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2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars

| August 31, 2014

2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars

Information is sketchy--the Flagler County Sheriff's Office says it won't release the report because it's the weekend--but sheriff's spokespersons confirmed Sunday that two shots

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2 Men Electrocuted By Power Line in Attempt To Plant Flagpole at Cloverdale Ct. Home

| August 30, 2014

2 Men Electrocuted By Power Line in Attempt To Plant Flagpole at Cloverdale Ct. Home

The men struck a 13,000-volt power line as they were attempting to plant a long flagpole--bearing an American flag and an Italian flag--down a

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Palm Coast Council, in 4-0 Vote, Sides With Its Manager Against Firefighters Union in Contract Dispute

| August 29, 2014

Palm Coast Council, in 4-0 Vote, Sides With Its Manager Against Firefighters Union in Contract Dispute

The Palm Coast City Council sided with its Manager Jim Landon's recommendation to reject union positions on a collective bargaining agreement in contention for

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Flagler Beach Rejects Commissioner Carney’s Proposal to Put $600,000 Fire Truck Buy on Hold

| August 28, 2014

Flagler Beach Rejects Commissioner Carney’s Proposal to Put $600,000 Fire Truck Buy on Hold

When Commissioner made a motion to pull the $600,000 truck buy proposal out of the budget this year and "think about what we're doing,"

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The End of Flagler Beach’s Blue Restaurant: A Loss Beyond Mahi Mahi Almondine

| August 28, 2014

The End of Flagler Beach’s Blue Restaurant: A Loss Beyond Mahi Mahi Almondine

In her first interview since the announcement of the closure of Blue at the Topaz, Kelli O'Reilly describes the financial and other difficulties of

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The Palm Coast City Council as Labor Tribunal: Firefighters Union and Administration Face Off

| August 28, 2014

The Palm Coast City Council as Labor Tribunal: Firefighters Union and Administration Face Off

Palm Coast firefighters and the city administration reached an impasse in December after more than three years of negotiations over a contract, leaving it

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Palm Coast Pitches New Management at Loss-Plagued Palm Harbor Golf Club, But Revenue Riddle Remains

| August 27, 2014

Palm Coast Pitches New Management at Loss-Plagued Palm Harbor Golf Club, But Revenue Riddle Remains

City council members did not get clear answers from the administration about the financial and quality difference that a change in management would bring

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Skeptical Judge Grants Delay in “Watchdog” Suit Against County Over Old Hospital Buy

| August 27, 2014

Skeptical Judge Grants Delay in “Watchdog” Suit Against County Over Old Hospital Buy

A suit by a group that calls itself the Flagler Palm Coast Watchdogs, raising a conflict of interest issue with a county commissioner during

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Andy Dance Wins, McLaughlin, Meeker and Tucker Survive, Fischer and Both Palm Coast Races Headed for November Run-Offs

| August 26, 2014

Andy Dance Wins, McLaughlin, Meeker and Tucker Survive, Fischer and Both Palm Coast Races Headed for November Run-Offs

Full results for the 2014 primary election in Flagler County and in statewide races relevant to the county, with the latest updates.

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Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon Handed Wrong Ballot in Early Voting, Raising Questions About Election’s Integrity

| August 25, 2014

Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon Handed Wrong Ballot in Early Voting, Raising Questions About Election’s Integrity

Two of the three ballots handed City Manager Jim Landon, his stepdaughter and his wife Friday did not include Palm Coast City Council races,

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Flagler Leads 20 North and Central Florida Counties in Early Voting Turnout With Double Average Rate

| August 25, 2014

Flagler Leads 20 North and Central Florida Counties in Early Voting Turnout With Double Average Rate

Flagler County's comparatively high turnout took place despite the county's and city's prohibition on campaign signs, suggesting that the election supervisor's claim that the

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Trevor Tucker, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 25, 2014

Trevor Tucker, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Trevor Tucker is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters,

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Florida & Beyond, and All Opinions

Tag Fees Drop Monday and Gov. Scott
Pledges More Tax Cuts on Campaign Trail

| August 30, 2014

Tag Fees Drop Monday and Gov. Scott <br />Pledges More Tax Cuts on Campaign Trail

Over the next two weeks Gov. Rick Scott will campaign across the state on a pledge to cut $1 billion in taxes over the next two years.

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Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s School Voucher Program, Calling It a “Dereliction” of Free Education

| August 29, 2014

Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s School Voucher Program, Calling It a “Dereliction” of Free Education

The Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which could raise as much as $357.8 million this year, provides tax credits to companies that donate money to nonprofit entities that pay for children to go to private schools.

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Supreme Court Rebuffs Consumer Advocate Challenge of FPL’s $350 Million Rate Hike

| August 28, 2014

Supreme Court Rebuffs Consumer Advocate Challenge of FPL’s $350 Million Rate Hike

The state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, fought the rate increases that stemmed from a deal reached by FPL and some major power users. The Florida Public Service Commission approved

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Appeals Court Orders City Government to Release “Shade” Meeting Transcript

| August 28, 2014

Appeals Court Orders City Government to Release “Shade” Meeting Transcript

In a highly critical opinion, an appeals court Wednesday ordered the city of St. Pete Beach to release a transcript of a closed-door discussion about the settlement of a lawsuit.

