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Donald Trump’s Disciples: Obama’s Victory Still Birthing Dispute in a Tallahassee court

| November 30, 2012

In a largely forgotten court case being litigated in Tallahassee, lawyers are still arguing about whether President Barack Obama was qualified to run for president in the first place.

66-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Jailed for Drunk Driving After Crash on Pine Lakes Parkway

| November 30, 2012

Raymond C. Jakubielski, a 66-year-old resident of Woodfern Place in Palm Coast, was charged with DUI after crashing his car into Robert Hunt’s on Pine Lakes Parkway Thursday evening. Both men escaped serious injury.

Children in Nursing Homes: Florida Rejects Court Oversight in Dispute With U.S. Justice

| November 30, 2012

The Department of Justice in September threatened legal action over Florida’s violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by improperly placing disabled children in nursing homes and threatened legal action. Florida wants to resolve the dispute but opposes federal court oversight.

Almost 6 Years in the Making, Facelift of Pine Lakes Parkway North Begins on Dec. 4

| November 30, 2012

On Dec. 4, Palm Coast will begin repaving Pine Lakes Parkway North, widening its shoulders, adding a 10 foot-wide bike and exercise path and street lights, and burying utility lines. The project will take some 9 months.

In Juvenile Detention for Girls, Health Care Is Shoddy, Absent or Geared Only to Boys

| November 30, 2012

Incarcerated girls are “one of the most vulnerable and unfortunately invisible populations in the country,” and up to 90 percent have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, yet the health care provided to children, and girls in particular, in juvenile detention is often ill-equipped to deal with their complex health needs.

After Latest Florida Ballot Debacle, Democrats File Bills to Extend Early Voting

| November 29, 2012

Bills filed this week would require early voting to begin 15 days before Election Day, up from 10 days before under current law, and early voting wouldn’t end until the Sunday night before the election under the new measures.

Young Couple Robbed at Gunpoint By 3 Ski-Masked Men In Seminole Woods Home

| November 29, 2012

Timothy and Rishanda Ivey were in the kitchen of their Slowdrift Turn house in Seminole Woods Wednesday morning when they were invaded and assaulted by three men in ski masks who proceeded to rob Timothy, search upstairs, and steal his handgun from his car.

Threatening Palm Coast Data, Threatening a Horse, and an Odd Car Chase: Flagler 911

| November 28, 2012

A caller threatens Palm Coast Data with violence when he claims the company released his personal information, a homeless woman leads cops on a car chase, a man learns that threatening to shoot horses is a crime, a woman loses her job–and is then arrested for domestic battery, and a long list of property crimes and drunk driving charges.

What’s In Your Gun Closet? In Florida, a Doctor’s Right to Ask Is Under Threat

| November 28, 2012

Should doctors be able to ask patients or patients’ parents whether they own a gun? What about health insurers, employers or health-care officials implementing the federal health law? Can they ask about gun ownership? The issue is playing out in Florida, where lawmakers want to ban doctors from asking the questions.

Parental Notification: Court Reverses Florida Teen’s Abortion Disclosure Requirement

| November 28, 2012

In a case that offers a glimpse of the complexity of Florida’s parental-notification of abortion law, a divided appeals court overruled a Polk County judge and said a 17-year-old girl could receive an abortion without her mother being told.

Doug Baxter, Flagler Chamber President Since 2007, Resigns Unexpectedly; DeLorenzo Leads

| November 28, 2012

Doug Baxter was president since 2007. Rebecca DeLorenzo is taking over for now. The chamber was facing some financial issues, and the resignation was not internally as surprising as it appears from beyond the chamber walls.

Plea in the Works for Charles Cowart, Who Was Chased Through Bunnell on Horseback

| November 28, 2012

Charles Cowart, the 29-year-old man who led police on a chase through Bunnell as he rode a horse through town the afternoon of Sept. 24, was jailed again on a public intoxication charge Nov. 20, but will likely not face trail on the four felony and misdemeanor charges he incurred in September.

Jeb Bush Redux: Defeated and Deflated, Republicans Look for Viability in 2016

| November 27, 2012

Early Republican favorites for 2016 include Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and Jon Huntsman, but the most formidable — and electable — candidate for the Republican Party right now is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, argues Steven Kurlander.

Growth Industry: Cops Bust Third Palm Coast Pot Grow House in 9 Months, on Wheatfield

| November 27, 2012

Authorities arrested Jorge Rodriguez, 61, and charged him with marijuana cultivation at 15 Wheatfield Drive in Palm Coast, where some 48 plants with a potential street value of $86,000 were discovered Monday.

For FPL Customers, Bills $20 Higher in 2013 for Nuke-Plant Construction That May Never Happen

| November 27, 2012

Flagler County customers of FPL will pay an additional $1.69 a month, or $20 for the year in 2013, for nuclear-plant construction slated for the distant future, and that may never take place. It’s the third year in a row that customers are paying those up-front costs.

