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Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section

| May 26, 2019

Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death in an alleged suicide of Alexis Marie Somerford, 27, Saturday night (May 25) at her

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At Flagler’s 1st-Ever Suicide Town Hall, Hope and Resolve Confront Grim Void of Mental Health Services

| May 24, 2019

At Flagler’s 1st-Ever Suicide Town Hall, Hope and Resolve Confront Grim Void of Mental Health Services

Personal stories of confronting suicide, including that of Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, combined with an assessment of Flagler's grim mental health landscape to

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Prosecution Questions If Accused Murderer Joey Bova Is Insane Or Just Playing The System

| May 24, 2019

Prosecution Questions If Accused Murderer Joey Bova Is Insane Or Just Playing The System

Joseph Bova is accused of murdering Mobilmart store clerk Zuheily Rosado in 2013, but has been seesawing between competence and incompetence since, delaying trial.

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Dolphin Discovery Buying Marineland Attraction Would Yield $128,000 In New Flagler Tax Revenue

| May 23, 2019

Dolphin Discovery Buying Marineland Attraction Would Yield $128,000 In New Flagler Tax Revenue

The pending sale of Marineland Dolphin Adventure by for-profit Dolphin Discovery means the property, assessed at $5 million, would return $128,000 a year to

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Janet and Dennis McDonald Agree to Settle Ethics Case for $500 Each, Reflecting Minor Disclosure Violations

| May 23, 2019

Janet and Dennis McDonald Agree to Settle Ethics Case for $500 Each, Reflecting Minor Disclosure Violations

School Board member Janet McDonald and her husband Dennis McDonald agreed to settle a three-year-old case with the Florida Commission on Ethics, conceding that

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Baseless Claims of a “Shoot Up” at Indian Trails Middle School Spread Through Snapchat

| May 23, 2019

Baseless Claims of a “Shoot Up” at Indian Trails Middle School Spread Through Snapchat

Indian Trails students received a Snapchat message warning them not to go to school today for fear of a shooting, a claim that grew

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Town Hall on Suicide Awareness in Flagler Will Feature Survivors and Mental Health Experts

| May 23, 2019

Town Hall on Suicide Awareness in Flagler Will Feature Survivors and Mental Health Experts

Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host the public town hall event

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Bruce Haughton Is Found Guilty of Assisted Suicide in Death of Katherine Goddard in R-Section

| May 22, 2019

Bruce Haughton Is Found Guilty of Assisted Suicide in Death of Katherine Goddard in R-Section

Bruce Haughton, 54, and Katherine Goddard, 52, his girlfriend of 16 years, attempted to jointly kill themselves in their Palm Coast home's garage in

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It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: Sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct Will Return to Former Space On Old Kings Road

| May 22, 2019

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: Sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct Will Return to Former Space On Old Kings Road

The space at 17 Old Kings Road is 2,000 square feet, or 1,000 square feet less than the space at City Marketplace. But it’s

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Smoke In Cabin and Rear-End Crash Sideline Full Greyhound Bus at SR100 in Palm Coast

| May 22, 2019

Smoke In Cabin and Rear-End Crash Sideline Full Greyhound Bus at SR100 in Palm Coast

A woman was hospitalized and several people aboard a Greyhound bus complained of injuries and smoke discomfort after the bus began to fill with

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For Bruce Haughton, the Price of Failing to Die in a Double-Suicide Is a Criminal Charge

| May 21, 2019

For Bruce Haughton, the Price of Failing to Die in a Double-Suicide Is a Criminal Charge

Prosecutors are not disputing that Bruce Haughton, 54, wanted to die, only that when he failed in his suicide attempt, he became an accessory

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County Orders Space Reallocation For Sheriff at Courthouse; ‘We’re Going to Stand Our Ground,’ Bexley Says

| May 21, 2019

County Orders Space Reallocation For Sheriff at Courthouse; ‘We’re Going to Stand Our Ground,’ Bexley Says

