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Tuesday Briefing: Sheriff Named to State Association Board, Judicial Nominating Commission Kick-Off,

| July 24, 2018

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Sheriff Rick Staly, seen here at a recent county commission workshop on the Sheriff’s Operations Center, was elected to the eight-member board of directors of the Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association at its semi-annual meeting last week in Kissimmee. The association is the largest organization of deputy sheriffs in the United States, with a membership of over 12,000. It is most widely known for its Lend a Hand program that was responsible for
distributing over $47,000 in benefits this year to law enforcement officers in Florida. ‘I am honored to serve on this Board supporting the hard-working men and women of Sheriff’s Offices throughout Florida,’ Staly said. ‘All employees and volunteers of FCSO are members of the FDSA and one employee has already benefited from the ‘Lend a Hand’ program during their time of need.’ (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 28
The OED’s Word of the Day: affinage, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“”If Paganini, who uttered his soul through the strings of his violin, spent three days without practising, he lost what he called the stops of his instrument, meaning the sympathy between the wooden frame, the strings, the bow, and himself; if he had lost this alliance, he would have been no more than an ordinary player. Perpetual work is the law of art, as it is the law of life, for art is idealized creation. Hence great artists and perfect poets wait neither for commission nor for purchasers. They are constantly creating—to-day, to-morrow, always. The result is the habit of work, the unfailing apprehension of the difficulties which keep them in close intercourse with the Muse and her productive forces.”

–From Balzac’s “Cousin Bette” (1846).



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.

One lane of southbound Belle Terre Parkway to be closed intermittently July 23-27: Road crews will have intermittent lane closures of one southbound lane of Belle Terre Parkway between Royal Palms Parkway and Easthampton Boulevard. These intermittent lane closures are needed while that section of Belle Terre Parkway is repaved.

Matthew Nesbitt.

Matthew Nesbitt.

In Court: Matthew Nesbitt, 44, of Palm Coast’s P Section, is on trial on eight charges, including three charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and a charge of offense against a police dog, before Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, 9 a.m. (Case 2017CF001004) See the background story here.

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene at 11 a.m. in a phone conference for a logistical meeting to discuss the process it will follow as it works toward recommending a nominee to fill the vacancy resulting from the removal of Circuit Court Judge Scott Dupont. The commission, which includes Palm Coast attorney Raven Sword, will set a deadline for those wishing to apply and set interview dates.

The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

The Flagler County School Board meets at 5:15 p.m. to approve advertising next year’;s school property tax rates. The meeting is at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road South, Palm Coast, from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, 73 Patricia Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Outback Steakhouse, 45 Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, from 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: Flagler Fish Company, 180 South Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Friday: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, December 7-10
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 9
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 9
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.



Nightly lane closures on Florida Park Drive to begin Monday, July 16 and continuing until Friday night, July 20. The Palm Coast Utility Department will be closing one lane of Florida Park Drive — a segment at a time – from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly to allow for lining of the sanitary sewer system. The project will be done in rotating segments all along Florida Park Drive. Traffic control will be provided.

Garbage, recyclables & yard trash must be placed at curb no later than 6 a.m. Palm Coast reminds all residents to place their garbage, recyclables and yard trash at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day. The city’s garbage collection contractor, Waste Pro, has recently changed the routing of some routes. With the summer heat, the re-routing will allow employees to focus on heavier volumes earlier in the day. With that, customers may see a change in the time of day their garbage is normally picked up. However, the days of collection (Monday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Friday, with yard trash on Wednesdays) is not changing. Issues with garbage service can be reported at that website, or by calling Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

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.

MARIJUANA EDIBLES ON TABLE: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hold a meeting in Broward County about edible medical-marijuana products. The meeting will include discussion about processing requirements. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Hurricane House, 3025 S.W. 70th Ave., Davie.)

ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ANALYZED: The Education Estimating Conference will discuss enrollment in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the state. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

GOP AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES APPEAR: Republican candidates for agriculture commissioner are slated to appear at a meet-and-greet event in Hillsborough County. The GOP candidates are state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers; Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring; former Rep. Baxter Troutman, R-Winter Haven; and Mike McCalister. (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Plant City Women’s Club, 1110 North Wheeler St., Plant City.)


—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692,

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.

Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

The following is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at
Cats and Dogs Looking for Homes is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at

Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of July 20, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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