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Flagler Fire Flight Assists in Ocean Search for Missing Teens Amid Conflicting Reports of Effort’s Status

| July 29, 2015

Flagler Fire Flight Assists in Ocean Search for Missing Teens Amid Conflicting Reports of Effort’s Status

Helicopter pilot Dana Morris and flight medic George Tolbert searched 150 miles of the ocean off the Flagler County coastline and as far out

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L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident

| July 29, 2015

L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident

Phillip J. Haire, 18, was shot twice with a 40-caliber gun. He is a resident of London Drive, a short walk from the scene

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News 13’s Jason Wheeler Becomes Face of Flagler Schools in District’s Push For Broader Community Appeal

| July 29, 2015

News 13’s Jason Wheeler Becomes Face of Flagler Schools in District’s Push For Broader Community Appeal

Wheeler's appointment is part of a reorganization reflective of Superintendent Oliva’s intention to broaden the marketing of the district’s programs to the community in

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Palm Coast Council Member Bill McGuire Wants End to City Funding of School Deputy

| July 28, 2015

Palm Coast Council Member Bill McGuire Wants End to City Funding of School Deputy

Palm Coast pays for one of the six school deputies on Flagler's 11 campuses. McGuire wants the school district to pick up that cost,

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Sheriff Seeking Help Locating 16-Year-Old Lawrence Evans, Missing Since July 23

| July 28, 2015

Sheriff Seeking Help Locating 16-Year-Old Lawrence Evans, Missing Since July 23

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help in locating Lawrence Bennie Evans, 16, of Bunker View Drive in Palm Coast. Evans

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County and Bunnell Join Schools and Palm Coast’s Higher Taxes, Flagler Beach Holds Line

| July 27, 2015

County and Bunnell Join Schools and Palm Coast’s Higher Taxes, Flagler Beach Holds Line

The tax increases are generating almost no opposition, in large part because they are tied to benefits taxpayers can see: raises for teachers and

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Whistleblower Suit Against Sheriff Proceeds as Judge Rejects Latest Attempt to Dismiss It

| July 27, 2015

Whistleblower Suit Against Sheriff Proceeds as Judge Rejects Latest Attempt to Dismiss It

Circuit Judge Michael Orfinger this morning ordered the whistleblower lawsuit to go forward, putting the case on track for trial next year, in the

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Palm Coast Motorcyclist Willie French, 41, Trauma-Evacuated After Wreck on Belle Terre

| July 27, 2015

Palm Coast Motorcyclist Willie French, 41, Trauma-Evacuated After Wreck on Belle Terre

Motorcyclist Willie E. French Jr., a 41-year-old resident of Palm Coast's R-Section, was trauma-evacuated early this morning after he collided with a car at

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In Flagler Sheriff’s Race, It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again As Fleming and Pollinger Join Forces Against Manfre

| July 27, 2015

In Flagler Sheriff’s Race, It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again As Fleming and Pollinger Join Forces Against Manfre

The flagler sheriff's race will feature a familiar cast of characters as Don Fleming again will challenge Jim Manfre, this time with ex-candidate John

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Old Battle Brews As Land Owner Snags Flagler Beach Offer to Make Old Golf Course Whole

| July 24, 2015

Old Battle Brews As Land Owner Snags Flagler Beach Offer to Make Old Golf Course Whole

Instead of selling a 2.9-acre parcel to the city to fill in the old Ocean Palm Golf Club, the parcel owner rejected the city's

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State Ethics Commission Finds Sheriff Manfre in Violation on 3 Counts in 6-1 Vote; He Doubles Down

| July 24, 2015

State Ethics Commission Finds Sheriff Manfre in Violation on 3 Counts in 6-1 Vote; He Doubles Down

Meeting in Tallahassee this morning, the Florida Ethics Commission voted 6-1 to find probable cause that Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre violated the state's

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SUV Overturns in T-Bone Wreck at Whiteview and U.S. 1, But Only Minor Injury

| July 24, 2015

SUV Overturns in T-Bone Wreck at Whiteview and U.S. 1, But Only Minor Injury

A Nissan SUV overturned after it was t-boned at the intersection of Whiteview Parkway and U.S. 1 in Palm Coast shortly after 10 a.m.

