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The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 10

| January 21, 2019

The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless, and the all-volunteer effort needs your help.

Sharon Diane “Dee” Likins, 1943-2019

| January 14, 2019

Sharon Diane “Dee” Likins, age 75, passed to her Lord’s hands peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at The Stuart F Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Florida.

Bunnell’s Catherine Robinson Yet Again Re-Elected Unopposed, 6 Running For 3 Seats

| January 14, 2019

By the time Catherine Robinson takes the oath of office for her next term, she may face a very different commission, certainly with two new commissioners at the table, and possibly three.

Beyond Coffey: Alternate Locations Emerge for Sheriff’s Operations Center as Calls to Abandon Troubled Building Mount

| January 10, 2019

A 20,000 square-foot building built to attract new business and industry is one of the options for the sheriff’s operations center as the sheriff, employees and at least two county commissioners don’t see a path back into the troubled Operations Center anymore.

Three Finger Charlie Bar Owner in Bunnell Busted for Running Alleged Gambling House

| December 19, 2018

Undercover agents of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco began investigating alleged illegal gambling activities at Three Finger Charlie’s in late July.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

| December 6, 2018

The drop in crime in Flagler and Palm Coast was reflected across almost every category and the addition of 23 new deputies led to a steep rise in arrests in the first six months of 2018.

The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

| December 4, 2018

Abdul Ganiyu Ayanwale, a 28-year-old Army National Guard veteran, killed himself by gunshot at his Bunnell apartment on Nov. 16 after a series of personal and legal difficulties.

Watermain Leak Shuts Down Service in Bunnell and Leads to City-Wide Boil-Water Notice

| November 30, 2018

Bunnell residents, businesses and government offices, including the courthouse, have been under a boil-water notice since Thursday following repairs to a watermain on East Moody Boulevard.

In a Surprise, Bunnell Commissioner John Sowell Is Resigning, With Eye on County Seat

| November 27, 2018

Bunnell City Commissioner John Sowell is resigning Friday and moving to a different part of the county, and is considering a run for the county commission seat held by Dave Sullivan.

Passing Over Nate McLaughlin, Bunnell Hires Ex-Manager Candidate Rodney Lucas as Development Director

| November 27, 2018

Ex-County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin had applied for the $62,000-a-year community development director in Bunnell, but Manager Alvin Jackson picked Rodney Lucas, saying McLaughlin didn’t have the required experience.

Bunnell Takes Page From St. Augustine to Adopt Harshest Anti-Panhandling Rules in Flagler

| November 13, 2018

Bunnell’s new ordinance prohibits panhandling within 20 feet of any business or commercial property, alongside drivers or diners, but limits penalties to fines.

The Death of WNZF’s Ron Charles, Friend and Colleague, at 56

| November 7, 2018

Ron ‘Charles’ Gitschier, 56, built Flagler County’s first radio station WNZF as its chief engineer for the past 10 years, was its news director and a man of rare integrity and humility.

Stepped-Up Sheriff’s Patrols, New Sex-Offender App, Candy Buy Back: Halloween Game Plans

| October 30, 2018

Flagler sheriff’s personnel will be conducting heavy patrols and providing crossing assistance at critical points for Halloween, the FDLE has a new safety app, and Flagler Dental is doing candy buy-back for 10 days afterward.

Bunnell’s Charter Review Panel Submits 7 Amendments that May Go To Voters in March

| October 12, 2018

The proposed amendments commissioners facing criminal charges, commissioners’ pay, the city manager’s geographical residential requirement, and who may serve on the charter committee, among others.

2018 Flagler Jail Bookings, Sheriff’s, Bunnell and Flagler Beach Crime and Incident Reports (Archived)

| September 17, 2018

Archived 2018 Flagler County jail bookings, commanders’ crime and incident reports, Flagler Beach and Bunnell police shift reports and archive.

