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‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mattie Howard is being remembered this week as a legendary local gospel radio show host, gospel singer and concert promoter, as well as a woman who dedicated her life to helping others succeed. Howard died on April 14 at age 73. For nearly 20 years, Howard was the backbone of […]

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of free entertainment last weekend at Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center (CEC). The family event in Daytona Beach is scheduled one Saturday each month from April through September. The April 16 concert featured singer […]

Cloud lifted for residents with a record

Cloud lifted for residents with a record

Volusians with warrants, legal issues get help, peace of mind during Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local authorities have dubbed this year’s Operation Safe Surrender a success. Sixty-four Volusia County residents took advantage of the event held at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ in Daytona Beach on April 12. “It […]

Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist and vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at Bethune-Cookman University’s May 7 commencement. The graduation will be held at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave. In a statement, the university said it has made an effort […]

Free summit to tackle health issues  affecting Black men

Free summit to tackle health issues affecting Black men

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An upcoming event is geared toward helping men get serious about their health. However, organizers say it will be much more than a health fair. A free Men’s Health Summit will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement. […]

B-CU to host daily tours for new residence halls

B-CU to host daily tours for new residence halls

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is hosting daily tours next week for its new Thomas and Joyce Hanks Moorehead Residential Life Center. Phase one of the residence hall will house an additional 1,200 students on campus, according to B-CU. A reveal week kicks off Sunday, April 17, with a “Remember Midway” panel discussion featuring various community and […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia to hold workshops for prospective vendors Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors who want to learn how to do business with the county. The workshops will be in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 9 to 11 […]

Students learn about homebuilding and teamwork during tour

Students learn about homebuilding and teamwork during tour

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Over 125 middle school students were treated as VIPs during a recent construction tour of ICI Homes’ Plantation Bay community in Ormond Beach.   “I have never seen the framing of a home before,” said Sara Gordon, a sixth grader at Holly Hill K-8 School. “It was really cool to […]

A fresh start for Volusia felons

A fresh start for Volusia felons

Local authorities hope for great turnout at Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Black Clergy Alliance and the Daytona Beach Police Department wants local residents to take advantage of Operation Safe Surrender. The event will take place at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ on April 12 from 10 a.m. […]

Stepping Out of the Box for cancer research

Stepping Out of the Box for cancer research

Women’s empowerment team hosts DeLand event COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF April 2 marked the second annual Out of the Box Fashion Show sponsored by Cameron Enterprises, LLC; Deliverance Outreach Ministries, Mitzi’s First Impression Hair Salon; and Kimeca’s Design Element. The first names of the organizations and ministries make up the women’s empowerment team called […]