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1-Year-Old Child of Bankrupt Company Buys News-Journal and Halifax Media for $280 Million

| November 21, 2014

1-Year-Old Child of Bankrupt Company Buys News-Journal and Halifax Media for $280 Million

New York-based New Media Investment Group bought the Daytona Beach News Journal and Halifax Media's three dozen newspapers for $280 million in cash today.

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Election Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Caps Final Canvassing Session With Hit List Frown Song

| November 20, 2014

Election Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Caps Final Canvassing Session With Hit List Frown Song

Kimberle Weeks once again indicted a slew of local officials on evidence largely fictional while portraying herself as voters’ last great hope as she

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Howard Holley Will Run for Flagler’s House Seat Against Paul Renner, Sullivan, O’Brien Teetering Out

| November 20, 2014

Howard Holley Will Run for Flagler’s House Seat Against Paul Renner, Sullivan, O’Brien Teetering Out

The special election to fill Travis Hutson’s Florida House seat in District 24, made up mostly of Flagler County, is turning into a combination

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Flagler Education Foundation Awards 17 Mini Grants totaling $16,000 to District Teachers

| November 20, 2014

Flagler Education Foundation Awards 17 Mini Grants totaling $16,000 to District Teachers

The 17 teachers were selected from 30 applicants based on criteria that included innovation, impact, replication, the number of students involved and project documentation.

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Even As Lawsuit Gets in the Way, Sheriff and Union Agree that “Substantial” Raises Are Due

| November 19, 2014

Even As Lawsuit Gets in the Way, Sheriff and Union Agree that “Substantial” Raises Are Due

Sheriff's deputies and other employees have been without a serious raise in five years and the sheriff and union are at a negotiating impasse,

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A Man Is Killed in Wreck at US1 and SR100 Following Traffic Stop by Police

| November 18, 2014

A Man Is Killed in Wreck at US1 and SR100 Following Traffic Stop by Police

A man who was apparently evading police was killed after striking three vehicles at the intersection of State Road 100 and U.S. 1 in

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New, Younger Faces Sworn In at Palm Coast Council, Same Old at County Commission

| November 18, 2014

New, Younger Faces Sworn In at Palm Coast Council, Same Old at County Commission

The swearing-in ceremonies were a study in contrast, if not a reflection of the election’s paradoxes as Palm Coast showed its desire for change

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Some Skepticism Aside, County Broadens Old Courthouse Panel’s Mission: Find Tenants

| November 17, 2014

Some Skepticism Aside, County Broadens Old Courthouse Panel’s Mission: Find Tenants

The county commission Monday evening voted 4-1 to give the courthouse committee until the end of March to find tenants who can pay their

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Ex-Felon Re-Arrested for Domestic Assault After Chasing After a Woman in Front of a Cop

| November 17, 2014

Ex-Felon Re-Arrested for Domestic Assault After Chasing After a Woman in Front of a Cop

Brian Spencer, a 36-year-old ex-felon released less than two years ago from state prison after serving sentence for domestic battery by strangulation, was arrested again

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Derek Hankerson Will Not Run in Special Election for Travis Hutson’s Seat After All

| November 17, 2014

Derek Hankerson Will Not Run in Special Election for Travis Hutson’s Seat After All

Derek Hankerson, who challenged John Thrasher in the Republican primary form Florida Senate last August, sent in the following letter today explaining why he

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Tornado Watch Cancelled for Flagler-Palm Coast, Schools Cancel Outdoor Activities, Games and Practices

| November 17, 2014

Tornado Watch Cancelled for Flagler-Palm Coast, Schools Cancel Outdoor Activities, Games and Practices

A broad band of severe weather is bearing down on Flagler County and Palm Coast, where a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until

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A Mother of 3 Is Shot in the Mondex in Murky Circumstances; Husband Jailed on Child Neglect Charges

| November 16, 2014

A Mother of 3 Is Shot in the Mondex in Murky Circumstances; Husband Jailed on Child Neglect Charges

The victim, Tiffany Norman, has three young children, none older than 8 or 9. Circumstances of the shooting are murky: her husband or companion,

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Feed Flagler’s 364-Day Blinders: Why Isn’t a Portion of Old Courthouse Considered as Homeless Shelter?

| November 21, 2014

Feed Flagler’s 364-Day Blinders: Why Isn’t a Portion of Old Courthouse Considered as Homeless Shelter?

