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Ex-Traffic Homicide Prosecutor Ray Lee Smith Joins Flagler Bench as Family Law Judge

| May 23, 2016

Ex-Traffic Homicide Prosecutor Ray Lee Smith Joins Flagler Bench as Family Law Judge

Smith, 43, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, will preside over family law cases. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge J.

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Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge

| May 23, 2016

Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge

Phillip Haire, 19, of Palm Coast's L Section, was shot last July near his home. He was arrested in March over a shooting incident

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Five Students Split $15,000 in Scholarships from University Women of Flagler

| May 22, 2016

Five Students Split $15,000 in Scholarships from University Women of Flagler

The five students are Athena Gonzalez, Najare Mone Johnson, Amanda Hok, Emily Bell and Briana Rodriguez. They each received $3,000.

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Carver Foundation Fundraisers Bring In $10,500 For South Bunnell Gym

| May 21, 2016

Carver Foundation Fundraisers Bring In $10,500 For South Bunnell Gym

The Carver Center is a recreational facility that also offers tutoring, after school study, internet access and also serves the community with GED classes,

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Looking for Her Dog, Tamera Pizzo, 56, Is Killed by SUV on A1A in Flagler Beach

| May 20, 2016

Looking for Her Dog, Tamera Pizzo, 56, Is Killed by SUV on A1A in Flagler Beach

Tamera L. Pizzo was killed by a passing car as she tried to cross South Ocean Shore Boulevard (State Road A1A) in Flagler Beach,

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6 Local Unions Show Electoral Power as 16 Candidates For School Board, Palm Coast and County Match Mettle

| May 20, 2016

6 Local Unions Show Electoral Power as 16 Candidates For School Board, Palm Coast and County Match Mettle

The United Public Employees of Flagler County, representing 6 local public unions, hosted the largest simultaneous political forum in the county's recent history, yielding

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Flagler’s 5.1% Unemployment Nearly Matches U.S. Rate Even as Jobs and Labor Force Dip

| May 20, 2016

Flagler’s 5.1% Unemployment Nearly Matches U.S. Rate Even as Jobs and Labor Force Dip

Flagler's unemployment rate has fallen a full percentage point in a year, and is down from 8.3 percent two years ago. The rate went

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Against 1 Objection, Flagler Commissioners Want to Increase Their Travel Budget 184%

| May 19, 2016

Against 1 Objection, Flagler Commissioners Want to Increase Their Travel Budget 184%

Commissioner Barbara Revels called the proposed increase "obscene," but Frank Meekera and Nate McLaughlin kept pressing for it--increasing the budget from $15,885 to $45,000

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At Sheriff’s Ceremony for Fallen Officers, a Call For Self-Reflection About Tradition of Service

| May 19, 2016

At Sheriff’s Ceremony for Fallen Officers, a Call For Self-Reflection About Tradition of Service

So far this year, 35 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty, 17 of them by gunfire, 14 of them

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Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients: A Student Inspired by the Free Clinic, Another By Legal Aid for the Voiceless

| May 18, 2016

Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients: A Student Inspired by the Free Clinic, Another By Legal Aid for the Voiceless

Matanzas Senior Mayoree Tan volunteers at the Free Clinic, where she intends to return as a nurse, and Senior Josephine Brown wants to be

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In Victory for Flagler Beach, Dreaded and Un-Scenic A1A Signs Will Not Spear the City

| May 18, 2016

In Victory for Flagler Beach, Dreaded and Un-Scenic A1A Signs Will Not Spear the City

The state transportation department finally barred the signs from Flagler Beach and Beverly Beach after an intense campaign by city officials that reflected almost

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Deaf Hammock Man Accused of Exposing Himself to 8-Year-Old Girl

| May 18, 2016

Deaf Hammock Man Accused of Exposing Himself to 8-Year-Old Girl

Mark Hall, 60, is accused of exposing himself to the girl, a neighbor, and motioning her to come over to him. He appeared confused

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Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the Attic

| May 24, 2016

Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the Attic

The Bring Your A Game summer camp is explained, Bernie takes flack from his own, what to do when Grandma moves into the attic, and the rescheduled Food Truck Tuesday.

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| May 23, 2016

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Florida Supreme Court Rules That City Utility’s Service Area Trumps Some County Authority

| May 23, 2016

Florida Supreme Court Rules That City Utility’s Service Area Trumps Some County Authority

While the case involved a local dispute on the Treasure Coast, it drew attention from counties and utilities across the state, which is carved into territories and includes myriad local franchise agreements.

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Monday Briefing: Tasers for Bunnell Cops, Tim Tebow Hosts Best of Preps, Math Madness, Global Warming Madness

| May 23, 2016

Monday Briefing: Tasers for Bunnell Cops, Tim Tebow Hosts Best of Preps, Math Madness, Global Warming Madness

The Bunnell City Commission needs to replace its cops' 10 Tasers, Tim Tebow speaks at a banquet honoring athletes and fans in Daytona Beach, a frightening graphic display of global temperatures over the past 150

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Democrats Alan Grayson and Patrick Murphy Borrow From Trump Playbook in Foul Duels

| May 22, 2016

Democrats Alan Grayson and Patrick Murphy Borrow From Trump Playbook in Foul Duels

Murphy is the Democratic establishment pick for U.S. Senate. Grayson has churned out the descriptions "lickspittle pillock" and "sock puppet" to deride his fellow congressman.

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Are We Finally Ready For Smart Guns? Daytona’s iGuns Technologies Aims For Yes

| May 21, 2016

Are We Finally Ready For Smart Guns? Daytona’s iGuns Technologies Aims For Yes

The iGun’s chip technology only works within centimeters and makes it impossible for anyone other than the person wearing the ring to fire it. Some gun advocates are resistant for various reasons.

