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Palm Coast’s $2 Million Training Facility: Old Buildings Turned Over to Firefighters Before Demolition

| August 12, 2015

Properties on Bulldog Drive the city acquired for $2 million are the scenes of firefighter training for the Palm Coast Fire Department this week before the buildings are demolished and the properties placed on the market for commercial developers.

Report on Active-Shooter Exercise at FPC Points to Serious Flaws in Command, Communications and Cooperation

| August 11, 2015

The unvarnished after-action report paints a troubling picture of sheriff’s and fire rescue operations that worked poorly as a coordinated, cooperative and unified response, though they worked well in their individual parts.

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.

To Battle Nit-Pickers, Palm Coast Will Make Anonymous Code Enforcement Complaints More Difficult

| August 11, 2015

In an attempt to fight back against harassing and nit-picky neighbors, the Palm Coast City Council will require names and email addresses from people filing code violation complaints electronically.

1-Year-Old Palm Coast Boy Dies From Fall Into Exposed Septic Tank While Visiting Ocala

| August 10, 2015

Wyatt Steed, the 1-year-old son of Palm Coast resident Linsay M. Steed, 25, died Sunday when he fell into a septic tank near an apartment complex in Ocala, where the boy and his mother were visiting.

Sunburned Child at Flagler Camp Exposes a Florida Paradox: Paddling Is OK. Applying Sunscreen Is Not.

| August 10, 2015

The Palm Coast mother of a 5-year-old child who got sunburned while in care of Flagler camp counselors was surprised to find the strict limitations on school employees touching children.

Jailhouse Porn
Fort Apache: Flagler

| August 8, 2015

There’s nothing to be proud of in the pornography of incarceration: Flagler had no reason to triple the size of its jail other than to amplify an indefensible architecture of disproportionate punishment.

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.

Ex-Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Billed Taxpayers $12,500 For 3 Lawyers and Misled Media

| August 7, 2015

The bills include $5,000 to defend herself in a state investigation that resulted, after she resigned, in 12 felony counts against her. She charged the bills to taxpayers.

Matanzas Woods Parkway Re-Opening on Monday, 2 Weeks Before School Resumes

| August 7, 2015

Though more lane closures are projected, none will be allowed on Matanzas Woods Parkway between 7 and 8:30 a.m. or between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on days when school is in session.

Weekend Briefing: Cleaning Up Matanzas Woods Golf, Art League’s Plein Air, Trump’s GOP Show-Stealing

| August 7, 2015

Trump steals the show at the GOP debate, the Matanzas Woods golf course owner is ordered to clean up, First Friday in Flagler Beach, the emotional journey of a plastic bag.

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.

In Latest Round of County-City Water War, Flagler Now Objects to 25% Surcharge From Palm Coast

| August 6, 2015

The county is giving Palm Coast 30 days to consider reducing or waiving the surcharge while also exploring importing water from Bunnell to serve the county airport, which is surrounded by Palm Coast.

Flagler’s Congressional District Would Lose Putnam and Most of St. Johns But Pick Up Volusia

| August 5, 2015

The change suggests that the district would tilt left somewhat, compared to its current makeup, which could favor Democrats. A special session of the Legislature will decide the final boundaries in accordance with a Supreme Court Order.

Trauma Alert and 1 Child Among 6 Hospitalized After 2-Car Wreck on A1A Near Bing’s Landing

| August 5, 2015

Six people were hospitalized, one of them in serious to critical condition and one of them a child, after a two-car collision on State Road A1A at the entrance to Bing’s Landing late Wednesday afternoon.

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Driver at Origin of 2 Wrecks That Killed 6 People is Fined $1,000 and Loses License

| August 5, 2015

Roy White, 39, was found to have caused the wreck on I-95 in Palm Coast in June 2014 that killed two people, and that caused a back-up that led to a second wreck in which four people died.

Case Dismissed: No Penalty Against Brian Szmitko, Responsible for Death of Elisa Homen in Whiteview Wreck

| August 5, 2015

Because of a technicality on the careless driving citation, Szmitko walked off free of any penalty or so much as points on his license for the crash, let alone a license suspension.

Atticus Finch, Grand Wizard of the KKK: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 8

| August 4, 2015

In Chapter 8 of “Go Set a Watchman,” Scout discovers that her father Atticus is the leader of a KKK-like organization, and her boyfriend is just as much as a white supremacist.

In Latest Fallout from Factious Weeks Era, Hutson Files Bill to Clarify Attorney Role on Canvassing Boards

| August 4, 2015

The Hutson bill would designate the county attorney as the canvassing board’s counsel absent a two-third vote by the board to appoint a different attorney.

Mother Accused of Assaulting Her 13-Year-Old Daughter, Then Going After Her Protectors

| August 4, 2015

Dawn Nickonovitz, 39, of Palm Coast, previously arrested for abusing 911 and violence against her daughter, was re-arrested for violating an injunction and allegedly assaulting her daughter’s father and grandfather.

Palm Coast Man, 35, Injured as Car Shears Off Light Pole and Overturns on Belle Terre Parkway

| August 3, 2015

A single-vehicle wreck shut down both northbound lanes of Belle Terre Parkway north of Bird of Paradise at 4:30 p.m. when Peter Slusarz, 35, lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete light pole, overturning his vehicle and felling the light pole.

Commissioner Revels Saves 13 Jobs, Rejecting Privatization at Expense of Lowest-Paid Employees

| August 3, 2015

The county administration had proposed to privatize cleaning services for $500,000, allegedly saving $174,000 a year, but employees hired by the private company would have lost all benefits, and many would have lost their jobs outright.

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.

Rookie Flagler Deputy Jonathan Kuleski Cleared of Wrongdoing at Party With Under-Age Drinkers

| August 3, 2015

The April party had taken place on private property–where the 15 people involved had been trespassing–with some of the drinkers younger than 21.

Flagler Chamber Launches School For Business-Minded Political Candidates, But Behind Closed Doors

| July 31, 2015

The two-day school, held in private, will train a dozen potential candidates chosen by a secret chamber committee for their business focus. The sessions are scheduled for September.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Assaulting Hammock Residents, Including Blind Woman, With a Rifle

| July 31, 2015

Paul Hillman, a 43-year-old resident of 29 N. Shady Lane in Palm Coast’s Hammock, was jailed overnight on charges of aggravated assault, armed burglary and burglary with assault after he allegedly stormed the house he used to live in and battered both occupants—on of them a blind 55-year-old woman—with a rifle.

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.

Lawsuits Accuse Air Traffic Controllers of Negligence in 2013 Crash That Killed 3 On Palm Coast’s Utica Path

| July 30, 2015

The plane was misled to Flagler airport instead of the nearer Ormond airport when the emergency began, the two daughters of the pilot and two sons of a passenger claim in their federal lawsuits.

Ordering Them to “Get On With It,” Flagler Beach City Manager Tells His Bosses to Find His Replacement

| July 29, 2015

Addressing his five bosses more bluntly than he has at any point in his four years as city manager, Cambpell told them he’s not interested in another contract and that he’s quitting in September.

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