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County Rebuffs Sheriff’s Request for ‘Critical’ Evidence Storage Space in Latest Operations Center Snag

| February 19, 2019

County Rebuffs Sheriff’s Request for ‘Critical’ Evidence Storage Space in Latest Operations Center Snag

County commissioners don't want to spend money piecemeal on short-term solutions for the sheriff's exile from the Operations Center, but the sheriff says space

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Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days

| February 19, 2019

Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days

Austin Chewning, the Flagler County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year, was involved in a crash in the Hammock Saturday. Firefighters on a tender truck

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County Will Consider Importing Water From Palm Coast For Troubled Plantation Bay, Halting $6 Million Plan

| February 18, 2019

County Will Consider Importing Water From Palm Coast For Troubled Plantation Bay, Halting $6 Million Plan

Flagler County was ready to award a $6.1 million contract to build a new water plant at Plantation Bay when Commissioner Dave Sullivan pushed

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Flagler Commission Picks Jerry Cameron, Retired from St. Johns Government After Eclectic Career, Its Interim

| February 18, 2019

Flagler Commission Picks Jerry Cameron, Retired from St. Johns Government After Eclectic Career, Its Interim

Cameron replaces Craig Coffey, whom the commission forced to resign last month, and is expected to restore some semblance of leadership in an administration

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With Shout-Out to Grand Haven, Palm Coast’s Opelka Wins 1st ATP Tour Tennis Title and Vaults to 56th in the World

| February 18, 2019

With Shout-Out to Grand Haven, Palm Coast’s Opelka Wins 1st ATP Tour Tennis Title and Vaults to 56th in the World

Reilly Opelka, the 7-footer booming serves since he was a little kid whacking balls at Grand Haven and the Palm Coast Tennis Center, won

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Stetson President Wendy Libby
Will Retire in 2020 After 11 Years

| February 17, 2019

Stetson President Wendy Libby <br>Will Retire in 2020 After 11 Years

Wendy Libby became Stetson’s ninth president in July 2009 and its first woman president since the university was founded in 1883. Undergraduate enrollment rose

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Indian Trails Middle Student, 14, Arrested For Threatening Girl With a Gun in a Video Message

| February 16, 2019

Indian Trails Middle Student, 14, Arrested For Threatening Girl With a Gun in a Video Message

The 14-year-old Indian Trails Middle School student made the threat in a video he recorded while holding a gun belonging to his parents. The

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In Post-Jones Era, Friends of the Library Revive With Nomination of Carl Laundrie as President

| February 15, 2019

In Post-Jones Era, Friends of the Library Revive With Nomination of Carl Laundrie as President

The Friends of the Library, an independent, non-profit support group for the Flagler County Library, nearly met an untimely end with the death of

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Thomas Rando, a Convicted Felon, Is Arrested in Crash Death of 10-Year-Old Hannah Beard

| February 15, 2019

Thomas Rando, a Convicted Felon, Is Arrested in Crash Death of 10-Year-Old Hannah Beard

Thomas Rando, a 32-year-old resident of 2551 North State Street in Bunnell, was arrested Thursday and charged with a felony count of driving on

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Flagler Supervisor of Elections Wants To Know Why You Love Voting: Take the Survey

| February 15, 2019

Flagler Supervisor of Elections Wants To Know Why You Love Voting: Take the Survey

Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart is asking registered voters to take a five-question online survey about why and where they like to vote,

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From Drug Court To Vigil For Anthony Fennick, an Unexplained Death Continues To Rattle

| February 14, 2019

From Drug Court To Vigil For Anthony Fennick, an Unexplained Death Continues To Rattle

A dusk vigil for Anthony Fennick, 23, who died Saturday after his health degraded at the Flagler jail, mixed celebration of his life with

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Second Valentine’s Day Mass Wedding at Flagler Courthouse Features Vows and Surprises

| February 14, 2019

Second Valentine’s Day Mass Wedding at Flagler Courthouse Features Vows and Surprises

Eleven couples married and five renewed their vows in the Flagler Clerk of Court's second anual mass wedding on the steps of the county

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Cecil C. Sowell, 1931-2019

| February 19, 2019

Cecil C. Sowell, 1931-2019

Cecil C. Sowell, 87, of Flagler Beach, died February 17, 2019 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. A veteran of Korea and Vietnam, he was a builder, a deacon and a family man.

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Florida Takes Center Stage In Controversy Over Citizenship Question On Census Form

| February 19, 2019

Florida Takes Center Stage In Controversy Over Citizenship Question On Census Form

Including the citizenship question could hurt Florida and other states with large immigrant populations in the decennial reapportionment process, a federal judge wrote.

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Tuesday Briefing: Meet the Candidates in Flagler Beach, Suicide Prevention, Bowling Trial, Palm Coast Manager

| February 19, 2019

Tuesday Briefing: Meet the Candidates in Flagler Beach, Suicide Prevention, Bowling Trial, Palm Coast Manager

Four candidates for Flagler Beach commission answer questions in a public forum, Michael Bowling is on trial again after December's mistrial, Palm Coast narrows its list for manager.

