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Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

| April 19, 2018

Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

The ceremonial casket is part of American Towman’s Spirit Ride pilgrimage through 200 cities across the country to bring attention to the dangers emergency

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A Palm Coast Resident Says “School Shooting” In a Facebook Video That Has Nothing To Do with School Shootings. Cops Show Up.

| April 18, 2018

A Palm Coast Resident Says “School Shooting” In a Facebook Video That Has Nothing To Do with School Shootings. Cops Show Up.

Tony Lagano, 35, was upset over a family court issue and alluded to a school shooting in a sarcastic Facebook video last week, only

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Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home

| April 18, 2018

Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home

An investigation is ongoing into the allegation of a rape of a 16-year-old girl after the alleged perpetrator asked to meet the girl to

2 comments / Read More »

Students Raise Concerns, But Flagler School Board Approves Social Media Surveillance

| April 18, 2018

Students Raise Concerns, But Flagler School Board Approves Social Media Surveillance

The Flagler County School Board Tuesday approved a three-year, $55,500 contract with Vermont-based Social Sentinel to troll eight different types of social media accounts.

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Tax-Evaders Beware: Flagler Will Take Over Local Collection From Short-Term Renters, Projecting Jump in Revenue

| April 17, 2018

Tax-Evaders Beware: Flagler Will Take Over Local Collection From Short-Term Renters, Projecting Jump in Revenue

The Flagler County Tax Collector, not the state Department of Revenue, will be collecting the 5 percent tax on short term rentals starting in

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Florida Hospitals and Halifax Health Named Among 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

| April 17, 2018

Florida Hospitals and Halifax Health Named Among 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Adventist Health System, which includes the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top

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Flagler School Board Wants To Snoop on Students’ Social Media, And Maybe Yours. Wrong Move.

| April 16, 2018

Flagler School Board Wants To Snoop on Students’ Social Media, And Maybe Yours. Wrong Move.

The School Board is set to contract with Social Sentinel, a company that will troll social media accounts across Flagler for $18,500 and issue

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Flagler Moves to Protect Public’s Use Of Beaches Ahead of Law Granting Property Owners Restrictive Rights

| April 16, 2018

Flagler Moves to Protect Public’s Use Of Beaches Ahead of Law Granting Property Owners Restrictive Rights

The new law allows beachfront private property owners to trespass the public from private beaches, something not allowed currently, and never done in Flagler.

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Man Killed, Woman Critical in Head-On I-95 Collision North of Palm Coast Parkway

| April 16, 2018

Man Killed, Woman Critical in Head-On I-95 Collision North of Palm Coast Parkway

A man was killed early this morning and a woman is in critical condition following a head-on collision on I-95, just north of the

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Flagler-Palm Coast Under Tornado Watch Until 6 PM as Line of Storms Approaches

| April 15, 2018

Flagler-Palm Coast Under Tornado Watch Until 6 PM as Line of Storms Approaches

The squall line this afternoon is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts, and winds of

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7 New Sheriff’s Deputies, 143% Cost Increase as Outline of Flagler’s School Safety Takes Shape

| April 13, 2018

7 New Sheriff’s Deputies, 143% Cost Increase as Outline of Flagler’s School Safety Takes Shape

Sheriff Staly and Superintendent Tager are negotiating an increase of the school deputies' program to $1.8 million split 50-50, with the schools' share paid

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88-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Dies of Gunshot, 3rd Elderly Suicide in Seven Weeks in Flagler

| April 13, 2018

88-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Dies of Gunshot, 3rd Elderly Suicide in Seven Weeks in Flagler

Joseph O'Sullivan, 88, of Palm Coast's P Section, died of a gunshot Wednesday. There have been at least eight suicides in the county since

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Thursday Briefing: Spirit Casket, Sheriff Talks Crime, Renner and Hutson Update, Inspired Mic

| April 19, 2018

Thursday Briefing: Spirit Casket, Sheriff Talks Crime, Renner and Hutson Update, Inspired Mic

The Spirit rides commemorates first responders who've lost their lives at roadside, the sheriff talks about crime-fighting at the Hilton Garden Inn, the Inspired Mic has another edition at Europa.

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105 Missiles Fired at Syria Is 10 Times The Number of Syrian Refugees We’ve Taken In All Year

| April 18, 2018

105 Missiles Fired at Syria Is 10 Times The Number of Syrian Refugees We’ve Taken In All Year

“This is about humanity,” President Trump said of attacking Syria. A look at his response to other regional catastrophes shows his claim doesn't begin to add up.

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Scott Wants To Cut Medicaid Application Window From 90 Days To 30; His Savings Claims Are Challenged

| April 18, 2018

Scott Wants To Cut Medicaid Application Window From 90 Days To 30; His Savings Claims Are Challenged

The Scott administration’s cost analyses sometimes have not made sense to Medicaid experts or health and social-service providers in the trenches.

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Wednesday Briefing: Family Life Center Open House, FPC Starlets, Nick Klufas at 30, Missing Turtle

| April 18, 2018

Wednesday Briefing: Family Life Center Open House, FPC Starlets, Nick Klufas at 30, Missing Turtle

The Family Life Center marks mark the opening of its new building and office space with a ribbon-cutting, the FPC Starlets take the stage, a showcase for incoming middle schoolers at Buddy Taylor Middle School.

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It’s Up to Grown-Ups To Stop Bullying, Not Kids

| April 17, 2018

It’s Up to Grown-Ups To Stop Bullying, Not Kids

Speaking of her own experience with bullying, the author holds the adults who watched and did nothing far more responsible than those who perpetrated it.