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Wednesday Briefing: Another County Citizen’s Academy, Medical Pot’s Empowerment, Snooping on Students

| July 29, 2015

Wednesday Briefing: Another County Citizen’s Academy, Medical Pot’s Empowerment, Snooping on Students

Flagler County is looking for its next class of candidates for its Citizens Academy, how medical pot returns control to patient over their pain and bodies, Jon Stewart's secret White House meetings.

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In Walton, One Confederate Flag Replaces Another as “Compromise” Is Termed a Cop-Out

| July 28, 2015

In Walton, One Confederate Flag Replaces Another as “Compromise” Is Termed a Cop-Out

The Panhandle's Walton County Commission today voted 4-0 to replace the Confederate battle flag with the first flag of the Confederacy, the Stars and Bars, on government grounds, eliciting applause from some and ridicule from

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Genesis Was Wrong: Man’s Dominion Over Animals Is Stewardship, Not Ownership

| July 28, 2015

Genesis Was Wrong: Man’s Dominion Over Animals Is Stewardship, Not Ownership

Pope Francis has now rejected mainstream Christian view, insisting that being created in God’s image doesn't mean dominion over the earth or absolute domination over other creatures.

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Tuesday Briefing: Nominate Your Veteran of the Year, Black on Trump, and Those Dull Tax Hearings

| July 28, 2015

Tuesday Briefing: Nominate Your Veteran of the Year, Black on Trump, and Those Dull Tax Hearings

The county is looking for nominations for Veteran of the Year, tax rate hearings begin today with the school board, Lewis Black gives Donald Trump the kick in the toupee he needs, from back in

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Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 6: Skinny Dipping Sins

| July 27, 2015

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 6: Skinny Dipping Sins

In Chapter 6 of "Go Set a Watchman," Scout and Henry take a dip in the waters off Finch Landing, fully clothed, but no one believes they stayed modest.

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At Olustee State Park, Confederacy Wins One As Plan For Union Monument Is In Retreat

| July 27, 2015

At Olustee State Park, Confederacy Wins One As Plan For Union Monument Is In Retreat

Florida's Olustee Battlefield State Park, site of the Civil War's largest battle in the state, was to have a Union monument until opponents revived an old conflict.

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Monday Briefing: Sheriff’s Budget, Bunnell and County Tax Rates, and Cheating Ethically

| July 27, 2015

Monday Briefing: Sheriff’s Budget, Bunnell and County Tax Rates, and Cheating Ethically

The County Commission and Bunnell's city commission today set their proposed tax rates, and the county reviews the budgets of constitutional officers including a big increase submitted by the sheriff.

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Barack Obama Stands Up to the Warmongers

| July 26, 2015

Barack Obama Stands Up to the Warmongers

The US is not a partisan in the Shia-Sunni struggle. If anything, the US confronts mainly Sunni terrorism, funded from Saudi Arabia, not Shia terrorism backed by Iran.

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Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 5: Days Of Her Lives

| July 24, 2015

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 5: Days Of Her Lives

In Chapter 5 of "Go Set a Watchman," Scout flashes back to childhood as she skates on a date with Henry.

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Weekend Briefing: Sheriff Manfre v. Ethics Commission, Credit Card Thief Sought, A Marineland Engagement

| July 24, 2015

Weekend Briefing: Sheriff Manfre v. Ethics Commission, Credit Card Thief Sought, A Marineland Engagement

Sheriff Manfre's case goes before the Florida Ethics Commission this morning, the sheriff's office is seeking the public's help finding a credit card thief caught on video, a donation drive for the family victimized by

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Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 4: Maycomb Delta

| July 23, 2015

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 4: Maycomb Delta

In Chapter 4 of "Go Set a Watchman," Scout and Henry have a date after Lee gives us a brief history of Maycomb, in words almost identical to those used in Mockingbird.

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Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on Execution of Jerry Correll, Who Contested Lethal Injection

| July 23, 2015

Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on Execution of Jerry Correll, Who Contested Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court's 5-2 decision turned down AG Pam Bondi's request to let Gov. Scott set an executuon date, and ordered a hearing on Correll's assertion that the drug poses a heightened risk

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Culture Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 6: Skinny Dipping Sins

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 6: Skinny Dipping Sins

In Chapter 6 of "Go Set a Watchman," Scout and Henry take a dip in the waters off Finch Landing, fully clothed, but no one believes they stayed modest.

