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VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL  SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spring sports action continues BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Warner Christian Academy’s Bentlee Critcher placed fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Class 1A state championships to pace all medalists. Father Lopez’ Chanel Coco finished sixth in the shot put and Peter Thorp sixth in the 100m hurdles. Spruce Creeks’ boys finished fourth and girls […]

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

Ida Wright kicks off school board campaign

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ida Wright, a candidate for Volusia County School Board District 2, held a campaign kick off on March 30 at Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Palatka, about 80 Volusia County residents attended the event, which included a brief speech by Wright. […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spring full of high school sports action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek’s George Hannah won the 139-pound class title at the 2A state Weightlifting Championships in Kissimmee this past week. Hannah became Creek’s 81st individual champion and first since 2009. The Hawks (13 points) finished third in team competition behind champion Ponta Gorda […]

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Center expected to open despite budget cuts

Midtown Education and Cultural Center still on schedule; city eliminates jobs, sports programs BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Chairs, tables, jump ropes, bowling balls, hurdles and other equipment soon will fill the Midtown Education and Cultural Center, which is expected to open the end of May. Daytona Beach city commissioners approved the purchase of about […]

‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

‘Jammin’ in the Park’ returns this month to Edgewater

The New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band and the City of Edgewater will host the third annual “Jammin’ in the Park” event. It takes place April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hawks Park, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater For two years, “Jammin’ in the Park” has entertained Southeast Volusia County with […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

DeLand football coach quits; district softball tournament in full swin BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ryan Smith has resigned as head football coach at DeLand High School. Smith plans to apply for the head coaching position at Taylor County High School in Perry. Taylor’s head coach, Price Scott, left for the defensive coordinator position at […]

Libraries planning workshops during Money Smart Week

Libraries planning workshops during Money Smart Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Four Volusia County libraries will host financial workshops in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 21 to 28. The free programs will address a variety of topics, including personal budgeting, couponing, credit scores, mortgages and foreclosures, job hunting and personal marketing, and small business development. Money Smart Week, sponsored by […]

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

By Tamar Lush and Greg Bluestein, Associated Press: SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, experts say.

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Cusack upset over police chief’s comments

Appointment of Indian hotel owner to HAAA board raises allegations of discrimination BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Comments made recently by Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood has upset Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack and she has the support of at least two of her colleagues on the board, including its chairman. “It’s racist,” said […]

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Volusia County high school sports roundup

Spruce Creek baseball striving for success BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek has done nothing but win baseball games. The Hawks (17-4) have not lost to an area team and they are 15-2 in games decided by one run or less this season. “It is what it is. We are a little surprised. Actually, […]