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Voters Will Decide School Board Term Limits and Ending Local Control Over Charter Schools

| April 17, 2018

Voters Will Decide School Board Term Limits and Ending Local Control Over Charter Schools

Under current law, school boards operate and control public schools within their counties. That would end if voters approve a constitutional amendment.

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

| April 17, 2018

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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Tuesday Briefing: Transportation Impact, Talent Show Auditions, Food Truck Tuesdays, Guitar on the Rocks

| April 17, 2018

Tuesday Briefing: Transportation Impact, Talent Show Auditions, Food Truck Tuesdays, Guitar on the Rocks

Talent show auditions are tonight at the Youth Center, Food Truck Tuesday at Central Park, guitars at Stetson, the Palm Coast council is expected to adopt a new schedule of transportation impact fees.

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Ballot Proposal Would Ensure Crime Victims Have Their Say in Plea Agreements and Sentencing

| April 16, 2018

Ballot Proposal Would Ensure Crime Victims Have Their Say in Plea Agreements and Sentencing

The proposal, which will need support from 60 percent of voters in November, would seek to ensure the rights of victims to receive information and provide input during criminal cases.

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Monday Briefing: Pete Young, Fastest Lawman, Carver Gym Auction, That New Beach Access Law

| April 16, 2018

Monday Briefing: Pete Young, Fastest Lawman, Carver Gym Auction, That New Beach Access Law

FHP's Pete Young is the new fast-draw champion, the county commission discusses a proposed ordinance to preserve beach access in front of private property for the public, the Carver Center auction is live.

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Felons’ Lawyers Accuse Scott and Cabinet of Foot-Dragging Over Judge’s Rights-Restoration Order

| April 15, 2018

Felons’ Lawyers Accuse Scott and Cabinet of Foot-Dragging Over Judge’s Rights-Restoration Order

A federal judge who found the state’s vote-restoration process unconstitutional gave Scott and the Cabinet until April 26 to overhaul the process. They've done nothing.

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Weekend Briefing: South Pacific, Picnics and Pops, Fast Draw, Farm Days, Cheer at Pier, Health and Housing Fairs

| April 13, 2018

Weekend Briefing: South Pacific, Picnics and Pops, Fast Draw, Farm Days, Cheer at Pier, Health and Housing Fairs

South Pacific opens at the Flagler Playhouse, Family Farm Days at the Ag Museum, the fastest lawman shootout Sunday, a health fair, a housing fair, Cheer at the Pier and so much more.

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Culture In Praise of Pops: Jax Symphony’s Palm Coast Picnic Returns in Salute To Bracing Favorites

In Praise of Pops: Jax Symphony’s Palm Coast Picnic Returns in Salute To Bracing Favorites

The Jacksonville Symphony's 11th Picnics and Pops concert with the Palm Coast Arts Foundation is an exploration of the worlds of pop music’s Mozarts.

Apr 11, 2018 / More »
Flagler 911 Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

The ceremonial casket is part of American Towman’s Spirit Ride pilgrimage through 200 cities across the country to bring attention to the dangers emergency responders face every day.

Apr 19, 2018 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar <span style=(Updated April 19)" />

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated April 19)

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

Apr 19, 2018 / More »
News Briefs Thursday Briefing: Spirit Casket, Sheriff Talks Crime, Renner and Hutson Update, Inspired Mic

Thursday Briefing: Spirit Casket, Sheriff Talks Crime, Renner and Hutson Update, Inspired Mic

The Spirit rides commemorates first responders who've lost their lives at roadside, the sheriff talks about crime-fighting at the Hilton Garden Inn, the Inspired Mic has another edition at Europa.

Apr 19, 2018 / More »
Pierre Tristam Flagler School Board Wants To Snoop on Students’ Social Media, And Maybe Yours. Wrong Move.

Flagler School Board Wants To Snoop on Students’ Social Media, And Maybe Yours. Wrong Move.

The School Board is set to contract with Social Sentinel, a company that will troll social media accounts across Flagler for $18,500 and issue "alerts" to select officials. It's an inappropriate move down

Apr 16, 2018 / More »
Nancy Smith White Supremacist Teacher Dayanna Volitich Mustn’t Be Returned to the Classroom

White Supremacist Teacher Dayanna Volitich Mustn’t Be Returned to the Classroom

Try to imagine you're a non-white student in Volitich's social studies class. What do you do with this new information about your teacher's "white superiority"?

Mar 14, 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 105 Missiles Fired at Syria Is 10 Times The Number of Syrian Refugees We’ve Taken In All Year

105 Missiles Fired at Syria Is 10 Times The Number of Syrian Refugees We’ve Taken In All Year

“This is about humanity,” President Trump said of attacking Syria. A look at his response to other regional catastrophes shows his claim doesn't begin to add up.

Apr 18, 2018 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell »

Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

The ceremonial casket is part of American Towman’s Spirit Ride pilgrimage through 200 cities across the country to bring attention to the dangers emergency responders face every day.

Apr 19 2018 / 1 comment / Read More »

A Palm Coast Resident Says “School Shooting” In a Facebook Video That Has Nothing To Do with School Shootings. Cops Show Up. »

A Palm Coast Resident Says “School Shooting” In a Facebook Video That Has Nothing To Do with School Shootings. Cops Show Up.

Tony Lagano, 35, was upset over a family court issue and alluded to a school shooting in a sarcastic Facebook video last week, only to be visited by sheriff's deputies.

Apr 18 2018 / 20 comments / Read More »

Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home »

Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home

An investigation is ongoing into the allegation of a rape of a 16-year-old girl after the alleged perpetrator asked to meet the girl to "catch up."

Apr 18 2018 / 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

Aug 2 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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