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More Land For Pops as City Embraces Partnership With Palm Coast Arts Foundation

| September 30, 2014

More Land For Pops as City Embraces Partnership With Palm Coast Arts Foundation

The city has agreed to lease the foundation--which is set to raise its first physical structure--even more land than it had before in Town

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Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

| September 29, 2014

Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

Wesley Jackson, 28, who has a history of abuse and criminal charges, was at his girlfriend's empty house trying to pleasure himself at the

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56 Homes Report Damage in Latest Flooding Totals as Rain Resumes; Graham Swamp Overflows

| September 29, 2014

56 Homes Report Damage in Latest Flooding Totals as Rain Resumes; Graham Swamp Overflows

After 36 hours of calm, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory, in effect until 1:30 p.m., and a flood watch through

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FDLE Looking Into Alleged Secret Taping and Sunshine Violation by Elections Supervisor

| September 29, 2014

FDLE Looking Into Alleged Secret Taping and Sunshine Violation by Elections Supervisor

It's the first step to an investigation of Kimberle Weeks, if laws are found to have been broken. It takes place on the heels

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Family Life Center Appoints Jodi Lodolce and Laura Perkins to Board; Seeking 2 More Members

| September 29, 2014

Family Life Center Appoints Jodi Lodolce and Laura Perkins to Board; Seeking 2 More Members

The two new members join an 11-member board. The Family Life Center is seeking two additional board members. Those interested should contact Trish Giaccone

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15 Inches of Rain In Heart of Palm Coast; B-Section Pounded; Wastewater Systems Strained

| September 27, 2014

15 Inches of Rain In Heart of Palm Coast; B-Section Pounded; Wastewater Systems Strained

15 inches of rainfall had been reported at Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway by 9:35 this morning, with the third flood warning

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Palm Coast Flooding Closes a Few Streets in B and W Sections; Damage Minimal So Far; Flood Warning Extended

| September 26, 2014

Palm Coast Flooding Closes a Few Streets in B and W Sections; Damage Minimal So Far; Flood Warning Extended

Damage has been minimal and no injuries related to flooding have been reported, though lightning struck a house and triggered a house fire--the location

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“You Are the Shining Stars,” Flagler’s Drug Court Graduates Are Told at Inspirational Ceremony

| September 26, 2014

“You Are the Shining Stars,” Flagler’s Drug Court Graduates Are Told at Inspirational Ceremony

Five graduates joined today the 101 who have graduated from Flagler County Drug Court at a ceremony before Judge J. David Walsh, where emotions,

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Palm Coast Sets Special Meeting Tuesday to Consider Tax Breaks for Palm Harbor Shopping Center’s Redevelopment

| September 26, 2014

Palm Coast Sets Special Meeting Tuesday to Consider Tax Breaks for Palm Harbor Shopping Center’s Redevelopment

The unusual special meeting is set to two proposed measures: a tax-break package valued at $52,000 for the Palm Harbor shopping center redevelopment, and

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Flagler Beach Retreats From Clumsy Attempt To Regulate Farmers’ Market, But It Isn’t Over

| September 25, 2014

Flagler Beach Retreats From Clumsy Attempt To Regulate Farmers’ Market, But It Isn’t Over

Flagler Beach Farmers' Market owner Zoee Forehand was stunned by an imprecise city proposal to impose new regulations on the market. Thursday, the city

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Supervisor of Elections’ Husband Duane Weeks in Threatening Altercation With Flagler Commissioner Meeker

| September 25, 2014

Supervisor of Elections’ Husband Duane Weeks in Threatening Altercation With Flagler Commissioner Meeker

The brief confrontation, which entailed Duane Weeks at one point inviting Frank Meeker outside, took place before an NAACP meeting where Sheriff Manfre was

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73-Year-Old Man Robbed at Best Western Off Old Kings Road; Detectives Seek Help

| September 25, 2014

73-Year-Old Man Robbed at Best Western Off Old Kings Road; Detectives Seek Help

Debary residents Herman and Judith Reimers, 73 and 71, were staying at the Best Western off of Old Kings Road on Sept. 22, when

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Sheriff Don Eslinger, “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” Chief, Defines Opposition to Amendment 2

| September 30, 2014

Sheriff Don Eslinger, “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot” Chief, Defines Opposition to Amendment 2

Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger has been leading the campaign against Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. He calls it "flawed."

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Keith Olbermann, Derek Jeter, John Thrasher and the Artlessness of Rants

| September 29, 2014

Keith Olbermann, Derek Jeter, John Thrasher and the Artlessness of Rants

Ed Moore delivers a rant of his own about Keith Olbermann's rant denigrating Derek Jeter, and compares that opinion to the unfriendly reception John Thrasher got from FSU faculty and staff.

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“Sexsomnia” Case: Man Convicted of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl Is Sentenced to 30 Years

| September 29, 2014

“Sexsomnia” Case: Man Convicted of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl Is Sentenced to 30 Years

Caleb Ruh, a 29-year-old Flagler County man accused two years ago of molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care, claimed he was asleep at the time. He faces life in prison when sentenmced on Sept.

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County Calls Supervisor of Elections Kim Weeks’s Taping of a Conversation “Illegal”

| September 29, 2014

County Calls Supervisor of Elections Kim Weeks’s Taping of a Conversation “Illegal”

County Administrator Craig Coffey says Weeks's secret recording of a conversation between the county attorney and a county commissioner on Aug. 25 was illegal, so was its distribution, though nothing in the recording speaks ill

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Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy On Your Grandma’s Caretakers?

| September 29, 2014

Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy On Your Grandma’s Caretakers?

Illinois may be about to join at least four other states that have laws or regulations allowing residents to maintain cameras in nursing home patients' rooms. Florida is not among them.

