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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, […]

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

National Association Of County Engineers chooses Ocean Center for 2015 conference

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) has chosen the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach to host its annual meeting and management and technical conference April 17 – 24, 2015. The conference is expected to attract about 500 attendees and 100 vendors who will stay a total of 1,600 room nights at the Daytona Beach […]

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services issues burn ban

Volusia County Fire Services has issued an outdoor burn ban because of recent dry conditions. The ban will take effect at effective 1 a.m. Friday, April 6, and applies to the county’s unincorporated areas, Oak Hill, Lake Helen and Pierson. According to Volusia County Fire Chief Mark Piland, the burn ban is necessary because of […]

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

Diverse groups unify, call for George Zimmerman’s arrest

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]

Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Volusia County high schools weekly roundup

Johnson to leave Atlantic ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Atlantic High school is losing its boys basketball head coach. Jimmy Johnson is leaving the school. Johnson informed the school’s administration that he will leave at the end of the school year. The coach feels that it’s time to move on despite the good times he had […]

Volusia County summer camp scholarships available

Volusia County summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children ages 5 to 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, 5-year-old children must have completed kindergarten. Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will […]

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

Occupy Daytona plans protest in support of Trayvon Martin movement

BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Occupy Daytona Beach is getting behind the Trayvon Martin movement and is planning a protest Monday, March 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street in Daytona Beach. “Show the world we are all Trayvon,” said one of the organizers of the group who […]

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

Author to discuss ‘Race in the Age of Obama’ at Stetson

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Author and editor Ta-Nehisi Coates will lecture on “A Deeper Black: Race in the Age of Obama,” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Stetson University. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, 131 […]