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Flagler Beach and Manager Newsome Agree To Open-Ended Contract at $88,000 a Year

| December 21, 2015

City commissioners had only minor quibbles, such as the elimination of a $200-a-month car allowance and evaluation matters, before they adopted the contract with the long-time Escambia County government administrator.

Municipal Elections for 3 Flagler Cities To Be Held on Presidential Primary Day, March 15

| December 10, 2015

The municipal elections for Bunnell, Flagler Beach and Beverly Beach will be held in conjunction with the county-wide Presidential Preference Primary election scheduled for March 15 to save money and encourage more turnout.

Six People Hospitalized, Including 6-Year-Old Girl, After 3-Car Wreck on SR100 and Colbert

| December 9, 2015

Seven people were injured, among them a 6-year-old girl, and six of them taken to Florida Hospital Flagler following a three-car wreck at the intersection of State Road 100 and Colbert Lane in Flagler Beach just before 7 p.m. this evening.

Proposal Would Force Cities, Including Bunnell and Flagler Beach, to Move Elections to November

| November 30, 2015

Cities intend to fight a proposal now before state lawmakers that would take away their ability to set local election dates and could extend the terms of some current elected officials.

Traffic Tickets as a Sleigh to Christmas Come True: Yes Virginia, There’s Santa Cop

| November 20, 2015

The Flagler Beach Police Department is issuing “toy waivers“ with warning citations for certain offenses to help Christmas Come True, Nadine King’s annual fund-raiser for poorer children that’s considerably short of its $40,000 goal this year.

Flagler Beach Hires Larry Newsom as City Manager, From a County 70 Times Larger

| November 13, 2015

Larry Newsom, hired by a 5-0 vote Thursday night, had been assistant and interim manager in Escambia County, with a population of 350,000. Flagler Beach’s population is 5,000.

In Flagler Beach, City Manager’s Choice is Down to “Old Shoe” and “Shiny New Pair”

| November 6, 2015

Flagler Beach commissioners have zeroed in on Joe Gerrity and Larry Newsom as their next city manager, but haven’t mustered the super-majority they need to offer the job to either.

Edwin R. Lynch, 22, of Bunnell, Leaps to His Death Off the Flagler Beach Bridge

| October 28, 2015

Edwin Robert-Steven Lynch, a 22-year-old recent resident of Bunnell, jumped to his death off the Flagler Beach bridge early Tuesday afternoon as a bystander was attempting to prevent him from leaping into the void.

Flagler Beach Manager’s Short-List Gets Shorter as 3 Withdraw, Leaving Only 2

| October 20, 2015

Flagler Beach is having trouble attracting candidates for its city manager’s job, with just 23 applying and most of those making the short-list deciding to take jobs elsewhere. The commission interviews Andrew DeCandis this evening.

No Other Choice and Nothing to Lose, Flagler Beach Opts to Negotiate With Lone Golf Bid

| October 13, 2015

Flagler Beach government will negotiate with Flagler Golf Management LLC to run the old Ocean Palm Golf Club, but a majority of commissioners have serious concerns and unanswered questions about the company.

Flagler Fish Company Celebrates Ten Years in Business

| October 12, 2015

Flagler Fish Company was opened by Chris and Carolyn Casper in 2005 in Flagler Beach. The restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh fish and shellfish, choice meats, appetizers and dinner specials in an indoor-outdoors environment.

Armed Robbery at Flagler Beach Publix: Police Seeking Help Looking For Middle-Age Suspect

| October 6, 2015

The middle-aged white man staked the Publix store briefly then showed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun to a cashier and got away with a bundle of cash in a bag at lunchtime Monday.

Fearing Costs of Long and Losing Battle, Flagler Beach Surrenders to Sea Ray

| September 28, 2015

Flagler Beach government approved a settlement agreement, 3-2, that ends its challenge of Sea Ray’s parking lot plans and the county’s land use changes.

Flagler Beach Shortlists 4 for City Manager’s Job, From Skimpy List of 23 Applicants

| September 24, 2015

Compared to the 140 applications for the job 5 years ago, this round drew a skimpy response, with a shortlist reflecting the city commission’s limited choices.

Golf as Wrestling Match: Only in Flagler Beach as 2 of 3 Proposals for Old Course Bogey

| September 18, 2015

A split Flagler Beach City Commission is leaning toward Flagler Golf Management to take over the old 9-hole course at the south end of town as obstacles remain and few alternatives exist. The next round is scheduled for Oct. 22.

