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Weeks Era Aftershocks: Ex-Employee Sues Elections Supervisor Lenhart Over Discrimination Claims

| October 4, 2016

Darlene Walker, formerly ex-Elections Supervisor Kim Weeks’s deputy, claims Kaiti Lenhart fired her in 2015 after she returned from a medical leave because of her age and her disability.

Carnage Embroidered in Pink Hope at Flag-Raising for Breast-Cancer Awareness

| October 3, 2016

Flagler County Fire Rescue had coated an entire firetruck in pink to mark the month-long Pink Army campaign, aimed at raising money and awareness for breast-cancer prevention, detection and research.

Taxes Will Stay Flat For Most Property Owners in Flagler and Its Cities in 2017

| September 30, 2016

Taxes have increased in Flagler County and in all five cities, but will be largely offset by a tax decrease in school taxes, while values have increased only marginally.

Clown Hoax Warps As One Is Allegedly Spotted in Palm Coast’s W-Section

| September 30, 2016

The clown in Palm Coast was allegedly spotted in a backyard on Woodlyn Lane, holding balloons, and deputies later had to provide escorts to two buses through the neighborhood.

Palm Coast Man, Now 20, Accused of Molesting 2 Girls When He Was 16

| September 30, 2016

L’Darius Smith, 20, a former FPC football player, is accused of molesting two girls, 8 and 9, four years ago, and threatening them that he’d harm their mother if they did not comply.

Project Pandemic Prevention: Flagler’s Campaign Against Zika Bats Strategies Around

| September 29, 2016

Today’s joint meeting of Flagler government representatives and health department officials summarized the latest in the Zika outbreak (with two cases locally) as two FPC students prepare to launch a zika-fighting project involving bat houses.

Cops as Pals: National Night Out at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach Tuesday Evening

| September 29, 2016

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting National Night Out at Veterans Park Tuesday in Flagler Beach, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free drug and crime-prevention awareness event features demonstrations, safety information, games, face painting, food and beverages, and entertainment.

Mid-Morning Fire Guts Half a House on South Central in Flagler Beach as 2 Residents Escape

| September 29, 2016

Pat Bauvi, 57, and his son Zach were in separate parts of the house at 1915 South Central Avenue when the fire broke out. They were able to get out. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Flagler District Rebuts Old Kings VPK Case Alleging Sex Improprieties Between 4 Year Olds

| September 28, 2016

The rebuttals and objections don’t actually deny that an incident took place, that it was of a sexual nature, or that a certain degree of supervision may not have been present at the time. Rather, the response is an exercise in exploiting—or creating–loopholes.

Flagler District’s SAT Results Fall Steeply as Number of Students Taking Test Doubles

| September 28, 2016

Combined reading and math scores fell to 869 in 2016, down 25 points from last year, and down a staggering 143 points from Flagler’s average scores in 2005, the last time the reading and math totals were above 1,000.

Chase Through P, R and W Sections and Around School Buses Ends in Arrest of Teen

| September 28, 2016

School buses were unloading students as a 16 year old at the wheel of a Toyota sped through three neighborhoods, caused one crash, nearly caused two others, and was finally arrested in the W Section.

Organized Thieves With Taste for Champagne Target 3 Publix Stores in Palm Coast

| September 27, 2016

Three times in a single day last week, thieves working in concert struck at three different Palm Coast Publix stores to steal wines and champagnes. They’ve been getting away with plenty of both, in one case stealing nearly $3,000 worth of bottles.

Back-Up City: Palm Coast Will Buy Its Third Fire Truck in 2 Years, for Total of $774,034

| September 27, 2016

The Palm Coast City Council is expected to approve the third truck, for $259,678, next week, maintaining a fleet of front-line and back-up trucks throughout the city. The council approved two of the three pumper trucks last spring, for $513,356.

10-Year-Old Boy Is First Cyclist Injured in Crash With Car Since Last School-Year’s Rash

| September 27, 2016

Matthew Bell, 10, was struck by a Massey Services company vehicle speeding on Emerald Lake Drive in Palm Coast after Bell was unable to stop his bike from crossing from a sidewalk into the road.

An $18,400 Raise for Supervisor of Elections And Other New Laws Go Into Effect This Week

| September 26, 2016

County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Battering Mother Sends Deputy to Hospital With Eye Injury

| September 26, 2016

Cid Elliot Ramirez, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man is being held without bond at the Flagler County jail on more than half a dozen charges, including battery on his 74-year-old mother and assault on a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy, who sustained injuries to his eye and scratches to the face.

