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AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach AAA offices will join with offices nationwide to give away car seats this month. The seats are being offered to the public as a way to increase the awareness of a new law that requires children under age 6 to be in a car seat or booster […]

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Spring Hill Resource Center in DeLand will be giving those who chose losing weight as a New Year’s resolution a chance to show what they are made of. Over the next seven weeks, Director Shilretha Dixon says the center will be home to a “Biggest Loser’’ loser competition […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1.  Protests, prayers, die-in Local residents joined the nationwide protests surrounding the deaths of Ferguson Mo. teen Michael Brown and New York resident […]

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Focus 2015: Where are our leaders taking us?

Organizer hopes to answer question at Jan. 5 forum BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach residents are being encouraged to attend the “Focus 2015” forum to be held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan. 5. The forum seeks to answer the question: “Where are our leaders taking us in 2015?” Invited guests include […]

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

‘Selma’ a bridge between past and present

First major motion picture with MLK as center of story debuts on Jan. 9 BY JENNIFER BRETT ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION (TNS) The day the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country […]

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

New student exchange program launched between China and HBCUs

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to embark on a new student exchange program. […]

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were “the highest you can have,” she said. Working as an LAX airport custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which […]

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Times publisher featured at F.R.E.S.H. Book Fest

Fourth annual book fair kicks off next week FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Times and Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II is one of four book authors who will keynote the two-day Fourth Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, a local literary gathering of approximately 30 published authors and hundreds of book lovers and readers. All events […]

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

CHRISTMAS 2014 – Creating lots of smiles at Christmas time

Toys for Tots brings joy  to Daytona families; distributes about 10,000 gifts to local kids BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES More than 150,000 toys have been given away since the inception of the Toys for Tots program in Daytona Beach over a decade ago. Looking at the smiles on the faces of the parents, […]

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

Jan. 3 event to celebrate local icon Jimmy Huger’s 100th birthday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger will be celebrating his centennial on Jan. 3 at the Daytona International Speedway 500 Club and helping local students at the same time. The celebration, with about 500 guests, also will be a fundraiser for college scholarships […]