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Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona swears in commissioners

Daytona Beach’s swearing in of recently elected city commission members took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, prior to the regular meeting. Dannette Henry, took the oath of office as a new commission meeting. Dannette (Zone 5) replaces her brother, Patrick, who was elected to the state House of Representatives District 26 seat. Aaron Delgado also […]

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Stunned, disappointed, worried

Local Blacks express their feelings about Donald Trump’s presidential win BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump shocked the world when he was elected president of the United States on Tuesday. Trump defeated Democrat and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in one of the biggest upset in history. […]

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Henry siblings win city, state seats

Judge Shirley Green among winners in local election BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation is still recovering from the surprise election of Donald Trump for president of the United States, there were key local races that made history as well. The 2016 general election on Tuesday was another historic night for the Henry […]

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

Longtime area congressman defeated by political newcomer

FROM WIRE REPORTS Political novice Stephanie Murphy, with a powerful financial push from national Democrats, including U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, ousted veteran U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Winter Park Republican who was seeking his 13th term in Congress. Democrats targeted Mica because court-ordered redistricting had reshaped his district to include a sizable portion […]

‘The Dickerson Center and Daytona Beach make presidents’

‘The Dickerson Center and Daytona Beach make presidents’

Clinton visits city as race tightens BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES As the 2016 presidential campaign suddenly tightened up last week with the revelation that the FBI would reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s misuse of classified emails, the campaign made a last-minute detour to Daytona Beach to energize Florida’s Black voters. The focus was […]

John Lewis tells students: ‘Everything is on the line’

John Lewis tells students: ‘Everything is on the line’

Civil rights icon urges Blacks to vote during rally with B-CU students BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Bethune-Cookman University students marched to the Daytona Beach City Island Regional Library on Tuesday to vote, one of the country’s greatest civil rights leaders marched right along with them. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, who risked his […]

EARLY VOTING SITES

EARLY VOTING SITES

Early voting continues in Volusia County through Nov. 5. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Election Day, the hours also are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volusia County •Daytona Beach City Island Regional Library, 105 East Magnolia Ave. •New Smyrna Beach Public Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway •Deltona Regional Library, […]

Howard University, NNPA poll thousands of Black voters

Howard University, NNPA poll thousands of Black voters

More than 21,200 calls were made nationwide from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30. In a historic effort to measure the pulse of African-American voters, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) partnered with Howard University to conduct the first scientific poll focused on the Black community taken during the 2016 election cycle. “The NNPA was pleased […]

Kimmons, Green, Tairu

Kimmons, Green, Tairu

The Daytona Times makes recommendations to voters in three particular races of interest BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF First, the two elephants in the room: Dr. Willie Kimmons’ alleged sexual assault charge and Dannette Henry’s community activism inexperience and the family “coattails.” Dr. Willie Kimmons for Volusia County Council Just last week, local prosecutors decided […]

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Political newcomer touts ability over age

Myke Tairu facing Dannette Henry for Zone 5 Daytona commission seat BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While the nation focuses on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are key offices at stake locally. One is the Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 5 race between first-time office seekers. Community organizer Mikyal “Myke’’ […]

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