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Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next

| January 30, 2015

Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next

The $266,000 upgrade enables dispatchers to more quickly and accurately zero in on cell callers' location. In the near future, text-to-911 capabilities will make

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13-Year-Old Girl Walking Home From Indian Trails Was Molested, Incident Report Shows

| January 30, 2015

13-Year-Old Girl Walking Home From Indian Trails Was Molested, Incident Report Shows

The subject is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, large build with brown hair (possibly balding) and brown eyes.

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Sheriff Manfre Will Ask For 5% Pay Raise For Ranks, First Substantial Increase in 6 Years

| January 29, 2015

Sheriff Manfre Will Ask For 5% Pay Raise For Ranks, First Substantial Increase in 6 Years

Flagler Sheriff's deputies finally got a 1 percent raise promised them since October but embargoed for disputed reasons as Sheriff Jim Manfre on Thursday

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Ex-Felon Arrested in Palm Coast’s P-Section For Owning Assault Rifle and Selling Pot

| January 29, 2015

Ex-Felon Arrested in Palm Coast’s P-Section For Owning Assault Rifle and Selling Pot

Anthony DiBella, 55, of 23 Pilgrim Drive in Palm Coast, was arrested this morning for selling marijuana out of his garage and owning an

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Previously Accused of Bigamy, Palm Coast Man Is Arrested on Child Porn Possession Charges

| January 29, 2015

Previously Accused of Bigamy, Palm Coast Man Is Arrested on Child Porn Possession Charges

Paul Wayne Stout, a 47-year-old resident of Patchogue Place in Palm Coast, was arrested Wednesday after an FDLE investigation dating back to last summer.

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Hearing to Decide Fate of Salamander’s 198-Room Hotel in the Hammock Set for Monday

| January 28, 2015

Hearing to Decide Fate of Salamander’s 198-Room Hotel in the Hammock Set for Monday

But the county administration has asked for a delay in a hearing, originally scheduled for the same day, on a proposed short-term ordinance that

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For Flagler and Palm Coast Officials, Mandatory Ethics Class Puts Primer on Common Sense

| January 28, 2015

For Flagler and Palm Coast Officials, Mandatory Ethics Class Puts Primer on Common Sense

The session produced discussion, questions and derision that revealed the gulf between what the law requires and what officials tend to know, with lacking

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State Ethics Panel Ratifies $2,500 Fine on Flagler Commissioner Revels Over 2 Violations

| January 28, 2015

State Ethics Panel Ratifies $2,500 Fine on Flagler Commissioner Revels Over 2 Violations

The Florida Commission on Ethics Friday unanimously approved a $2,500 fine on Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels over two violations of the state ethics

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For Black Students in Flagler Schools, Some Progress But “Systemic Bias” and Startling Disparities Persist

| January 27, 2015

For Black Students in Flagler Schools, Some Progress But “Systemic Bias” and Startling Disparities Persist

Amir Whittaker, a staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, presented a report card on the school district's treatment of black students, acknowledging

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Flagler’s 911 System Goes Dark For 24 Minutes Tuesday as Back-Up Also Fails, Missing 10 Calls

| January 27, 2015

Flagler’s 911 System Goes Dark For 24 Minutes Tuesday as Back-Up Also Fails, Missing 10 Calls

Flagler County's 911 system failed at 11:30 Tuesday morning and the back-up didn't kick-in as technicians were working on a major upgrade of the

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Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center

| January 27, 2015

Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center

Raymond Peter, 68, a consultant and certified business analyst at the Palm Coast office, takes over region's management of the Florida Small Business Development

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An Election For Republicans Only That Will Likely Decide Flagler’s House and Senate Seats

| January 27, 2015

An Election For Republicans Only That Will Likely Decide Flagler’s House and Senate Seats

The election is nevertheless likely to decide Flagler's representation in both chambers of the Legislature, as the winners are facing relatively weak candidates in

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Inmate Asks Florida Justices to Block Execution Pending Supremes’ Ruling on Lethal Injection

| January 30, 2015

Inmate Asks Florida Justices to Block Execution Pending Supremes’ Ruling on Lethal Injection

Attorneys for condemned killer Jerry William Correll filed an emergency petition as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a sedative that is the first drug administered during a three-step process in executions.

