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| August 29, 2016

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Today is the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. (NOAA)

Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning…then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 487.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: any road, adv..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


white trash
“The sectional crisis that led to America’s Civil War dramatically reconfigured the democratic language of class identity. The lowly squatter remained the focus of attention, but his habitat had changed. He was snow singularly a creature of the slave state. The terminology for poor southern whites changed too. Neither squatter nor cracker was the label of choice anymore. Dirt-poor southerners living on the margin of plantation society became even more repugnant as “sandhillers” and pathetic, self-destructive “clay-eaters.” It was at this moment that they acquired the most enduring insult of all, ‘poor white trash.” The southern poor were not just lazy vagrants; now they were odd specimens in a collector’s cabinet of curiosities, a diseased breed and the degenerate spawn of a “notorious race.” A new nomenclature placed the lowly where they would become familiar objects of ridicule in the modern age.”

–From Nancy Isenberg’s “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” (Viking, 2016).

2016 Election Interviews

Supervisor of Elections


Kaiti Lenhart
Kimble Medley
Abra Seay

Sheriff


Jim Manfre (D)
Don Fleming (R)
Larry Jones (D)
John Lamb (R)
Jerry O'Gara(R)
Rick Staly (R)
Mark Whisenant (R)
Chris Yates (R)
Thomas Dougherty (I)

Palm Coast City Council


Robert Cuff (Dist. 1)
Troy DuBose (Dist. 1)
Sims Jones (Dist. 1)
Art McGovern Jr. (Dist. 1)
Nick Klufas (Dist. 3)
Anita Moeder (Dist. 3)
Pam Richardson (Dist. 3)
John Brady (Mayor)
Milissa Holland (Mayor)
Dennis McDonald (Mayor)
Ron Radford (Mayor)

Flagler School Board


Colleen Conklin (Dist. 3)
Jason Sands (Dist. 3)
Paul Anderson (Dist. 5)
Maria Barbosa (Dist. 5)
Sharon Demers (Dist. 5)
Myra Middleton-Valentine (Dist. 5)

Flagler County Commission


Charlie Ericksen (Dist. 1)
Ken Mazzie (Dist. 1)
Daniel Potter (Dist. 1)
Jason France (Dist. 3)
Dave Sullivan (Dist. 3)
Denise Calderwood (Dis. 5)
Donald O'Brien (Dist. 5)

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.

No early voting today. But you may still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot at the elections supervisor’s office, at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Completed ballots must be received by supervisors by 7 p.m. Tuesday to be counted. Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the last day of primary voting across Flagler County and Florida.

In Court: Felony arraignments scheduled for 8:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman, Courtroom 401, Flagler County Courthouse.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets in a so-called shade meeting, that is, one not open to the public, so the commission can discuss a potential settlement in the city’s long-running dispute with Howard Sklar over the Flagler Beach marina. 1 p.m. at City all.

The Bunnell City Commission holds its final budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard.

Local Media Recap:

Updated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

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In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

University of West Florida president interviews: A search committee will start three days of interviewing candidates to become president of the University of West Florida. (7 a.m. Central time, UWF Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola.)

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is running for re-election in Congressional District 23, is expected to speak to the Weston Democratic Club. (6:30 p.m., Wings in Weston, 1354 S.W. 160th Ave., Weston.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Sept. 1: To pot or not: The Flagler County Young Republicans host a forum on Amendment 2, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida, which appears on the Nov. 8 election ballot. Representatives from United for Care, the sponsor of the amendment, and Vote NO on 2, will offer presentations, to be followed by an open question and answer period. All welcome. Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast.
Sept. 3: Plein air artist William Lurcott, a Flagler Beach resident, is featured at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach from 6 to 8 pm during the opening reception of his month-long show “A Landscape Perspective.” The public is invited to this free event. During the reception, the artist will meet with guests and explain his artistic techniques. Light refreshments and live music will be available. The gallery is at 206 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach.
fyo-open-house-fliveSept. 7: The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its open house for all new or prospective students who’d like to join the county’s largest (and free) music program. The open house is at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Any Flagler student, including homes chooled students, in grades 3-12, are eligible to enroll (must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2016.) Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello or doublebass. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., with students enrolled in the hour block appropriate to their skill level and schedule. The first class for first-time students is Sept. 19. (Auditions for returning students start on Aug. 22, the first class for returning students is Aug. 31.)
Sept. 8: Meeting of the Flagler school district’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Third Floor main conference or training room 3, Government Services Building, Bunnell. Open to the public.
Sept. 10: African Art: Ancient Egypt to the Contemporary World, a pair of presentations by Bertrand Green, former chairman of African American studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon, the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. $20 for PCAF members, $25 for general admission. Call 386/225-4394 or email pcaf@cfl.rr.com to reserve your seat.
Sept. 17-18: Staged Reading of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” at the Flagler Auditorium’s Black Box Theatre, directed by Bruce Heighley, a volunteer production to benefit the auditorium’s the Arts in Education Scholarship Fund and Temple Beth Shalom. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets: $29 for adults, $18 for students. Call the Flagler Auditorium, 437-7547, for tickets, or go to flaglerauditorium.org.
stamp-coin-clubSept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

The Day’s Best Reads:

 

Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through August 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Brasil Guitar Duo: João Luiz e Douglas Lora

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