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In 5-2 Ruling, Florida Supreme Court Rejects Ballot Measure Banning Federal Health Reform

| August 31, 2010

Citing “misleading and ambiguous language,” the court rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned mandated federal health insurance in Florida.

Where’s Ron Vath? Without Explanation, Flagler Beach Commissioner Is Out Indefinitely

| August 31, 2010

The 69-year-old commissioner has missed several meetings and is about to miss many more, including budget hearings and interviews with 12 candidates for city manager.

Flagler Student Is Jailed After Setting Off A “Bottle Bomb” at a Bus Stop

| August 31, 2010

18-year-old Giuseppe Verdone Jr. set off the “bottle bomb” at Bird of Paradise and Biscayne Drive while waiting for a bus to Pathways, the district’s school for problem students.

For First Time in Memory, Flagler School Enrollment Stalls; No Budget Cuts Foreseen Yet

| August 31, 2010

The 240 additional students the Flagler school district expected this fall haven’t materialized, resulting in a projected loss of $1.62 million in state funding.

Should You Be Worried About Hurricane Earl? No (For Now)

| August 31, 2010

Hurricane Earl is on track to pass some 350 to 400 miles away from Flagler County Thursday and Friday, though the storm will produce high waves and rip currents.

Enterprise Flagler’s Tax and Build Plan, Part 4: Wins and Losses

| August 30, 2010

Part 4 of Enterprise Flagler’s “economic development” tax plan, word for word.

Enterprise Flagler’s Tax and Build Plan, Part 3: Details and Talking Points

| August 30, 2010

Part 3 of Enterprise Flagler’s “economic development” tax plan, word for word: Details and Talking Points of the what and where. (Flagler’s New Game Plan)

Enterprise Flagler’s Tax and Build Plan, Part 2: The FAQ

| August 30, 2010

Part 2 of Enterprise Flagler’s “economic development” tax plan, word for word: FAQ (Flagler’s New Game Plan)

Enterprise Flagler’s Tax and Build Plan Revealed: How They’ll Seek Your Vote

| August 30, 2010

The 4,200-word plan is presented here uncut, providing readers with a first, comprehensive look at how Enterprise Flagler will sell its tax plan to subsidize private industrial incentives at public expense.

Smoke, But No Fire, In a New Section Of the County Jail

| August 30, 2010

The smoke was detected at 2:46 p.m. Monday afternoon. It was attributed to an electrical short in a ground-fault indicator unit. No one was hurt or evacuated.

Stetson Scores $610,000 Federal Stimulus Grant to Renovate Labs

| August 30, 2010

Stetson’s grant will renovate its main science building’s labs. The grant is part of $3 billion awarded the National Science Foundation in stimulus dollars in 2009.

Culture Worth the (Orlando) Magic: The Week’s Calendar Collage

| August 30, 2010

Eat royally, save money and support the arts: Orlando’s September magical dining experience; the art of collage gains new respectability, and soars to the Magic’s heights; Stephen Sondheim’s Mad Cow, and more.

Burned Just 4 Months Ago, County Cooks Yet Another Risky Deal With Ginn on Public Dime

| August 30, 2010

The $4.75 million acquisition of 980 acres around Pellicer Creek is almost 10 times the land’s appraised value. Part of the buy rests on a creative but risky, long-term scheme.

Two Cop Copters Search for 2 Armed Burglars Around Pine Grove; Only One Is Caught

| August 29, 2010

An 18-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested following a burglary and an air chase in Palm Coast’s Pine Grove section. The second suspect is still at large.

Weekly Crime Reports: August 23-29, 2010

| August 29, 2010

A robbery at the Palm Harbor Parkway Kangaroo, a driver passed out drunk at the wheel of his car on Old Kings Road, a mess of electronics robbed from a Shady Oaks Drive home, and more.

Neo-Supremacy Chic: Glenn Beck
And Sarah Palin’s Tea-Scalding of MLK

| August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s biggest “tea party” rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s most famous speech signals the arrival of a neo-supremacist political movement in god’s clothing.

Back to School Jam: The Video

| August 28, 2010

Watch the six-minute video of the Aug. 7 Back to School Jam, where some 2,600 backpacks and school supplies were given away.

Pregnant Mothers, Start Your Readers: Dolly’s Imagination Library Crosses Flagler Threshold

| August 27, 2010

Dolly’s Imagination Library will ensure that every child born after Aug. 31 and living in Flagler will get a free book every month until kindergarten. The kick-off event is Sept. 1 at the Flagler County Library.

Rymfire Elem. on Brief Lock-Down As Cops Chase Burglary Suspect Near Ralph Carter Park

| August 27, 2010

Jeremiah Harris, a 20-year-old resident of Bunnell, led deputies on a chase Friday morning following a suspected burglary in the R section.

Tanking GDP: When No One Wants to
Admit to Double-Dipping

| August 27, 2010

The latest figures darken a picture already gloomy with collapsing home sales and persistently high unemployment. Deflation may be next.

Supreme Court Still Silent on Proposal to Exclude Floridians From Federal Health Reform

| August 26, 2010

Amendment 9, bumped off the November ballot by a lower court for being misleading, would ban laws that would make health insurance a requirement from taking effect in Floria.

Sneak Preview of Enterprise Flagler’s Economic Tax “Game Plan”: More Details, More Questions

| August 26, 2010

Enterprise Flagler’s “new game plan” seeks to win over voters for a new property tax in exchange for the promise of new industry and more jobs. The plan is more projections than details.

Work Crews–and Businesses–Idle Around Flagler Beach Farmers’ Market Land Dispute

| August 26, 2010

Flagler Beach’s reconstruction of streets and sidewalks may have encroached on segments of the property belonging to the owners of the city’s weekly farmer’s market.

Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Wrecks County-Owned Car Just Before Polls Close

| August 25, 2010

The wreck took place just after 5 p.m.–less than two hours from polls’ closing time–on Whiteview Parkway, near U.S. 1. The car was towed. There were no injuries.

County Caves to Court Clerk Gail Wadsworth’s Demand for Bigger Staff and Budget

| August 25, 2010

The $120,000 increase, which the county will have to draw from reserves or from budget cuts, is identical to the amount it would take to keep Carver Gym funded at the current level.

Primary Turnout Is Worst in at Least 16 Years; Black Voters Shrug Off 3 Black Candidates

| August 25, 2010

Three black candidates running in local elections didn’t get a higher turn-out from heavily black precincts. Whiter, richer precincts turned out at double those rates.

Man Held on $100,500 Bond in Suspicious Death at Integra Woods Apartments in South Palm Coast

| August 25, 2010

Deputies found a 46-year-old Palm Coast woman dead in her boyfriend’s apartment after he told deputies she was sleeping.

Tucker Wins, Fischer and Sword in Runoff; McLaughlin Beats Abbott; Dwyer and Nowell Out

| August 24, 2010

FlaglerLive will provide updated election results in the 2010 primary in all races relevant to Flagler County voters, including olegislative and statewide races.

Mosquito-Borne Encephalitis May Be On the Rise in Flagler, Health Department Cautions

| August 24, 2010

The disease is rare but has severe consequences, and the department’s “sentinel” chickens have shown an increase in symptoms of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.

Quit Surfing. Quit Working. Go Vote.

| August 24, 2010

Unless you have a well articulated political science doctor’s note, you have no excuse but to go vote today. Precinct locations and guides included.

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