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5-Hour Standoff With Woman Threatening Suicide Ends Peacefully on Point of Woods

| January 22, 2018

5-Hour Standoff With Woman Threatening Suicide Ends Peacefully on Point of Woods

Kathryn Hunter, 39, girlfriend of a man who killed himself on Jan. 9, surrendered to deputies in mid-afternoon after SWAT team members entered her

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Eric Cooley Wins Flagler Beach Commission Seat Unopposed, Mayor Provencher Reelected Unchallenged

| January 22, 2018

Eric Cooley Wins Flagler Beach Commission Seat Unopposed, Mayor Provencher Reelected Unchallenged

No one ran against Eric Cooley, ensuring that he'd take a Flagler Beach Commission seat in place of Joy McGrew automatically. Linda Provencher was

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Jimmie Brazell, 56, Struck and Killed As He Steps Out From Car On I-95 in Palm Coast

| January 21, 2018

Jimmie Brazell, 56, Struck and Killed As He Steps Out From Car On I-95 in Palm Coast

Jimmie Brazell, 56, was killed by a passing car as he walked across I-95 in Palm Coast after an argument with his new bride,

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Bobby Gore Sentenced to 15 Years In Shooting Death of His Son in Flagler Beach as Judge Rebukes “Family Culture” of Firearms

| January 19, 2018

Bobby Gore Sentenced to 15 Years In Shooting Death of His Son in Flagler Beach as Judge Rebukes “Family Culture” of Firearms

Bobby Earl Gore, 74, shot his son Lucas, 31, last April at their Flagler Beach home, allegedly after Lucas had terrorized and humiliated him.

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Strident Opposition to Roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie Even As Another Crash Results In Critical Injury

| January 19, 2018

Strident Opposition to Roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie Even As Another Crash Results In Critical Injury

There was no doubt as to the near-unanimity and depth of opposition to a roundabout at the intersection of US1 and Old Dixie by

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Flagler County’s Employment Grows by 1,500 Over a Year of Steady Growth

| January 19, 2018

Flagler County’s Employment Grows by 1,500 Over a Year of Steady Growth

Flagler County's unemployment rate in December fell to 4 percent, down from a revised 4.3 percent, and was down a healthy 1.4 points for

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Roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Will Save Lives, But Resistance Is Expected

| January 18, 2018

Roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Will Save Lives, But Resistance Is Expected

Those used to roundabouts love them, those not hate them: traffic experts say the roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie can work well with

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Why Is Judge Craig Looking to Crucify Maria Howell?

| January 18, 2018

Why Is Judge Craig Looking to Crucify Maria Howell?

Twice prosecutors and the defense agreed to a deal in the molestation case involving Maria Howell. Twice Judge Craig rejected the deal. The case

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Move Over, Magritte: Alchemist-Photographer Jerry Uelsmann Documents States of Consciousness

| January 18, 2018

Move Over, Magritte: Alchemist-Photographer Jerry Uelsmann Documents States of Consciousness

Surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art among many places, speaks at the Hilton Garden Inn

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In Big Shift, Palm Coast Approves New Wireless Rules and Opens Many Areas to 150-Ft. Towers

| January 17, 2018

In Big Shift, Palm Coast Approves New Wireless Rules and Opens Many Areas to 150-Ft. Towers

Palm Coast hopes to end its reputation as a place full of dead zones and a poor place for carriers to do business, but

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Reckless Driving, a Crash in an R-Section Front Yard and a Chase Ends in 2 Arrests

| January 17, 2018

Reckless Driving, a Crash in an R-Section Front Yard and a Chase Ends in 2 Arrests

Jacquise D. Gaines Smith, 18, and Alvero Jackson, 23, were arrested in Palm Coast's R-Section after a foot and air chase, after they fled

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Russian Rotarian Drops By Flagler Beach Rotary in Midst of Worldwide Cycling Tour

| January 17, 2018

Russian Rotarian Drops By Flagler Beach Rotary in Midst of Worldwide Cycling Tour