The County Commission acting as landlord is directing its administrator to come up with the necessary additional space for the sheriff at the courthouse,

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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

| May 25, 2019

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

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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Memorial Weekend Briefing: Peter the Great at Blue Gallery, Ceremonies at Heroes Park and GSB, Pool Safety

| May 24, 2019

Memorial Weekend Briefing: Peter the Great at Blue Gallery, Ceremonies at Heroes Park and GSB, Pool Safety

Peter Cerreta, one of Flagler County's greatest, most genial and surprising artists, has a new show at Blue Gallery at Marvin's Garden, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach the county host Memorial Day ceremonies, the city pool

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End This Hidden Risk to Military Families

| May 23, 2019

End This Hidden Risk to Military Families

The Feres Doctrine shields military medical providers from malpractice suits by troops — and their dependents. Military recruiters never tell the families that it applies to them, too.

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400,000 Florida Children Need Mental Health Services. More Than Half Get None.

| May 23, 2019

400,000 Florida Children Need Mental Health Services. More Than Half Get None.

220,000 children across the state, or about one child in every classroom, get no mental health treatment for lack of providers. Florida has one psychiatrist who treats children and adolescents for every 100,000 children.

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Thursday Briefing: Legislative Update, Suicide Town Hall, Weldon Ryan, Long Execution

| May 23, 2019

Thursday Briefing: Legislative Update, Suicide Town Hall, Weldon Ryan, Long Execution

Flagler Lifeline hosts a suicide town hall with survivors of suicide and others, Flagler's legislative delegation speaks at a Common Ground breakfast, Palm Coast artist Weldon Ryan has a meet-and-greet.

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Medicaid Expansion in Florida Would Improve Maternal and Child Health and Reduce Racial Disparities

| May 22, 2019

Medicaid Expansion in Florida Would Improve Maternal and Child Health and Reduce Racial Disparities

States like Florida that refuse to expand Medicaid are missing an opportunity to address racial disparities in maternal health and improve child health care, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Wednesday Briefing: FYO Chamber Music Recital, Bruce Haughton Trial, Compassionate Friends, Baccalaureate Night

| May 22, 2019

Wednesday Briefing: FYO Chamber Music Recital, Bruce Haughton Trial, Compassionate Friends, Baccalaureate Night

Closing arguments are expected in the trial of Bruce Haughton on a charge of assisted suicide, 70 Flagler Youth Orchestra musicians perform in the annual Chamber Music Camp, the Compassionate Friends meet.

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The Most Dangerous Time For Women’s Rights in Decades

| May 21, 2019

The Most Dangerous Time For Women’s Rights in Decades

More than 250 bills restricting abortions have been filed in 41 states this year. At least a third have successfully passed 20-week abortion bans, based on the unfounded assertion that a fetus can feel pain 20 weeks after

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7 Ballot Proposals To Watch Even as Florida Law Makes Citizens’ Initiatives Harder

| May 21, 2019

7 Ballot Proposals To Watch Even as Florida Law Makes Citizens’ Initiatives Harder

Amid the likely changes, petition signatures have continued pouring into the state Division of Elections in recent weeks, with two initiatives ready for Supreme Court review and others nearing that initial threshold.

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Tuesday Briefing: Bruce Haughton Trial, American Village, Schools’ Legislative Wrap-Up, DSC Express Enrollment

| May 21, 2019

Tuesday Briefing: Bruce Haughton Trial, American Village, Schools’ Legislative Wrap-Up, DSC Express Enrollment

Daytona State College hosts an Express Enrollment afternoon and evening from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Palm Coast campus, Bruce Haughton's assisted suicide trial begins its second day, the school board gets a

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With Conservatives In Control of Supreme Court, A 2016 Decision Reducing Death Sentences Is In Jeopardy

| May 20, 2019

With Conservatives In Control of Supreme Court,  A 2016 Decision Reducing Death Sentences Is In Jeopardy

The court has begun the process of reconsidering whether changes to Florida’s death penalty-sentencing system should continue being applied retroactively to cases dating to 2002.

