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Doubt and Mistrust From Sheriff’s Employees Belies County’s ‘All Clear’ on Operations Center

| July 13, 2018

Doubt and Mistrust From Sheriff’s Employees Belies County’s ‘All Clear’ on Operations Center

Sheriff's employees are neither ready nor willing to return to the potentially sick operations center: a report on the building's air still doesn't explain

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Martin Tucker, Rancher and Bulwark of Pioneering West Flagler Family, Dies at 70

| July 13, 2018

Martin Tucker, Rancher and Bulwark of Pioneering West Flagler Family, Dies at 70

Leslie Martin Tucker Jr., father of School Board Chairman Trevor Tucker, cousin of Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker, rancher and owner of Sun Country Pest

8 comments / Read More »

Challenge Accepted: Sheriff Staly Takes Up Lip-Sync Challenge With Jailhouse Rock Video

| July 13, 2018

Challenge Accepted: Sheriff Staly Takes Up Lip-Sync Challenge With Jailhouse Rock Video

Sheriff Staly gave in and led a team of deputies and others in a lip-synced version of Elvis's "Jailhouse Rock," part of a lip-sync

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Issuing Report, County Says Sheriff’s Building “Deemed Safe To Occupy,” But Sheriff Raises Questions

| July 12, 2018

Issuing Report, County Says Sheriff’s Building “Deemed Safe To Occupy,” But Sheriff Raises Questions

A much-anticipated report on the air quality of the evacuate Sheriff's Operations Center concludes that the building has no mold problem but questions remain,

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Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley on His Arrest: ‘There Is Only an Accusation Made’

| July 12, 2018

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley on His Arrest: ‘There Is Only an Accusation Made’

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley briefly spoke for the first time of his June 29 arrest on a domestic violence allegation, after a resident

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Judge Reduces Supervision on Veteran Who Killed a Man Near Graham Swamp in 2006

| July 12, 2018

Judge Reduces Supervision on Veteran Who Killed a Man Near Graham Swamp in 2006

Brian Wothers, now 36, shot and killed 26-year-old Jeffrey Maxwell in Palm Coast and was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a

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At Palm Coast Data, A Surprise Bonus to Employees Highlights Reset of Invigorated Company

| July 11, 2018

At Palm Coast Data, A Surprise Bonus to Employees Highlights Reset of Invigorated Company

In the most intimate and detailed look at Palm Coast Data from the inside in 10 years, the company is less than half

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SBA Signs On With Black Entrepreneur Group In Palm Coast To Help Right Loans Imbalance

| July 11, 2018

SBA Signs On With Black Entrepreneur Group In Palm Coast To Help Right Loans Imbalance

Palm Coast's emerging African American Entrepreneurs Association will use the agreement with the SBA to foster more capital and business education for minorities.

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Flagler Government Will Crack Down On Mobile Campaign Billboards And Other Signs

| July 11, 2018

Flagler Government Will Crack Down On Mobile Campaign Billboards And Other Signs

Flagler County commissioners will approve new rules next Monday regulating or banning campaign-sign-blaring vehicles and campaign signs from county properties.

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No Money for a Big Recreation Center, But Palm Coast Will Spend $100,000 Imagining One

| July 10, 2018

No Money for a Big Recreation Center, But Palm Coast Will Spend $100,000 Imagining One

The $100,000 would pay for a conceptual plan for the recreation center and potential aquatic center off Belle Terre Parkway, around the Palm Coast

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19-Year-Old Originally Accused of Rape Pleads to Child Abuse, 1 Year in Jail and Probation

| July 10, 2018

19-Year-Old Originally Accused of Rape Pleads to Child Abuse, 1 Year in Jail and Probation

Fredie Jiles Leon of Palm Coast originally faced two counts of raping a 13-year-old, but a series of mitigating circumstances led to the plea

