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Flagler Beach Fireworks on July 4 Cap 4-Day Celebration; Palm Coast Fireworks on July 3

| June 27, 2016

Flagler Beach this year is hosting a four-day celebration, starting Friday, with fireworks and the parade on July 4, and fireworks in Palm Coast on July 3 in Town Center.

Monday Briefing: Old Kings Road Extension Opening, Bunnell’s Special Events, Bimbo Campaigning, Zola on Reactionaries

| June 27, 2016

The Old Kings Road extension around Matanzas High School opens in a ceremony at 10 a.m., desperate Florida politicians are resorting to bimbo tactics to get elected, Bunnell revises its special-events ordinance.

Florida Congressional Candidate Evers Riles LGBT Activists With Assault Weapon Raffle

| June 20, 2016

Barely a week after the Orlando massacre, state Sen. Greg Evers drew criticism for planning to give away a semiautomatic rifle similar to that used in the attack that killed 49 people and injured dozens of others at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Monday Briefing: 700 at Massacre Vigil, Flagler’s Constitutional Budgets, More Newspaper Graveyards, Trump Profiling

| June 20, 2016

Friday’s vigil in Flagler Beach draws 700, Flagler government talks dollars for constitutionals, Donald Trump wants more profiling, newspapers have another very bad year, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

As Exceptionally American As It Gets

| June 17, 2016

Our mass shootings have developed their own set rituals and denials, none so lethal as the complicity with murder that blames the wrong targets while excusing guns.

Weekend Briefing: Pulse Vigil in Flagler Beach, Turtle Talk, ReVive at Calypso, Built Art at Salvo, Assault Weapons

| June 17, 2016

New art shows open at Salvo Art and Calypso galleries, a vigil and fund-raiser is held in Flagler Beach, a soldier ridicules the need for assault weapons for civilians, and to relax, Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, together.

Palm Coast’s Cypress Knoll Golf Course Closing Saturday, Employees Are Told

| June 16, 2016

Golf Group of Palm Coast purchased the Cypress Course, Pines Course and the closed Matanzas Course from bankrupt Crescent Resources for $2 million. Crescent operated locally as Landmar Group. The three courses were collectively know as the Grand Club.

Florida’s Political Landscape Riven By Orlando Massacre Even as Lasting Effects or Consequences Are Doubted

| June 14, 2016

Politicians and consultants are as divided as the electorate about how candidates should treat the tragedy, and the split carries over to those who think the tragedy will have dissipated by November as opposed to those who think it will impact the election.

Monday Briefing: We Love You Orlando, Heat Index Up to 107, Everyday Violence on LGBT

| June 13, 2016

Beyond Orlando, the extraordinarily commonplace violence against LGBT community in the United States, recapping a night’s horrors, Martin Amis on two Mohammeds, Faure’s Requiem.

50 People Killed, 53 Wounded at Orlando Gay Club in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

| June 12, 2016

50 people have been killed and at least 53 wounded in a mass shooting by a lone gunman at Pulse Orlando, a gay nightclub on South Orange Avenue, at 2 o’clock this morning. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is calling the shooting a “domestic act of terrorism.”

Ex-Deputy Guilty on 14 Counts of False Imprisonment Could Still Get Retirement Pay

| June 8, 2016

Jonathan Bleiweiss had been accused of intimidating undocumented immigrants into performing sex acts. He entered a plea deal that spared him a designation as a sexual offender.

Counting the Days, Anna Pehota, Who Killed Husband in Hammock, Welcomes Trial in July

| June 7, 2016

The trial of Anna Pehota, 76, who faces a second-degree murder charge for shooting her husband dead in October, goes on trial on July 18, a date Judge Matthew Foxman said is immovable.

Monday Briefing: Tropical Rains, Cottages at Princess Place, Library Expansion, Disney Cartoons

| June 6, 2016

The county commission finalizes plans for the controversial construction of cottages at Princess Place Preserve and continues talks about future library expansion as Tropical Storm Colin bears down. Also, how Disney cartoons were made.

At Sheriff’s Forum, 6 GOP Candidates Thump More Chests Than Manfre, and Few Ideas Clash

| June 3, 2016

The two-hour forum before 300 people revealed some sheriff’s candidates better prepared than others, only a few differences of opinion, and less focus on Jim Manfre than on the future.

Weekend Briefing: Golf Reopens in Flagler Beach, Synchro Belles’ Annual Show, Democratic Picnic, Chess Open

| June 3, 2016

Flagler Beach’s long dormant Ocean Palm Golf Course re-opens Saturday under new ownership, leased from the city, Flagler County’s Democratic Executive Committee holds a potluck picnic at Hershel King Park, and the weekend’s best reads.