Jul 27, 2015 / More »
Flagler 911 L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident

L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident

Phillip J. Haire, 18, was shot twice with a 40-caliber gun. He is a resident of London Drive, a short walk from the scene of the shooting. His suspected assailant is at large.

Jul 29, 2015 / More »
Rights & Liberties Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on Execution of Jerry Correll, Who Contested Lethal Injection

Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on Execution of Jerry Correll, Who Contested Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court's 5-2 decision turned down AG Pam Bondi's request to let Gov. Scott set an executuon date, and ordered a hearing on Correll's assertion that the drug poses a

Jul 23, 2015 / More »
The Live Wire Disney’s CEO Makes $248 a Minute as Some of His Employees Go Homeless on $8.03 an Hour

Disney’s CEO Makes $248 a Minute as Some of His Employees Go Homeless on $8.03 an Hour

Even after a raise to $10 an hour, Disney employees can only expect to take home about $20,000 over the course of a year, not enough to live decently in Orlando. A $15-an-hour

Jul 1, 2015 / More »
Pierre Tristam Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception. <br />He’s the Republican Prototype.

Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception.
He’s the Republican Prototype.

Donald Trump isn't an exception or an offense to the GOP brand. He's he’s almost indistinguishable from the other 14 Republican crackpots running for president, starting with Jeb Bush, the alleged "moderate" of

Jul 17, 2015 / More »
Nancy Smith Reporter Kicked Out: When Public Officials Abuse Florida’s Sunshine Law, With Lawmakers’ Blessing

Reporter Kicked Out: When Public Officials Abuse Florida’s Sunshine Law, With Lawmakers’ Blessing

A "health district" run by public officials closes a public meeting under a bogus exemption to the Sunshine law, and gets a blank check to secretly talk about whatever it wishes, though it

Jul 22, 2015 / More »
Project Syndicate Genesis Was Wrong: Man’s Dominion Over Animals Is Stewardship, Not Ownership

Genesis Was Wrong: Man’s Dominion Over Animals Is Stewardship, Not Ownership

Pope Francis has now rejected mainstream Christian view, insisting that being created in God’s image doesn't mean dominion over the earth or absolute domination over other creatures.

Jul 28, 2015 / More »
Guest Columns Service Specter: Rick Scott’s Job-Growth Puffery Masks Florida’s Low-Wage Future

Service Specter: Rick Scott’s Job-Growth Puffery Masks Florida’s Low-Wage Future

About two of three of those new jobs is a low-paying service-sector one, mirroring years of Florida job growth in low-pay, no-benefits, dead-end jobs in Team Scott's tourism-driven economy.

Jul 20, 2015 / More »
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Flagler Fire Flight Assists in Ocean Search for Missing Teens Amid Conflicting Reports of Effort’s Status »

Flagler Fire Flight Assists in Ocean Search for Missing Teens Amid Conflicting Reports of Effort’s Status

Helicopter pilot Dana Morris and flight medic George Tolbert searched 150 miles of the ocean off the Flagler County coastline and as far out as five nautical miles this morning without success.

Jul 29 2015 / No comment / Read More »

L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident »

L-Section Shooting Victim Identified as Phillip J. Haire, 18, a Neighborhood Resident

Phillip J. Haire, 18, was shot twice with a 40-caliber gun. He is a resident of London Drive, a short walk from the scene of the shooting. His suspected assailant is at large.

Jul 29 2015 / 19 comments / Read More »

News 13’s Jason Wheeler Becomes Face of Flagler Schools in District’s Push For Broader Community Appeal »

News 13’s Jason Wheeler Becomes Face of Flagler Schools in District’s Push For Broader Community Appeal

Wheeler's appointment is part of a reorganization reflective of Superintendent Oliva’s intention to broaden the marketing of the district’s programs to the community in hopes of further engaging the community at large.

Jul 29 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Disney’s CEO Makes $248 a Minute as Some of His Employees Go Homeless on $8.03 an Hour »

Disney’s CEO Makes $248 a Minute as Some of His Employees Go Homeless on $8.03 an HourEven after a raise to $10 an hour, Disney employees can only expect to take home about $20,000 over the course of a year, not

Jul 1 2015 / 27 comments / Read More »
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