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Campbell Class of 1967 celebrates 50th reunion

Campbell Class of 1967 celebrates 50th reunion

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Mayola Rice Williams has fond memories of her years at Campbell Senior High School in Daytona Beach. She remembers a family atmosphere, teachers who cared, and plenty of fun activities. Williams and fellow members of the Class of 1967  remembered those times last weekend during their 50th class reunion held at […]

Fundraising underway for library to honor Jesse Chapman

Fundraising underway for library to honor Jesse Chapman

Betty Chapman is seeing that her late husband’s legacy is passed on to the choral students at Bethune-Cookman University. A case in point is classical singer Kassy Eugene, a Palm Coast student of Jesse Chapman, who has the chance to sing with the Metropolitan Opera’s “Meet the Young Artists’ Program” – and play the second […]

Trump administration takes on Obama’s education law

Trump administration takes on Obama’s education law

Neither Trump nor DeVos can make any changes to the Common Core State Standards because states, local officials and community stakeholders developed those standards. BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to make misleading statements about Common Core State Standards, muddying the waters for school districts working […]

Iconic Ebony leaves Chicago for Los Angeles

Iconic Ebony leaves Chicago for Los Angeles

BY ERICK JOHNSON CHICAGO CRUSADER/NNPA The company that now owns Ebony and Jet magazines recently announced that the editorial teams for both publications will relocate to Hollywood. The move marks another loss for Chicago, which was once a magnet for Black-owned media. The Chicago Tribune reported that Oprah Winfrey shutdown production at her Harpo Studios […]

Simple ways to curb big monthly bills

Simple ways to curb big monthly bills

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Finding ways to curb your monthly spending may leave you feeling like you’re living to work, not the other way around. When you’ve trimmed the excess from your monthly budget and still need to cut back more, it may take some creative thinking to get those dollars and cents to start adding […]

Vehicle checks that motorists can do themselves

Vehicle checks that motorists can do themselves

FAMILY FEATURES While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save a little money and help keep their vehicles running efficiently all summer long. […]

Next goal for Durham: County Council

Next goal for Durham: County Council

Current city employee and former pastor to run for Cusack’s at-large seat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. L. Ronald Durham, the City of Daytona Beach’s Community Relations manager and former pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church, is running for office. Durham will seek the Volusia County Council at-large seat in the 2018 election. “I […]

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Remembering veterans’ sacrifice and service A Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance was held on Monday at Daytona Memorial Park to pay tribute to local veterans and members of the military. A Champions of Freedom presentation highlighted local veterans who served and sacrificed to defend the nation’s freedom. Area residents of all ages participated in the ceremony […]

Some local summer camps still have space

Some local summer camps still have space

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Parents looking for something for their kids to do need not fret. There still are plenty of summer activities available although some might be considered pricey. The City of Daytona Beach has activities available through both its Leisure Services and Cultural Services Departments. Leisure Services has summer camps ongoing at […]

Volusia League of Cities honors city officials, employees

Volusia League of Cities honors city officials, employees

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia League of Cities presented its 2017 Distinguished Service Awards on May 25 at the Sanborn Center in DeLand. The organization promotes communication among the municipalities and municipal leaders in the Volusia area, fosters cooperative action in meeting common needs, represents Volusia area cities to the state league of cities, the […]