It must be Thanksgiving because as with the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims seem more interested in clobbering the poor than feeding them.

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FSU Shooter Myron May, an Attorney, Said to Have Been in a “State of Crisis”

| November 21, 2014

FSU Shooter Myron May, an Attorney, Said to Have Been in a “State of Crisis”

Myron May was an FSU student senator in 2002 and had been practicing law since 2009 before he shot and injured students at FSU's Strozier Library.

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Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift Commanders

| November 21, 2014

Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift Commanders

Daily Flagler county jail bookings and night shift and day shift commanders' reports on Palm Coast-Flagler crime and other incidents investigated by Sheriff's deputies, with archived history of reports.

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Today’s The Day to Support the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

| November 20, 2014

Today’s The Day to Support the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

The Miami-based Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is one of the state's leading non-profit news source, whose work frequently appears in FlaglerLive.

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Said to Have Been Framed For Tampa Murder, Deaf Convict Felix Garcia Is Denied Release

| November 20, 2014

Said to Have Been Framed For Tampa Murder, Deaf Convict Felix Garcia Is Denied Release

Felix Garcia's supporters had hoped he would be released with time served, arguing that he'd been unable to understand the evidence against him during the murder trial and wasn't given an interpreter.

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Growing Concern at Supervisor of Elections Offices Across Florida: Aging Equipment

| November 19, 2014

Growing Concern at Supervisor of Elections Offices Across Florida: Aging Equipment

Secretary of State Ken Detzner said he will meet next month with local supervisors of election in Orlando to determine which counties are most in need of new equipment before the 2016 elections. Flagler is

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Obamacare 2.0: Open Enrollment Starts With Few Glitches as Floridians Sign Up Over the Weekend

| November 17, 2014

Obamacare 2.0: Open Enrollment Starts With Few Glitches as Floridians Sign Up Over the Weekend

Sharply contrasting with last year's roll-out, enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, which started Saturday, has gone smoothly, as the federal government expects nearly 10 million insured by the time the window closes in February.

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Don’t Tell Us How You’re Feeling: Facebook and the Mirage of Positive Posting

| November 15, 2014

Don’t Tell Us How You’re Feeling: Facebook and the Mirage of Positive Posting

After a steady onslaught of social media, is it any wonder we sometimes feel numb to the suffering—or joy—of others? Laurie Uttich rethinks the one-sided nature of Facebook declamations.

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Judge Throws Out Florida’s Medical Marijuana Rules, Calling Them Vague and “Unbridled”

| November 15, 2014

Judge Throws Out Florida’s Medical Marijuana Rules, Calling Them Vague and “Unbridled”

Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins sided with Miami-based Costa Farms and others that objected to the Department of Health's use of a lottery to pick five licensees that will grow, process and distribute strains

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Florida Supreme Court Orders GOP Consultant to Release Redistricting Records

| November 13, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Orders GOP Consultant to Release Redistricting Records

The documents were requested by voting-rights organizations challenging the state's congressional districts as Republican political consultant Pat Bainter refused to disclose them. Several media organizations also filed a "friend of the court" brief arguing for

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When Government Manipulates Press and Public, and the Press Plays Along

| November 13, 2014

When Government Manipulates Press and Public, and the Press Plays Along

From Flagler County to Washington, government's attempts to control stories come down to the same manipulative ploys for the same specious reasons, but the press too often plays along.