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What’s the Definition of Sexual Intercourse? Florida Supreme Court Justices Will Decide.

| January 29, 2015

What’s the Definition of Sexual Intercourse? Florida Supreme Court Justices Will Decide.

The question stems from charges filed in 2011 against Gary Debaun under a law that requires HIV-infected people to inform potential sexual partners about the disease before having sexual intercourse. Debaun was accused of not

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Experts Were Wrong on Oil Prices. They’re Just As Wrong to Deride Solar Energy’s Viability.

| January 28, 2015

Experts Were Wrong on Oil Prices. They’re Just As Wrong to Deride Solar Energy’s Viability.

Researchers mistakenly said that solar and wind power wouldn’t be competitive with dirty-energy options by now, just as predictions of peak oil or high oil prices proved wrong, writes Emily Schwartz.

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Without Evidence, Bondi Blames Governor’s Staff For FDLE Chief’s Firing as Scott Calls Bailey a Liar

| January 28, 2015

Without Evidence, Bondi Blames Governor’s Staff For FDLE Chief’s Firing as Scott Calls Bailey a Liar

Bondi acknowledged she had no proof to back her opinion and had not discussed the matter with Scott on a controversy that has inundated the governor's administration as Scott begins his second term.

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More States Lean Toward Medicaid Expansion, But Florida Remains a Holdout

| January 28, 2015

More States Lean Toward Medicaid Expansion, But Florida Remains a Holdout

The biggest nonexpansion states are Florida and Texas, where expansion would add a total of 2.6 million uninsured residents to the Medicaid rolls. But both the Florida and Texas legislatures are dominated by Republicans, and

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GOP Primary: Paul Renner Wins For House, Travis Hutson Wins For Senate

| January 27, 2015

GOP Primary: Paul Renner Wins For House, Travis Hutson Wins For Senate

Paul Renner beat REonald Sanchez and Danielle Anderson in the House race, Hutson beat Ronald Doc Renuart and Dennis McDonald in the Senate race.

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FPL Reports 2014 Profits of $1.52 Billion as It Announces Solar Power Expansion

| January 27, 2015

FPL Reports 2014 Profits of $1.52 Billion as It Announces Solar Power Expansion

FPL, which provides electricity to most residences and businesses in Palm Coast and Flagler County, reported net income, or profits, last year of $1.52 billion, or $3.45 a share, up from $1.35 billion, or $3.16

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Florida Republican Files Bill to Extend Medical Pot Access to AIDS, Cancer and Other Ills

| January 26, 2015

Florida Republican Files Bill to Extend Medical Pot Access to AIDS, Cancer and Other Ills

The proposal (SB 528), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, includes a detailed regulatory structure that would place requirements on patients, doctors, growers and retail stores. Patients could only get "medical-grade" marijuana if their

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Heroin Overdoses Spike After Florida
Cracks Down on Prescription Pill Abuse

| January 26, 2015

Heroin Overdoses Spike After Florida <br />Cracks Down on Prescription Pill Abuse

Five years ago, Florida was the prescription drug capital of the U.S. Seven people died every day from overdoses. The state cracked down, but this year, heroin overdose deaths are expected to be double those

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No Surprise: Florida’s Economic Development Agency Wants Tax Subsidies for Daytona Speedway, Jaguars and 2 Other Sports Venues

| January 25, 2015

No Surprise: Florida’s Economic Development Agency Wants Tax Subsidies for Daytona Speedway, Jaguars and 2 Other Sports Venues

Daytona International Speedway is seeking $3 million a year for 30 years to subsidize its operations, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars have asked for $1 million a year for three decades.

