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Wednesday Briefing: Pink Army Check, Inspired Mic, Spelling Bee Finals, TDC Cancelled (Again)

| January 17, 2018

It’s the Flagler district’s spelling bee finals, the Inspired Mic is all improvisations at Europa at European Village, the Tourist Development Council can’t seem to get a meeting going, and Philip Roth speaks.

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 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.

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.

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.

Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State: Full Text

| January 9, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address, his last, as prepared for delivery today at the Florida Capitol, before a joint session of the House and Senate.

Tuesday Briefing: Dorothy Singer In Court, Manager Search, Wireless Palm Coast, Session 2018

| January 9, 2018

Strap on those seat belts: the Florida Legislature gets started with Gov. Scotts State of the State, Dorothy Singer, accused of murdering her husband, is in court, Palm Coast council discusses wireless.

From Opioids to Taxes to Vacation Rentals: 11 Issues To Watch In Legislative Session Starting Tuesday

| January 8, 2018

The House and Senate will negotiate a state budget and consider hundreds of bills including on health care, taxes, the environment, short-term rentals and hurricanes, among others. Here’s a preview.

Wednesday Briefing: Winter Storm’s Cold Rains and Night Freeze, Code Enforcement, Debussy

| January 3, 2018

Cold but not freezing rain is expected in the morning, giving way to the coldest night of the year, with lows in the 20s, a new law office opens, schools closed all week.

Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up

| December 30, 2017

Asked about its handling of 49 posts that might be deemed offensive, Facebook, acknowledged that its content reviewers had made the wrong call on 22 of them.

Coffee Talk: Road Safety Focus of Inaugural Presentation in New Health Series

| December 28, 2017

Palm Coast and Florida Hospital Flagler are presenting a new talk series focused on health, starting Jan. 10 with a focus on pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety.

Easy Going Portable Buildings, 125 N. Volusia Ave., Pierson FL (386) 316-0346

| December 28, 2017

Buy or rent portable buildings through Easy Going Portable Buildings of Pierson Fla. Call (386)316-0346 or email Terry Leishman at terrydpo@yahoo.com

Douglas C. Egan, 56, Takes His Own Life Near His Home in Seminole Woods

| December 27, 2017

Douglas Egan of 4 Seward Trail was found dead of a gunshot wound the afternoon of Christmas day. He had sent a text to his wife in New York the previous evening saying to call police.

District Picks 100 Parents to Pilot App That Monitors and Controls Their Child’s Computer

| December 19, 2017

Through a free app called Mosyle, parents will have the ability to control and lock down their child’s school issued device, with all parents given access by next fall.

All-Cash Business? Not So: Why It’s Getting Easier for Marijuana Shops to Open Bank Accounts

| December 16, 2017

Almost 400 banks and credit unions now serve the medical marijuana industry, according to the U.S. Treasury — a number that has more than tripled since 2014.

Bigamy Charge Revived Against Palm Coast Sex Offender With Long, Violent Criminal History

| December 14, 2017

Paul Stout, a Bunnell resident with a violent criminal history in three states, was rearrested on a bigamy charge he had first faced in 2013, when the State Attorney’s office dropped it.

Alabama Saves The Day. But Not Much Else.

| December 13, 2017

If what it takes for Democrats to win is a Republican pedophiliac predator and compulsive lawbreaker, their victory in Alabama Tuesday helps the GOP more than it does Democrats.

Tuesday Briefing: Hammock Restaurant and Brewery, City Manager Head-Hunting, SpaceX Launch

| December 12, 2017

A second brewery is cooking up in the Hammock, SpaceX launch just before noon, a fund-raiser tea at the Flagler Auditorium, a murderer returns to court.

Monday Briefing: Mary Ann Clark’s 90th, Bunnell Booze Hours, Diapers Tax Exemption, Lodge Supremacy

| December 11, 2017

The Flagler Historical Society’s Mary Ann Clark celebrates her 90th birthday, Bunnell realigns its alcohol sale hours, Henry Cabot Lodge on American supremacy, the Legislature wants to exempt diapers from sales taxes.

“We Don’t Serve Gays”

| December 9, 2017

Invoking Christian belief to deny service to a gay couple is not a First Amendment right, nor is it a matter of artistic expression. It’s good old discrimination under a new mask.

Found Guilty of Escape Out of Cop’s Car, George Wood Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison And Two More Trials

| December 8, 2017

George Wood III of Palm Coast, 31, a felon now 11 times over, had busted out of a cop car after his arrest on SR100 in January and led police on an air and foot chase.

Weekend Briefing: Kitten Adoption, Home For the Holidays, Ethics Commission, Starlight Parade, Circus

| December 8, 2017

Repeat felon George Wood goes on trial for armed burglary on Palm Coast’s Utility Drive during the Hurricane Matthew emergency, Palm Coast’s Christ,mas parade, holiday shows everywhere, a wine and art shuttle and a lot more.

In Blow to NRA, Florida Legislature Will Holster Open-Carry and Other Gun Bills

| December 6, 2017

With the 2018 legislative session still more than a month away, gun-related measures might have died Tuesday in the Senate.

Renner Again at Odds With Local Officials as His Recovery Centers Bill Gains Momentum

| December 5, 2017

The House version of the bill is co-sponsored by Paul Renner, who represents Flagler, but whose proposal is opposed by Palm Coast government and the local hospital.

Florida Gun Store Burglaries, Often Brazen And Unresolved, Quadruple in 4 Years

| December 3, 2017

Weak security practices at many gun stores have made commercial burglaries an increasingly significant source of weapons for criminals in Florida and beyond.

Scott’s Arab-Baiting Over Jerusalem

| December 3, 2017

Continuing to prepare for his Senate run, Gov. Rick Scott’s Jerusalem ploy is demeaning Palestinians in the occupied lands to appeal to Jews in South Florida. He learned the trick at Trump’s knee.

82,000 Stolen Guns Are Missing in Florida, Feeding Traffic Among Drug Dealers and Felons

| December 2, 2017

Car burglaries are driving the epidemic as many gun owners leave their vehicles unlocked. Gun stores offer another easy target. Firearms stolen from these businesses during burglaries have more than quadrupled over the last five years.

Flagler Education Foundation’s Connect Bus Showcases School District’s Tech Evolution

| November 29, 2017

The Connect Bus, which just scored a $15,000 donation from Ameris Bank, is appearing more and more around town, a school district showcase of evolving classroom technology.

New Regulations Give Flagler Government Policing Powers Over Towing Companies

| November 27, 2017

A new Flagler County ordinance sets out requirements, fees and penalties for the county’s three towing companies, reining in what the county administration said had been some abuses in the industry.

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