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Archive for: November, 2010

Another Violent Domestic Assault in Palm Coast Lands a Fugitive in Jail

| November 10, 2010

In the second violent domestic assault case in three days, a 30-year-old Palm Coast resident of Parkview Drive allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend rather than let her leave him.

Harping on “Christmas Come True” Charity Ball at Hammock Beach Saturday

| November 9, 2010

Nadine King had the idea of a Christmas charity ball back in the 1980s. She revived it in Palm Coast last year, helping 54 families better realize their Christmas. King hopes to double that number this year.

Flagler 911: The Live Crime Blotter, Nov. 2-5, 2010

| November 9, 2010

When a homeless man is robbed and another jailed for hoping for a roof beneath his head, knife-wielding during an argument, boat larcenies, numerous burglaries and car break-ins, and more.

Palm Coast Man With Long History of Arrests is Charged With Kidnapping and Sexual Battery

| November 9, 2010

Major Harris III allegedly threatened to shoot his live-in girlfriend, then raped her, then forced her and two young children to go to DeLand.

Ranse Jones, Flagler Firefighter-Paramedic in a Coma Since May, Died on Monday

| November 9, 2010

Ransford Jones was 34 years old. He had been with the Flagler County Fire Department for two years before an aneurysm felled him in May, while he was playing in a beach volleyball tournament in Panama City.

Seminole Woods “Bomber”: Fascinated With Rockets and “Having Fun in a Stupid Way”

| November 8, 2010

Patrick Cossette, the 20-year-old FPC graduate arrested Sunday for setting off a home-made explosive device in Seminole Woods, speaks to FlaglerLive about indulging his fascination with rockets since he was 13.

Stetson Scores Freedom‘s Jonathan Franzen For Its James Turner Butler Lecture Nov. 22

| November 8, 2010

The author of Freedom and The Corrections, an almost sure winner of this year’s Pulitzer for fiction, will be at Stetson on Nov. 22 for just one hour. The event is free, but tickets are extremely limited.

Uniforms in Flagler Schools? Data Show Dress-Code Violations To Be a Negligible Issue

| November 8, 2010

The dress code in Flagler schools remains a hotter topic of discussion, especially on the school board, than it is a problem, especially in schools. Yet the arrival of a new school board member may prompt more talk of uniforms.

Art at Bargain Prices in DeLand and Free Shakespeare: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 8, 2010

Some 87 Florida artists have donated work to be auctioned off in support of the Museum of Florida Art in Deland on Nov. 11; plus the The Red-Nosed Reindeer Romp, a free “Twelfth Night,” “Grease” and plenty more.

Seminole Woods Scare: Canadian Arrested After Setting Off Home-Made Bomb in Lake

| November 7, 2010

Four men from Daytona Beach had seven home-made bombs, one of which they exploded in a lake in the Seminole Woods area Sunday. One is under arrest. The area is secure.

Dueling Seafoods and Surfers: Video and Photo Gallery

| November 7, 2010

The dueling festivals are over and the images are in: a video report from the 2010 Tommy Tant Classic and a photo gallery from Tommy Tant and Palm Coast’s Seafood Festival.

Tommy Tant Legacies: 3 Decades of Surfing Flagler Beach’s Sands, Surf and Streets

| November 7, 2010

Ben Lacy, who grew up surfing with Tommy Tant in Flagler Beach, recalls three decades of the town town’s surfing culture and how it has managed to maintain its charms through the changes, even on the waves.

Festival Filibuster: How Palm Coast Plays Hardball With Flagler Beach

| November 7, 2010

If Palm Coast is serious about playing nice with its neighboring cities and not competing for “special event” visitors, why is it doing exactly that with signs greeting visitors exiting the Interstate?

FlaglerLive Welcomes Its New Reporter, Videographer and Anchor: Charlotte Marten

| November 6, 2010

A native of Sweden, a graduate of the University of Hawaii and a fresh veteran of Savannah’s military (and more varied) reporting scene, Charlotte Marten will anchor FlaglerLive’s video journalism and other productions.

From Fringe to Voting Booth, a Machinery of Information Churning Push-Button Citizens

| November 6, 2010

Politicians know that the obsessed, the fearful, the paranoid and the insane are easier to manipulate and outnumber by far than the attentive, Darrell Smith argues in a column. They can push their buttons at will. Tuesday proved it.

After 11,000 Days as Flagler’s Judge, Kim C. Hammond Retires to FSU Fight Song

| November 5, 2010

Kim Hammond started his career as a judge in Flagler County four decades, six presidents and 11,0000 days ago. His retirement ceremony Friday was a tribute to an institution.

