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‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

‘Pink to Pink’ tour to Cuba

Palm Coast man leads trip to help area physicians and others learn more about the country’s battle against breast cancer. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Palm Coast resident Alberto N. Jones organized a trip to his native Cuba last month and included breast cancer survivors, physicians and well-wishing comrades. His wife, Silvia, is a survivor […]

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

B-CU to honor 40 grads under age 40 during Classic weekend

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Jada Wright-Greene earned bragging rights in 2000 as a coveted Bethune Cookman University (B-CU) alumna. Today, she is CEO and publisher of Heritage Salon Magazine. Greene’s path to greatness was followed by Gregory Drane, who left the Wildcat yard in 2002 and is now a Littany Lion at Pennsylvania State […]

Soul Food Festival Saturday at New Smyrna church

Soul Food Festival Saturday at New Smyrna church

The Allen Chapel AME Church of New Smyrna Beach will celebrate 125 years of worship and service to the community with a Soul Food Festival on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with lots of soul food for sale like oxtails, ribs and collard greens, the festival will include entertainment by a […]

Port Orange plans holiday events

Port Orange plans holiday events

The City of Port Orange will host an evening of seasonal music on Dec. 5 at its Christmas in the Park. The music begins at 6 p.m. at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater stage, 2001 City Center Circle. Mayor Allen Green and City Council members will be there for the official lighting of the City […]

Taking issue with Black Lives matter approach

Taking issue with Black Lives matter approach

Longtime civil rights leaders dismayed by in-your-face tactics of young activists BY ANGEL JENNINGS LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Long before Black Lives Matter made a mark in Los Angeles, there were the Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray, Najee Ali, Earl Ofari Hutchinson. They and a handful of other Black civil rights and religious leaders led the […]

Simmons halts fees, hires extra help after RushCard glitch

Simmons halts fees, hires extra help after RushCard glitch

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay utility bills or buy groceries for their families. […]

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Huger files EEOC claim against city

Widely distributed email supports claim BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES In a complaint dated Oct. 7, Thomas Huger – the 63-year old son of Daytona Beach’s first Black city commissioner, James Huger – charged the city with race and age discrimination after being passed over for a job as deputy public works director. Huger’s claim […]

‘Sea of Pink’

‘Sea of Pink’

Volusia County raises $375,000 in Breast Cancer Walk BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County “Sea of Pink” walk-a-thon ended October with impressive numbers: 285 teams, 11,000 walkers and over 200 volunteers joined forces to raise money for those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis […]

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

Speedway, stadiums apply for millions of state money

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway. The applications have been filed despite continued opposition from House leaders to such funding. Applications submitted […]

Irrigation of lawns now limited to one day a week

Irrigation of lawns now limited to one day a week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Landscape irrigation is now limited to one day a week in 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District, including Volusia County and Port Orange. Plants and grass need less water in cooler months and watering restrictions ensure the efficient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. […]