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Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

| December 7, 2018

Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

A 14-year-old student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Buddy Taylor Middle School today. The gun had been reported stolen out of

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Joseph J. Faircloth, 38, Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Palm Coast’s Rickenbacker Drive

| December 7, 2018

Joseph J. Faircloth, 38, Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Palm Coast’s Rickenbacker Drive

Joseph James Faircloth, a 38-year-old Palm Coast resident, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Rickenbacker Drive in Palm Coast early this morning. No

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Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

| December 7, 2018

Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

Christmas With a Deputy at Target this evening will feature 124 children riding in 110 police cars from Town Center to the shopping center

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Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

| December 6, 2018

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

The drop in crime in Flagler and Palm Coast was reflected across almost every category and the addition of 23 new deputies led to

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Holland and Cuff Put Their Differences To Work in Search for New Palm Coast Manager

| December 6, 2018

Holland and Cuff Put Their Differences To Work in Search for New Palm Coast Manager

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and Council member Bob Cuff disagreed on key search parameters for a new manager, but the disagreements only shaped

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Flagler Will Try a Different, Riskier Strategy to Protect Its Short-Term Rental Regulations

| December 6, 2018

Flagler Will Try a Different, Riskier Strategy to Protect Its Short-Term Rental Regulations

Flagler County government may lobby lawmakers less intensely than they have over the past three years on vacation-rental regulations, hoping instead that the county

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Judge Orders Sheriff’s Operations Center Tested for Toxins Again, On Behalf of Employees

| December 5, 2018

Judge Orders Sheriff’s Operations Center Tested for Toxins Again, On Behalf of Employees

Sheriff's employees have been seeking for months to have an independent round of testing for toxins inside the troubled, evacuated Sheriff's Operations Center. That

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Many Questions Remain as County and City Approve $100 Million, 50-Year Beach-Protection Plan in Flagler Beach

| December 5, 2018

Many Questions Remain as County and City Approve $100 Million, 50-Year Beach-Protection Plan in Flagler Beach

Flagler County will be on the hook for nearly half the almost $100-million cost of the project over its 50-year span, with the federal

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Darryl Fultz, 51, Harvey Perly, 83:
Two Suicides in 3 Days in Palm Coast

| December 5, 2018

Darryl Fultz, 51, Harvey Perly, 83: <br>Two Suicides in 3 Days in Palm Coast

Darryl L. Fultz, 51, of 69 Eric Drive, took his life using a gun on Dec. 2, Harvey Perly, 83, did so on

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Stephen Bickel, Tireless Physician for the Poor, is FHF Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year

| December 4, 2018

Stephen Bickel, Tireless Physician for the Poor, is FHF Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year

Flagler Physician Stephen Bickel is a moving force behind Flagler Cares, the Flagler Free Clinic and numerous other local initiatives focused on the under-insured

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Sheriff Staly: County Administrator ‘Destroyed Our Working Relationship and It Is
Not Recoverable’

| December 4, 2018

Sheriff Staly: County Administrator ‘Destroyed Our Working Relationship and It Is <br>Not Recoverable’

Sheriff Rick Staly stopped just short of explicitly asking for the resignation of County Administrator Craig Coffey in an address to the County Commission,

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The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

| December 4, 2018

The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

Abdul Ganiyu Ayanwale, a 28-year-old Army National Guard veteran, killed himself by gunshot at his Bunnell apartment on Nov. 16 after a series of

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Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling in Court, Judge Moore-Stens at Old Kings, Bunnell Containers

| December 10, 2018

Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling in Court, Judge Moore-Stens at Old Kings, Bunnell Containers

A status hearing in the case of Michael Bowling, accusing of sexually assaulting two minor girls, Judge Moore-Stens drops by 6th graders' classes at Old Kings Elementary, the Bunnell commission again talks containers.

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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Dec. 9)

| December 9, 2018

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Dec. 9)

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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DeSantis Names Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat, as Florida’s Emergency Management Chief

| December 8, 2018

DeSantis Names Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat, as Florida’s Emergency Management Chief

Moskowitz will succeed Division of Emergency Management Director Wes Maul, who was appointed by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott last year.

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Weekend Briefing: Legislative Delegation, Starlight Parade, Access Flagler First, Narcan Awareness

| December 7, 2018

Weekend Briefing: Legislative Delegation, Starlight Parade, Access Flagler First, Narcan Awareness

Flagler's state lawmakers hear local wish lists, the Starlight Parade in Town Center, Narcan awareness at First Friday and Access Flagler First, plus concerts, plays and dancing all over the place.

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The Migrant Caravan’s Lessons from South of the Border

| December 6, 2018

The Migrant Caravan’s Lessons from South of the Border

In Tijuana, some Mexicans have embraced the Trump line on Central American migrants. But others have welcomed them with open arms.

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Pushing For Charter Schools and Vouchers, DeSantis Will name Corcoran Education Commissioner

| December 6, 2018

Pushing For Charter Schools and Vouchers, DeSantis Will name Corcoran Education Commissioner

Corcoran, a lawyer and Republican from Pasco County, secured the passage of two major charter-school and voucher-friendly bills during his 2016-18 tenure as speaker.

