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As Committee Tours Old Courthouse, Size and Financial Viability Loom Larger Than Repairs

| June 25, 2014

Wednesday’s tour was the first time most committee members had a chance to see the building from within. The Flagler County Commission earlier this month appointed the seven-member committee to recommend what to do with the 50,000-square-foot courthouse, as the county is no longer willing to be its caretaker.

70 Years Ago: Remembering 15 Flagler County GIs Who Took Part in the D-Day Landing in Normandy

| June 5, 2014

Of the over 400 individuals from this county who answered the call of duty in World War II, 15 Flagler Countians were on duty in England in June 1944, in preparation for the D-Day landing in Normandy. Here are their stories as culled by the Flagler Tribune at the time.

Now Leery of Old Courthouse, Bunnell Fears Money Pit and Talks of Giving It Back

| March 25, 2014

With two commissioners ready to give back the old courthouse to the county, Bunnell opted Monday to get more solid bids on what it would cost the city to turn the problematic building into its city hall, but the city administration drew a bleak picture of finances that cannot bear new burdens regardless.

A Flagler Farewell to 2013: The Local Year in Review

| January 1, 2014

A tornado, plane crashes and mishaps, Flagler County going bonkers for clunkers, a spate of murders in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach’s firehouse follies, Bunnell’s reality show: 2013 is ending not a moment too soon. But first, a review.

A Divided Bunnell Accepts Old Courthouse Despite Mounting Questions About Mold and Other Issues

| November 26, 2013

The 3-2 vote of the Bunnell City Commission was fraught with questions about the conditions of the 49,700 square foot building, which is in serious disrepair, shows evidence of leaks and possibly mold, and may cost upward of $5 million to be functional again, though Bunnell says nit would only refurbish a portion of it at a lower cost.

Bunnell’s Burden: A Photo Gallery of the Old Flagler County Courthouse and Annex

| November 26, 2013

A 50-image photo gallery provides the first comprehensive inside look at the conditions of the old Flagler County Courthouse and annex, which Bunnell acquired at no cost on Nov. 26. But the city is now responsible for all repair and maintenance costs of both attached structures. The costs will be heavy.

An Old House’s Fate Divides Bunnell as History, Character and Property Rights Clash

| September 26, 2013

An old house hooked to a demolition order and the property it sits on at 401 East Moody Boulevard are suddenly at the center of a clash between a city commission and residents looking to preserve—if not define—the city’s character along its main east-west road on one hand, and the property rights of its residents on the other. That battle may be determined by how the issues surrounding the house and the property are resolved.

Jerry Full, Palm Coast Founder and Exuberant Environmentalist, Is Dead at 86

| April 12, 2013

Jerry Full, one of the founding members of the Palm Coast City Council, thought, spoke and lived at speeds defying limits, and lived lives as if he would never run out of them. Full died on March 28 in Ossining, N.Y. He was 86.

In Prenup Haggling, County and Bunnell Agree to Split Old Courthouse, With Sheriff in Annex

| January 2, 2013

In an at-times tense joint meeting between the Flagler County Commission and Bunnell’s commission, the two sides agreed to cede the old courthouse to Bunnell for a city hall, but the courthouse annex would remain in county ownership, and be turned over to the sheriff as a new headquarters.

John Canakaris, Father of Flagler County Medicine and Humanitarian, Is Dead at 90

| December 4, 2012

Dr. John M. Canakaris since his arrival in Bunnell in 1950 founded the town’s first clinic, its first hospital, and, more recently, a free clinic for the uninsured, remaining a practicing physician throughout except for four brief retirement years from 1999 to 2003.

Don’t Talk to an Empty Chair: Flagler Beach Museum Goes Boots and Bling for Bunnell

| September 7, 2012

The Flagler Beach Historical Museum’s annual costume gala fund-raiser Saturday at the Black Cloud Saloon in Bunnell will be paired up with a 99th birthday bash for Bunnell, in preparation for that city’s centennial.

In a Historic Breakthrough, County Will Cede Old Courthouse to Bunnell for Its New City Hall

| July 9, 2012

No money will change hands, though the transaction isn’t quite free for Bunnell or the county, which retains the larger, annex portion of the building, and several building and maintenance rights (and costs).

From the Archives: Palm Coast’s Masonic Cemetery, Where a Cherished Glen Harbors Family Albums

| March 27, 2012

The Masonic cemetery is Palm Coast’s oldest human landmark and the most noble monument to the region’s ancestry, forgotten relics of Indian haunts aside. But it’s been at the margins of care.

Timeline: Hammock Dunes DRI, 1982-2011

| December 20, 2011

Timeline of the Hammock Dunes development DRI from its Admiral-ITT origins through its Ginn-Luber Adler ownership and disputes with the Flagler County Commission.

Jack Hardin, Only Basketball Coach to Take Bulldogs to Final Four (Twice), Dies

| May 24, 2011

Jack Hardin, who taught social science at Bunnell and FPC from the 1960s to the 1980s, had also been a Bunnell city commissioner and ran for school board against Herschel King in 1982.

Long Before the Potato Festival, Long Before Bunnell, Flagler Bred the Mighty Potato

| May 18, 2011

Ahead of this weekend’s Potato Festival in Bunnell, Sisco Deen, the archive curator for the Flagler County Historical Society, traces the history of the potato’s evolution in Flagler County going back to the 19th century.

From DuPont to ITT: A Century of Marketing Flagler County to Northern Chill Migrants

| January 2, 2011

Marketing Flagler County: Sisco Deen tells the story of the DuPont Land Co.’s — and other development companies’ — marketing schemes to get northerners to buy in Flagler County, long before ITT industrialized the process.

From Flagler County to Pearl Harbor: James Brazier Booe’s Story

| December 7, 2010

Flagler’s own Chief Petty Officer James Brazier Booe, son of former Flagler County Superintendent Zeb E. and Ida Coffing Booe, was among the 3,500 Americans killed or wounded at Pearl Harbor. Here’s his story.

Holden House and the Old Courthouse: A Grateful Historical Society and an Update

| October 19, 2010

Flagler County Historical Society President Mary Ann Clark thanks the county commission for the $23,400 renovation, and Sisco Deen relates the latest fixings.

So Long, Sadie Strickland: Bunnell Centenarian Was Told Flagler Would Devour Her in 1927

| September 12, 2010

Sadie Strickland died on Sept. 10. She was almost 101. Her neighbors thought she and her husband would run back to Georgia in 1927. The neighbors were wrong.

Bunnell City Administration Will Occupy County Offices Rent-Free Through 2012

| August 2, 2010

Bunnell will continue occupying a suite of county offices valued at $3,000 a month even though the old city hall is livable.

Ormond’s River Grille Owner Closer to Taking Over Flagler Beach’s Pier Restaurant

| July 23, 2010

The iconic Pier Restaurant’s lease is up in two years. The city owns it. The city will negotiate with a new owner immediately, to the displeasure of locally owned Flagler Fish Company.

On Again: Sheriff Agrees to Terms for Moving to Old Courthouse; $6 Million, Anyone?

| July 19, 2010

The county readies to spend $143,00 for design work that would ease the sheriff’s way to the old courthouse, but the move is still short $6 million.

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