Three Companies Tee Up Proposals to Run Flagler Beach’s Fallow 9-Hole Golf Course

| September 17, 2015

The 34 acres of the old Ocean Palm Golf Club will be in play this evening at 5:30 p.m. as a committee hears proposals to rejuvenate the grounds profitably through a lease.

Party On: Flagler Beach Commission Approves Policy For Private Events on Pier, 4-0

| September 11, 2015

The Flgler Beach City Commission Thursday voted 4-0 to approve a new policy regulating how the Flagler Beach pier may be rented out for private parties–and closed to the general public–up to six times a year.

Two Palm Coast Teens, 19 and 17, Arrested In Armed Robbery in Flagler Beach

| September 8, 2015

David Eugene Adams, a felon with a history of arrests and convictions , accused Dacotah Clarke and a 17-year-old Palm Coast resident of robbing him at gunpoint in Flagler Beach Saturday.

Flagler’s Push For Trio of Cell Towers Rising Higher Than Statue of Liberty Beams Alarms

| September 8, 2015

Flagler County Emergency Services wants the three towers, including an especially controversial one on John Anderson Highway in Flagler Beach, to improve its communications network, but residents and environmentalists are raising questions.

In Flagler Beach, Builders Are Beating Back Higher Standards For Flood-Plain Homes

| September 3, 2015

Builders in February opposed new regulations raising new homes higher than current flood-plain heights. Builders are now objecting to a compromise, forcing the city to revisit its regulations yet again.

Flagler Beach man, 18, Accused of Statutory Rape of 3 Minor Girls After Enticing Them With Drugs and Money

| September 1, 2015

Tyler Harrison, an 18-year-old resident of 2239 South Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach, was arrested Friday on three counts of lewd and lascivious battery, or statutory rape, after allegedly enticing two 15-year-old girls and one 14-year-old girl with drugs to meet him for sex.

In Flagler Beach’s On-Again, Off-Again Relationship With Manager Campbell, It’s On Again

| August 28, 2015

The commission doesn’t want to have an interim manager, fearing a return to the years when it employed one—Bernie Murphy—for five years.

Flagler Beach Manager Want Ad Draws Just One Internal Applicant, With Little Experience

| August 14, 2015

The lack of heftier applications suggests that the city commission may be forced to go to Plan B, which means opening the application process to a statewide and nationwide search, as was the case five years ago.

Flagler Beach Man Accused of Burglarizing Shell Station After Hiding in Bathroom Ceiling

| August 11, 2015

John Dugent Jr., a 20-year-old resident of 5906 John Anderson Highway had snuck into the Shell station on A1A in Flagler Beach before closing time.

Java Joint Burglary: Suspect In Custody in Georgia, Wanted on Numerous Break-Ins

| August 8, 2015

Joseph C. Hodge, 52, of Jacksonville, has been sitting in a county jail in Georgia on a burglary charge for the past 39 days, and was tied to a burglary at Java Joint, the restaurant in Flagler Beach, in late June.

In Setback for Sea Ray, Flagler Beach Votes 3-2 to Challenge Land Use Change Over Parking lot

| August 6, 2015

A divided Flagler Beach City Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to take a challenge to the state of a county land use amendment enabling Sea Ray Boats to build a parking lot on 24 acres south of its property off Colbert Lane in Palm Coast.

Flagler Beach Will Seek In-House City Manager Before Putting Out Broader Call

| August 6, 2015

As it replaces Bruce Campbell, who’s leaving in september, the city will give preference to an internal applicant, then possibly advertise more broadly later this month if internal applicants don’t make the cut.

Sea Ray Issues Open Letter to Flagler Beach Ahead of Thursday’s Special Meeting

| August 5, 2015

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets in special session Thursday to consider taking its opposition to a Sea Ray plan for a parking lot to the state. Sea Ray offers its side.

County Seals Final Approval for Sea Ray Parking Plan, This Time With a Caution

| August 3, 2015

The County Commission gave final approval today for Sea Ray Boats’s planned 24-acre parking lot south of its plant off Colbert Lane, but not without words of caution from several commissioners.

What Flagler Beach Got Wrong About “Crowd Managers,” and What the Auditorium Got Right

| July 30, 2015

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Kim Carney misinterpreted and exaggerated a fire code about “crowd managers” to her colleagues. The code does not require such managers at First Friday events, as she suggested.

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