“An Agreement is an Agreement”: Maps Contradict Palm Coast’s Annexation Claim

| November 5, 2010

Large maps and a 2007 circuit court settlement show clearly where Palm Coast’s annexation authority ends. That authority doesn’t extend over the site of a proposed National Guard reserve center on county land.

Private Sector Leads Surge as Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs; Unemployment Stuck at 9.6%

| November 5, 2010

The unexpectedly large job increase was also accompanied by revised and much smaller job losses in August and September, suggesting a stronger turn-around for the economy as a whole.

Swelled by Supermajority, Florida GOP Signals First Assault Victim: Medicaid

| November 5, 2010

A quick special session in Tallahassee would provide $9.7 million for Gainesville’s Shands teaching hospital and lay down markers on overhauling medicaid, the health care program for the poor. One idea: forcing all beneficiaries to enroll in managed care.

Time to Get Involved: Feed Flagler Challenges County’s Thanksgiving Compassion and Beyond

| November 4, 2010

Led by Commissioner Milissa Holland and the county administration, Feed Flagler aims to provide meals for 2,000 people at Thanksgiving, raise thousands of dollars and stock up food pantries and family pantries for many weeks’ worth.

Dog-and-Pony Powerpoints: Landon’s Stage-Managed Shows for a New Palm Coast City Hall

| November 4, 2010

City Manager Jim Landon says the $10 million city hall project is different than the plan 82 percent of voters rejected in 2005. He’s right: residents won’t be allowed to vote this time, even though economic conditions are far worse.

Guns and Fight at Indian Trails Sports Complex Land Two Palm Coast Men in Jail

| November 4, 2010

Robert Norwood, 18, and David Harris, 21, are both accused of pointing a handgun at a 17-year-old during a fight before deputies blocked the vehicle in which the pair was attempting to leave the sports complex.

Tommy Tant Classic Surfing the Weekend As Palm Coast Crashes In With Its Own Festival

| November 3, 2010

Now in its 11th year, the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic will be a three-day event, including a food festival by the sea, a concert and two days of amateur and professional surfing competition.

Lazier Voters: Flagler’s 52% Turnout Was Worst In At Least 16 Years of Mid-Terms

| November 3, 2010

Just 52 percent of Flagler County’s registered voters went to the polls, the lowest voter turnout in at least 16 years of mid-term elections, and likely the lowest turnout since at least the 1974 election, when voter apathy was acute.

Don’t Celebrate Yet, Republicans:
Between Din and Tea Stains, a Reality Check

| November 3, 2010

Short-attention span politics are here to stay, which is why Tuesday’s results are merely the latest re-casting of the same tiresome play that’s not about to end its run on our second-world stage. Not with allegedly educated voters like us buying tickets.

Pubescent Spellers on a Musical Stage, Art’s Aquatic Depths and Sunset Symphonies: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 3, 2010

A staged, musical and interactive spelling bee as you’ve never seen it before, Doug Rhodehamel’s aquatic explorations at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Bok Tower Gardens’ 9th Annual Sunset Symphony Concert, and more.

Fischer, Proctor, Mica, Craig, DuPont and Thrasher Win; School Tax Approved; Democrats & Amendments 4 and 8 Sink

| November 2, 2010

In Flagler County, all precincts are in, including absentee ballots and early voting. John Fischer, has won the school board seat being vacated by Evie Shellenberger, defeating Raven Sword with a 58-42 margin.
The continuation of the 25-mill school tax is approved, with 61 percent approval, which should boost the school board’s confidence.
Amendment 4, the most more »

Two Bus Stop Robbery Suspects, Riding With Schoolgirls, Arrested Following a Wreck

| November 2, 2010

Sebastian Dominguez, 18 and Brandon Smith, 19, were riding in a truck with a 14 year old girl from Indian Trails Middle School and a 15-year-old girl from Matanzas High School when they allegedly decided to hold up a Matanzas High School student.

Skyping in From Cairo, Delbrugge Joins School Board’s Farewell to Shellenberger

| November 2, 2010

Evie Shellenberger ended her eight years as a school board member Monday evening with a parable and sponsorships of Afghan girls’ education in her fellow board members’ names.

Delinquent on Taxes and Other Dues, Hunter’s Ridge Development Wants More Favors

| November 2, 2010

Three years in arrears on taxes and delinquent on $4.5 million it owes the county for a golf course it never built, Hunter’s Ridge now wants to almost double its density to 2,657 homes. Commissioners are puzzled.

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