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Monday Briefing: ‘Assisted Murder’ Trial, Grady Prather Honored, Plantation Bay Costs, Cpl. Fred Gimbel

| May 20, 2019

Monday Briefing: ‘Assisted Murder’ Trial, Grady Prather Honored, Plantation Bay Costs, Cpl. Fred Gimbel

A trial in an unusual case of "assisted murder," in a half-failed double-suicide, begins, the county commission discusses Plantation Bay and sheriff's space issues, Capt. Gary Prather gets a substation named after him.

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Culture Amy Fulmer, FPC Teacher and Formality Singers Director, is New Flagler Auditorium Chief

Amy Fulmer, FPC Teacher and Formality Singers Director, is New Flagler Auditorium Chief

FPC teacher and Formality Singers director Amy Fulmer replaces Lisa McDevitt, whose 16-year tenure at the auditorium was cut short by illness and her death in January.

May 21, 2019 / More »
Flagler 911 Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section

Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death in an alleged suicide of Alexis Marie Somerford, 27, Saturday night (May 25) at her home at 85 Farragut Drive in Palm Coast.

May 26, 2019 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

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

May 25, 2019 / More »
News Briefs In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated May 25)

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

May 25, 2019 / More »
Pierre Tristam The Firefighters of Notre Dame

The Firefighters of Notre Dame

The firefighters who saved the majority of the cathedral, which could very well have collapsed without their heroism, now stand as tall and as anonymous as the architects and masons of Notre Dame.

Apr 16, 2019 / More »
Nancy Smith DeSantis Rewards Friends With Appointments. Experience Must Wait.

DeSantis Rewards Friends With Appointments. Experience Must Wait.

Gov. Ron DeSantis's appointments are a pile of mismatches in critical state agencies so far, reflecting a normal if immoral right of passage in Tallahassee, writes Nancy Smith.

Jan 28, 2019 / More »
Books “The Eagle Has Landed”: Flagler Reads Together Marks 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing, All Month

“The Eagle Has Landed”: Flagler Reads Together Marks 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing, All Month

Flagler Reads Together features free programs about space flight and the historic mission of Apollo 11, focusing on Jeffrey Smith's "The Eagle Has Landed" and other aspects of the moon landing 50 years

Mar 1, 2019 / More »
Guest Columns End This Hidden Risk to Military Families

End This Hidden Risk to Military Families

The Feres Doctrine shields military medical providers from malpractice suits by troops — and their dependents. Military recruiters never tell the families that it applies to them, too.

May 23, 2019 / More »
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Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section »

Alexis Somerford, 27, Mother of 4, Dies in Alleged Suicide by Gunshot in Palm Coast’s F-Section

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death in an alleged suicide of Alexis Marie Somerford, 27, Saturday night (May 25) at her home at 85 Farragut Drive in Palm Coast.

May 26 2019 / 4 comments / Read More »

At Flagler’s 1st-Ever Suicide Town Hall, Hope and Resolve Confront Grim Void of Mental Health Services »

At Flagler’s 1st-Ever Suicide Town Hall, Hope and Resolve Confront Grim Void of Mental Health Services

Personal stories of confronting suicide, including that of Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, combined with an assessment of Flagler's grim mental health landscape to show the county's growing awareness and resolve not to remain entirely at the mercy of circumstances.

May 24 2019 / 2 comments / Read More »

Prosecution Questions If Accused Murderer Joey Bova Is Insane Or Just Playing The System »

Prosecution Questions If Accused Murderer Joey Bova Is Insane Or Just Playing The System

Joseph Bova is accused of murdering Mobilmart store clerk Zuheily Rosado in 2013, but has been seesawing between competence and incompetence since, delaying trial. He appears to be sliding back into incompetence for the third time.

May 24 2019 / 1 comment / Read More »
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Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time »

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving TimeWatering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 10 and run through Nov. 2 in 2019. Here's the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning

Mar 9 2019 / 26 comments / Read More »
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