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From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

BY MARTIN JOHNSON THE ROOT Some of the Christmas celebrations around the world resemble those everywhere, with food, family and good times. Others are quite different, and some don’t even take place Dec. 25. Here’s a look at how the holiday season is celebrated by African cultures across the globe. South Africa Christmas occurs during […]

Cocoa pastor to speak at New Smyrna’s MLK banquet

Cocoa pastor to speak at New Smyrna’s MLK banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future’’ is the apt theme for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet to be hosted by the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. The commemorative event is scheduled to take place at the Babe James Center, 201 N. Myrtle […]

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

The City of Daytona Beach has experienced its own problems relating to the reconstruction of Orange Avenue after a water main was severed. According to sources, workers for Thadcon Construction, the project’s general contractor, accidentally cut the water supply to City Hall on Tuesday, leaving toilets inoperable. The Daytona Times has been reporting about problems […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

The Links host Christmas Holiday Affair The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc., recently held a holiday party at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The Christmas Holiday Affair was a festive evening of dinner and dancing with family and Lucy Bell, chapter president, welcomed the guests and extended holiday greetings to all. Ken Moore […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Health department issues swimming advisory for Main Street beach area SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a swimming advisory for the Main Street area of the beach in Daytona Beach based on recent water sampling. “We typically see elevated bacteria levels during this time of year due […]

Holiday shopping habits vary with generation

Holiday shopping habits vary with generation

BY KYLE ARNOLD AND CAITLIN DINEEN ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Everyone approaches shopping for the holidays a little bit differently. From when they start shopping to who they’re shopping for to how much they spend, shopping habits are distinctly different for almost every generation. Retirees, for instance, seem to focus on gift-giving for their youngest family […]

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In a strategic effort to continue the movement of “Black-on-Black economics” – circulating dollars in the Black community to every extent possible – a group of Black male entrepreneurs led by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC) has opened accounts with the D.C.-based Black-owned Industrial Bank. “In […]

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LO ANGELES TIMES (TNS) When Steve Streit conceived the prepaid debit card, he had something very specific in mind: a way to let kids spend money online without using a parent’s credit card. He didn’t imagine that 16 years later the cards would be used by tens of millions of lower-income […]

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Orange Avenue project called ‘slow and sloppy’ DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since construction began on Orange Avenue last year, business owners in the area have complained about the lack of access to their establishments and the loss of revenue they’ve suffered. The City of Daytona Beach’s $17.6 million project began in June 2014 as an effort […]

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]