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Flagler Unemployment Falls to 7.6%, Lowest Since April 2008, as State and Nation Improve

| January 23, 2015

Flagler Unemployment Falls to 7.6%, Lowest Since April 2008, as State and Nation Improve

Flagler County's better numbers in December are clouded by the fact that they are not do to healthier job creation, but rather to a decreasing in the county's labor force.

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Isolating Scott, Florida Cabinet May Seek Investigation of FDLE Chief’s Abrupt Exit

| January 23, 2015

Isolating Scott, Florida Cabinet May Seek Investigation of FDLE Chief’s Abrupt Exit

Longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey left his job abruptly in December. The departure touched off a controversy this month after Bailey disclosed that he was forced out of the job and

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Photography Traces an Evolution From Minor to Major Key at Flagler County Art League

Photography Traces an Evolution From Minor to Major Key at Flagler County Art League

In a sign of the art form's evolving seriousness in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Art League's annual juried photography show drew 90 entries, 10 of which did not make the exhibit.

Jan 19, 2015 / More »
Flagler 911 Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next

Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next

The $266,000 upgrade enables dispatchers to more quickly and accurately zero in on cell callers' location. In the near future, text-to-911 capabilities will make it easier for the deaf, hard of hearing or

Jan 30, 2015 / More »
Rights & Liberties Inmate Asks Florida Justices to Block Execution Pending Supremes’ Ruling on Lethal Injection

Inmate Asks Florida Justices to Block Execution Pending Supremes’ Ruling on Lethal Injection

Attorneys for condemned killer Jerry William Correll filed an emergency petition as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a sedative that is the first drug administered during a three-step process in

Jan 30, 2015 / More »
The Live Wire Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center

Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center

Raymond Peter, 68, a consultant and certified business analyst at the Palm Coast office, takes over region's management of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UCF. Roy remains in a diminished capacity.

Jan 27, 2015 / More »
Pierre Tristam When Bigots Hide Behind Religious Freedom

When Bigots Hide Behind Religious Freedom

Kelvin Cochran, the former Atlanta fire chief, and his supporters, are using the veil of religious freedom to justify homophobic and bigoted views that have no place in the workplace.

Jan 16, 2015 / 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 What White People Don’t See

What White People Don’t See

Whether it's police dealing with suspects or Sony executives referring to President Obama, what they see first isn't the human being, but the color, and usually in the basest terms, argues Steve Robinson.

Dec 17, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns Salamander’s Hammock Beach Hotel: <br />An Invitation to Future Prosperity in Flagler

Salamander’s Hammock Beach Hotel:
An Invitation to Future Prosperity in Flagler

Tim hale, a Palm Coast business owner and Hammock resident, argues that Flagler County's economic future is intertwined with Salamander's proposed 198-room hotel at Hammock Beach.

Jan 31, 2015 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next »

Glitches Fixed, Flagler’s Upgraded 911 System Readies For Launch, With Text-to-911 Next

The $266,000 upgrade enables dispatchers to more quickly and accurately zero in on cell callers' location. In the near future, text-to-911 capabilities will make it easier for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired to use 911.

Jan 30 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »

13-Year-Old Girl Walking Home From Indian Trails Was Molested, Incident Report Shows »

13-Year-Old Girl Walking Home From Indian Trails Was Molested, Incident Report Shows

The subject is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, large build with brown hair (possibly balding) and brown eyes.

Jan 30 2015 / 6 comments / Read More »

Sheriff Manfre Will Ask For 5% Pay Raise For Ranks, First Substantial Increase in 6 Years »

Sheriff Manfre Will Ask For 5% Pay Raise For Ranks, First Substantial Increase in 6 Years

Flagler Sheriff's deputies finally got a 1 percent raise promised them since October but embargoed for disputed reasons as Sheriff Jim Manfre on Thursday said he'd move forward with a request for the first substantial raises in six years come budget season.

Jan 29 2015 / 10 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center »

Ray Peter Takes Over for Joe Roy at Palm Coast’s Business Assistance CenterRaymond Peter, 68, a consultant and certified business analyst at the Palm Coast office, takes over region's management of the Florida Small Business Development Center

Jan 27 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »
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