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BY JEFF AMY ASSOCIATED PRESS A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta’s Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has voted to make the Methodist-sponsored institution a full candidate for accreditation. The move means Morris Brown […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Amid a long-running legal battle, the Florida House appears poised to pass a bill that would allow high-school speakers to offer remarks, including prayers, over public-address systems before athletic championship games. The House on Tuesday took up the bill (HB 1027), sponsored by Rep. Webster Barnaby, R -Deltona, and positioned it […]

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Joeretha Hayes, a retired Volusia County educator, turned 85 on March 29 and the special day brought her many surprises right outside of her front door. A drive-by birthday party, organized by her daughter, LaVeta Hayes-Logan, was attended by family, friends and her sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. “I […]

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Schools’ graduates will now receive up to four tickets each for their graduation ceremonies. This decision was made after careful consideration of health and safety guidelines. At the request of Volusia County Schools, capacity restrictions at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach will be eased to accommodate higher […]

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B-CU alums and students react to the news about Chrite’s sudden resignation. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a move that seemed to come out of nowhere, Bethune-Cookman University is losing its seventh president. Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite is leaving for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. A statement about Chrite being named president was posted […]

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To increase access to back to school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County is extending hours during which children may receive the vaccinations. Beginning July 7, evening and Saturday hours will be available on select days and at DOH-Volusia locations. To ensure social distancing in the clinics, appointments are required for immunizations. In […]

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earned four top awards at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Conference last month in Melbourne. The conference was hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology. Here are the submissions from B-CU students and faculty mentors. Outstanding Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation: “Effects of […]

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I have probable cause to believe that the defendants conspired with others known and unknown: (1) to bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams; (2) to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applicants as recruited athletes or as other favored candidates, thereby facilitating the applicants’ […]

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler Palm Coast High School’s community problem-solving group, “FPC Bulldog Patrol,” has been invited to present their project to the next meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. The meeting is April 9-10 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The invitation comes from Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, […]