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Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle “Goes Off” On Resident as Confrontations Rattle Meeting

| July 25, 2014

Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle “Goes Off” On Resident as Confrontations Rattle Meeting

In two confrontations that upset fellow-commissioners, Flagler Beach City Commissioner Steve Settle questioned resident Rick Belhumeur on what "allowed" him to address issues relating

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Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September

| July 25, 2014

Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September

The Flagler Beach pier's balance sheet is struggling this year, with a $23,000 deficit the city government--which administers the pier--is trying to close before

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Marketing 2 Go and Curley Tail Design Make the Move to Town Center Offices

| July 25, 2014

Marketing 2 Go and Curley Tail Design Make the Move to Town Center Offices

Kim Fitzgerald's Curley Tail Design and Cindy Dalecki's Marketing 2 Go see the move to Town Center as part of a high-tech corridor to

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Authorities Locate Brandon Connolly, 17, Runaway Since July 19

| July 25, 2014

Authorities Locate Brandon Connolly, 17, Runaway Since July 19

Brandon Connelly has run away three times before, and his father believes that his grounding until a court date was the contributing factor

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Flagship Schools: How Flagler District Is Changing the Way Students Learn, and Prepare for Careers

| July 24, 2014

Flagship Schools: How Flagler District Is Changing the Way Students Learn, and Prepare for Careers

The goal is to begin the college and career readiness process much earlier and more comprehensively. The program, incorporated into the normal daily curriculum,

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Man Is Shot and Wounded Near MLK Blvd. And S. Cherry in Bunnell, Suspect Still at Large

| July 23, 2014

Man Is Shot and Wounded Near MLK Blvd. And S. Cherry in Bunnell, Suspect Still at Large

A man was shot just after 8 p.m. tonight (July 23) in the area of Martin Luther King Blvd. and South Cherry Street in

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At Flagler Tea Party Candidates Night, A Dearth of Voters, Democrats and Awareness

| July 23, 2014

At Flagler Tea Party Candidates Night, A Dearth of Voters, Democrats and Awareness

The Tea Party’s candidate night is still the liveliest and best attended of all such events, as it was Monday, but the turn-out

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Daytona State College Celebrating Flagler-Palm Coast Campus Expansion on Aug. 14

| July 23, 2014

Daytona State College Celebrating Flagler-Palm Coast Campus Expansion on Aug. 14

Daytona State College will celebrate the expansion of its Flagler-Palm Coast Campus on Thursday, Aug. 14, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of a

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Palm Coast, Flagler and School Tax Bills To Increase About 5% as County and District Set Tentative Rates

| July 22, 2014

Palm Coast, Flagler and School Tax Bills To Increase About 5% as County and District Set Tentative Rates

For a $175,000 house with a homestead tax exemption of $50,000, the typical tax bill will be $2,574, a saving of $2 from the

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Facing DUI Charge, Palm Coast Man Attempts to Bribe Deputy With Dinner

| July 22, 2014

Facing DUI Charge, Palm Coast Man Attempts to Bribe Deputy With Dinner

Ricardo Feo Sr., a 58-year-old resident of Princess Geraldine Place in Palm Coast, offered dinner to deputy Joseph Barile, in exchange for his freedom,

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8-Week Lane Closure On Palm Coast Parkway By Ford Dealership

| July 22, 2014

8-Week Lane Closure On Palm Coast Parkway By Ford Dealership

The lane closure is required in order for the contractor to install a trench drain from Cypress Point Parkway eastbound to the I-95 Southbound

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In a Boon to Flagler, National Guard Will Bring “Hundreds of Troops” to County Airport in Long-Term Lease Agreement

| July 21, 2014

In a Boon to Flagler, National Guard Will Bring “Hundreds of Troops” to County Airport in Long-Term Lease Agreement

The Army National Guard's 10-year lease agreement with Flagler, to be revealed to the County Commission Wednesday, fills a 19,000-square-foot building at the airport,

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If You Think Businessmen Have Any Business Running Government, Think Again

| July 25, 2014

If You Think Businessmen Have Any Business Running Government, Think Again

Government is about essential services; business is about profit.  Essential services must be improved, not cut. Government is designed to protect the common good, and has never and will never be successfully run as a

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Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval in 2-1 Ruling

| July 25, 2014

Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval in 2-1 Ruling

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Legislature had the right to pass the NRA-backed law, which includes provisions restricting doctors and other medical providers from asking questions about gun ownership during

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How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

| July 25, 2014

How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

Baltimore Ravens's Ray Rice got a mere two-game suspension for beating his fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an elevator a few months ago. The mockery of punishment shows why goons can always depend on a

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Judge Wary of Redrawing Area’s
Congressional Map Before November Election

| July 24, 2014

Judge Wary of Redrawing Area’s <br />Congressional Map Before November Election

So far, the Legislature has declined to appeal Lewis' ruling, and the state's attorneys say lawmakers will redraw the map in time for the 2016 elections. But lawyers for the voting-rights groups and voters who

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Florida Insurers Owe $41.7 Million in Rebates to Individuals and Companies, Topping Nation

| July 24, 2014

Florida Insurers Owe $41.7 Million in Rebates to Individuals and Companies, Topping Nation

The latest round of paybacks brings Florida's three-year total from the Affordable Care Act's rebate program to almost $220 million. This year's rebate will average $65 per family in Florida, according to the report

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Court Authorizes Higher Ambulance Fee For Out-of-State Visitors, Opening Revenue Door

| July 23, 2014

Court Authorizes Higher Ambulance Fee For Out-of-State Visitors, Opening Revenue Door

Rejecting arguments that the policy is unconstitutional, a state appeals court said Wednesday that the city of Miami can charge an extra $100 when its rescue crews transport non-residents to hospitals for emergency care.

