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Flagler’s Labor Force and Number of Job-Holders Jump to New Highs as Unemployment Falls

| March 23, 2018

Flagler County’s labor force has grown by 42 percent since the recovery began in 2010, and more impressively, the rate of people holding jobs has grown 63 percent, by a net 17,500 people.

The Selling of Palm Coast:
Mayor’s State of the City Speech: $40 a Plate, Sponsors Sought, Profits Go To The Observer

| March 22, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland headlines a State of the City event at the city’s new community center in April, but for $40 a ticket. The for profit event is produced by the Observer, which will take all earnings.

For Life-Sentenced Murderer Paul Miller, Unexpected Glimmer of Hope As His Counsel Is Questioned

| March 22, 2018

In a powerful argument based on new revelations that emerged today, Paul Miller’s attorney is arguing that the representation he got at trial was ineffective to the point that his conviction may never have happened.

Proposal of 8-Year Term Limits For School Board Members May Head for November Ballot

| March 22, 2018

School board members would be limited to eight years in office under a proposal that moved forward Wednesday in the state Constitution Revision Commission.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Population Grows 2.5% in a Year, to 110,510

| March 22, 2018

Flagler County gained an estimated 2,705 residents in the last 12 months calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau, suggesting a need for more housing.

City Rep’s ‘Blood Knot’ Peels Off Limits of Black and White Skins Through Apartheid

| March 22, 2018

The Athol Fugard play tells the story of two South African brothers in the early 1960s, one of whom returns to live with his sibling after years of passing as white.

Flagler Reads Together:
“The Alice Network”‘s Little Problem

| March 21, 2018

Flagler Reads Together this year chose Kate Quinn’s “The Alice Network,” a novel about women spies during World War I wrapped in a sort of buddy road story.

Parent Faces Charges After Appearing to Instigate Fight Between 2 Indian Trails Middle School Boys

| March 21, 2018

Anthony Gardiner, a 34-year-old resident of Pam Coast’s B Section, was captured in several videos either instigating or intervening in a fight between two boys on a Belle Terre Parkway sidewalk.

Sheriff’s Chief Paul Bovino, Newly-Minted FBI Academy Graduate, On The Experience From Within

| March 21, 2018

Paul Bovino is among the more charismatic and intimidating members of the Sheriff’s Office, a cop’s cop with outsize stage presence and a love of the job that radiates in most things he says and does.

C.J. Nelson Exonerated of Felony Child Abuse Charge in Epic Confrontation, Faces
Sentence on Misdemeanors

| March 20, 2018

A jury found C.J. Nelson not guilty of felony child abuse in an incident in which he punched a 16-year-old girl, but found him guilty of two misdemeanor battery charges.

Iconic Geodesic Dome at North End of Flagler Beach Collapses and Won’t Be Rebuilt

| March 20, 2018

The two geodesic-domed houses, totaling close to 10,000 square feet between them, have been at Flagler Beach’s north end since the early 1980s. The owner says the dome will be replaced with a flat roof.

Sheriff Staly Orders Investigation Re-Opened in Flagler Courthouse Bailiffs’ Behavior

| March 20, 2018

Staly issued the order three days after a FlaglerLive story detailed allegations of racial and sexual improprieties involving courthouse deputies and staff.

Nursing Home Industry Successfully Quashes Residents’ Bill of Rights

| March 20, 2018

Florida Constitution Revision Commission member Brecht Heuchan withdrew a proposal that would have guaranteed rights to nursing-home residents and allowed them to sue facilities if those rights were violated.

Severe Weather and “A Few Tornadoes Possible” in Afternoon for Flagler-Palm Coast

| March 20, 2018

The National Weather Center’s prediction for today projects a potential for severe and damaging weather onto the entirety of Flagler.

Scott Signs Bill Targeting Opioid Addiction, Imposing Limits on Prescriptions

| March 19, 2018

The bill is designed, at least in part, to prevent patients from getting addicted to prescription painkillers and then turning to street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.

Tiny RV Park Proposed for Colbert Lane Revs Up Residents’ Rebellion, and Is Denied

| March 19, 2018

Upscale or not, Palm Coast Plantation and Grand Haven residents saw a proposed RV park on Colbert Lane as a trailer park, and the county commission rejected it Monday evening.