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Do the Math: You Couldn’t Live On Minimum Wage

| August 27, 2014

Do the Math: You Couldn’t Live On Minimum Wage

Imagine living on $290 a week before taxes. It's not a wage you can live on, Mark O'Brien, a minimum wage earner for a time recently, argues, challenging opponents of raising the minimum wage to

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Formalities Over, It’s Brass Knuckles Until November Between Scott and Crist

| August 27, 2014

Formalities Over, It’s Brass Knuckles Until November Between Scott and Crist

The race between Scott and his predecessor Crist is already one of the nation's most-watched, and expensive, campaign throw-downs after Crist spent much of 2014 reinventing himself as a Democrat.

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Time To Get Off Your Duff and Vote

| August 26, 2014

Time To Get Off Your Duff and Vote

Even though it's a primary with a few races closed to most voters, all registered voters get to vote on key races including school board, Palm Coast and three judicial races.

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In Florida and Elsewhere, Obamacare Still GOP’s Favored Bait Even as Repeal Talk Fades

| August 25, 2014

In Florida and Elsewhere, Obamacare Still GOP’s Favored Bait Even as Repeal Talk Fades

Rather than just calling for repeal, Republican candidates focus on arguments about how the law is hurting consumers, government budgets or the economy even as millions of Americans have gained coverage under the Affordable Care

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Lynnette Callender, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 25, 2014

Lynnette Callender, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Lynnette Callender is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Janet McDonald, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 25, 2014

Janet McDonald, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Janet McDonald is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Toni Baker, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 25, 2014

Toni Baker, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Toni Baker is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Michael McElroy, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 25, 2014

Michael McElroy, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

Michael McElroy is one of eight candidates in three races for Flagler County School Board in the Aug. 26 primary election: all Flagler voters, regardless of party affiliation and address, may cast a ballot in

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” Gorges on Flagler Stage in Palm Coast Arts Foundation Fundraiser

"Suddenly Last Summer" will be staged for one performance only on Aug. 16, at Lohman Auditorium in Marineland, under the direction of City Repertory Theatre’s John Sbordone, starring Annie Gaybis and Ann Kraft.

Aug 8, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars

2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars

Information is sketchy--the Flagler County Sheriff's Office says it won't release the report because it's the weekend--but sheriff's spokespersons confirmed Sunday that two shots were fired early Sunday morning during an altercation involving

Aug 31, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties The Palm Coast City Council as Labor Tribunal: Firefighters Union and Administration Face Off

The Palm Coast City Council as Labor Tribunal: Firefighters Union and Administration Face Off

Palm Coast firefighters and the city administration reached an impasse in December after more than three years of negotiations over a contract, leaving it to the city council on Friday to settle the

Aug 28, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

The Rotary Club of Flagler County is hosting an all-day Labor Day Celebration at Palm Coast's Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The event features

Aug 18, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The Phony War Over Campaign Signs

The problem isn't the county's ban on campaign signs at the public library, it's the dismal slate of candidates on this year's primary ballots, but Flagler's Ronald Reagan Assembly candidates and Supervisor of

Aug 17, 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 Do the Math: You Couldn’t Live On Minimum Wage

Do the Math: You Couldn’t Live On Minimum Wage

Imagine living on $290 a week before taxes. It's not a wage you can live on, Mark O'Brien, a minimum wage earner for a time recently, argues, challenging opponents of raising the minimum

Aug 27, 2014 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars »

2 Shots Fired at Florida Park Drive and Flynn Way in Altercation Between Occupants of Two Cars

Information is sketchy--the Flagler County Sheriff's Office says it won't release the report because it's the weekend--but sheriff's spokespersons confirmed Sunday that two shots were fired early Sunday morning during an altercation involving occupants of two vehicles at Florida Park Drive and Flynn say.

Aug 31 2014 / 7 comments / Read More »

2 Men Electrocuted By Power Line in Attempt To Plant Flagpole at Cloverdale Ct. Home »

2 Men Electrocuted By Power Line in Attempt To Plant Flagpole at Cloverdale Ct. Home

The men struck a 13,000-volt power line as they were attempting to plant a long flagpole--bearing an American flag and an Italian flag--down a plastic bracing pipe right under the neighborhood's power line.

Aug 30 2014 / 10 comments / Read More »

Palm Coast Council, in 4-0 Vote, Sides With Its Manager Against Firefighters Union in Contract Dispute »

Palm Coast Council, in 4-0 Vote, Sides With Its Manager Against Firefighters Union in Contract Dispute

The Palm Coast City Council sided with its Manager Jim Landon's recommendation to reject union positions on a collective bargaining agreement in contention for three years.

Aug 29 2014 / 12 comments / Read More »
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