Bunnell Signs Manager Alvin Jackson, Who Makes a Point of Not Holding Cities “Hostage” With Severance

| September 11, 2018

Bunnell commissioners unanimously voted to hire Alvin Jackson as their next manager for $82,000 and a purposefully restrained severance package that contrasts with Palm Coast’s experience.

Crashed Hydrant in Bunnell Cuts Off Water Citywide, Shutting Down Courthouse

| September 6, 2018

A car crash against a hydrant caused the water pressure to fall and shut down service citywide in Bunnell in late morning. It was not expected to be restored until 5 p.m.

Bunnell Selects Self-Proclaimed Economic Development Guru Alvin Jackson as Manager

| August 28, 2018

Alvin Jackson was the only candidate interviewed twice. His first interview turned off commissioners for being too flashy. His second was calmer, and he’d schmoozed commissioners behind the scenes.

Once Reviled, Bunnell Bypass’ New Direction Gets Eager Support as Economic Engine

| August 21, 2018

The Flagler County Commission approved an application for an $8 million grant that would build a bypass around south Bunnell, seen as an economic development engine.

In Second Attempt, Bunnell Commission Will Interview 4 Candidates for City Manager

| August 16, 2018

In Bunnell’s latest round of interviews, candidates include one from Iowa, one from Massachusetts, and two from Florida. Interviews are slated for Monday and Tuesday.

Only 6 New Names After Bunnell Re-Opened Call For City Manager Applicants

| August 13, 2018

The Bunnell City Commission this evening will again select a new batch of candidates to interview for city manager after its previous attempt last month fell short.

Fearing Lawsuit, a Commissioner Questions Streaming Government Meetings

| July 23, 2018

A deputy clerk in Bunnell and a city commissioners wanted to end streaming government meetings from fear of getting sued until the city attorney saw an overreaction.

Growing Rift as Bunnell Commission Lowers Standards in Renewed Search for City Manager

| July 17, 2018

The Bunnell commission will again advertise for a city manager after failing to agree on a candidate last month, and will now make a master’s degree optional for applicants.

Martin Tucker, Rancher and Bulwark of Pioneering West Flagler Family, Dies at 70

| July 13, 2018

Leslie Martin Tucker Jr., father of School Board Chairman Trevor Tucker, cousin of Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker, rancher and owner of Sun Country Pest Control, died Wednesday.

Soured, Bunnell Rejects Martin Murphy 2 Weeks After Voting to Offer Him City Manager Job 

| July 9, 2018

Residents and commissioners cited a series of “red flags” before a 3-2 vote to reject Martin Murphy’s candidacy Monday, two weeks after the city commission voted 3-2 to negotiate a contract with him.

Bunnell to Prospective Manager: “Not A Penny More” Than $80,000, and Thursday Deadline

| July 3, 2018

It was not the friendliest of negotiations with Martin Murphy, the New York planner whose demands had rubbed some commissioners the wrong way.

Bunnell’s Manager Candidate Wants $10,000 More Than City Is Offering, Plus Extra Benefits

| July 2, 2018

Martin Murphy, who’s negotiating to be Bunnell’s next city manager, wants $90,000 rather than $80,000, plus 33 days of leave time instead of 28, and health benefits starting immediately rather than in three months.

Bunnell Votes 3-2 To Hire Martin Murphy as Manager, a Planner From New York

| June 25, 2018

The divided vote to hire Martin Murphy reflected the mayor’s wish for a second round of interviews and another commissioner hoping for a different candidate.

Bunnell Manager Interviews: Some Drop Out, Some Stand Out Some Evoke Testy Memories

| June 19, 2018

The Bunnell commission interviewed ex-Bunnell Manager Lyndon Bonner and Martin Murphy Monday, and began taking up positions on narrowing the list of four remaining candidates.

In Bunnell Manager Interviews, a Commissioner Makes His Choice With 3 Candidates Yet To Go

| June 13, 2018

Commissioner John Rogers declared himself for a candidate before the candidate’s interview was over, and before the commission is to interview three more next week.

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