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Tuesday Briefing: Active Shooter Training, School Board Self-Rules, Vocational Education, Heat Index to 102

| August 7, 2018

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Time again for Chess on the Porch this evening at the European Village’s Humidor in Palm Coast. See details below. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. 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: 67
The OED’s Word of the Day: pop art, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“All those who by force or fraud—or even by the will of the people or the nobles—obtain the absolute reins of government, and believe themselves to be, or are, above the law. … Tyranny is the name that must be applied … to any government in which he who is charged with the execution of the laws may make, destroy, break, interpret, hinder, or suspend them with assurance of impunity.

–Vittorio Alfieri



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.

Pre-planning days for Flagler County schoolteachers ahead of Friday’s resumption of classes. Superintendent Jim Tager welcomes back school teachers and staff at the Flagler Auditorium at 9 a.m., following a 7:30 breakfast and vendor showcase. At 11 a.m., the Flagler County Sheriff will be giving Incident Survival Training/Active Killer Training to the entire Flagler County School District at the Auditorium, a first in the county. The training is required by a new law passed in the aftermath of the Parkland school massacre last February.

The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. The board is expected to discuss its new School Board Operating Procedures Manual, created, according to a synopsis by the administration, “by the Board to provide a common framework and shared understanding of how the Board will conduct its business. The procedures manual is intended to: clarify expectations; minimize confusion and discord; maximize efficiency and effectiveness; tell the who, what, when, where, and how of various situations and practices; improve working relationships; ease new members’ transition; keep agreements clear to all; identify best practices for effective teamwork; share procedures with community and staff; and align board operations with district policy, and local, state and federal law.” In TRaining Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Flagler County School Board holds a special meeting at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell, to renew a contract with the Florida Department of Education and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, which have an ongoing cooperative agreement with various districts throughout Florida. Vocational Rehabilitation supports approved students with an implemented Individualized Education Plan for Employment (non-paid and paid community work). DOE/DVR reimburses the district $34,208.79 per Employment Specialist who serves vocational rehabilitation students. The district pays $7,744.60. This money comes from the FTE generated by students attending the TRAIL program.

The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss updates to the city’s comprehensive plan, its blueprint for long-term development.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

Chess on the Porch (and backgammon): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Call 386.445.2221.

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. Click on the image for larger view. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday: Live and inert bombing from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Live and inert bombing from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: No bombing.

During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.

Through Aug. 17: Florida Department of Health in Flagler is offering free back-to-school immunizations July 30 through August 17. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s immunization record, insurance card, and a photo ID. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The DOH-Flagler is located at 301 Dr, Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. For more information, call 386-437-7350, ext. 7095 or write Gretchen Smith Click on the flier to the right for a larger view of it.

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

  • Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Woody’s BBQ, 99 Flagler Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 1, the Call Center, 11 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 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 14-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 16
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.



Roundabout at US1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway Public Hearing: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of US1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, at the Palm Coast Community Center. It will be held as an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to view project displays, speak with project team representatives and provide comments. There is no formal presentation or formal verbal comment period on the agenda. The proposed roundabout design accommodates two lanes in each direction on U.S. 1, and at least one lane in each direction along Matanzas Woods Parkway. The speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph through the roundabout. The project also includes updating pedestrian features at the intersection. The goal of these proposed improvements is to improve safety at the intersection. Public participation is sought without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting us at

The Community Chorus of Palm Coast will begin rehearsals for their winter concert on Sept 4. Weekly Tuesday night rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 156 Florida Park Drive. Contact President Jeff McKay at 386-451-6145 or visit our website for more 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.

CHILDREN’S ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet will meet in Collier County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples.)

PRE-K PROGRAMS AT ISSUE: The Early Learning Programs Education Conference will discuss financial issues related to the voluntary pre-kindergarten program. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

UTILITY REGULATORS MEET: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a regular meeting before beginning a hearing on nuclear-project costs. (Wednesday, regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., nuclear hearing at 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

CRIST, KENNEDY AT HEALTH CARE RALLY: U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., will take part in a rally that will focus on health-care issues, including protecting the Affordable Care Act. (Tuesday, noon, Williams Park, 350 Second Ave. North, St. Petersburg.)

NATURAL BRIDGE ADDITION DISCUSSED: The Florida Park Service will provide an overview of plans for the Horn Springs addition to Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park south of Tallahassee. The project is expected to include a new trailhead and trail system east of the St. Marks River. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Leon County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee.)

SHARK FISHING AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold one in a series of meetings to gather input on shore-based shark fishing. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 South I St., Pensacola.)


—-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. 18: The Flagler County NAACP holds a press conference for Flagler Palm Coast High School Teacher Kimberley Lee who was the victim of an alleged assault and possible hate crime by two teenage students. The press conference takes place in front of the Flagler County Courthouse, 1769 E Moody Blvd, Building #1, Bunnell, at 12:05 pm.
Dec. 18: The Emergency Management staff is holding its multi-jurisdictional quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy public meeting to discuss grant funding, ongoing project progress and updates to Community Rating System program implementation efforts. Anybody interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about
mitigation is encouraged to attend or contact the county’s mitigation planner. Flagler County EOC - Training Room A
1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 3, Bunnell, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and again at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting, in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear an update on construction of bathrooms at the Auditorium, and discuss advertising policy changes. At the regular meeting, the board will spotlight its Teachers of the Year, Employees of the Year, Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.
Dec. 18: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 18: Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street.
Dec. 18: Matanzas High School Winter Concert, Pirate Theater at 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Tourist Development Council's 10 a.m. is cancelled.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Dec. 20: The Bunnell City Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers - Building 3.
Dec. 20: Flagler Palm Coast High School holds its International Baccalaureate diploma ceremony for the Class of 2018 at 6 p.m. in the school's Bistro.
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. 21: Teacher workday in Flagler County schools, winter break begins for students. School resumes on Monday, Jan. 7.
Dec. 21: Christmas Party with Santa at the Palm Coast Community Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. A new holiday party for residents will begin this season for guests to share a favorite cookie recipe and a fun visit with friends. Refreshments will be served and fees are $5/person.
Dec. 21: Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Beachside, 7 a.m.
Dec. 22: 5K run/walk and block party with local businesses in Flagler Beach, and entertainment from South 2nd Avenue to Daytona Avenue and 5K route. 4 to 9 p.m.
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,
Dec. 26 : A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. 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
Dec. 29: 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. 29: The African American Cultural Society is hosting Kwanzaa 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m., at The Cultural Center, 4422 N. US Highway 1, (386) 447-7030. This annual free public festivity of vendors, food and entertainment is partly supported by a cultural arts grant from the City of Palm Coast. Kwanzaa is a celebration of the Nguso Saba, the seven principles for enhancement of family, community and culture. Contact Brenda Andrews for details.

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.

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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 Aug. 3, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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