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Both County and Palm Coast Officials Question Whether Waste Pro Can Still Do The Job

| April 17, 2019

County officials have been getting complaints about recycling and missed pick-ups, and Palm Coast got 300 complaints just last week, but Waste Pro said it was just one bad week and the company is on the mend.

Ocean Palm, Flagler Beach’s 9-Hole Golf Course, Is Finally Seeing Green All Around as Disputes Fade

| April 12, 2019

Ocean Palm Golf Club’s difficulties are in the past, with vastly improved the grounds, new equipment, and a restaurant that just got a full liquor license as well. Ocean Palm has been running tournaments and leagues, and it’ll be adding new events every week.

Mayor Holland Exults In City’s Innovation Centered Renaissance In State of the
City Address

| April 5, 2019

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State of the City Address this afternoon at the Palm Coast Community Center was to focus on the city’s renewed energy, its innovative district in Town Center, and an unscripted introduction of new City Manager Matt Morton.

Mayor Milissa Holland’s 2019 State of the City Address: ‘We Are One Palm Coast’

| April 5, 2019

The full text of Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State of the City Address, presented at the Palm Coast Community Center Friday. The theme of the address is “One Palm Coast.”

Rebuilding Captain’s BBQ in Place Is ‘Off the Table,’ But Decision On New Lease and Location Is Delayed

| April 3, 2019

Flagler County government is not willing to repair the existing Captain’s BBQ restaurant at its own expense. Rather, it is favoring building a new structure at Captain’s expense, but not necessarily on Captain’s more expansive terms.

House Prepared To Raise Threshold For Felony Shoplifting From $300 to $1,000

| April 3, 2019

Efforts to raise the threshold amount for the first time since 1986 have stalled in the Legislature in the past. This year’s proposal (HB 589) has steadily moved forward in the House, as criminal-justice reform advocates say there is momentum to pass such measures.

Flagler Beach Will Loosen Its Mural Rules, Allowing Businesses to Advertise Products Through Art

| March 29, 2019

Flagler Beach is moving toward loosening its mural rules to allow for greater expression and even a little bit of extra advertising, all thanks to raining donuts on the wall outside Swillerbees, the craft donut and coffee shop on North Central Avenue.

How Flagler Government Bought the $1.1 Million Sears Building Nobody Wants, With Scarce Money Needed Elsewhere

| March 20, 2019

The Flagler County Commission ended up buying the Sears building even though it does not need it and does not have money to spare to buy it. The deal was the work of then-Administrator Craig Coffey.

Inspection Finds Seating-Capacity Violations at Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s, Raising New Questions

| March 14, 2019

A state inspection of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing found the restaurant to have 188 seats though it’s licensed for just 60. The county says it’s fixing the issue, which raised new questions for the restaurant, which has been at the center of a controversial proposal to expand at the county park.

Flagler’s Labor Force and Residents With Jobs Reach New Records Even as Local Unemployment Rises

| March 11, 2019

The number of people with jobs in Flagler County rose by 657, an unusual and impressive 1.5 percent, sending Flagler’s employed labor force to a new record, and rising by 2,000 compared to January 2018.

Palm Coast’s Illusion of Affordable Housing

| March 10, 2019

Simply put, the housing stock in Flagler County and Palm Coast is inadequate to suit the needs of the bottom half of the earnings ladder, and that bottom half has nothing to do with “Section 8,” argues Toby Tobin.

Florida’s House and Senate Are Nearing a Deal on Allowing Any Form of Smokable Pot

| March 6, 2019

Under the revised plan, dispensaries could sell any form of smokable marijuana, and patients could buy devices to smoke cannabis at state-licensed medical marijuana treatment centers or other retail outlets, such as head shops.

Waste Pro Starts New, Shorter Routes In Attempt To Improve Service, But Bins Must Be Curbside By 6 AM

| March 4, 2019

Customers are reminded that garbage and recyclables collection in Palm Coast runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Garbage must be placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m., or the evening before scheduled pickup.

Hurried Mess: Why The Latest County Meetings on Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Were Canceled, and What’s Next

| February 28, 2019

A combination of questionable timing, lack of sufficient notice, lack of preparation and the absence of some commissioners led to the cancellation of a pair of much-anticipated county commission meetings on Captain’s BBQ and Bing’s Landing this week.

Criminal and Civil Cases In Mobil Mart Murder of Store Clerk Zuheily Rosado Approaching Trial, Or Resolution

| February 26, 2019

Joseph Bova, the man accused of murdering Zuheily Rosado at a Palm Coast gas station six years ago, will have his competency for trial evaluated in two weeks, and a civil case may reach a settlement before an April trial date.

