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Wednesday Briefing: Chief Bovino Goes FBI, Giving Store Luncheon, Public Safety Council, Property Taxes

| November 8, 2017

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office today announced that Division Chief Paul Bovino of the Community Policing Division, will attend the 271st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.., in January 2018. Less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers receive the invitation to this prestigious academy during their career. 'This is a great honor for Chief Bovino and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,' Sheriff Rick Staly said. 'This type of training will continue to improve Flagler County and the leadership at the Sheriff’s office.' Bovino started his career in law enforcement with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a Deputy Sheriff. While working at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Bovino has been dedicated to providing true leadership to those under his command. (© FlaglerLive)

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office today announced that Division Chief Paul Bovino, Community Policing Division, will attend the 271st session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.., in January 2018. Less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers receive the invitation to this prestigious academy during their career. ‘This is a great honor for Chief Bovino and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,’ Sheriff Rick Staly said. ‘This type of training will continue to improve Flagler County and the leadership at the Sheriff’s office.’ Chief Bovino started his career in law enforcement with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a Deputy Sheriff. While working at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Bovino has been dedicated to providing true leadership to those under his command. (© FlaglerLive)

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Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“The ritual of mass shootings must include instant questions about the killer’s precise motive, as if his horrific deed can be truly fathomed. The most pertinent answer to that question in Texas as elsewhere is the killer did it because he could — he could get the firepower, a viciously effective Ruger assault rifle, and register his grievance as something supreme in his mind by applying destructive force upon the innocent.”

–From a Nov. 6 New York Times editorial, “Mass Shootings Don’t Have to Be Inevitable.”

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In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.



The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.

The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at 201 W. Moody Blvd., Chambers Meeting Room in Bunnell.

Flagler Volunteer Services host the Giving Store Luncheon: We hope that you will join us in supporting the wonderful “Giving Store” by attending a fun luncheon. Last year over 478 Flagler County children were able to shop at our “Giving Store” and choose presents for their family members. If not for this opportunity these children would not get to experience “The Joy of Giving.” Proceeds from our semi-annual rummage sales and this luncheon help to support and fund “The Giving Store.” Tickets are $25.00 Per Person and are available by calling the office at (386) 597-2950. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for “The Giving Store” and exchange it for a raffle ticket for a Fabulous Prize!
Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle.

The Rymfire Elementary PTO Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s media center.

Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with Stetson University, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series continues with “The Rivers Run To It,” featuring Jack Davis, Ph.D. Part of a series of four engaging talks on various aspects of Florida’s environmental history this event will address the historic and present cultural connections between Florida’s rivers and the sea. 7 p.m. in the Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida, 32723. This event is free and open to the public. Drawing from his recently published book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, Davis will focus on the relationship between Florida’s rivers and the coast as they relate to human exploration and expansion through Florida. Davis is an award-winning author and editor of seven books on environmental history, and a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. His book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida book awards.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC DISCUSSED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive a briefing on the opioid crisis and a presentation about drug overdose deaths. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PROPERTY TAX INCREASES AT ISSUE: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 317), filed by Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, that would make it harder to raise local property taxes. In part, the bill would require approval of 60 percent of the local governing body to raise municipal millage rates. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PETROLEUM TANKS PONDERED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Environmental Protection about the state’s petroleum-tank cleanup program. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CHILD MARRIAGES TARGETED: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 335), filed by Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami, and Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, that would prevent marriage licenses from being issued to anyone under age 18. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

OPIOIDS, CHILD WELFARE DISCUSSED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive a presentation by the Department of Children and Families about the opioid crisis and the child-welfare system. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

EARLY LEARNING ENROLLMENT EYED: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Office of Early Learning about the impact of Hurricane Maria on enrollment in the school-readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

`HOPE SCHOLARSHIP’ PROGRAM GETS AIRING: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1), filed by Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, that would create the “Hope Scholarship” program. Under the program, students who are bullied or are involved in violence at schools would be able to transfer to other public schools or to get scholarships to attend private schools. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES REVVED UP: The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 353), filed by Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, that would make a series of changes to laws dealing with autonomous vehicles. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

BP SETTLEMENT MONEY AT ISSUE: Triumph Gulf Coast, which is helping administer BP settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will meet in Wakulla County. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville.)

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PANEL MEETS: The Strategic Planning Committee of the state university system’s Board of Governors will meet and discuss issues related to strategic plans for the University of West Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. (Wednesday, 3:45 p.m., University of Central Florida, Orlando.)