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“I’m Dead, I’m Dead,” Handcuffed and Repeatedly Tased Man Says Just Before Dying

| May 20, 2016

“I’m Dead, I’m Dead,” Handcuffed and Repeatedly Tased Man Says Just Before Dying

Chase Sherman was in handcuffs, in the back seat of his when he was Tased 15 times by Georgia police though he was unarmed, and his parents had called 911 to come help.

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At Salvo Art Saturday, “Transparency” as an Artist’s Conceptual Journey Beyond the Visible

| May 20, 2016

At Salvo Art Saturday, “Transparency” as an Artist’s Conceptual Journey Beyond the Visible

Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk, the featured artists at Salvo Art's new show, is highly acclaimed in her native Poland as a sculptor and multimedia conceptual artist. She’s become well known in Flagler County’s expanding artistic circles since taking

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Weekend Briefing: Choral Arts Society Concerts, Transparency at Salvo, Calypso Gallery Grand Opening

| May 20, 2016

Weekend Briefing: Choral Arts Society Concerts, Transparency at Salvo, Calypso Gallery Grand Opening

"Transparency," a new show opens at Salvo Art Project featuring Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk, opens Saturday, the Choral Arts Society performs concerts Saturday and Sunday, Albrecht Durer is 545 years old.

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Pressured to Defy Obama Order on Transgender Bathrooms, Scott and Bondi Stay Mum So Far

| May 19, 2016

Pressured to Defy Obama Order on Transgender Bathrooms, Scott and Bondi Stay Mum So Far

Opponents of allowing transgender students to use restrooms of their choice could lead to a breakdown in school discipline or even attacks, supporters say there is no evidence of that.

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Thursday Briefing: Fallen Officers Memorial, Biggest Candidate Forum Yet, Flagler Beach Montessori Lease

| May 19, 2016

Thursday Briefing: Fallen Officers Memorial, Biggest Candidate Forum Yet, Flagler Beach Montessori Lease

The annual memorial commemorating Flagler County's four fallen officers at 10 a.m., a candidate forum featuring school board, Palm Coast council and county commission candidates, the Flagler Beach City Commission takes on a montessori school's

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FPL Bills Customers for Unbuilt Nuclear Plants But Wants Out of Justifying Need

| May 18, 2016

FPL Bills Customers for Unbuilt Nuclear Plants But Wants Out of Justifying Need

Attorneys for consumers and business and environmental groups are fighting FPL's request for a waiver from filing an annual analysis about the feasibility of adding two nuclear reactors in South Florida.

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Culture At Salvo Art Saturday, “Transparency” as an Artist’s Conceptual Journey Beyond the Visible

At Salvo Art Saturday, “Transparency” as an Artist’s Conceptual Journey Beyond the Visible

Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk, the featured artists at Salvo Art's new show, is highly acclaimed in her native Poland as a sculptor and multimedia conceptual artist. She’s become well known in Flagler County’s expanding artistic circles

May 20, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge

Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge

Phillip Haire, 19, of Palm Coast's L Section, was shot last July near his home. He was arrested in March over a shooting incident on Belle Terre Parkway, and again arrested last week

May 23, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties Are We Finally Ready For Smart Guns? Daytona’s iGuns Technologies Aims For Yes

Are We Finally Ready For Smart Guns? Daytona’s iGuns Technologies Aims For Yes

The iGun’s chip technology only works within centimeters and makes it impossible for anyone other than the person wearing the ring to fire it. Some gun advocates are resistant for various reasons.

May 21, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the Attic

Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the Attic

The Bring Your A Game summer camp is explained, Bernie takes flack from his own, what to do when Grandma moves into the attic, and the rescheduled Food Truck Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam A Right To Die, Even For 20-Somethings

A Right To Die, Even For 20-Somethings

The revelation that a 20-something woman chose to die from PTSD related so 10 years of sexual abuse tests the boundaries of assisted suicide, but not if context and compassion replace armchair judgments.

May 15, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith When Bernie Sanders Mirrors Donald Trump

When Bernie Sanders Mirrors Donald Trump

The same Democratic candidate who decried Donald Trump for condoning violence in North Carolina in March turned right around and did the same thing in Nevada when his rally devolved into chaos. He

May 23, 2016 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns My Food Is My Business

My Food Is My Business

I don’t feel comfortable walking into friends’ or families’ homes and berating them for their unhealthy, albeit traditional and quite common, lifestyle choices. Why then do friends and family members feel comfortable walking

May 16, 2016 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Ex-Traffic Homicide Prosecutor Ray Lee Smith Joins Flagler Bench as Family Law Judge »

Ex-Traffic Homicide Prosecutor Ray Lee Smith Joins Flagler Bench as Family Law Judge

Smith, 43, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, will preside over family law cases. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge J. David Walsh earlier this year.

May 23 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge »

Former Shooting Victim Philip Haire Back in Jail on Assault Charge

Phillip Haire, 19, of Palm Coast's L Section, was shot last July near his home. He was arrested in March over a shooting incident on Belle Terre Parkway, and again arrested last week on a domestic assault charge.

May 23 2016 / No comment / Read More »

Five Students Split $15,000 in Scholarships from University Women of Flagler »

Five Students Split $15,000 in Scholarships from University Women of Flagler

The five students are Athena Gonzalez, Najare Mone Johnson, Amanda Hok, Emily Bell and Briana Rodriguez. They each received $3,000.

May 22 2016 / No comment / Read More »
The Live Wire

Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the Attic »

Tuesday Briefing: Bring Your A Game Camp, Food Truck Tuesdays, Bernie Loses the Halo, Grandma in the AtticThe Bring Your A Game summer camp is explained, Bernie takes flack from his own, what to do when Grandma moves into the attic, and

May 24 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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