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No New Street Lights in Palm Coast, But $547,000 For Field Lights and $1 Million For Toilets

| April 25, 2017

No New Street Lights in Palm Coast, But $547,000 For Field Lights and $1 Million For Toilets

Six new field lights at Indian Trails Complex will cost $547,000, not including operating costs, where current lights cost the city $108,000 a year

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No Longer in Juvenile Court, Jesse Fisher, 18, Faces Aggravated Assault Charges Over Pointing Shotgun at Family

| April 25, 2017

No Longer in Juvenile Court, Jesse Fisher, 18, Faces Aggravated Assault Charges Over Pointing Shotgun at Family

Jesse Fisher had initially been charged as a juvenile after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a family in a car he was following in

9 comments / Read More »

Along A1A, Protective Plants Replace Rock Art as Volunteers Pilot Adopt-A-Dunes Program

| April 25, 2017

Along A1A, Protective Plants Replace Rock Art as Volunteers Pilot Adopt-A-Dunes Program

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Joy McGrew is leading an all-volunteer effort to dug up plants from properties of willing owners along A1A and replanting

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As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere

| April 24, 2017

As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere

Twenty-one counties have a burn ban in effect, though for now that has not been declared in Flagler, where firefighters are on stand-by to

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Not Dead Yet: Vacation-Rental Bill Flagler Opposes Clears Last House Committee , 17-11

| April 24, 2017

Not Dead Yet: Vacation-Rental Bill Flagler Opposes Clears Last House Committee , 17-11

A bill that would end Flagler County's authority to regulate short-term rentals cleared its last House committee and appears headed for a clash with

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4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

| April 24, 2017

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

Four people were hurst including two children in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway

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Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

| April 23, 2017

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

Vernell E. Dixon, a 45-year old resident of Palm Coast, was killed late this morning when he crashed his car into a tree on

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Badcock Furniture Will Fill Old Food Lion Space in Flagler Beach, Ending 8-Year Drought

| April 21, 2017

Badcock Furniture Will Fill Old Food Lion Space in Flagler Beach, Ending 8-Year Drought

Badcock Furniture will open in mid-summer in Flagler Square, as will a sweet shop, completing a remarkable revival of that commercial strip eight years

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Palm Coast’s Bryan Loveland Back in Jail on 2 New Molestation Charges Hours After Bonding Out

| April 21, 2017

Palm Coast’s Bryan Loveland Back in Jail on 2 New Molestation Charges Hours After Bonding Out

Bryan Loveland, a 37-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s Ryan Drive, was re-arrested Thursday on two new charges of molesting a 12-year-old girl hours after

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Hitting New Post-Recession Low of 4.8%, Flagler’s Unemployment Now Matches Florida’s

| April 21, 2017

Hitting New Post-Recession Low of 4.8%, Flagler’s Unemployment Now Matches Florida’s

The number of unemployed in Flagler county fell sharply in March, from 2,482 to 2,214, a drop of 268, an impressive 11 percent decline,

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Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: James Tager

| April 20, 2017

Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: James Tager

James Tager, the closest thing to a home-grown candidate for the Flagler County School Superintendent job, projected confidence, fluent knowledge of local and state

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Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Gerald Wilson

| April 20, 2017

Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Gerald Wilson

In approach and demeanor, Gerald Wilson echoed Janet Valentine, the superintendent who preceded Jacob Oliva: not much excitability or charisma, but solid knowledge and

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

| April 26, 2017

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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Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits Gainesville

| April 26, 2017

Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits Gainesville

Buddy Taylor Middle School holds its Spring Concert, the Flafgler Economic Opportunity Council talks community engagement, Constitution Revision Commission travels to Gainesville, and Brigitte Bardot.

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Senate President Joe Negron’s Shabby Response to Repeat Offender Frank Artiles

| April 25, 2017

Senate President Joe Negron’s Shabby Response to Repeat Offender Frank Artiles

Even now Artiles doesn't get it, and seemingly neither does Negron--they don't understand how ugly racially charged language is to all people of good will, but especially when it comes from a state senator.

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Tuesday Briefing: Bathrooms for Indian Trail Sports Complex, Lighting Up Ball Fields, Bowling for FPS, Eudora Welty

| April 25, 2017

Tuesday Briefing: Bathrooms for Indian Trail Sports Complex, Lighting Up Ball Fields, Bowling for FPS, Eudora Welty

The Palm Coast City Council considers $500,000 sports fields lights (but not street lights), Bunnell Elementary's Future Problem Solvers hold a fund-raising bowl, Eudora Welty speaks and reads.

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Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

| April 24, 2017

Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil-rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott.

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Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

| April 24, 2017

Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson delivers the annual State of the City Address, and the city commission awards a medal to one of its cops, the pier hops again, Marine Le Pen's win in France.

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Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

| April 23, 2017

Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Both versions of that order, now held up in the courts, would have indefinitely banned all migration from Syria — and suspended refugee resettlement from everywhere.

