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Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

| January 22, 2019

Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

Lisa McDevitt, the executive director of the Flagler Auditorium for the last 16 years and a fierce advocate for the arts in education, died

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Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

| January 22, 2019

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

Cmdr. David Williams, who's been with the agency since 2001, was named the liaison to Palm Coast, replacing Mark Carman, who's to be the

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Flagler’s Davis Ecker, 27, in Apparent Suicide By Gunshot at Motel on A1A

| January 22, 2019

Flagler’s Davis Ecker, 27, in Apparent Suicide By Gunshot at Motel on A1A

Davis Ecker, 27, died of a self-inflicted gunshot early Sunday morning (Jan. 20) at the Ocean Crest Motel in Ormond By the Sea.

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The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 10

| January 21, 2019

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 10

The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless, and the

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Survey Time: Palm Coast Government Wants To Hear Your Views About the City

| January 21, 2019

Survey Time: Palm Coast Government Wants To Hear Your Views About the City

Palm Coast residents have two more weeks to take the 2018-2019 Palm Coast Citizen Survey. The survey is ongoing now through Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Austin Chewning Named Flagler Deputy of the Year as Gala Raises $77,000 for Sheriff’s Employee Assistance

| January 20, 2019

Austin Chewning Named Flagler Deputy of the Year as Gala Raises $77,000 for Sheriff’s Employee Assistance

Austin Chewning, Sheria Woods, Kerri Anderson and Angela Camit were among the year's winners at a gala to raise money for sheriff's employees facing

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Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt in Crash With SUV at Belle Terre and SR100

| January 19, 2019

Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt in Crash With SUV at Belle Terre and SR100

A Bunnell motorcyclist was seriously hurt in a crash with an SUV at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and State Road 100 shortly

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Thieves Break Into Tax Collector’s Office in Staples Shopping Center and Get Away

| January 19, 2019

Thieves Break Into Tax Collector’s Office in Staples Shopping Center and Get Away

Two thieves broke into the Flagler County Tax Collector's satellite office in the Staples shopping center off Old Kings Road just after 3 this

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Suspect Identified and Charged in Armed Robbery at Palm Coast’s Kay Jewelers

| January 18, 2019

Suspect Identified and Charged in Armed Robbery at Palm Coast’s Kay Jewelers

Tyrone Lamar Walker, 25, of Georgia, told investigator he targeted Kay Jewelers in Palm Coast because it was an obvious choice. The Flagler County

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Rymfire’s Donelle Evensen and Matanzas’s Eugenia Moore Win District’s Top Honors for 2019

| January 18, 2019

Rymfire’s Donelle Evensen and Matanzas’s Eugenia Moore Win District’s Top Honors for 2019

Donelle Evensen a literacy coach Rymfire Elementary School, is the 2019 Flagler County Teacher of the year, and Eugenia Moore, the guidance clerk

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Flagler Unemployment Ends Year at 3.9%, Florida at 3.6% As Tourism Spurs Jobs

| January 18, 2019

Flagler Unemployment Ends Year at 3.9%, Florida at 3.6% As Tourism Spurs Jobs

Leisure and hospitality job gains led the way in 2018, with an increase of 45,800 jobs statewide, while Flagler's labor force and number of

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Two Incumbents and Two Challengers Running in Flagler Beach’s March Election

| January 17, 2019

Two Incumbents and Two Challengers Running in Flagler Beach’s March Election

The Flagler Beach March 5 election has drawn two incumbents, Jane Mealy and Rick Belhumeur, second-time challenger Paul Eik, and newcomer Deborah Phillips, a

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

| January 22, 2019

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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With Carlos Muniz as 3rd Pick, DeSantis Touts ‘Newly Constituted’ Supreme Court

| January 22, 2019

With Carlos Muniz as 3rd Pick, DeSantis Touts ‘Newly Constituted’ Supreme Court

The appointment of Muniz, 49, solidifies a conservative majority on the court after years of justices regularly thwarting the Republican-led Legislature and the GOP governor.

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Tuesday Briefing: NAACP’s Linda Sharpe-Matthews, USTA Tournament, Palm Coast Manager Pick

| January 22, 2019

Tuesday Briefing: NAACP’s Linda Sharpe-Matthews, USTA Tournament, Palm Coast Manager Pick

The NAACP's Linda Sharpe-Matthews is re-installed as president, the Palm Coast council picks its shortlist for manager, Thomas Binkley goes on trial for molesting girls ages 6 and 8.

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MLK’s Dream Of Economic Justice Deferred By Increasing Inequalities

| January 21, 2019

MLK’s Dream Of Economic Justice Deferred By Increasing Inequalities

King foreshadowed that if we maintain our exploitative economic and political systems, then we’d get not only racial apartheid, but economic apartheid as well.

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Faced With Millions in Misused Money, UCF President Acknowledges ‘Broken Culture’

| January 21, 2019

Faced With Millions in Misused Money, UCF President Acknowledges ‘Broken Culture’

An investigation outlined $84.7 million in state operating funds that were used or slated to be used by UCF in direct violation of state policy.

