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| September 21, 2016

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Flagler County Sheriff’s Agriculture Deputy Steve Williams, who was involved in a dramatic rescue of a horse from a septic tank Tuesday. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning…then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s inland… In the mid 80s coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening…then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 131.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: dream-hole, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“The society of the illustrious dead can be enjoyed by me at leisure here; and when I choose to converse with sages, statesmen or great poets, I have but to turn to my bookshelves, and my company is better than any that your palaces can afford with all their crowd of clients and flatterers.”

–Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472).

In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

Today through Sept. 30, traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.

The Flagler Department of Juvenile Justice Council meets at 9 a.m. in room 3B (third floor), Government Services Building.

The Palm Coast City Council holds its second and final public hearing to set next year’s tax rate, at 5 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center.

The Flagler Beach City Commission holds its second and final public hearing to set next year’s tax rate, at 5 p.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall.

The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building.

The Tourist Development Council meeting scheduled for today was cancelled.

Local Media Recap:

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida newsUpdated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsLocal Authorities Converge on Areas of Concern as Travel-Related Zika Cases Are Declared in Palm Coast

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsMercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex

observerFrom drug dealer to pastor: the transformation of Jeff Dawsey

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsA Man Is Found Dead in Vacant Lot in Palm Coast’s E Section, Likely Suicide

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsSally’s Safe Haven at Year 2: Where Children Traumatized by a Violent Parent Can Still Visit

flaglerlive.com palm coast flagler florida  newsDown and dirty: Mudfest draws 4-wheeling fans to Boggin’ Bunnell

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

The state university system’s Board of Governors will hold a series of committee meetings in advance of a full board meeting Thursday. (Meetings start at 9 a.m., New College of Florida, Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Sept. 22: Free Palm Coast Business & Professional Network Meet-Up Breakfast: Palm Coast Business and Professional Network is a membership based organization. The organization generates 2,000 leads (prospective clients) per year for its members. Membership affords multitudes of other benefits. As a guest, you are are allowed to attend one free breakfast session to learn about the group, how the meetings are run, meet the members, and learn about membership benefits. There is no cost to attend this session, but you can only attend once unless you decide to become a member. No walk-in attendance for guests. You must call in advance and get confirmed to attend. Call: 386-447-5870.
Sept. 25: Pastor Gillard S. Glover has invited the community for “Family and Friends Day,” starting at 10 a.m., at First Church – 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. “It will be a wonderful occasion with members reaching out with care and concern, and for partaking in a repast, which will be prepared,” organizers say. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 386-446-5759.
stamp-coin-clubSept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast will dedicate Frank meeker Field in memory of the late county commissioner and city councilman, at 6 p.m. on Field 3 at Indian Trails Sports Complex. The city will also dedicate a tree in Meeker’s memory on Oct. 4 in Central Park.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekOct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or info@floridaagmuseum.org. The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Sept. 28: Twitter automation done right: Mark Woods, the king of Social Media Automation, is offering his comprehensive, hands-on Twitter Automation workshop for a second time in September by popular demand. Cost is $79 to attend. Limited Seats available. Advance RSVPs required. Call 386-445-4153 (9 to 5, M-F). The event is at 389 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. More details here.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

The Day’s Best Reads:

 

Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Pentatonix and Dolly Parton: Jolene

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