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In Letter to 3,600 Students Who Did Not Return, Daytona State Offers 25% Off Tuition

| July 10, 2018

In Letter to 3,600 Students Who Did Not Return, Daytona State Offers 25% Off Tuition

Daytona State wrote 3,600 students dating back to 2013 who did not complete their degrees, offering a one-time incentive valued at 25 percent off

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Monday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 102, Sheriff’s Operations Center Diagnosis, Bunnell Manager Search

| July 16, 2018

Monday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 102, Sheriff’s Operations Center Diagnosis, Bunnell Manager Search

The County Commission holds a workshop to hear the results of air testing at the troubled Sheriff's Operations Center, Bunnell commissioners try a new list of manager candidates to interview.

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Weekend Briefing: Job Fair, France v. Croatia, Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Shriners, ‘Lego Batman’

| July 13, 2018

Weekend Briefing: Job Fair, France v. Croatia, Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Shriners, ‘Lego Batman’

It's all about the World Cup final, but also Flagler Sportsfishing's 9th annual free kids' fishing clinic, free movie in the park, bowling to raise money for Daytona State College scholarships, and more.

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Nat Reed, Adviser to Governors and Presidents Who Left His Imprint on Flagler’s Environment, Dies

| July 12, 2018

Nat Reed, Adviser to Governors and Presidents Who Left His Imprint on Flagler’s Environment, Dies

Nat Reed, who died at 84, co-founded 1,000 Friends of Florida. His stewardship led to Flagler’s progressive comprehensive plan and greenway and environmental successes.

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Thursday Briefing: Campus Safety Symposium, Flagler Beach’s Latest Bogey, Eskimo Wisdom, Dire Citrus Results

| July 12, 2018

Thursday Briefing: Campus Safety Symposium, Flagler Beach’s Latest Bogey, Eskimo Wisdom, Dire Citrus Results

A school safety symposium gathers at Daytona State College, Commissioner Eric Cooley is expected to make his first public appearance at the Flagler Beach Commission since his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

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What’s At Stake If Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Supreme Court

| July 11, 2018

What’s At Stake If Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Supreme Court

All Americans say they value personal freedom, especially the right to make our own decisions about our private lives. Expect that to end.

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School Massacre Commission Told Emergency Communications Problems Are Not Restricted To Broward

| July 11, 2018

School Massacre Commission Told Emergency Communications Problems Are Not Restricted To Broward

Emergency calls from Parkland are shepherded by two separate communication centers, depending on whether the caller uses a cell phone or landline.

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Wednesday Briefing: Photo Contest Winner, England v. Croatia, Healing With Foods, Christmas Come True Re-Opening

| July 11, 2018

Wednesday Briefing: Photo Contest Winner, England v. Croatia, Healing With Foods, Christmas Come True Re-Opening

Vicki Payne wins Palm Coast's photo contest, Christmas Come True has its grand re-opening, healing with food is the topic at the coffee series, England battles Croatia in World Cup.

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

| July 10, 2018

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

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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Florida Regulators Approve Addition of 689 Area Code As Overlay in 407 Zone

| July 10, 2018

Florida Regulators Approve Addition of 689 Area Code As Overlay in 407 Zone

As available numbers run out in the 407 zone, 689 will be available as a new area code in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, parts of Lake and Volusia.

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Drug War Blowback: Why Those Central American Immigrants Are Still Coming

| July 10, 2018

Drug War Blowback: Why Those Central American Immigrants Are Still Coming

Between the drug war and the backing of brutal regimes, the U.S. created conditions in Central America that families are desperate to flee — even if they risk being separated.

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Tuesday Briefing: Traffic Safety Team, France v. Belgium, African-American Entrepreneurs, Area Code 689

| July 10, 2018

Tuesday Briefing: Traffic Safety Team, France v. Belgium, African-American Entrepreneurs, Area Code 689

Flagler's traffic safety team meets, it's England and Belgium in the World Cup semi, a new area code may be coming to Central Florida, the African-American Entrepreneurs Association signs on with the SBA.

