A throng of students, faculty members and parents asked the Flagler County School Board Tuesday to support more explicit procedures protecting LGBTQ students as Charlene Cothran, a Palm Coast pastor, again attacked the a transgender student and ridiculed LGBTQ rights.
Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local
The Flagler Beach City Commission discusses possible changes to its animal ordinance and dog-tethering, a Palm Coast city committee discusses pollution in city canals, a 12-year-old student’s advice to the school board.
Some 60 to 70 black residents of Ocoee were murdered during the massacre in the Central Florida town. The reparation funding levels were modeled, in part, on a 1994 decision by the Legislature to compensate African-American families up to $150,000 for damages in the Rosewood Massacre of 1923.
A 5 p.m. town hall at Plantation Bay to inform the subdivision’s troubled utility’s future, under new management, Paws to Read at the library, the Legislature takes up regulation of certain cosmetics.
Palm Coast’s first “Tech Beach Hackathon” at City Hall was a weekend cramming session of tech developers connecting their just-designed apps to local healthcare problems looking for a solution.
Cherie M. Saunders, a 38-year-old resident of Brookside Lane in Palm Coast, faces two felony charges for violently resisting law enforcement and biting a sheriff’s deputy so hard and so long that he subsequently fainted.
Tessa Lilly, Gage Watts and Jessica McBryde, all three convicted felons, were re-arrested at at 5000 Palm Avenue in Bunnell’s Mondex, a property the sheriff’s office says was used for drug trafficking.
Reilly Opelka was cruising along in his first-round Australian Open match against No. 12 seed Fabio Fognini, up two sets to none, and was a few games away from scoring the upset before rain stopped the match and changed its dynamics when it resumed the next day.
FlaglerLive Culture Writer Rick de Yampert’s written response was one of just 14 out of more than 1,300 that The New York Times published Sunday in answer to the question: “Was Your Life Changed by a Book?”
The Palm Coast City Council imposed a 120-day moratorium on new dollar-type discount stores, citing vague fears of “long-term effects” on the community, a decision that runs counter to free-market ideals.
Rando, a convicted felon with a dozen arrests in Flagler County since 2008, was on probation for felony drug offenses, and was awaiting trial on a third-degree felony charge of driving on a suspended license and causing the death of Hannah Beard and injuries to others.
DUI-testing for marijuana impairment is inaccurate, easily disputed and defeated. The result is uneven prosecution. Innocent drivers are being wrongly convicted. Impaired drivers are remaining undetected, posing a potential safety risk to everyone on the road.
In addition to the funds raised for the Gala, the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) donated $24,764.00 to FSEAT through payroll deductions throughout 2019.
DeVantell Rashaun Cooper, a 27-year-old resident of Flagler and Volusia counties with an extensive criminal history, is accused of firing a gun twice at an individual in another car while circling the roundabout on U.S. 1 on Jan. 12.
Under the new guidelines, judges would be allowed to consider shorter sentences and lower fines for drug-trafficking defendants who meet certain criteria. But the bill’s fate in the House is uncertain.
Florida and Beyond
Nursing homes where people with dementia live their final days may refuse to honor the patients’ wishes to withhold food if is required by law to offer regular daily meals, with feeding assistance–or force-feeding–if necessary.
The Bronx Wanderers are at the Flagler Auditorium, the school board discusses heatstrokes and sexual harassment policies, spelling bee champs, the Muslim ban’s effects, another vacation rentals hearing at the Legislature.
The proposal (SB 7028) would close the gun-show “loophole,” create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and set aside $5 million to establish a “statewide strategy for violence prevention,” among other things.
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More Florida and Beyond
The school district’s annual celebration of its top teacher and service employee is at the Flagler Auditorium, the Inspired Mic at Hidden Treasures, Sheriff Rick Staly is named vice president of the Florida Deputy Sheriff’s Association.
DeSantis used his annual State of the State address to tout taking a “bold step” by setting a minimum salary of $47,500 for teachers, a $602 million proposal that will be a key issue during the 60-day session.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday gave his State of the State address to formally start the 2020 legislative session. Here’s the full text as prepared for delivery.
The Palm Coast council discusses financing its next sewer-plant expansion, Rita Rudner brings her comedy act to the Flagler Auditorium, Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers the State of the State address.
Make It Legal Florida contended that a petition-gathering law passed year by the Legislature is unconstitutional and that problems with a Department of State database hampered petition efforts.
The county commission considers broadening eligibility for tourism capital grants, David Snelgrove’s death-penalty phase trial enters its sixth day with more defense witnesses, the BUnnell commission discusses a dog abuse case’s costs.
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
The ruling was a victory for state leaders, business groups and utilities that fought the amendment, which was proposed for the November ballot by a political committee known as Citizens for Energy Choices.