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Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

Tuskegee Airmen, exhibit coming back to Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Tuskegee Airmen are set to return to Daytona Beach next month. The legendary Black pilot war heroes will be on hand for the ‘The Rise Above Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail Traveling Exhibit,’’ which tells their story. The exhibit will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 3-4 […]

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

Volusia votes to take HAAA board appointment from only Black rep

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Council’s only Black representative is upset that a majority of her council members voted Feb. 28 to reduce the number of people she can appoint to the Halifax Area Advertising Authority (HAAA). The vote of the council comes as attorney Ted Doran, who County Council At-large Member Joyce […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Mainland’s lone Black baseball player about helping team BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Marquise Edwards is a junior at Mainland High School who has a 3.0 grade point average with math as his favorite subject. Edwards also plays first base and pitcher for the Buccaneers baseball team where he is the only Black player. Ironically, […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spruce Creek’s star pitcher out for the season BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Spruce Creek, the defending Class 8A state champions, took a big blow to defending its title with the lost of star pitcher Kyle Marsh for the rest of the season. The junior pitcher broke a kneecap while playing basketball on Monday and […]

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

Volusia health expert named interim chief for state’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Celeste Philip, assistant director for Public Health for the Volusia Department of Health has been named Interim Bureau Chief for the newly formed Bureau of Communicable Diseases for the Florida Department of Health. In the Volusia position, she was responsible for environmental health, WIC and nutrition, tobacco prevention and […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Marsh leads Spruce Creek past New Smyrna BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Kyle Marsh pitched five shutout innings and struck out 11 batters to lead Spruce Creek past previously unbeaten New Smyrna Beach 6-0 on March 8. “I didn’t have my stuff the first couple of batters, but I settled down and all my pitches […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Breon Allen moving on to East Carolina University COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former Warner Christian Academy star and junior college All-American Breon Allen will play football at East Carolina University next season. Allen played the last two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. In 2012, he ran for 1,632 yards with a […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Folsom and Brown help Lopez win state title BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez won the Class 3A state championship with a 44-40 victory over Miami Country Day at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland on Feb. 21. “We worked hard all year and we had a tough schedule. We played three state champions […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic and Lopez make Final Four BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A stifling defense lifted Atlantic past Ocala Trinity Catholic 48-23 to win the 2-4A Regional final. “I knew we could pressure them and they haven’t seen press like ours other than when they played Jacksonville Ribault. We wanted to take out there shooters and […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Girls basketball playoffs recap: Atlantic, Lopez and DeLand advance COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ronni Williams scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots to lead Atlantic past Cocoa 59-39 in the Regional quarterfinals on Feb. 7. Destiny Woodard added 21 points for the Sharks. Father Lopez handled Gainesville Oak Hill 65-22 […]