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After Flagrant Dog Attack, Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Cole Appeals for More Responsibility From Pet Owners

| September 23, 2014

After Flagrant Dog Attack, Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Cole Appeals for More Responsibility From Pet Owners

Cmdr. Steve Cole, attacked and injured by a dog Monday as he jogged along Matanzas Woods Parkway, says the consequences could have been

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Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge

| September 23, 2014

Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge

Tavarez Calloway met the girl at the Flagler County Fair then was allowed to move in when he had no other place to go,

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Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles

| September 23, 2014

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles

The statewide award is presented each year by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for an outstanding program in Florida promoting

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Palm Coast Woman Fires Handgun at Charging Pit Bull as She Walks Her Dog in B-Section

| September 22, 2014

Palm Coast Woman Fires Handgun at Charging Pit Bull as She Walks Her Dog in B-Section

A 25-year-old woman walking her dog on her own property on Palm Coast's Belvedere Lane when she fired her 38-mm handgun at a neighborhood

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In a First for Flagler Schools, Student-Staffed VyStar Bank Branch Opens at Matanzas, Heralding Era of Business Partnerships

| September 22, 2014

In a First for Flagler Schools, Student-Staffed VyStar Bank Branch Opens at Matanzas, Heralding Era of Business Partnerships

The opening of a nearly full-service VyStar Credit Union branch at Matanzas is part of a class, and part of the school's--and the district's--flagship

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Tenacity Charlie: County Commissioner Ericksen, 71, Completes 24,902-Mile Bike Trek, Equivalent to Circling the Equator

| September 19, 2014

Tenacity Charlie: County Commissioner Ericksen, 71, Completes 24,902-Mile Bike Trek, Equivalent to Circling the Equator

Charlie Ericksen's odometer turned the last mile early this morning after six years or 2,263 days, biking an average of 77 miles a week

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Florida Sheds 4,000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 6.3%, Also Rising in Flagler

| September 19, 2014

Florida Sheds 4,000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 6.3%, Also Rising in Flagler

In Flagler County, the unemployment rate went up to 9.5 percent, the number of people with jobs fell by 207, and the labor force,

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17-Year-Old Runaway Palm Coast Girl Found Unresponsive at Bunnell’s Budget Motel

| September 18, 2014

17-Year-Old Runaway Palm Coast Girl Found Unresponsive at Bunnell’s Budget Motel

A 17-year-old Palm Coast girl reported missing Saturday was found unconscious in a motel room Monday morning, where she'd checked in with a 27-year-old

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Settle Wants Carney Out as Commission Chair in Flagler Beach, Underscoring Dysfunction

| September 18, 2014

Settle Wants Carney Out as Commission Chair in Flagler Beach, Underscoring Dysfunction

In an unprecedented move in the city's history, Flagler Beach City Commissioner Steve Settled will seek to have Kim Carney removed from the commission

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Two Flagler Estate Residents Face 39 Counts Of Animal Cruelty Each After Foul Discovery

| September 18, 2014

Two Flagler Estate Residents Face 39 Counts Of Animal Cruelty Each After Foul Discovery

A circuit judge ordered the St. Johns sheriff's office to take possession of 17 cows, nine pigs, 11 goats and two horses found in

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Shaun Whitt of Palm Coast Is Sentenced to Life in Prison For Serial Rapes of 11-Year-Old Girl

| September 17, 2014

Shaun Whitt of Palm Coast Is Sentenced to Life in Prison For Serial Rapes of 11-Year-Old Girl

Shaun Whitt, formerly of Palm Coast's F-Section, would assault the girl in her bedroom for more than two years after she turned 11, after

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1st Quarter Revenue at Palm Coast Data Falls 13%, But CEO Paints Brighter Picture Ahead

| September 17, 2014

1st Quarter Revenue at Palm Coast Data Falls 13%, But CEO Paints Brighter Picture Ahead

Revenues from the company's Media Services businesses, which include Palm Coast Data’s Subscription Fulfillment Services, fell from $20.3 million for the first quarter of

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More ISIS Follies, Rick Scott’s Black Judge Blind Spot, Ebola’s Surge, Gifford vs. Gun Nuts: The Live Wire

| September 23, 2014

More ISIS Follies, Rick Scott’s Black Judge Blind Spot, Ebola’s Surge, Gifford vs. Gun Nuts: The Live Wire

Rick Scott doesn't like appointing black judges, Bill Maher gives ISIS the business, China's booming torture trade, your password doesn't work anymore, "Madame Secretary" stinks, and a few moments with Erik Satie and Mike Royko.

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FSU Coddles Jameis Winston Again, Undercutting Its Own Anti-Sexual Violence Campaign

| September 22, 2014

FSU Coddles Jameis Winston Again, Undercutting Its Own Anti-Sexual Violence Campaign

Just as FSU has ramped up its kNOw MORE anti-sexual violence campaign, Winston unleashed a misogynistic, vile, expletive punctuated public outburst. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner and star quarterback was benched just one game.

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John Thrasher, Minus Academic Credentials, Moves to Final Step in FSU Presidential Search

| September 22, 2014

John Thrasher, Minus Academic Credentials, Moves to Final Step in FSU Presidential Search

The action came despite opposition to Thrasher from faculty and students expressing concern about the school's reputation and the need for the next leader to have stellar academic credentials.