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

| February 18, 2019

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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Monday Briefing: Interim Administrator Interviews, Sheriff’s Storage Options, Bunnell’s Historic Registry

| February 18, 2019

Monday Briefing: Interim Administrator Interviews, Sheriff’s Storage Options, Bunnell’s Historic Registry

The Flagler County Commission is in marathon session starting at 8:30 a.m. with interviews of interim administrator candidates, ending with an evening meeting to discuss storage options for sheriff's units.

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Anthony Fennick’s Death and The Sheriff’s Green Roof Inn Smear

| February 17, 2019

Anthony Fennick’s Death and The Sheriff’s Green Roof Inn Smear

Much is unknown in the death of inmate Anthony Fennick, but much is known, including the sheriff's responsibility for hiring trouble-ridden Armor Health--and for showing inmates contempt from the outset with his "Green Roof Inn"

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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’

| February 17, 2019

Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’

It’s an opportunity that’s being missed in emergency rooms everywhere: the next step — a means to divert addicted patients into treatment — remains elusive once an addict is released from an emergency room.

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

| February 17, 2019

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

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Federal Appeals Court Hammers Florida For Imposing ‘Serious Burden’ on Right To Vote

| February 16, 2019

Federal Appeals Court Hammers Florida For Imposing ‘Serious Burden’ on Right To Vote

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Florida law requiring voters’ signatures on mail-in ballots to match the signatures on file with elections officials imposes “a serious burden on the right to

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DeSantis Calls For Statewide Grand Jury Investigation of Local School Districts’ Safety

| February 15, 2019

DeSantis Calls For Statewide Grand Jury Investigation of Local School Districts’ Safety

Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are complying with mandatory safety measures designed to protect students.

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Weekend Briefing: Dance of Love, Walk For Shaunti Stafford, Cat Adoption, Brian Hammond at Salvo, Bing’s, Solisti

| February 15, 2019

Weekend Briefing: Dance of Love, Walk For Shaunti Stafford, Cat Adoption, Brian Hammond at Salvo, Bing’s, Solisti

Valentine's Dance at AACS, a walk in memory of Shaunti Stafford, cat and kitten adoption at Sable Palms, Brian Hammond at Salvo Art House, an art opening, Daytona Solisti Baroque Orchestra romances strings.

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Renner Wants ‘Objectivity’ To Drive Felons’ Voter Restoration, But Hurdles Are Multiplying

| February 14, 2019

Renner Wants ‘Objectivity’ To Drive Felons’ Voter Restoration, But Hurdles Are Multiplying

Elections officials could face a Herculean task trying to verify whether people who’ve registered to vote have met all the conditions required to make them eligible to cast ballots.

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CultureIn Post-Jones Era, Friends of the Library Revive With Nomination of Carl Laundrie as President

In Post-Jones Era, Friends of the Library Revive With Nomination of Carl Laundrie as President

The Friends of the Library, an independent, non-profit support group for the Flagler County Library, nearly met an untimely end with the death of Terry Jones, its long-time president.

Feb 15, 2019 / More »
Flagler 911Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days

Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days

Austin Chewning, the Flagler County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year, was involved in a crash in the Hammock Saturday. Firefighters on a tender truck were involved in a crash this morning on Education

Feb 19, 2019 / More »
Calendar: Coming Days In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Feb. 19)

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

Feb 17, 2019 / More »
News BriefsCecil C. Sowell, 1931-2019

Cecil C. Sowell, 1931-2019

Cecil C. Sowell, 87, of Flagler Beach, died February 17, 2019 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. A veteran of Korea and Vietnam, he was a builder, a deacon and a family

Feb 19, 2019 / More »
Pierre Tristam Anthony Fennick’s Death and The Sheriff’s Green Roof Inn Smear

Anthony Fennick’s Death and The Sheriff’s Green Roof Inn Smear

Much is unknown in the death of inmate Anthony Fennick, but much is known, including the sheriff's responsibility for hiring trouble-ridden Armor Health--and for showing inmates contempt from the outset with his "Green

Feb 17, 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 <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 Trump Said He Would Protect Families, Then Deported My Husband

Trump Said He Would Protect Families, Then Deported My Husband

A year ago, my husband Jorge was torn from our family and deported to Mexico after living peacefully in the United States for nearly 30 years, working and raising a family with me

Feb 12, 2019 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

County Rebuffs Sheriff’s Request for ‘Critical’ Evidence Storage Space in Latest Operations Center Snag »

County Rebuffs Sheriff’s Request for ‘Critical’ Evidence Storage Space in Latest Operations Center Snag

County commissioners don't want to spend money piecemeal on short-term solutions for the sheriff's exile from the Operations Center, but the sheriff says space needs are critical.

Feb 19 2019 / No comment / Read More »

Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days »

Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year and Flagler Fire Truck Involved in 2 Separate Crashes in 4 Days

Austin Chewning, the Flagler County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year, was involved in a crash in the Hammock Saturday. Firefighters on a tender truck were involved in a crash this morning on Education Way and U.S. 1 in Palm Coast. Two civilians were involved.

Feb 19 2019 / No comment / Read More »

County Will Consider Importing Water From Palm Coast For Troubled Plantation Bay, Halting $6 Million Plan »

County Will Consider Importing Water From Palm Coast For Troubled Plantation Bay, Halting $6 Million Plan

Flagler County was ready to award a $6.1 million contract to build a new water plant at Plantation Bay when Commissioner Dave Sullivan pushed to halt the process and consider other options Monday.

Feb 18 2019 / 4 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

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