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Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool program – Kids Zone for elementary Schools and Teen Zone for the middle and high schools – attended the annual end-of-the-year celebration at the Daytona International Speedway on May 13. The day started with the students congregating at Mainland High School for a celebration […]

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

A Phenomenal Woman “Pathways to Success Awards Luncheon” served as a centerpiece for 10 talented women, driven by purpose, principles, power and passion. It launched the first of such awards and seized the moment for “The Women of a New Tribe” traveling photo exhibit. It brought accolades as well as approval to 75 11×14 black-and-white […]

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

Dwayne Coleman one of local leaders honored at banquet BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dwayne Copeland, who has been a Volusia County Schools educator for nearly 20 years, became principal of Starke Elementary School in DeLand at the start of last year’s school year and is working hard to boost test scores and get the students […]

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

The Volusia County Council is seeking civic-minded citizen volunteers to spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter. The county charter, the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government, requires a citizen review at least every 10 years. The county council has opened the application process and […]

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

Young gospel artists put on powerful show

A Youth Benefit Concert called on Maurice Griffin, BET’s “Sunday Best” vocal finalist; Melvin Eugene Cotton, III, a.k.a. G.E.N.E.; and Jeremy Wallace and Peerless Songs of Worship for jammin’ recently contemporary gospel and hip-hop rap and exalting the name of Jesus. It evidenced the artists’ popularity and why they were called to the praise scene […]

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

Library series, which focused on civil rights, wins state award

The “Connecting with the Community” series, created and coordinated by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, recently won the Florida Library Association’s 2015 Friends, Foundations and Boards Award for Outstanding Program. The series of social and cultural presentations, which began in November 2013 and culminated with a tribute to Dr. Jimmy Huger on April […]

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

Volusia NAACP celebrate civil rights icons, community leaders at banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia-Daytona Beach branch of the NAACP held its 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on May 30 and gave recognition to two national civil rights heroes. Also acknowledged were leaders whose contributions have made a significant difference locally. This year’s theme was “The NAACP: Pursuing Liberty in the […]

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

Volusia NAACP banquet is set for May 30

FROM STAFF REPORTS Henry “Hank’’ Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, will be the speaker on May 30 at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The theme for “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’’ As a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., the […]

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

Freedom Rider to speak at NAACP banquet

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The theme for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet is “The NAACP:  Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.’ The local branch’s chosen speaker for the May 30 banquet – Henry “Hank’’ Thomas – is all too familiar with that quest to pursue liberty in […]

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Volusia County teachers take a stand

Educators refusing to work past their contracted hours BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County teachers are showing their disapproval of unpaid work by beginning what is called “Work to the Contract.” Working to the contract refers to teachers in Volusia County only working the contract hours for which they are paid. According to […]

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