Lawsuit Against Palm Coast’s Golden Corral Alleges Sexual Harassment of 17-Year-Old Girl

| June 2, 2016

The lawsuit and the company’s response raise questions about the extent of a company’s responsibility in protecting its employees from undue hostility and differentiates, in the company’s view, between issues involving peer-employees as opposed to employees and their supervisors or superiors.

In Flagler Elections, Primary May Decide Half the Local Races, Including Supervisor

| June 2, 2016

Underscoring the importance of turnout, All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote for Supervisor of Elections, School Board and Palm Coast council in the Aug. 30 primary, with the results in two of the three races deciding the outright winners. That’s assuming no one pulls the write-in ploy.

Thursday Briefing: Sheriff’s Candidates in Action, Inspired Mic, Buchanan’s Heir, Sadism’s Anniversary

| June 2, 2016

Flagler Young Republicans host a forum for the six GOP sheriff candidates, the Inspired Mic has another night at the new Europa, Trump’s lineage back to Pat Buchanan, and Edward MacDowell.

2016 Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports (Archived)

| June 1, 2016

Archived 2016 Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders’ crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff’s deputies and archive.

Wednesday Briefing: Hurricane Season Starts, Palm Coast’s GOP Candidates, A Man Sentenced to Baptist Church

| June 1, 2016

The Flagler County Republican Club hosts a candidate forum for the GOP contestants in Palm Coast’s mayoral and council races, hurricane season is upon us, Island Grille celebrates its one-year anniversary, a Catholic man is sentenced to 12 Sundays in Baptist church.

In Feud’s Latest Distortion, Palm Coast Blames County for “Killing” $600,000 City Road Grant

| May 31, 2016

Palm Coast and the county are at it again, but in this case the city appears to have misrepresented the county’s intention not to violate the law in the latest flare-up of an ongoing feud between City Manager Jim Landon and County Administrator Craig Coffey.

Tuesday Briefing: PTSD Memorial at Heroes Park, Old Kings Traffic Light, Legacy Florida in Everglades

| May 31, 2016

You may finally be looking at a traffic light at Town Center Boulevard and Old Kings Road, you will be looking at a PTSD-suicide memorial at Heroes Park, and the latest analyses on the two most disliked people in America, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Voices From the Grave
Maj. Sullivan Ballou’s Last Letter to His Wife

| May 30, 2016

Maj. Sullivan Ballou’s letter to his wife, written a week before he was killed at Bull Run in 1861, is one of the great eulogies of sorrow and divided duty to nation and family. As a memorial to the victims of war, who include survivors, especially civilians, the letter has few equals.

Obama in Hiroshima:
The Shallowness of American Atonement

| May 28, 2016

Paul Tibbets, who captained the Enola Gay to its mission over Hiroshima, proudly sold WMD memorabilia into his old age, and President Obama refused to apologize in what was the first visit by a sitting president to Hiroshima in 71 years.

Flagler County Approves Manatee Protection Plan With Speed Zones on Intracoastal

| May 28, 2016

The county has been under mandate to develop a plan since 2006, when state and federal authorities halted issuing permits for boating slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, where seven manatees have been killed by boats since 2006.

Art Walk Renaissance as Calypso and ZinkZank Galleries Open Within Brush Stroke of Salvo

| May 27, 2016

Weldon and Richlin Ryan’s new Calypso Fine Art Gallery at Marvin garden, along with Sheila Skipp Zinkerman’s ZinkZank gallery and Salvo Art Project, are burgeoning an art walk similar to what existed at City Marketplace before an exodus two years ago.

Profiling By Computer in Florida: What Algorithmic Injustice Looks Like in Broward

| May 26, 2016

Courtrooms are using computer programs to predict who will be a future criminal, informing decisions from bail to sentencing. Meant to be fairer than human biases, one such program in Florida is particularly likely to falsely flag black defendants as future criminals, wrongly labeling them this way at almost twice the rate as white defendants.

Transgender Indecency

| May 24, 2016

There were pragmatic ways to ensure access to bathrooms for transgender people until lawmakers hijacked the process with predatory bans that dehumanize people and make a mockery of decency.

Flagler’s Third Graders Improve English Skills and Climb to 10th Best in Florida

| May 24, 2016

The proportion of students who scored a 3 or better (out of 5)–that is, students who are proficient in English at their grade level–also improved, from 60 percent to 63 percent.

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

| May 24, 2016

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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