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Monday Briefing: John Schenone Trial, An Extended Runway for Flagler Airport, Trump in lee County, iPhone’s New Coke

| September 19, 2016

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A two-vehicle collision on Palm Coast Parkway’s wesbound lanes, near Joe’s N.Y. Pizza, Saturday evening, left a boat blocking one of the two lanes and an SUV crashed against a tree. The driver of the SUV was not hurt. Three years a go a single-engine plane had to land on Palm Coast Parkway when it experienced engine trouble, in the same area. No train has yet blocked the parkway. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening…then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 186.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: mal du siècle, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

mark twain george cable william dean howells“It has been a curious experience. It has taught me that [George W,] Cable’s gifts of mind are greater and higher than I had suspected. But–That ‘But’ is pointing toward his religion. You will never, never know, never divine, guess, imagine, how loathsome a thing the Christian religion can be made until you come to know and study Cable daily and hourly. Mind you, I like him; he is pleasant company; I rage and swear at him sometimes, but we do not quarrel; we get along mighty happily together; but in him and his person I have learned to hate all religions. He has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath-day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it.”

–Mark Twain in a letter to William Dean Howells after touring with Cable, cited in Edmund Wilson’s “Patritic Gore” (1962).

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.

Today through Sept. 30, traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.

In Court: The non-jury trial of John J. Schenone, 21, of Palm Coast, begins at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman. Schenone is accused of molesting the 11-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend, and faces a capital felony charge as well as two first degree felony charges.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building. The agenda includes commissioners’ expected approval of two grants totaling just over $10 million for the construction of a runway extension at the Flagler County Airport, and a $12 million bid award to Halifax Paving to actually build the extension. The commission is also expected to approve a ranking of lands that could be added to the county’s inventory of environmentally sensitive lands. The commission will also approve the 2017 special taxing rates for several districts, including Daytona North, the Malacompra and Marineland drainage basins, and Espanola.

Sports: FPC meets Father Lopez (boys) in golf at 3:30 p.m. at the Cypress Knoll Golf Course, Matanzas meets Palatka (girls) at 4:30 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Course.

Local Media Recap: palm coast flagler florida newsUpdated jail bookings and day and night shift incident summary reports are available here.

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Cheryl Massaro: everything she touches is a success. (© FlaglerLive) palm coast flagler florida  newsFlagler Youth Center Director Cheryl Massaro Appointed to Federal Juvenile Justice Board That Advises Congress and the President

observerTwo travel-related Zika cases have been reported in Flagler County, according to the Florida Department of Health. palm coast flagler florida  newsFlagler’s Unemployment Back Down to 5.4% After Brief Rise, Florida’s at 4.7% for 4th Month

news-journalSilver anniversary celebration: Auditorium event spotlights student art programs

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will attend a campaign rally in Southwest Florida. (3 p.m., Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Sept. 21: The Flagler Department of Juvenine Justice Council meets at 9 a.m. in room 3B (third floor), Government Services Building.
Sept. 22: Free Palm Coast Business & Professional Network Meet-Up Breakfast: Palm Coast Business and Professional Network is a membership based organization. The organization generates 2,000 leads (prospective clients) per year for its members. Membership affords multitudes of other benefits. As a guest, you are are allowed to attend one free breakfast session to learn about the group, how the meetings are run, meet the members, and learn about membership benefits. There is no cost to attend this session, but you can only attend once unless you decide to become a member. No walk-in attendance for guests. You must call in advance and get confirmed to attend. Call: 386-447-5870.
Sept. 25: Pastor Gillard S. Glover has invited the community for “Family and Friends Day,” starting at 10 a.m., at First Church – 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. “It will be a wonderful occasion with members reaching out with care and concern, and for partaking in a repast, which will be prepared,” organizers say. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 386-446-5759.
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.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast will dedicate Frank meeker Field in memory of the late county commissioner and city councilman, at 6 p.m. on Field 3 at Indian Trails Sports Complex. The city will also dedicate a tree in Meeker’s memory on Oct. 4 in Central Park.
florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekOct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Sept. 28: Twitter automation done right: Mark Woods, the king of Social Media Automation, is offering his comprehensive, hands-on Twitter Automation workshop for a second time in September by popular demand. Cost is $79 to attend. Limited Seats available. Advance RSVPs required. Call 386-445-4153 (9 to 5, M-F). The event is at 389 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. More details here.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
Nov. 8: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 9 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
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 Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

J.S. Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245, Performed by Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, dir.

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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: John Schenone Trial, An Extended Runway for Flagler Airport, Trump in lee County, iPhone’s New Coke”

  1. theevoice says:

    why even try this dude..give him the usual 6 month suspended sentence and save the time and money..the judges and courts in flagler are a complete JOKE…

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