Bunnell Residents Wake Up to Dry Taps as Water Levels at New Plant Fall Overnight

| September 26, 2016

Bunnell had to connect to Palm Coast water for a few hours as it hunted down the cause of an alarm that shut down its $4.8 million water plan at 5:30 this morning. Bunnell residents went without water for less than an hour.

A 3-Year-Old Boy Attending Roma Court Academy Wanders Into Traffic as Staff Is Oblivious

| September 23, 2016

Staff at Roma Court Academy had no idea the boy had wandered off the property until a Chinese delivery driver and another driver saw him in traffic on Palm Coast Parkway.

In a Telling Surprise, Cops and 5 Public-Sector Unions Endorse Staly for Sheriff Over Jones

| September 23, 2016

It is actually an endorsement from all six county public sector unions, so Staly is now backed by cops, teachers, school service employees, county and Palm Coast firefighters, and Palm Coast’s blue-collar workers, representing in all a block of 2,000 employees and many more family members, friends and neighbors.

Vote-By-Mail Requests Already Set Records In Flagler; Big Lead For Republicans

| September 23, 2016

With some voting already under way, upwards of 12,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been requested from the Flagler elections supervisor, and more than 2 million have been requested statewide.

3 Hurt, 1 Critical in Two-Vehicle Collision on Belle Terre Near Wadsworth Elementary

| September 22, 2016

The wreck involved a black Ford pick-up truck owned by Del Castillo Home and Lawn Service, the Palm Coast-based lawn and pest-control company, and a white BMW 335i driven by a Palm Coast resident.

Ex-Palm Coast Staples Employee Arrested For Armed Robbery and Assault at the Store

| September 22, 2016

27-year-old Brandon Hubbert had worked at the Palm Coast Staples a few years ago and allegedly used that experience to hide in the store until after closing time last September then assault a supervisor and rob him of about $1,500.

Lory Yazurlo, Owner of Defunct Pig Sanctuary, Is Killed In Van Fire on John Anderson Highway

| September 22, 2016

Lory Yazurlo, the 53-year-old owner of what was once a sprawling, 20-acre pig sanctuary in western Flagler, was killed early this morning as her van caught fire on John Anderson Highway, not far from her mother’s house. A paraplegic, Yazurlo was in the van, unable to get out.

Man Found Dead in E-Section Lot Identified as Joseph A. Kelemen, 46, Formerly of Palm Coast

| September 22, 2016

Joseph A. Kelemen was found dead in an empty lot near the intersection of Eagle Harbor Trail and Eagle Crest Path in Palm Coast early Tuesday morning. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is attributing the death to a likely suicide by hanging.

Divided Over Car Sale at FPC that “Violated” Pact and Precedent, School Board Mulls Next Step

| September 21, 2016

Two school board members charge that an agreement signed with the district on the use of FPC was violated when a car “show” turned into a major car sale, but the board is unclear over what to do next.

Startling Robbery in Walmart’s Parking Lot as Thieves Grab Palm Coast Woman’s Purse

| September 21, 2016

A 43-year-old Palm Coast woman was putting away in her car’s trunk the merchandise she’d just bought when a silver Hiunday pulled up and a woman grabbed her purse and fled, in the middle of the day Monday.

Mercy Lives: 24-Year-Old Horse Pulled Out of Septic Tank in 2 1/2-Hour Rescue in Mondex

| September 20, 2016

A dozen agencies and veterinarians were mobilized to rescue Mercy, a 24-year-old horse that fell in a septic tank Tuesday morning, managing the rescue after two and a half hours of efforts.

Local Authorities Converge on Areas of Concern as Travel-Related Zika Cases Are Declared in Palm Coast

| September 20, 2016

Mosquito Control officials have been focusing on mosquito hot spots in Palm Coast’s P Section and visited other properties of concern as county officials prepare a county-wide meeting next week to address the local response.

Mother Arrested at Bus Stop in Violent Confrontation With Deputies as Children Watch

| September 19, 2016

Deputies resorted to force, taking down Tyisha Davis, 36, as she allegedly refused to let a school bus continue its route after she was told her son had been in a fight.

Sally’s Safe Haven at Year 2: Where Children Traumatized by a Violent Parent Can Still Visit

| September 19, 2016

Sally’s Safe Haven in Bunnell, which has served almost 100 families so far, allows supervised visits for parents otherwise restricted from seeing their child. The haven is underwritten by a federal grant and run by the county and the the Children’s Home Society.



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