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More Secrecy, Harsher Punishment for Pregnant-Women Beaters, Parasailing Regulations: 32 New Laws Go In Effect

| September 28, 2014

More Secrecy, Harsher Punishment for Pregnant-Women Beaters, Parasailing Regulations: 32 New Laws Go In Effect

A number of the new Florida laws going in effect Wednesday involve public-records exemptions, including one to allow some university boards to meet in private to discuss donors and research funding.

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Consultants’ Cost in FSU Presidential Search That Led to Thrasher Anyway: $160,000

| September 26, 2014

Consultants’ Cost in FSU Presidential Search That Led to Thrasher Anyway: $160,000

The controversial and at-times muddled search for a new president of Florida State University includes an expected tab of about $160,000 for consultants.

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Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle’s Attempt To Boot Kim Carney Off Chairmanship Fails

| September 25, 2014

Flagler Beach Commissioner Settle’s Attempt To Boot Kim Carney Off Chairmanship Fails

Some two dozen people roundly criticized and at times ridiculed Flagler Beach city commissioners' bickering in their attempt to remove Carney Thursday evening, calling on the commission to talk and get along more appropriately.

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Gangs’ Links to Crooked Guards, Targeted Killing, Money Laundering: Details Emerge in Florida Prison Crisis

| September 25, 2014

Gangs’ Links to Crooked Guards, Targeted Killing, Money Laundering: Details Emerge in Florida Prison Crisis

Two former prison sergeants are awaiting trial after being accused of ordering an inmate to be killed to protect the guards' role as kingpins of an institution-wide gang operation.

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Meet Tim Morgan, the Man Behind John Morgan’s Push for Medical Marijuana

| September 24, 2014

Meet Tim Morgan, the Man Behind John Morgan’s Push for Medical Marijuana

Tim Morgan, John Morgan's younger brother, suffered a severe spinal cord injury as a lifeguard while trying to save someone, and suffered excruciating pain. Marijuana helped him. His brother has devoted himself to legalizing pot

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Judge Throws Out Union’s Challenge of School Voucher Expansion, But Only on Technicality

| September 24, 2014

Judge Throws Out Union’s Challenge of School Voucher Expansion, But Only on Technicality

The judge gave opponents of the law 15 days to try to amend their complaint and come up with another way to challenge the legislation after ruling that the plaintiff in the challenge, teacher Tom

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Gov. Rick Scott Signs 20th Death Warrant for Execution of Chadwick Banks on Nov. 13

| September 24, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott Signs 20th Death Warrant for Execution of Chadwick Banks on Nov. 13

Chadwick Banks murdered his wife, Cassandra Banks, then raped and murdered his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper, on Set. 24, 1992 in Gadsden County. Banks shot both victims in the head.

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

More than a dozen arts and culture events put the focus this week on arts in education in Flagler and Palm Coast, including theater, art shows, a poetry slam and a costume gala.

Sep 15, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

Wesley Jackson, 28, who has a history of abuse and criminal charges, was at his girlfriend's empty house trying to pleasure himself at the computer when Little Man, the puppy, kept jumping on

Sep 29, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy On Your Grandma’s Caretakers?

Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy On Your Grandma’s Caretakers?

Illinois may be about to join at least four other states that have laws or regulations allowing residents to maintain cameras in nursing home patients' rooms. Florida is not among them.

Sep 29, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Family Life Center Appoints Jodi Lodolce and Laura Perkins to Board; Seeking 2 More Members

Family Life Center Appoints Jodi Lodolce and Laura Perkins to Board; Seeking 2 More Members

The two new members join an 11-member board. The Family Life Center is seeking two additional board members. Those interested should contact Trish Giaccone at 386/437-7747.

Sep 29, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings <br />And the American Death Penalty

Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings
And the American Death Penalty

ISIS beheadings have provoked instinctive revulsion, justly so. Too bad the same reaction doesn't follow Florida's and other American state's equally barbaric continuation of the death penalty, a habit other civilized nations have

Sep 19, 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 Keith Olbermann, Derek Jeter, John Thrasher and the Artlessness of Rants

Keith Olbermann, Derek Jeter, John Thrasher and the Artlessness of Rants

Ed Moore delivers a rant of his own about Keith Olbermann's rant denigrating Derek Jeter, and compares that opinion to the unfriendly reception John Thrasher got from FSU faculty and staff.

Sep 29, 2014 / More »
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More Land For Pops as City Embraces Partnership With Palm Coast Arts Foundation »

More Land For Pops as City Embraces Partnership With Palm Coast Arts Foundation

The city has agreed to lease the foundation--which is set to raise its first physical structure--even more land than it had before in Town Center and increasing the arts group’s space by about a third, and doubling the length of the $1-year-lease to 10 years.

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Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation »

Palm Coast Man Accused of Kicking and Killing Playful Puppy For Interrupting Masturbation

Wesley Jackson, 28, who has a history of abuse and criminal charges, was at his girlfriend's empty house trying to pleasure himself at the computer when Little Man, the puppy, kept jumping on his leg, trying to be playful. It was the dog's last leap.

Sep 29 2014 / 10 comments / Read More »

56 Homes Report Damage in Latest Flooding Totals as Rain Resumes; Graham Swamp Overflows »

56 Homes Report Damage in Latest Flooding Totals as Rain Resumes; Graham Swamp Overflows

After 36 hours of calm, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory, in effect until 1:30 p.m., and a flood watch through this evening for Palm Coast, Bunnell, Flagler Beach and the rest of Flagler County, with rain aggravating flood-prone conditions from the

Sep 29 2014 / 6 comments / Read More »
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