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Florida Hospital Flagler Will Change Name to AdventHealth Palm Coast in Companywide Rebranding

| August 14, 2018

The change to AdventHealth Palm Coast, by Jan. 2, is part of a company-wide rebranding across all 47 Adventist Health System hospitals and dozens of other facilities in nine states.

In Governor’s Race, Democrats Push For Expanded Health Coverage For Floridians

| August 13, 2018

Democratic candidates s are accentuating a split with Republicans in a campaign where health care has become one of the touchstone issues.

Residents Largely Opposed, But Construction For 2 Roundabouts on US 1 Slated For 2019

| August 10, 2018

State officials unveiled plans Thursday for a $2.2 million roundabout at Matanzas Woods Parkway and U.S. 1, with construction starting next summer. Another roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway begins construction sooner.

Flagler Approves $227,500 in Tourism Spending, Including $150,000 for Marina

| August 8, 2018

The grants were part of the annual county tourism bureau’s funding round and are designed to enhance tourism and the visitor count in the county.

Palm Coast Physician Florence Fruehan Accused Of Groping Female Patient; State Orders Him Restricted

| August 8, 2018

Long-time physician Florence R. Fruehan of Palm Coast Urgent Care, who is also an elected official, is under an Emergency Restriction Order from the State Department of Health.

Court Ruling With Broad Implications Throws Out Limits on Medical Pot Operators

| August 7, 2018

The cap on the number of medical marijuana operators “directly contradicts the amendment,” Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled in an eight-page order.

FlaglerLive Wins 1st Place For Court Reporting In Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Awards

| August 6, 2018

FlaglerLive was awarded the courtroom honor for a series of articles written to give readers a front-row seat in the courtroom, reflecting proceedings with analytical and vivid detail and accessible narratives of the legal context.

Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A Guide (No Electronics)

| August 2, 2018

Florida’s sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing, shoes and other select accessories is this weekend–starting at a minute after midnight Friday, Aug. 3, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 5.

Amazon’s Deceptive Bargain With Local Government Purchasing–at Local Business’ Expense

| August 1, 2018

Amazon’s bid to dominate local government purchasing has gone under the radar. IKt’s appealing on the surface, but could make it harder for agencies to buy from local vendors.

Canadian Firm Poised to Light Up Florida Marijuana Market in $93 Million Deal

| July 31, 2018

A Canadian love-fest for Florida pot companies continues to blossom with a $93 million deal that includes a Ruskin-based grower yet to begin selling marijuana products.

Palm Coast Would Raise Water and Sewer Rates 20.6% Over the Next 4 Years

| July 31, 2018

The average monthly residential bill for water and sewer is $65.76. It would rise to $79.33 by 2022, when the average annual bill will be $163 higher than it is now.

‘Funworld Place’ Business Owner Accused of Selling Crack Out of Palm Coast Parkway Store

| July 27, 2018

Jerard K. Davis of Palm Coast, who’s twice served prison stints for selling cocaine, was arrested at his business near Sunshine Academy and allegedly found with crack and other drugs that he was selling.

After Noting Many “Deficiencies” In Flagler’s Public Transportation System, State Ordered 2 Buses Off the Roads

| July 27, 2018

Last November state inspectors noted 45 “deficiencies” in Flagler County’s public transportation system, and last week ordered two buses off the roads because safety problems had not been addressed.

Flagler Beach Sets Tentative Property Tax Rate 21% Higher. Don’t Panic: It Won’t Stick.

| July 26, 2018

Flagler Beach commissioners were forced to agree to a proposed tax rate that will be mailed to property owners even though they had not held their first budget workshop yet.

As County Completes 5.75 Miles In Dune Reinforcement, ‘Mobi-Mats’ Give Protective Access to Beaches

| July 24, 2018

Installation of Mobi-Mats and “Dodge the Dunes” signs at nine beach access points in unincorporated Flagler County are scheduled for completion by the end of the week.

County Eyes Slightly Higher Property Tax Rate; It Would Be Offset Some By Lower School Rate

| July 24, 2018

The average homeowner would see a $50 increase in county taxes next year, but also a small decrease in school taxes, which would keep overall tax bills increasing at a little more than the rate of inflation.

Why Should FPL Customers Pay For Its Polluting, Lawbreaking Mistake? Court Will Decide.

| July 23, 2018

FPL wants to bill customers across the state, including Flagler, $206 million in recovery costs for its own polluting mistake at its Turkey Point plant in South Florida.

Restricting Food Stamps Use at Farmers’ Markets Is One More Way To Hurt the Poor

| July 22, 2018

The government just canceled its contract with the company that makes the card readers necessary to read food stamps cards at farmers markets.

Vesta Property Services Northeast: How to Extend the Life of Your Pool With a Pool Maintenance Service

| July 20, 2018

For pool maintenance in Flagler-Palm Coast, the Northeast Region of Vesta Property Services is the leading Property Management company for Northeast Florida.

Flagler Unemployment Rises to 4.3% But Labor Force Keeps Expanding

| July 20, 2018

Some 200 people were added to Flagler’s unemployment rolls but in a sign of continuing health the workforce is expanding and is 1,000 workers larger than a year ago.

Sunrail Schedule Increases to 20 Round-Trips Ahead of Expansion With 4 More Stations

| July 19, 2018

Sunrail’s expansion adds 17 more miles and four new stations starting July 30, for a total of 39 miles in Orange, Volusia and Osceola counties.

Gloves Come Off on Both Sides as Flagler Beach Seeks To End Lease With Golf Course Management

| July 19, 2018

The Flagler Beach Commission tonight will decide whether to end its lease with the company running its golf course, which itself is threatening litigation in the latest twist of a frayed relationship.

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In Rebuke to Landon Method, Palm Coast Mayor and Council Kill $100,000 Design for Unfunded Recreation Center

| July 18, 2018

The council had never agreed to spending large sums imagining a rec center that may not be built for years, but City Manager Jim Landon made it look as if it was an immediate priority.

Behind Scott’s Executive Order Protecting Public Beach Access: New Law’s Confusing Signals

| July 15, 2018

A new law that could potentially restrict public access to beaches prompted an executive order from Gov. Scott that echoes an ordinance Flagler passed last month.

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.

At Palm Coast Data, A Surprise Bonus to Employees Highlights Reset of Invigorated Company

| July 11, 2018

In the most intimate and detailed look at Palm Coast Data from the inside in 10 years, the company is less than half its former size but producing solid revenue, projecting optimism, and hiring.

SBA Signs On With Black Entrepreneur Group In Palm Coast To Help Right Loans Imbalance

| July 11, 2018

Palm Coast’s emerging African American Entrepreneurs Association will use the agreement with the SBA to foster more capital and business education for minorities.

Florida Regulators Approve Addition of 689 Area Code As Overlay in 407 Zone

| July 10, 2018

As available numbers run out in the 407 zone, 689 will be available as a new area code in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, parts of Lake and Volusia.

County Commissioners Again Can’t Agree On How Much To Raise Next Year’s Taxes

| July 9, 2018

For the third straight budget workshop, Flagler County Commissioners have been unable to agree on what property tax rate to set for next year and what to cut to get there.

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