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What a difference bodycams make

What a difference bodycams make

Incidents in Daytona show importance of police officers using body cameras BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to a call on Sept. 25, 2013 around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The officers kicked down a door and saw 32-year-old Jermaine Green with a knife […]

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Celebrating ‘A Passion for Preparation’ Approximately 150 admirers celebrated the legacy of the administration, staff, and faculty of Campbell Elementary School, some of whom are pictured here, during a banquet at the Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach, the former site of the school. See a full page of pictures and a story next week.

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenge accepted! College presidents complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Local university presidents have shown their support for a cause and have the video to prove it. Bethune-Cookman University president Dr. Edison O. Jackson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) president Dr. John P. Johnson on Aug. 25 amid cheers from new and returning […]

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

Makeover of Orange Avenue moving forward

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The $17.6 million Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project is well under way as commuters in each direction make their way along the rocky thoroughfare. Soon the patchwork, obscure sidewalks and potholes will be a thing of the past. Cranes, excavators and dump trucks are a typical sight as contractors and […]

B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

How much does it cost to raise a kid? $245,000

How much does it cost to raise a kid? $245,000

Government report: Cost of rearing a child up 1.8 percent BY PETER FROST CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at […]

Survey: More than a third of Americans have saved nothing for retirement

Survey: More than a third of Americans have saved nothing for retirement

BY BECKY YERAK CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings, and millennials feel more financially secure than other age groups despite being the least likely to have socked away any cash for their golden years, a new survey shows. Bankrate.com, a publisher of personal finance content, found that on […]

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

B-CU unveils new programs, degree offerings

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson unveiled the goals of the institution during his State of the University address on Monday. His speech focused on new programs, new degree offerings and a renewed focus on students. In a push to connect all services to students across the campus, Bethune-Cookman University has […]

A summer of earning, learning

A summer of earning, learning

Youth take away more than cash from city’s employment program BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Keishon Smith will be in his dorm room at Florida A&M University preparing for class in another week. This summer, however, the 18-year-old was schooled on money management, budgeting, banking, work readiness skills and how to be a team […]