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Major honor for faithful employee

Major honor for faithful employee

City dedicates building in honor of Mickel Brown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Community leaders, elected officials and Daytona Beach employees joined the family of Mickel A. Brown Sr. on May 14 to witness the dedication of an activity center in his name. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A proposed homeless shelter in Holly Hill has angered some residents but local advocates told the Daytona Times this week just how much the facility is needed in the area. Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) wants to build a homeless sanctuary at an abandoned school. The plan is to turn Walter […]

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had no idea his toughest — and most traumatic — […]

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is dedicating a building this week to Mickel A. Brown Sr., a dedicated, longtime employee who died two years ago. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – adjacent to the John H. Dickerson Center – will be […]

City, church call land swap a good move for both

City, church call land swap a good move for both

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A minor land deal between the City of Daytona Beach and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was approved at a city commission meeting last month. With the deal, the two parties basically switched properties. “We basically exchanged properties. The property that was theirs at the time is a better fit for […]

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

Historically Black American Legion to be restored

A $100,155 check from the state will help with repairs to the DeLand post damaged during a hurricane in 2004. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A local organization for veterans received a helping hand this week. State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill presented a $100,155 legislative check to the American Legion Orange […]

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Fathers, kids bond during school breakfast

Turie T. Elementary the site of All Pro Dad’s program in Daytona DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Some students at Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach started their Tuesday morning with a healthy breakfast as well as uplifting conversations with their parents. The All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast at Turie T. Elementary was started three […]

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

The African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) of the Flagler County School District received an “Unsung Hero Award” by the Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board during the board’s April 22 banquet. The award is given to service organizations that, through their tireless efforts, remain steadfast in their dedication to improving the quality of life of the […]

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

What residents should know about new pot ordinance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There is a new marijuana law in effect that many people may not even know about yet. The Volusia County Council unanimously approved an ordinance in March that went into effect on April 1. The law makes possession of cannabis under 20 grams and drug paraphernalia a misdemeanor crime in […]