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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Jan. 22)

| January 21, 2019

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Jan. 22)

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

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“We Cannot Walk Alone…
We Cannot Turn Back”

| January 21, 2019

“We Cannot Walk Alone…<br>We Cannot Turn Back”

A brief history of the origins and battles of the Martin Luther King federal holiday, and of the MLK monument at the Washington Mall, with full text and video of Martin Luther King's "I Have

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Capping Weeks of Tension, DeSantis Scraps 46 Midnight Appointments by Rick Scott

| January 19, 2019

Capping Weeks of Tension, DeSantis Scraps 46 Midnight Appointments by Rick Scott

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday rescinded 46 of the last-minute appointments former Gov. Rick Scott, now a member of the U.S. Senate, made in his final days in office.

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Sheriff’s Sick Building: How To Hire A Savior

| January 18, 2019

Sheriff’s Sick Building: How To Hire A Savior

To break out of its leadership lethargy on the future of the Sheriff's Operations Center, Flagler County government should find an obsessively independent project manager untainted by local politics or current administrations.

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Martin Luther King Weekend Briefing: Chili Challenge, Peter Noone, Marc Dwyer on MLK, Sheriff’s Benefit Gala

| January 18, 2019

Martin Luther King Weekend Briefing: Chili Challenge, Peter Noone, Marc Dwyer on MLK, Sheriff’s Benefit Gala

Palm Coast Attorney Marc Dwyer keynotes a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., the Flagler Woman's Club host the First Responders Chili Challenge, Great Guitarists at Stetson Series, the sheriff's gala for employee assistance at

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DeSantis Poised To Liberalize State’s Approach to Medical Marijuana, Ending ‘Foot-Dragging’

| January 17, 2019

DeSantis Poised To Liberalize State’s Approach to Medical Marijuana, Ending ‘Foot-Dragging’

DeSantis said his medical-marijuana announcement will deal not only with “the litigation” but also with “legislation that I think is needed to implement the people’s will.”

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Thursday Briefing: Drug Court Graduation, Flagler Beach Qualifying, Schools’ Teacher and Employee of the Year

| January 17, 2019

Thursday Briefing: Drug Court Graduation, Flagler Beach Qualifying, Schools’ Teacher and Employee of the Year

Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins is the featured speaker at the 33rd Drug Court graduation ceremony, the school district's teacher and employee of the year celebration is at the Auditorium.

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Culture Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

Lisa McDevitt, the executive director of the Flagler Auditorium for the last 16 years and a fierce advocate for the arts in education, died Monday after a months-long struggle with cancer.

Jan 22, 2019 / 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.

Jan 22, 2019 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Jan. 22)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Jan. 22)

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

Jan 21, 2019 / More »
News Briefs Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

Cmdr. David Williams, who's been with the agency since 2001, was named the liaison to Palm Coast, replacing Mark Carman, who's to be the police chief in Crescent City.

Jan 22, 2019 / More »
Pierre Tristam Sheriff’s Sick Building: How To Hire A Savior

Sheriff’s Sick Building: How To Hire A Savior

To break out of its leadership lethargy on the future of the Sheriff's Operations Center, Flagler County government should find an obsessively independent project manager untainted by local politics or current administrations.

Jan 18, 2019 / More »
Nancy Smith Party Split or Not, Republicans Using George Soros to Smear Other Republicans Is Offensive

Party Split or Not, Republicans Using George Soros to Smear Other Republicans Is Offensive

The GOP primary that has degraded into absurd name-calling pits tea-party-backed Scott Sturgill against conservative Mike Miller in the Edgewood, Orlando, and Winter Park area.

Aug 22, 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 MLK’s Dream Of Economic Justice Deferred By Increasing Inequalities

MLK’s Dream Of Economic Justice Deferred By Increasing Inequalities

King foreshadowed that if we maintain our exploitative economic and political systems, then we’d get not only racial apartheid, but economic apartheid as well.

Jan 21, 2019 / More »
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Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58 »

Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

Lisa McDevitt, the executive director of the Flagler Auditorium for the last 16 years and a fierce advocate for the arts in education, died Monday after a months-long struggle with cancer.

Jan 22 2019 / 4 comments / Read More »

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman »

Sheriff’s Cmdr. David Williams Appointed Palm Coast Liaison, Replacing Mark Carman

Cmdr. David Williams, who's been with the agency since 2001, was named the liaison to Palm Coast, replacing Mark Carman, who's to be the police chief in Crescent City.

Jan 22 2019 / 5 comments / Read More »

Flagler’s Davis Ecker, 27, in Apparent Suicide By Gunshot at Motel on A1A »

Flagler’s Davis Ecker, 27, in Apparent Suicide By Gunshot at Motel on A1A

Davis Ecker, 27, died of a self-inflicted gunshot early Sunday morning (Jan. 20) at the Ocean Crest Motel in Ormond By the Sea.

Jan 22 2019 / 2 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

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