Fleeing Man Who Overturned Truck on Palm Coast Parkway Is a Felon With History of Chases

| March 19, 2018

Brent Enfinger, fleeing cops since Volusia County, was at the wheel of a truck that overturned on Palm Coast Parkway Saturday when he got out and fled again before his arrest.

Levi Ovenshire, 19, Sentenced to 15 Years In Prison For Friend’s Attempted Murder in F-Section

| March 19, 2018

Levi Ovenshire, 19, shot 19-year-old Marco Salazar in the back as the two were hanging out at 13 Fulton Place in Palm Coast last June 24. Ovenshire later spoke as if he’d been hallucinating.

Are Drug Addicts Less Valuable Than Students? Florida Says Yes, Wrongly.

| March 18, 2018

Politically there may be a big difference between students’ safety and drug addicts. Ethically, there is none, and financially, addicts are being lethally short-changed.

As in Flagler, Few Districts Embrace Arming “Marshals,” So Money May Shift to School Cops

| March 18, 2018

In Flagler County, Superintendent Jim Tager and the school board said they would not support arming anyone who is not, in essence, as trained as school deputies must be to carry a weapon.

Vehicle Chase Ends in Arrest Off Palm Coast Parkway After Pick-Up Overturns

| March 17, 2018

The driver of the pick-up fled on foot toward the Red Roof Inn but was apprehended by Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies within minutes.

Driver Plows Into 4 Bikers on U.S. 1 North of Matanzas Woods, 3 Are Hospitalized

| March 16, 2018

Two men and a woman were hospitalized, one of them airlifted as a trauma patient, after a car plowed into them as they rode south on U.S. 1 Friday afternoon.

Shake-Up in Chambers: At Flagler Courthouse, 3 Judges Intervene Over Allegations of Deputies’ Sexual and Racial Improprieties

| March 16, 2018

Two bailiffs have been disciplined and reassigned out of the courthouse, bailiffs have a new supervisor, and one judge’s administrative assistant lost her job as a judge’s assistant as a result of the alleged improprieties.

Palm Coast Man Faces Attempted Armed Carjacking Charge After Rushing C.O.P. With Knife

| March 15, 2018

Stephen Goldberg, 32, of Palm Coast’s E Section, allegedly brandished a knife and rushed a C.O.P. who was patrolling in her car near his house Thursday. He faces a slew of charges.

Behind Closed Doors, Palm Coast Council Was Willing To Risk Big Loss Against McDonald Until Judge and Adjuster Set It Straight

| March 15, 2018

Battles between Palm Coast government–the council and Jim Landon, the manager–and Dennis McDonald, the perennial critic, got so personal in a previous lawsuit, records show, that the city was willing to risk taxpayer money until it was forced to accept a settlement.

Broad-Ranging Gun Control Proposal Could End Up on November Ballot as an Amendment

| March 15, 2018

A proposed constitutional amendment would a minimum age of 21 on all firearm purchases, a 3-day waiting period and a comprehensive background check.

White Supremacist Teacher Dayanna Volitich Mustn’t Be Returned to the Classroom

| March 14, 2018

Try to imagine you’re a non-white student in Volitich’s social studies class. What do you do with this new information about your teacher’s “white superiority”?

The New Palm Coast Community Center: A Bounty of Spaces Welcoming Uses and Nature

| March 14, 2018

The $8 million renovation more than triples the size of the old building to 18,000 square feet, with ample and handsome spaces inside and out, including a renovated public park.

Sheriff Credits “Fugitive Friday” Video For Re-Arrest of Palm Coast Man He’d Arrested In May

| March 14, 2018

Sheriff Rick Staly last August pulled over James Christopher Raposa for speeding. He was later placed on probation on an impaired driving charge, but violated probation.

Post-Hurricane Initiatives Fall Short of Measures to Prevent Fuel Crises In Next Storms

| March 13, 2018

A strategic fuel-reserve task force and using rail-tank cars to bring fuel into evacuation areas to avoid a repeat of runs on gas stations were among initiatives that failed at this year’s legislative session.



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