Out-of-Control Car Dives Into a Pond Off I-95 in a Spectacular 2-Vehicle Wreck, Hurting Two

| November 27, 2012

Amber Smith of Palm Coast lost control of her Honda on I-95 this morning, slammed into another car, and flew into a large pond 10 feet below the road level, but was able to crawl out of the half-submerged car and get rescued. An intricate salvage operation ensued.

Feed Flagler Recap: $17,000 in Donations; Johnston Reclaims Fund-Raising Trophy

| November 27, 2012

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston raised $5,001, or $1 more than Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming, thanks to a last-minute, $1 donation from George Hanns, the county commissioner.

WNZF’s David Ayres, Voice of Flagler County, Is Named One of Nation’s Top Radio Managers

| November 26, 2012

David Ayres, named one of Radio Ink’s 50 top radio managers in America, steered away from his parents’ tool and die shop to take on a career in radio and TV. He’s is ending one of his more successful years after overseeing the expansion of Flagler County Broadcasting to a fourth radio station.

Natural Health Fair, Free Event, Hispanic American Club, 5 Commercial Court, Palm Coast

| November 26, 2012

Natural Health Fair
Join Us!
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Location: Hispanic American Club
5 Commercial Court, Palm Coast
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There’s no entrance fee!
 
Exhibitors will focus on different aspects of health and wellness for children, adults and seniors. There will be free giveaways and raffle prizes.
Exhibitors include: Present Moment, Flagler Organics, Noni Bioactive, Logical Therapy Wellness Center, Kangen […]

Gov. Scott’s Notion of Cheaper State College Degrees Termed “Walmart of Education”

| November 26, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott “challenged” state colleges to create $10,000 four-year degrees, a continuation of his low-cost strategy for higher education that Democrats slammed as an attempt to turn the schools into “the Walmart of Education.”

Long Day of Cop Pursuits Nets 2 Arrests Over Thefts, Assaults and Evasions

| November 26, 2012

William Ginrich was arrested for grand theft auto after brandishing a gun at a woman who’d allowed him to stay in her house. Austin Brammer led cops on a pursuit along Palm Coast Parkway before submitting to arrest after stealing a safe from his mother’s house.

Voting Time Again as State Asks Floridians To Click on Their Favorite License Plate

| November 26, 2012

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is asking Floridians to vote on one of four choices, online, starting today and until Dec. 14. The redesigned plate with the most votes replaces existing plates beginning in 2014.

Strings on Speed: Bowfire Brings Its Holiday Blaze to the Flagler Auditorium

| November 26, 2012

Thursday, Bowfire returns to the Flagler Auditorium, this time with its new Holiday Heart Strings show, giving Christmas favorites the Celtic, Blue Grass, Rock, Texas Swing, Gypsy and Klezmer treatment.

Your Homeland Security At Work: $430 Million on Radios No One Knows How to Use

| November 25, 2012

DHS has spent $430 million over the past nine years to provide radios tuned to a common, secure channel to 123,000 employees across the country. Problem is, no one seems to know how to use them.

The Conservative Case Against Compromise

| November 24, 2012

A Democrat and one a conservative say Republicans in Congress need to compromise so the government can “get things done,” and that it is better to do something than nothing. No. It is not, argues Lloyd Brown.

Reaching for a Cell Phone, a Palm Coast Woman Is Injured In Single-Car Wreck on U.S. 1

| November 24, 2012

Rachelle Horne, 40, was on her way to work at Belk’s when she was injured Saturday afternoon as she lost control of her PT Cruiser on U.S. 1 shortly after 1 p.m., and after her cell phone rang.

Get Set for Higher Power Bills in January as FPL Bids for Annual Increases Through 2016

| November 24, 2012

A house consuming the typical 1,000 kWh would see its base monthly rate increase by $5.23, but if a state settlement is approved with FPL, there would actually be no change in net costs to customers in the coming year, but the settlement would also ensure that there would be rate increases every year for three straight years thereafter.

Calling It Flawed and Damaging, Teachers Union Wants Evaluation System Delayed

| November 23, 2012

The state’s largest teachers union is pushing for lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott to delay a new system of teacher evaluations, saying the formula for measuring teachers’ performance is flawed and could wreak havoc on their careers.

Feed Flagler Multiplies the Loaves–and the Turkeys, Hams, Pies, Chops and Volunteers

| November 21, 2012

Some 3,500 free meals were served across the county Wednesday, with 500 more to be served Thursday in Bunnell, as the fourth annual Feed Flagler marked Thanksgiving with what has become the single-largest philanthropic community-wide project in Flagler.

Ellsworth Rosenberger, 69, Dies in a Wreck on Palm Coast Parkway Near Roma Court

| November 21, 2012

Ellsworth Rosenberger, 69, died Wednesday following a wreck at 440 Palm Coast Parkway Northwest, just past Wendy’s and before Roma Court in the eastbound lanes of the Parkway.

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