HANNON SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED: Patrick Hannon, who was sentenced to death in the 1991 murders of two men in Hillsborough County, is scheduled to be executed. Hannon was convicted of killing Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. Hannon and two other men went to the apartment where Snider and Carter lived on Jan. 10, 1991. After one of the other men attacked and stabbed Snider, Hannon was accused of cutting Snider’s throat. Hannon was then accused of fatally shooting Carter, who had tried to hide under a bed. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., Florida State Prison, Raiford.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:


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Nov. 22: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends will be held at the new location, the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Nov. 25: The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach hosts the seventh annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free fun-filled holiday event. Highlights of the event include the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15 p.m., the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, entertainment, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition. Entertainment at the event includes the Beu Sisters, Crescendo Amelia, stilt walkers, the Grinch, face painters, balloon artists and more.
Nov. 25-26: 52nd Annual Art & Craft Festival: The St. Augustine Art Association presents its outdoor art fair that has become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition - welcoming visitors, art collectors and holiday shoppers for decades. The festival features painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculptures, fiber art, photography, mixed media and fine hand crafted creations from more than 150 artists. Location: Francis Field, 29 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staugustineartfestival.com.
Nov. 29: A pre-trial hearing is scheduled in the case of Phillip Haire Jr., who is accused of attempted murder in a shooting incident in the direction of his parents and a sheriff's sergeant. 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
Nov. 29: maria howell molestation chargesMaria Howell, the 20-year-old Palm Coast woman accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, is scheduled for a plea and sentencing before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Craig on Oct. 31 rejected a plea deal that would have allowed Howell to avoid prison time, telling the defense and prosecution to return with "some" prison time.
Dec. 1: david snelgroveA hearing is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on two new issues relating to the scheduled re-sentencing of convicted double-murderer David Snelgrove, who killed Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The Supreme Court has ordered Snelgrove-re-sentenced because twice before, non-unanimous juries recommended that he be killed. That was deemed unconstitutional. Juries must now be unanimous. Before getting to that stage, a hearing must determine a) whether Craig has a conflict of interest as a sitting judge, since he was working in the State Attorney's office at the time Snelgrove was originally prosecuted (though not in the homicide division), and b) whether Snelgrove should have an evidentiary hearing about his mental capacities to be even eligible for the death penalty. The hearing will decide whether that evidentiary hearing is due. Snelgrove is expected to be present. At the Flagler County courthouse.
Dec. 1: First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Dec. 5: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation's first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
Dec. 7: Critic’s Choice Dinner Club, 5:30 p.m. This monthly club visits a new restaurant, chosen by the group, to spend time with friends enjoying a casual dinner while rating food and service. New members welcome. This month’s location is Bayne's Barbeque, 301 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach. Food and transportation are the participant’s responsibility. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 5: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Bobby Earl Gore arriving in court this morning. (© FlaglerLive)Dec. 11: Bobby Earl Gore, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to murdering his son at their Flagler Beach home on April 30, 2017, is sentenced by Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, at 9 a.m. Gore, 74, in a plea deal, pleaded no contest to manslaughter, a first degree felony, and faces eight to 15 years in prison.
Dec. 16: Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House's Humanitarian of the Year is announced. The award will be presented during the “Christmas to Remember” celebration for children in foster care and other children under the dependency court system. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.
Dec. 16:
Last year's holiday boat parade in Palm Coast drew a record 33 vessels.

Last year's holiday boat parade in Palm Coast drew a record 33 vessels.

Now in its 34th year, the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for Dec. 16 at at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin. The parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat U.S., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall. Details and registration form here.
Dec. 27: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is held at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Jan. 5: First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Jan. 6: Chart-topping comedian Ron White comes to The Peabody at 7:30 p.m., where guests can expect an all new standup comedy show intended for mature audiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. They call him “Tater Salad.” Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. Tickets ($65 and $45 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office. For mature audiences.
Jan. 7: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Boccherini’s Quartet “Opus 58”, No. 4 G245 in B minor, Puccini’s “Crisantemi”, Nino Rota’s String Quartet and Wolf’s Italian Serenade.
Jan. 19: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the top ensemble, performs at Salvo Art House at 6 p.m., at 802 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Jan. 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm. From 4:30 - 6 pm this time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. Meeting starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. Come join us for a fun filled evening. For more information please visit the club's web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Jan. 24: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is held at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Feb. 12: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
April 8: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, D. 471 and Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667 “The Trout” with guest artists Hyunsoon Whang, piano and Jason Lindsay, double bass.
May 2: The Flagler Youth Orchestra's five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium's Arts in Education fund.
May 6: Florida Chamber Music Concerts. Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today's concert program: Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.”
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2 Responses for “Wednesday Briefing: Chief Bovino Goes FBI, Giving Store Luncheon, Public Safety Council, Property Taxes”

  1. Tired says:

    Congratulations Bovino! We’re blessed to have you among our protectors in Flagler County!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope the FBI makes him take a course on ethics, so he can come back and teach the jailers that it is unethical to have sex with inmates. Four cases of this that we know about this year, I mean REALLY!

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