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Thursday Briefing: Grand Reserve Booming, Matanzas Band Concert, Bush’s Education Reform

| December 6, 2018

Thursday Briefing: Grand Reserve Booming, Matanzas Band Concert, Bush’s Education Reform

The Matanzas Band and Percussion ensembles present their Holiday Concert, Critic's Choice Dinner at Salsa's Restaurant, ex-Gov. Jeb Bush kicks off an education reform conference.

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Putnam Stays Out Fight Over Concealed Weapons Permits as His Office Goes to a Democrat

| December 5, 2018

Putnam Stays Out Fight Over Concealed Weapons Permits as His Office Goes to a Democrat

After the concealed-weapons permitting processed revealed serious flaws under Adam Putnam, attempts are afoot to move the process to state police, out of the agriculture commissioner's purview.

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Wednesday Briefing: Bunnell Retreats, Black Violin, African-American Entrepreneurs, FPC Band and Chorus

| December 5, 2018

Wednesday Briefing: Bunnell Retreats, Black Violin, African-American Entrepreneurs, FPC Band and Chorus

The FPC Band and Chorus present their winter concert, the Bunnell commission retreats to Princess Place for goal-setting, the African American Entrepreneurs Association hosts a ribbon-cutting.

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Save the News-Journal: How Wall Street Is Plundering Newspaper Chains Like GateHouse

| December 4, 2018

Save the News-Journal: How Wall Street Is Plundering Newspaper Chains Like GateHouse

Executives at GateHouse, which owns the News-Journal, demanded a $27 million cut from theirf papers' operating expense to help pay for the hedge fund’s CEO's $54 million pay package.

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Supervisors of Election Seek Answer on Amendment Restoring Felons’ Right to Vote

| December 4, 2018

Supervisors of Election Seek Answer on Amendment Restoring Felons’ Right to Vote

Florida officials don’t have a plan for how to carry out a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote to more than a million Floridians convicted of felonies.

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Tuesday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Palm Coast Manager Search, Thespian Showcase

| December 4, 2018

Tuesday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Palm Coast Manager Search, Thespian Showcase

The Palm Coast City Council takes a further step in its search for a new manager, Flagler Beach and county government hold a joint meeting on beach repair, thespians from three Flagler schools are showcased

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Culture La Bonne Vieille Veuve Clicquot: History of Champagne’s Great Widow

La Bonne Vieille Veuve Clicquot: History of Champagne’s Great Widow

As you get ready for New Year's Eve, be sure to pick up the real stuff. Like Veuve Clicquot, the champagne served at Rick's Cafe in Casablanca. Here's a brief history of the

Nov 27, 2018 / More »
Flagler 911 Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

A 14-year-old student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Buddy Taylor Middle School today. The gun had been reported stolen out of an unlocked car in Palm Coast in April.

Dec 7, 2018 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Dec. 9)

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Dec. 9)

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

Dec 9, 2018 / More »
News Briefs Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling in Court, Judge Moore-Stens at Old Kings, Bunnell Containers

Monday Briefing: Michael Bowling in Court, Judge Moore-Stens at Old Kings, Bunnell Containers

A status hearing in the case of Michael Bowling, accusing of sexually assaulting two minor girls, Judge Moore-Stens drops by 6th graders' classes at Old Kings Elementary, the Bunnell commission again talks containers.

Dec 10, 2018 / More »
Pierre Tristam Flagler’s Beach ‘Renourishment’ <br>Is Exorbitant Futility

Flagler’s Beach ‘Renourishment’
Is Exorbitant Futility

Whether it's the Corps of Engineers' plan for 2.6 miles of Flagler Beach sands or Flagler County's ongoing dune-rebuilding over 12 miles, there's no money to sustain either, yet officials are mortgaging the

Dec 9, 2018 / 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 The Migrant Caravan’s Lessons from South of the Border

The Migrant Caravan’s Lessons from South of the Border

In Tijuana, some Mexicans have embraced the Trump line on Central American migrants. But others have welcomed them with open arms.

Dec 6, 2018 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant »

Buddy Taylor Middle Student Arrested With Loaded Gun in Math Class; .45 Was Stolen From Unlocked Car on Point Pleasant

A 14-year-old student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to Buddy Taylor Middle School today. The gun had been reported stolen out of an unlocked car in Palm Coast in April.

Dec 7 2018 / 43 comments / Read More »

Joseph J. Faircloth, 38, Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Palm Coast’s Rickenbacker Drive »

Joseph J. Faircloth, 38, Killed in Motorcycle Crash On Palm Coast’s Rickenbacker Drive

Joseph James Faircloth, a 38-year-old Palm Coast resident, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Rickenbacker Drive in Palm Coast early this morning. No one else was involved. 

Dec 7 2018 / 11 comments / Read More »

Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children »

Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

Christmas With a Deputy at Target this evening will feature 124 children riding in 110 police cars from Town Center to the shopping center for a Christmas spree.

Dec 7 2018 / 3 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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