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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.

DeSantis Would Eliminate Ban on Smoking Medical Pot, Supporting Senate Bill

| January 29, 2019

But legislative leaders may not be keen on completely doing away with vertical integration, a move that could destabilize a growing and lucrative market in which one marijuana license recently sold for $63 million in cash.

Electric Service Tax Is Back As Part of Proposed Options to Rebuild Palm Coast’s Public Works

| January 28, 2019

The Palm Coast City Council backed down from instituting electric taxes last fall in the face of staunch public opposition, but those options are back as part of a new round of discussions on rebuilding the public works facility and improving roads.

Roundabout Construction on US1 and Old Dixie Begins: Be Prepared For Traffic Shifts and Single Lanes

| January 28, 2019

U.S. 1 will have one lane in each direction through the project area. The speed limit will be reduced along U.S. 1 through the construction zone.

$2 Million Repaving and Widening of Old Dixie Highway from US 1 to I-95 Starts

| January 24, 2019

The widening and repaving of a 2.3-mile stretch of Old Dixie Highway, from I-95 to U.S. 1, begins Monday (Jan. 28) and will be completed in a week.

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.

MLK’s Dream Of Economic Justice Deferred By Increasing Inequalities

| January 21, 2019

King foreshadowed that if we maintain our exploitative economic and political systems, then we’d get not only racial apartheid, but economic apartheid as well.

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.

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.

Palm Coast Is Concerned: Not Enough Sports Fields For Tournaments, Local Teams and Growth

| January 16, 2019

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland wants broader planning for additional sports fields in the city that ensure local sports organizations and residents aren’t sidelined by money-generating tournaments.

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.

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.

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.

In Contrast With Scott, DeSantis Expected To Make Easier Access to Medical Pot a Priority

| January 6, 2019

A new administration headed by DeSantis, who takes over as governor Tuesday, seemingly presents a friendlier stance toward medical pot than the administration of outgoing Gov. Rick Scott.

Rue and Ziffra Personal Injury Attorneys
Palm Coast, Flagler, Volusia
1(800)JUSTICE

| January 4, 2019

At Rue & Ziffra P.A., our personal injury attorneys in Palm Coast, Daytona, Volusia and Flagler counties handle 18 practice areas including automobile and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation claims, and social security disability.

Economy Adds 312,000 Jobs in 99th Consecutive Month of Growth, But Unemployment Rate Up

| January 4, 2019

The December jobs report suggests that despite big drops in the stock market and a slowing housing sector, fears of a recession may be premature.

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.

New Year Raises Florida’s Minimum Wage To $8.46 and Lowers Workers Comp Rates

| January 1, 2019

Minimum-wage workers will start earning $8.46 an hour Tuesday, up from $8.25 an hour in 2018 — and more than a dollar above the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

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.

Citing Company’s Tax Savings, FPL Customers Seek $736 Million Refund and Lower Rates

| December 27, 2018

Florida Power & Light has asked state regulators to reject a petition that seeks to force the utility to refund as much as $736 million to customers and reduce base electric rates.

Before Barbecue: How Flagler County Saved Bing’s From Development

| December 20, 2018

Bing’s Landing before the current controversy over Captain’s BBQ’s proposed expansion could have been sold off to developers. It wasn’t, thanks to one woman’s vision. Her daughter tells the story.

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.

Understanding the Rise of France’s Yellow Jackets

| December 11, 2018

In a larger sense the Yellow Vests movement reflects longstanding neglect or exploitation of rural communities. Not only in France but in the US and much of Western Europe.

Disputed Wetlands Restoration In Flagler Beach Will Proceed as St. Johns River Board Unanimously Approves $500,000 Project

| December 11, 2018

The St. Johns River Water Management Board unanimously approved the 100-acre, $500,000 wetlands restoration project on the Intracoastal Waterway near Gamble Rogers Recreation Area in Flagler Beach.

Flagler’s Beach ‘Renourishment’ Is Exorbitant Futility

| December 9, 2018

Whether it’s the Corps of Engineers’ plan for 2.6 miles of Flagler Beach sands or Flagler County’s ongoing dune-rebuilding over 12 miles, there’s no money to sustain either, yet officials are mortgaging the county’s future on a blank check.

Christmas With a Deputy Tonight: A Record $16,717 Raised For 124 Children

| December 7, 2018

Christmas With a Deputy at Target this evening will feature 124 children riding in 110 police cars from Town Center to the shopping center for a Christmas spree.

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