Shop Local, But Under Tallahassee Rules: Lawmakers Seek to Restrict County and City Regulations

| February 22, 2019

A broad proposal aimed at curbing local business regulations advanced in subcommittee despite criticism that it could block ordinances that prohibit “puppy mills” or the regulation of fertilizer use near waterways.

Jim Cigler Is an Unlicensed Contractor. Repeat Judgments Against Him Don’t Stop Him
From Working.

| February 8, 2019

Flagler County just won a judgment against Jim Cigler, an unlicensed contractor known as “The Gutter Guy,” but Cigler faced several judgments before and kept on falsely advertising his services as licensed and insured.

Responding to Complaints, Waste Pro Adding 2 Trucks and Shortening Palm Coast Routes To Improve Service

| January 31, 2019

Complaints about Waste Pro in Palm Coast were especially severe around the holidays with missed pick-ups for days at a time, but the company is shortening routes and adding staff to improve service.

Gargantuan Egos Gone, 3 Cities’ Managers And County Get Down to Unusual Business

| January 31, 2019

Flagler County’s three city managers and its commission chairman led a Common Ground panel presentation reflecting the vast change-overs at the top of local government and anticipating a new way of doing business ahead.

As Rap Video Productions Take to South Bunnell, City Enacts Strict Regulations

| January 30, 2019

Recent rap video productions in South Bunnell led the city to draft new permitting regulations that would require producers to have insurance, workers’ comp coverage and explain the scope of their project, among other requirements.

First of 3 New Cell Towers in 9 Years Going up off Palm Coast Parkway, With AT&T On Board

| January 23, 2019

A new 150-foot cell tower is going up behind Heroes Park on Palm Coast Parkway, with AT&T leasing space, and will be followed by two more on Palm Harbor Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway.

Flagler Unemployment Ends Year at 3.9%, Florida at 3.6% As Tourism Spurs Jobs

| January 18, 2019

Leisure and hospitality job gains led the way in 2018, with an increase of 45,800 jobs statewide, while Flagler’s labor force and number of people with jobs set new records.

FPL Plans Vast Expansion of Solar Power Fields by 2030, Adding 11,000 MW of Capacity

| January 16, 2019

FPL over the years has shifted away from using coal and oil to fuel power plants and relies heavily on natural gas, nuclear and, increasingly, solar.

In Flagler Beach, A1A Shops and Restaurants Hope Their ‘Open For Business’ Signs Are Louder Than Road Construction

| January 15, 2019

A1A businesses in Flagler Beach worry that year-long construction on the road will once again hurt business even as they prepare a campaign to remind patrons that doors are very much open.

On Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s, Commissioner Hansen Says Compromise Is On the Table

| January 11, 2019

Allaying fears that his mind is made up, County Commissioner Greg Hansen said he’s willing to go for a compromise that would locate Captain’s BBQ away from the center of Bing’s Landing.

Proposal Calls for $1-an-Hour Paid Parking on A1A in Flagler Beach, Restrictions Elsewhere, and Meter Maids

| January 10, 2019

The Flagler Beach City Commission is yet again considering a paid-parking proposal for its downtown area, but the plan, which projects $300,000 in revenue, would cost almost as much to run.

At Bing’s Landing, an Alternate, Compromise Location Emerges For Captain’s BBQ

| January 7, 2019

The County Commission today heard new options on the expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing in the Hammock, a plan that drew some support from the public, though rancor and controversy still simmers.

It’s Now AdventHealth Palm Coast: Florida Hospital Flagler Changes Name, and Signs

| January 3, 2019

Florida Hospital Flagler officially became AdventHealth Palm Coast this morning, with some 15 signs changed over to reflect the company’s re-branding across nearly 50 hospitals in nine states.

27-Year-Old Manager at Captain’s BBQ Arrested on Charges of Sex With a Minor

| December 31, 2018

Brandin Michael Deoliveira, 27, a resident of Palm Coast, was arrested this afternoon and is alleged to have threatened to kill the girl and her family if she revealed anything.

Reemerging From the Guts of the Beast: Art Exhibit Will Celebrate Richard and Arleen Schreiner

| December 27, 2018

Before his untimely death in 2012, Palm Coast artist Richard Schreiner saw art as fury, as revolt and defiance. A new exhibit will celebrate his and his late wife’s life’s work at Salvo Art House in Bunnell.

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