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Days After Criticism From Sen. Nelson, Governor Declares Emergency Over Algae Outbreak

| July 9, 2018

Days After Criticism From Sen. Nelson, Governor Declares Emergency Over Algae Outbreak

On Friday and over the weekend Democrats and Bill Nelson accused Scott of “going through the motions” in dealing with the algae blooms.

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Culture Floats of Pink, Red, White and Blue Reap Rotary’s Trophies For Fabulous 4th Parade

Floats of Pink, Red, White and Blue Reap Rotary’s Trophies For Fabulous 4th Parade

The Flagler Beach Rotary-sponsored parade's big winner was Florida Pirate Alliance, which took Best of Parade, with more than a dozen more winners and honorees.

Jul 5, 2018 / More »
Flagler 911 Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

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

Jul 10, 2018 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar <span style=(Updated July 15)" />

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated July 15)

Palm Coast Flagler and the region's most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

Jul 15, 2018 / More »
News Briefs Monday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 102, Sheriff’s Operations Center Diagnosis, Bunnell Manager Search

Monday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 102, Sheriff’s Operations Center Diagnosis, Bunnell Manager Search

The County Commission holds a workshop to hear the results of air testing at the troubled Sheriff's Operations Center, Bunnell commissioners try a new list of manager candidates to interview.

Jul 16, 2018 / More »
Pierre Tristam Cruel and Usual Trump

Cruel and Usual Trump

The Trump-Sessions zero-tolerance policy of separating children from their parents at the border has no precedent except in America's slavery times.

Jun 17, 2018 / More »
Nancy Smith Behind Scott’s Executive Order Protecting Public Beach Access: New Law’s Confusing Signals

Behind Scott’s Executive Order Protecting Public Beach Access: New Law’s Confusing Signals

A new law that could potentially restrict public access to beaches prompted an executive order from Gov. Scott that echoes an ordinance Flagler passed last month.

Jul 15, 2018 / More »
Books <i><u>Flagler Reads Together:</u></i><br> “The Alice Network”‘s Little Problem

Flagler Reads Together:
“The Alice Network”‘s Little Problem

Flagler Reads Together this year chose Kate Quinn's "The Alice Network," a novel about women spies during World War I wrapped in a sort of buddy road story.

Mar 21, 2018 / More »
Guest Columns What’s At Stake If Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Supreme Court

What’s At Stake If Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Supreme Court

All Americans say they value personal freedom, especially the right to make our own decisions about our private lives. Expect that to end.

Jul 11, 2018 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Doubt and Mistrust From Sheriff’s Employees Belies County’s ‘All Clear’ on Operations Center »

Doubt and Mistrust From Sheriff’s Employees Belies County’s ‘All Clear’ on Operations Center

Sheriff's employees are neither ready nor willing to return to the potentially sick operations center: a report on the building's air still doesn't explain why 27 employees developed problems.

Jul 13 2018 / 25 comments / Read More »

Martin Tucker, Rancher and Bulwark of Pioneering West Flagler Family, Dies at 70 »

Martin Tucker, Rancher and Bulwark of Pioneering West Flagler Family, Dies at 70

Leslie Martin Tucker Jr., father of School Board Chairman Trevor Tucker, cousin of Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker, rancher and owner of Sun Country Pest Control, died Wednesday.

Jul 13 2018 / 8 comments / Read More »

Challenge Accepted: Sheriff Staly Takes Up Lip-Sync Challenge With Jailhouse Rock Video »

Challenge Accepted: Sheriff Staly Takes Up Lip-Sync Challenge With Jailhouse Rock Video

Sheriff Staly gave in and led a team of deputies and others in a lip-synced version of Elvis's "Jailhouse Rock," part of a lip-sync challenge sweeping across law enforcement agencies.

Jul 13 2018 / 8 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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