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Roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Will Save Lives, But Resistance Is Expected

| January 18, 2018

Those used to roundabouts love them, those not hate them: traffic experts say the roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie can work well with good design and education.

Why Is Judge Craig Looking to
Crucify Maria Howell?

| January 18, 2018

Twice prosecutors and the defense agreed to a deal in the molestation case involving Maria Howell. Twice Judge Craig rejected the deal. The case is now headed for trial.

Move Over, Magritte: Alchemist-Photographer Jerry Uelsmann Documents States of Consciousness

| January 18, 2018

Surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art among many places, speaks at the Hilton Garden Inn Sunday afternoon.

New York Company Buys Central Florida Pot Grower, Signaling Explosive Growth

| January 18, 2018

The New York company also owns marijuana operations in Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado and New Mexico and has a pending acquisition in New York.

In Big Shift, Palm Coast Approves New Wireless Rules and Opens Many Areas to 150-Ft. Towers

| January 17, 2018

Palm Coast hopes to end its reputation as a place full of dead zones and a poor place for carriers to do business, but aesthetics may take a backseat to improved coverage.

Ballot Measure Would Give Voters, Not Legislature, Final Say On Gambling’s Legality

| January 17, 2018

The proposed constitutional amendment pits the state’s gambling industry against anti-gambling advocates in what is expected to be a high-dollar campaign before the fall election.

Reckless Driving, a Crash in an R-Section Front Yard and a Chase Ends in 2 Arrests

| January 17, 2018

Jacquise D. Gaines Smith, 18, and Alvero Jackson, 23, were arrested in Palm Coast’s R-Section after a foot and air chase, after they fled the car they’d crashed in front yard.

Russian Rotarian Drops By Flagler Beach Rotary in Midst of Worldwide Cycling Tour

| January 17, 2018

Ildus Yanyshev, a 56-year-old Russian Rotarian from the city of Kazan in the true heart of Russia, is on a global “Rotary Peace and Good Will Bike Tour.”

Twice Palm Coast’s Senior, Flagler County Art League Turns 40 as Canvas Expands

| January 16, 2018

The Flagler County Art League, now with 450 members, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with several events and a look back at accomplishments against odds.

FPL Will Not Charge Customers For Irma Repairs After All, Citing Tax Savings

| January 16, 2018

FPL says savings from the federal tax overhaul will allow it to avoid billing customers for the $1.3 billion cost of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Released From Jail on Jan. 9, Palm Coast Woman Found Dead In Her House 6 Days Later

| January 16, 2018

Drugs may have played a role in the death of Jessica Coubrough, 55, just days after she’d spent two months in jail, where she could not access drugs.

Amid Dearth of Mental Health Services, Flagler Lifeline Seeks to End Stigmas and Broaden Discussion

| January 16, 2018

In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health and discussions about suicide, Flagler Lifeline, a joint effort by the school district and Flagler Cares, is looking to make the issue a priority for local officials.

Michael Cummings Charged With Murder in Wife’s Death on Point Pleasant Thursday; Sheriff Describes “Brutal” Attack

| January 15, 2018

Michael Cummings was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife Faith Cummings Thursday in what the sheriff describes as a case of domestic violence that went out of control.

Michael Cummings Charged With Murder in Wife’s Death on Point Pleasant Thursday; Sheriff Describes “Brutal” Attack

| January 15, 2018

With autopsy results in, the death of 44-year-old Faith Cummings at her Palm Coast home last week is now considered very suspicious, and people of interests are being sought.

To Stay on Medicaid, You May Have To Start Working: Trump’s Decision Sparks Fury

| January 15, 2018

Trump’s decision to allow states to test a work requirement for adult Medicaid enrollees sparked criticism from doctors, advocates for the poor, and minority and disability rights groups.

