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Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

McClatchy/Tribune - ORLANDO, Fla.  - A 23-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student died early Sunday after collapsing at a party, Daytona Beach police said Monday. Primas Foulks arrived at the party at Lake Forest Apartments drunk and had a cup of alcohol in his hand, a police report states. He began to vomit and sweat, and friends tried […]

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Black fraternities, sororities come together as one organization

Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County established in 2009 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Johnnie D. Moore, current president of the Pan-Hellenic Council of Volusia County, says the organization is the best-kept secret in Daytona Beach. First organized in 2009 by Al Bouie, an employee at Bethune-Cookman University, the Pan- Hellenic Council is composed of members […]

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

Volusia to hold delegate vote on May 5

The Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee will be holding a kick-off event May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., signaling the grand opening of their new office at 118 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach. The election of delegates to the State Democratic Convention will take place at that time as well. Any Democrat may vote […]

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

More tryouts scheduled for summer lifeguards

A second round of swim tryouts for Volusia County summer lifeguard positions will be held to recruit summer lifeguards for Volusia County’s beaches. Tryouts will be held at these locations: • Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 5 • Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, 1 to 4 […]

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 […]