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Domestic Violence: Challenges Go Beyond A Brute’s Fists or White, Middle-Class Women

| September 22, 2014

Domestic Violence: Challenges Go Beyond A Brute’s Fists or White, Middle-Class Women

Because the movement to help battered women largely has been driven by white, middle-class women, the attention has generally been on generic domestic violence, with absent attention to the nuances of race and class.

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Department of Corrections Fires 32 More, Including 3 Guards Involved In Gassing Death of Inmate

| September 20, 2014

Department of Corrections Fires 32 More, Including 3 Guards Involved In Gassing Death of Inmate

All of the workers fired were on administrative leave pending a review launched earlier this summer. The housecleaning is part of the secretary's attempt to salvage the reputation of the beleaguered agency in the wake

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Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings
And the American Death Penalty

| September 19, 2014

Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings <br />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 abandoned.

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Florida Virtual School v. K12 Inc.: Supreme Court Clears Way For Legal Fight

| September 18, 2014

Florida Virtual School v. K12 Inc.: Supreme Court Clears Way For Legal Fight

Justices unanimously rejected arguments that Florida Virtual School could not sue the private K12 Inc. over copyright infringement. K12 provides online-education services in Florida and has used the names Florida Virtual Academy and Florida Virtual

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Joan Rivers Enters Heaven, Runs Into God, Jesus and Robin Williams: A Live Report

| September 18, 2014

Joan Rivers Enters Heaven, Runs Into God, Jesus and Robin Williams: A Live Report

Joan Rivers makes it into heaven and has a few choice words with God before discovering that Robin Williams got in despite Catholic prohibitions of heaven for suicides: God made an exception.

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Insurers’ Latest Ploy: Shifting Costs to the Sick By Making Them Pay More For Drugs

| September 18, 2014

Insurers’ Latest Ploy: Shifting Costs to the Sick By Making Them Pay More For Drugs

The Affordable Care Act is designed to forbid it, but health insurers are finding a new way to extract money from policy holders with pre-existing conditions--by steering them to more expensive drugs.

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Big Sugar Turns to Mass Development, Potentially Affecting Everglades Restoreation Efforts

| September 17, 2014

Big Sugar Turns to Mass Development, Potentially Affecting Everglades Restoreation Efforts

Environmental groups around the state are alarmed at U.S. Sugar’s plans to change its business model and potentially develop huge tracts of land it owns in South Florida, which might affect Everglades restoration efforts.

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Can This Guy Help Save Florida Oranges? State Unveils $1 Million Captain Citrus

| September 17, 2014

Can This Guy Help Save Florida Oranges? State Unveils $1 Million Captain Citrus

The muscled-up Captain Citrus, intended to help boost Florida citrus sales while fighting evil, has undergone a $1 million head-to-toe makeover with the help of comic-book giant Marvel Entertainment. He was unveiled Tuesday by

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Judge Raul Zambrano Sentences Kentrell Johnson to Death For FSU Student Vincent Binder’s Murder

| September 16, 2014

Judge Raul Zambrano Sentences Kentrell Johnson to Death For FSU Student Vincent Binder’s Murder

Vincent Binder's mutilated body was found in a St. Augustine field in April 2010, weeks after he was murdered by three convicts escaped from a Louisiana prison. Two were sentenced to death, one to life

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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 Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge

Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge

Tavarez Calloway met the girl at the Flagler County Fair then was allowed to move in when he had no other place to go, as long as the cpouple did not date, according

Sep 23, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Department of Corrections Fires 32 More, Including 3 Guards Involved In Gassing Death of Inmate

Department of Corrections Fires 32 More, Including 3 Guards Involved In Gassing Death of Inmate

All of the workers fired were on administrative leave pending a review launched earlier this summer. The housecleaning is part of the secretary's attempt to salvage the reputation of the beleaguered agency in

Sep 20, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles

The statewide award is presented each year by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for an outstanding program in Florida promoting highway safety.

Sep 23, 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 FSU Coddles Jameis Winston Again, Undercutting Its Own Anti-Sexual Violence Campaign

FSU Coddles Jameis Winston Again, Undercutting Its Own Anti-Sexual Violence Campaign

Just as FSU has ramped up its kNOw MORE anti-sexual violence campaign, Winston unleashed a misogynistic, vile, expletive punctuated public outburst. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner and star quarterback was benched just one

Sep 22, 2014 / More »
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After Flagrant Dog Attack, Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Cole Appeals for More Responsibility From Pet Owners »

After Flagrant Dog Attack, Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Cole Appeals for More Responsibility From Pet Owners

Cmdr. Steve Cole, attacked and injured by a dog Monday as he jogged along Matanzas Woods Parkway, says the consequences could have been far worse had the dog attacked a child, an elderly person or a woman, all of whom are always on trails.

Sep 23 2014 / 5 comments / Read More »

Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge »

Facebook “Relationship” Status Between Man, 21, and 15-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl, Leads to Statutory Rape Charge

Tavarez Calloway met the girl at the Flagler County Fair then was allowed to move in when he had no other place to go, as long as the cpouple did not date, according to what a parent told police.

Sep 23 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles »

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston Gets State Safety Award For Using Drunk Buster Impairment Goggles

The statewide award is presented each year by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for an outstanding program in Florida promoting highway safety.

Sep 23 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »
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