Ildus Yanyshev, a 56-year-old Russian Rotarian from the city of Kazan in the true heart of Russia, is on a global “Rotary Peace

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| January 23, 2018

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Tuesday Briefing: Daylight Savings Exemption, Lambert Ave. Drainage, Domestic Violence

| January 23, 2018

Tuesday Briefing: Daylight Savings Exemption, Lambert Ave. Drainage, Domestic Violence

A Florida legislator wants to end the state's compliance with Daylight Savings Time, Lambert Avenue residents in Flagler Beach get a drainage open house, the Navy conducts inert bombing runs in the Ocala forest.

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America, Oprah is Not Your Savior

| January 22, 2018

America, Oprah is Not Your Savior

This country has a history of looking to black women to save Americans from themselves — while not recognizing or respecting their efforts.

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Monday Briefing: Maria Howell Trial, Lakeside By the Sea Development, Literacy Week

| January 22, 2018

Monday Briefing: Maria Howell Trial, Lakeside By the Sea Development, Literacy Week

The County Commission takes up a controversial proposed development near Lakeside By the Sea, jury selection is expected in the trial of Maria Howell, now 20, accused of molesting a teen, and in that of

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Commission Weighs Repeal of Ban on
Public Funding For Religious Groups

| January 21, 2018

Commission Weighs Repeal of Ban on <br>Public Funding For Religious Groups

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero urged a Constitution Revision Commission panel to repeal a constitutional ban on state support for religious groups.

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Cops’ Stop and Frisk Is Cut Back. Crime Doesn’t Spike. It Tumbles.

| January 21, 2018

Cops’ Stop and Frisk Is Cut Back. Crime Doesn’t Spike. It Tumbles.

Police have radically cut back their controversial use of stop-and-frisk policies in New York. To the surprise of some, crime didn’t spike, but tumbled yet again.

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Buddy Taylor Middle’s Keelin Cowart-Goldberg Is Flagler’s 2018 Spelling Champion

| January 19, 2018

Buddy Taylor Middle’s Keelin Cowart-Goldberg Is Flagler’s 2018 Spelling Champion

Buddy Taylor Middle School 8th grader Keelin Cowart-Goldberg won this year's county spelling bee and advances to state finals, with Buddy Taylor's Alisha Jageswar as runner-up.

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Weekend Briefing: Bobby Gore Sentencing, Home Show, Songs For a New World, Smokey Joe

| January 19, 2018

Weekend Briefing: Bobby Gore Sentencing, Home Show, Songs For a New World, Smokey Joe

Bobby Earl Gore, who pleaded guilty to shooting his son to death, is sentenced, City Rep and Flagler Playhouse stage shows, the Home Show all weekend at FPC, birdwatching, Marineland Marina ribbon-cutting.

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New York Company Buys Central Florida Pot Grower, Signaling Explosive Growth

| January 18, 2018

New York Company Buys Central Florida Pot Grower, Signaling Explosive Growth

The New York company also owns marijuana operations in Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado and New Mexico and has a pending acquisition in New York.

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Thursday Briefing: Beach Clean-Up Day, Roundabout Public Hearing, Spelling Bee, Beginnings

| January 18, 2018

Thursday Briefing: Beach Clean-Up Day, Roundabout Public Hearing, Spelling Bee, Beginnings

A big beach clean-up in Flagler Beach this morning, a much-anticipated public hearing on a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie, the school district's spelling bee, a book festival in Daytona.

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Ballot Measure Would Give Voters, Not Legislature, Final Say On Gambling’s Legality

| January 17, 2018

Ballot Measure Would Give Voters, Not Legislature, Final Say On Gambling’s Legality

The proposed constitutional amendment pits the state’s gambling industry against anti-gambling advocates in what is expected to be a high-dollar campaign before the fall election.

