton Williams will be remembered at Saturday service

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Volusia County residents will pay tribute to Daisy Hamilton Williams on Saturday at a funeral service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Daytona Beach. Williams, 76, a longtime Volusia County educator, community leader and Daytona Times newspaper columnist, died on Sept. 5 at her home. Williams wrote the “Community News’’ column for […]

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders at gala

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders at gala

The Embassy of Hope Foundation presented L. Gale Lemerand and Joe Petrock its Embassy of Hope Foundation Hall of Fame Award on Aug. 27 during the Vince Carter Charity Gala. “Gayle Lemerand and Joe Petrock exemplify my foundation’s mission of helping those less fortunate and giving of themselves for the betterment of our community,” said […]

Community honors 9/11 victims, heroes

Community honors 9/11 victims, heroes

A Never Forget Tribute at Daytona Memorial Park on Sunday was one of the area’s 9/11 observances held to remember the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Thousands of flags were on display at the park during the 15th anniversary service to honor the lives lost on 9/11. Nearly 3,000 died […]

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

Curator shares insight on Black History museum

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors and […]

Community News

Community News

Friday is deadline to sign up for Deltona festival Deltona will celebrate the cultures that make up the city at its second annual Festival of Nations. On Sept. 24, residents and visitors will gather at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., for a day of free, non-stop music, dance and food from […]