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Orange Avenue overhaul under way

Orange Avenue overhaul under way

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach broke ground Thursday morning in front of the Dickerson Center signifying the beginning of the Orange Avenue Reconstruction Project. As first reported in the Daytona Times back in 2012, the initial estimate for the overhaul was estimated to cost $19 million. However, through the […]

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

With an eye on Apple or Microsoft, 2014 grad picks UF for undergrad

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES It’s easy to say that Spruce Creek graduate Chesalon Taylor had a lot on his plate during his high school career. He has participated in the International Baccalaurette program studying college level material, participated in multiple productions through his school’s drama department; and created scores of 2D art all […]

Daytona moves forward on charter

Daytona moves forward on charter

Report makes recommendations on how city operates over next 10 years BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Former Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey, chairman of the city’s Charter Review Commission (CRC), handed in recommendations for review on Wednesday night, right on schedule. The CRC determined what changes, if any, should be made to the city […]

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

Lest we forget: Civil Rights Act the focus of NAACP banquet

The Volusia County Daytona Beach 41st Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet was held June 14 at the Hilton Beach Oceanfront Resort. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the National Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights Under Law was the guest speaker. The theme this year was “The NAACP and the Passage of the 1964 […]

City hires teens for summer recreation program

City hires teens for summer recreation program

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thirty local teens will be working full time this summer thanks to a student work program offered by the City of Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry recently announced that 30 youth, ages, 15-18, were accepted into the eight-week program. “As an educator, I am happy to announce […]

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

Traditional parental roles changing; impacts African-American families

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family — a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But that picture has always been a bit different for Black moms […]

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer — and with a better quality of life — than ever before. Getting tested is the first step […]

Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Road to Midtown is getting smoother

Paving starting soon on MLK Boulevard; board seeking parks and recreation board to help area kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Commissioner Paula Reed announced that the paving of Martin Luther King Boulevard from Orange Avenue to Shady Place soon will be a reality during the Midtown Redevelopment Area Board’s June 10 meeting. Although […]

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

MAINLAND AND SEABREEZE SR. HIGHS

Back together again after 40 years The African-American graduates of the Classes of 1974 of Mainland Senior and Seabreeze Senior High Schools (as they were then known) had a weekend of activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of their respective graduations. (CHARLES W. CHERRY II/DAYTONA TIMES) Click here to see a page of pictures.

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

Counseling ministry hosting free family life conference

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES One to One Family Christian Counseling will be celebrating 17 years of nurturing and ministering to families by hosting a Family Life Conference this week. The conference is June 12-13 at 6:30 p.m. nightly at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd. The Rev. Anthony P. Church, […]