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Wednesday Briefing: Pink Army Check, Inspired Mic, TDC Cancelled (Again)

| January 17, 2018

Wednesday Briefing: Pink Army Check, Inspired Mic, TDC Cancelled (Again)

It's the Flagler district's spelling bee finals, the Inspired Mic is all improvisations at Europa at European Village, the Tourist Development Council can't seem to get a meeting going, and Philip Roth speaks.

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Culture City Rep’s ‘Songs for a New World’ Takes Columbus and Betsy Ross to Abstract Edge

City Rep’s ‘Songs for a New World’ Takes Columbus and Betsy Ross to Abstract Edge

The newest production at Palm Coast's City Rep Theatre brings together Columbus, Betsy Ross, a suicidal woman and Mrs. Claus in a non-traditional, abstract song cycle.

Jan 21, 2018 / More »
Flagler 911 Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

Jan 23, 2018 / More »
Rights & Liberties In Last-Minute Reversal, Judge Agrees To <br>More Lenient Plea in Maria Howell Case

In Last-Minute Reversal, Judge Agrees To
More Lenient Plea in Maria Howell Case

After rejecting the deal last month, Circuit Judge Dennis Craig agreed to 18 months in prison for Maria Howell, who'd faced trial and possibly 15 years in prison over a molestation charge.

Jan 22, 2018 / More »
News Briefs Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

Jan 23, 2018 / More »
Pierre Tristam Reporting on Public Figures’ Extra-Curricular Sex

Reporting on Public Figures’ Extra-Curricular Sex

Married or not, public figures' affairs are nobody's business as long as the acts are legal, consensual, off the clock and virally contained. But there are exceptions.

Jan 13, 2018 / More »
Nancy Smith Florida’s Cold Shoulder to Trump

Florida’s Cold Shoulder to Trump

The first holiday weekend Donald Trump brought his presidency home to Mar-A-Lago was a true come-to-Jesus lesson in business loss and lifestyle chaos for locals.

Nov 26, 2017 / More »
Books Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

FPC Graduate Kristen Hadeed's first book traces the stumbles of her 10-year journey as CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, with wit and counter-intuitive insights: a review.

Oct 22, 2017 / More »
Guest Columns America, Oprah is Not Your Savior

America, Oprah is Not Your Savior

This country has a history of looking to black women to save Americans from themselves — while not recognizing or respecting their efforts.

Jan 22, 2018 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

5-Hour Standoff With Woman Threatening Suicide Ends Peacefully on Point of Woods »

5-Hour Standoff With Woman Threatening Suicide Ends Peacefully on Point of Woods

Kathryn Hunter, 39, girlfriend of a man who killed himself on Jan. 9, surrendered to deputies in mid-afternoon after SWAT team members entered her house. She will be Baker Acted.

Jan 22 2018 / 21 comments / Read More »

Eric Cooley Wins Flagler Beach Commission Seat Unopposed, Mayor Provencher Reelected Unchallenged »

Eric Cooley Wins Flagler Beach Commission Seat Unopposed, Mayor Provencher Reelected Unchallenged

No one ran against Eric Cooley, ensuring that he'd take a Flagler Beach Commission seat in place of Joy McGrew automatically. Linda Provencher was again elected without opposition for the fourth contest out of five.

Jan 22 2018 / 2 comments / Read More »

Jimmie Brazell, 56, Struck and Killed As He Steps Out From Car On I-95 in Palm Coast »

Jimmie Brazell, 56, Struck and Killed As He Steps Out From Car On I-95 in Palm Coast

Jimmie Brazell, 56, was killed by a passing car as he walked across I-95 in Palm Coast after an argument with his new bride, who had asked him to pull over.

Jan 21 2018 / 25 comments / Read More »
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Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A Guide »

Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A GuideFlorida's 2017 sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing, shoes and personal computers and other select accessories is this weekend--starting at a minute after midnight

Aug 2 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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