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Secret Hospital Inspections Revealing Errors and Mishaps and May Become Public at Last

| April 22, 2017

Secret Hospital Inspections Revealing Errors and Mishaps and May Become Public at Last

The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.

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Sen. Artiles Resigns as Senate Investigates Racist Insults to Black Colleagues and Others

| April 21, 2017

Sen. Artiles Resigns as Senate Investigates Racist Insults to Black Colleagues and Others

Sen. Frank Artiles called his presence a "distraction" days after apologizing for a public tirade that included racially charged and vulgar expletives directed at Sen. Audrey Gibson and others.

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Weekend Briefing: Funny Thing at Flagler Playhouse, More Superintendent Interviews, Cheer at the Pier

| April 21, 2017

Weekend Briefing: Funny Thing at Flagler Playhouse, More Superintendent Interviews, Cheer at the Pier

The Flagler Playhouse opens "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Cheer at the Pier celebrates the Centennial, the Chamber Players are in concert Sunday, and more.

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Lawmakers Set to Enact Long-Sought Solar Energy Tax Break, But Concerns Remain

| April 20, 2017

Lawmakers Set to Enact Long-Sought Solar Energy Tax Break, But Concerns Remain

The House and Senate are working on the proposals to carry out a renewable-energy constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 4, that voters approved during August's primary election.

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Sen. Artiles Apologizes to Sen. Gibson After Cursing Her Out In Racist and Sexist Language

| April 19, 2017

Sen. Artiles Apologizes to Sen. Gibson After Cursing Her Out In Racist and Sexist Language

Florida Sen. Artiles unleashed racial and sexist slurs at Sen. Audrey Gibson, who at one time represented parts of Flagler County, in a tirade at the Governors Club near the Capitol Monday night.

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Culture Wit as Weapon In “Waltz of the Toreadors,” City Repertory Theatre’s French-Accented Farce

Wit as Weapon In “Waltz of the Toreadors,” City Repertory Theatre’s French-Accented Farce

The 1951 play by France's Jean Anouilh is a bitterly funny send-up of middle class pretensions and expectations, and another daring experiment by Palm Coast's City Repertory Theatre.

Mar 24, 2017 / 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.

Apr 26, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil-rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott.

Apr 24, 2017 / More »
The Live Wire Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits Gainesville

Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits Gainesville

Buddy Taylor Middle School holds its Spring Concert, the Flafgler Economic Opportunity Council talks community engagement, Constitution Revision Commission travels to Gainesville, and Brigitte Bardot.

Apr 26, 2017 / More »
Pierre Tristam Goons With Guns, Sheriff Edition

Goons With Guns, Sheriff Edition

A Florida sheriff's ISIS-like video warning to drug dealers and the brutalizing of Dr. David Dao on a United flight in the same week are no coincidence, but symptoms of a re-emerging authoritarianism.

Apr 13, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Senate President Joe Negron’s Shabby Response to Repeat Offender Frank Artiles

Senate President Joe Negron’s Shabby Response to Repeat Offender Frank Artiles

Even now Artiles doesn't get it, and seemingly neither does Negron--they don't understand how ugly racially charged language is to all people of good will, but especially when it comes from a state

Apr 25, 2017 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Both versions of that order, now held up in the courts, would have indefinitely banned all migration from Syria — and suspended refugee resettlement from everywhere.

Apr 23, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

No New Street Lights in Palm Coast, But $547,000 For Field Lights and $1 Million For Toilets »

No New Street Lights in Palm Coast, But $547,000 For Field Lights and $1 Million For Toilets

Six new field lights at Indian Trails Complex will cost $547,000, not including operating costs, where current lights cost the city $108,000 a year in light bills. The bathrooms are paid for from a less flexible pot.

Apr 25 2017 / 20 comments / Read More »

No Longer in Juvenile Court, Jesse Fisher, 18, Faces Aggravated Assault Charges Over Pointing Shotgun at Family »

No Longer in Juvenile Court, Jesse Fisher, 18, Faces Aggravated Assault Charges Over Pointing Shotgun at Family

Jesse Fisher had initially been charged as a juvenile after allegedly pointing a shotgun at a family in a car he was following in Palm Coast's L-Section, but the State Attorney had the charges transferred to adult court Monday.

Apr 25 2017 / 9 comments / Read More »

Along A1A, Protective Plants Replace Rock Art as Volunteers Pilot Adopt-A-Dunes Program »

Along A1A, Protective Plants Replace Rock Art as Volunteers Pilot Adopt-A-Dunes Program

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Joy McGrew is leading an all-volunteer effort to dug up plants from properties of willing owners along A1A and replanting them on dunes as protection against people using them as walkovers.

Apr 25 2017 / 9 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits Gainesville »

Wednesday Briefing: Economic Council’s Engagement, Buddy Taylor Spring Concert, Constitution Revision Hits GainesvilleBuddy Taylor Middle School holds its Spring Concert, the Flafgler Economic Opportunity Council talks community engagement, Constitution Revision Commission travels to Gainesville, and Brigitte Bardot.

Apr 26 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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