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The 10 Counties Likeliest to Swing the Scott-Crist Race for Governor

| July 23, 2014

The 10 Counties Likeliest to Swing the Scott-Crist Race for Governor

There is no question this is a toss-up race. Those confidently predicting a winner, one way or the other, are likely smoking the substance that is the subject of a ballot amendment this fall. Here

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As Crist’s Lead Over Scott Erodes, Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Throws X-Factor Into Race

| July 23, 2014

As Crist’s Lead Over Scott Erodes, Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Throws X-Factor Into Race

The latest Quinnipiac poll has Scott still trails Crist, but by only five points, 45 to 40 percent. That's in a two-way race. When Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is thrown in the mix, its 39-37 for

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Charter School Grades Should Alarm Every Floridian as Drag Districts Continues

| July 22, 2014

Charter School Grades Should Alarm Every Floridian as Drag Districts Continues

The idea that charter school operators should make a profit by providing children a better educational experience should offend no one. The fact that the numbers say they’re not doing a better job, while they’re

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Five Questions for Crist Running-Mate Annette Taddeo

| July 22, 2014

Five Questions for Crist Running-Mate Annette Taddeo

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist announced last week that his running mate would be Annette Taddeo, chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and a political consultant's dream: a Hispanic working mom who runs a successful

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In a Major Blow to Obamacare, Court Rules Health Insurance Subsidies Illegal in 36 States, Including Florida; 2nd Court Disagrees

| July 22, 2014

In a Major Blow to Obamacare, Court Rules Health Insurance Subsidies Illegal in 36 States, Including Florida; 2nd Court Disagrees

The decision is a potentially fatal blow to the Affordable Care Act, but it conflicts with an opposite conclusion by a different appeals court on the same day. In Florida, 91 percent of those enrolled

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Trial Judge Denies “Stand Your Ground” Immunity Hearing For Marissa Alexander

| July 21, 2014

Trial Judge Denies “Stand Your Ground” Immunity Hearing For Marissa Alexander

The trial judge overseeing the case of Marissa Alexander, who faces 60 years in prison for firing a shot in a domestic dispute, has ruled that she is not entitled to a second immunity hearing

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

Hollingsworth Gallery and Nature Scapes in Bunnell are near a deal on the gallery taking over a 6,0000-square-foot building to develop new arts programs and a full arts community there, but leaving City

Jun 20, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 Authorities Locate Brandon Connolly, 17, Runaway Since July 19

Authorities Locate Brandon Connolly, 17, Runaway Since July 19

Brandon Connelly has run away three times before, and his father believes that his grounding until a court date was the contributing factor in the latest running away.

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval in 2-1 Ruling

Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” Bill Wins Federal Appeals Court Approval in 2-1 Ruling

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Legislature had the right to pass the NRA-backed law, which includes provisions restricting doctors and other medical providers from asking questions about gun

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September

Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September

The Flagler Beach pier's balance sheet is struggling this year, with a $23,000 deficit the city government--which administers the pier--is trying to close before the end of the year. One idea: starting the

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

Baltimore Ravens's Ray Rice got a mere two-game suspension for beating his fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an elevator a few months ago. The mockery of punishment shows why goons can always depend

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
Jo Ann Nahirny PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

Why are a slew of high achievers at Matanzas High School and FPC who have already succeeded in various courses having to take the so-called Post Secondary Educational Readiness Test on top

May 14, 2014 / More »
Steve Robinson The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

What are we to make of people who will stand in front of a TV camera and say they don’t want “those” people in their town? What are we to make of people

Jul 17, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns If You Think Businessmen Have Any Business Running Government, Think Again

If You Think Businessmen Have Any Business Running Government, Think Again

Government is about essential services; business is about profit.  Essential services must be improved, not cut. Government is designed to protect the common good, and has never and will never be successfully run

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle “Goes Off” On Resident as Confrontations Rattle Meeting »

Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle “Goes Off” On Resident as Confrontations Rattle Meeting

In two confrontations that upset fellow-commissioners, Flagler Beach City Commissioner Steve Settle questioned resident Rick Belhumeur on what "allowed" him to address issues relating to the city's fire department and called his public comments "inappropriate" by falsely claiming that Belhumeur was running for office. After

Jul 25 2014 / 8 comments / Read More »

Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September »

Get Ready For Moonlight Fishing On the Flagler Beach Pier, Starting in September

The Flagler Beach pier's balance sheet is struggling this year, with a $23,000 deficit the city government--which administers the pier--is trying to close before the end of the year. One idea: starting the first Saturday in September (Sept. 6), the pier will be open to

Jul 25 2014 / 6 comments / Read More »

Marketing 2 Go and Curley Tail Design Make the Move to Town Center Offices »

Marketing 2 Go and Curley Tail Design Make the Move to Town Center Offices

Kim Fitzgerald's Curley Tail Design and Cindy Dalecki's Marketing 2 Go see the move to Town Center as part of a high-tech corridor to come in the area, though their biggest new neighbor will soon be Palm Coast's City Hall.

Jul 25 2014 / No comment / Read More »
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