Jacksonville Sheriff Criticizes “Walking While Black” Reporting. Editors Respond.

| January 13, 2018

Reporting has shown that disproportionate numbers of the tickets in Jacksonville and elsewhere have gone to blacks, prompting a critical response from Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams–and a corrective retort from editors.

Husband’s Arrest Adds Troubling Details To Wife’s Untimely Death on Point Pleasant

| January 13, 2018

Used syringes were found in the house at 6 Point Pleasant Drive and Michael Cummings’s clothes were spotted with blood when he met a sheriff’s deputy. He was arrested for obstruction.

Flagler Beach Will End Its Lease With Ocean Palms Golf, Finding Settlement Inadmissible

| January 12, 2018

Flagler Beach commissioners no longer want to work with Terry McManus, lease-holder of the city-owned golf course, and plan on either taking over the course or finding a new management firm.

Florida House Readies to Pass “Sanctuary City” Ban as Election Year Winds Up

| January 12, 2018

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who is mulling a run for governor, is pushing the sanctuary-city ban that would impose stiff penalties on local governments that don;t enforce immigration laws.

Flagler Film Festival’s 55 Movies Go From Gothic to Micro-Shorts to Burt Reynolds

| January 12, 2018

Burt Reynolds appears in the romantic comedy “Miami Love Affair,” one of the many films screened at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn this weekend in the annual Flagler Film Festival.

Gov. Scott Calls Trump’s Reference to “Shithole” Countries “Absolutely Wrong”

| January 12, 2018

Trump reportedly questioned why the United States should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa, and singled out Haiti in particular.

Palm Coast Council Dallies Through a Few Cosmetic Charter Changes in Anticlimactic Sum-Up

| January 11, 2018

Only three or four cosmetic changes might make it on the November ballot, if that, after the Palm Coast City Council waded through a three-hour meeting to determine the future of its charter.

Limiting Pain Pills Prescriptions To 7 Days? Florida Surgeons Say No.

| January 11, 2018

Lawmakers’ proposal would have patients get additional prescriptions for pain medications from their doctors. Phoning-in refills would not work.

Sheriff’s Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death on Point Pleasant Drive in Palm Coast

| January 11, 2018

A woman in her 40s was reported dead this morning in her bathroom. Her husband was speaking with authorities, and the sheriff was at the scene, along with detectives.

Anitere Flores-Oscar Braynon Affair and Other Scandals Cloud Session’s Start

| January 10, 2018

A sex scandal involving the chamber’s highest-ranking Democrat and a powerful Republican, both married, and sexual harassment allegations that forced an influential Republican senator out overshadowed the session’s opening.

Flagler’s Opioid Crisis Seen From Those Fighting It: A Severe Lack of Treatment Beds, Drug Court at Capacity, Jail as a Waiting Room

| January 10, 2018

The most comprehensive picture of the opioid crisis in Flagler County came to light today in a gathering of Flagler County judges, top cops, medical, social and government services. Here are the details.

City Rep’s ‘Songs for a New World’ Takes Columbus and Betsy Ross to Abstract Edge

| January 10, 2018

The newest production at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre brings together Columbus, Betsy Ross, a suicidal woman and Mrs. Claus in a non-traditional, abstract song cycle.

Bunnell’s Planning Board Defies City on Medical Pot Dispensaries, To No Avail

| January 9, 2018

The Bunnell Planning Board voted unanimously against the city’s ban on pot dispensaries, only for the city commission to ignore the vote and vote unanimously for it Monday evening.

6 Months After Agreeing to Replace City Manager, Palm Coast Council Will Take Next 5 to Find Search Firm

| January 9, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council Tuesday left little doubt who was in charge of the hiring process for a new city manager to replace Jim Landon: Landon himself.

Proposal To Toughen Penalties For Texting While Driving Gains on 1st Day

| January 9, 2018

With support from the House speaker, a proposal to make texting while driving a “primary” offense in Florida received unanimous support Tuesday from a House panel as the 2018 legislative session opened.

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