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Despite Big Election Losses, LGBT Floridians Hope for Progress on Ending Workplace Discrimination

| November 12, 2014

Despite Big Election Losses, LGBT Floridians Hope for Progress on Ending Workplace Discrimination

The Florida Competitive Workforce Act would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. It was sponsored by one of only two openly gal legislators, who lost. It will now be sponsored by a

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Vaulting from Hollingsworth to Salvo Art: JJ Graham Opens Gallery of Revelations in Bunnell

Vaulting from Hollingsworth to Salvo Art: JJ Graham Opens Gallery of Revelations in Bunnell

With the opening of the Salvo Art Project gallery Saturday evening on the grounds of Nature Scapes in Bunnell--the reincarnation of Hollingsworth Gallery in Palm Coast--JJ Graham is creating an artists' colony devoted

Oct 31, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 A Man Is Killed in Wreck at US1 and SR100 Following Traffic Stop by Police

A Man Is Killed in Wreck at US1 and SR100 Following Traffic Stop by Police

A man who was apparently evading police was killed after striking three vehicles at the intersection of State Road 100 and U.S. 1 in Bunnell this afternoon.

Nov 18, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Said to Have Been Framed For Tampa Murder, Deaf Convict Felix Garcia Is Denied Release

Said to Have Been Framed For Tampa Murder, Deaf Convict Felix Garcia Is Denied Release

Felix Garcia's supporters had hoped he would be released with time served, arguing that he'd been unable to understand the evidence against him during the murder trial and wasn't given an interpreter.

Nov 20, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift Commanders

Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift Commanders

Daily Flagler county jail bookings and night shift and day shift commanders' reports on Palm Coast-Flagler crime and other incidents investigated by Sheriff's deputies, with archived history of reports.

Nov 21, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam Feed Flagler’s 364-Day Blinders: Why Isn’t a Portion of Old Courthouse Considered as Homeless Shelter?

Feed Flagler’s 364-Day Blinders: Why Isn’t a Portion of Old Courthouse Considered as Homeless Shelter?

It must be Thanksgiving because as with the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims seem more interested in clobbering the poor than feeding them.

Nov 21, 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 Derek Hankerson Will Not Run in Special Election for Travis Hutson’s Seat After All

Derek Hankerson Will Not Run in Special Election for Travis Hutson’s Seat After All

Derek Hankerson, who challenged John Thrasher in the Republican primary form Florida Senate last August, sent in the following letter today explaining why he has decided not to run again in the coming

Nov 17, 2014 / More »
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1-Year-Old Child of Bankrupt Company Buys News-Journal and Halifax Media for $280 Million »

1-Year-Old Child of Bankrupt Company Buys News-Journal and Halifax Media for $280 Million

New York-based New Media Investment Group bought the Daytona Beach News Journal and Halifax Media's three dozen newspapers for $280 million in cash today. New Media is a publicly traded company that owns 402 small to mid-size community publications.

Nov 21 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Election Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Caps Final Canvassing Session With Hit List Frown Song »

Election Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Caps Final Canvassing Session With Hit List Frown Song

Kimberle Weeks once again indicted a slew of local officials on evidence largely fictional while portraying herself as voters’ last great hope as she responded to the county's latest request for an state intervention.

Nov 20 2014 / 10 comments / Read More »

Howard Holley Will Run for Flagler’s House Seat Against Paul Renner, Sullivan, O’Brien Teetering Out »

Howard Holley Will Run for Flagler’s House Seat Against Paul Renner, Sullivan, O’Brien Teetering Out

The special election to fill Travis Hutson’s Florida House seat in District 24, made up mostly of Flagler County, is turning into a combination of musical chairs band feeding frenzy.

Nov 20 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
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Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift Commanders »

Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Daily Incident Reports by Shift CommandersDaily Flagler county jail bookings and night shift and day shift commanders' reports on Palm Coast-Flagler crime and other incidents investigated by Sheriff's deputies, with

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