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Urging Opposition, Flagler Beach’s Jane Mealy Says Vacation-Rental Proposals Could Change City’s Look

| February 7, 2018

In an open plea to residents circulated by letter, Flagler Beach Commission Chair Jane Mealy warns of vacation-rental proposals that could change the make-up of the city, eliminating distinctions between residential and commercial zones.

Four Local Governments Vying For Residents To Enroll In Their “Academies”

| February 1, 2018

Local governments’ citizenship academies have been relatively popular, especially among potential political candidates or people who want to see the plumbing of government firsthand.

Raising Faith Over Futility, Flagler Launches Unprecedented $25 Million Dunes-Restoration Feat

| January 27, 2018

For 50 hours a week for the next 48 weeks, trucks will dump nearly 1 million tons of sand along 12 to 15 miles of Flagler County beaches, rebuilding the dunes hurricanes washed away.

Flagler Beach Places Golf Club On Probation, Pending Compliance With Lease Terms

| January 26, 2018

Two Flagler Beach city commissioners were ready to end the lease with the manager of Ocean Palms Golf Club Thursday, but were held back in a last-chance effort to allow for compliance.

Eric Cooley Wins Flagler Beach Commission Seat Unopposed, Mayor Provencher Reelected Unchallenged

| January 22, 2018

No one ran against Eric Cooley, ensuring that he’d take a Flagler Beach Commission seat in place of Joy McGrew automatically. Linda Provencher was again elected without opposition for the fourth contest out of five.

Bobby Gore Sentenced to 15 Years In Shooting Death of His Son in Flagler Beach as Judge Rebukes “Family Culture” of Firearms

| January 19, 2018

Bobby Earl Gore, 74, shot his son Lucas, 31, last April at their Flagler Beach home, allegedly after Lucas had terrorized and humiliated him. A judge did not feel too much lenience was required in the sentence.

Flagler Beach Will End Its Lease With Ocean Palms Golf, Finding Settlement Inadmissible

| January 12, 2018

Flagler Beach commissioners no longer want to work with Terry McManus, lease-holder of the city-owned golf course, and plan on either taking over the course or finding a new management firm.

Flagler Beach Will Lift Parking Restrictions On Downtown Businesses in Short-Term Fix

| January 8, 2018

Th Flagler Beach City Commission in an unusual show of liberality resolved to loosen strict restrictions on parking regulations to allow two businesses either to expand or to grow downtown.

With Project Share, Flagler Beach Rotary Brings Christmas to 1,300 of the Region’s Neediest Children

| December 21, 2017

Project Share was born 18 years ago after Roseanne Stocker drove through rural areas of deep poverty and teamed up with her father to provide toys for 30 children. The project has grown every year since.

Behind Pending Sale of Sea Ray, A Few Hints As to Why, None As To What Next

| December 15, 2017

Brunswick Corp. had noted a little disappointment with storm-related slowdowns at Sea Ray but explains its sale as a more strategic decision to focus more on different parts of its business.

County And Bunnell Score Big Grants For Plantation Bay and Stormwater, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast Do Not

| December 14, 2017

Flagler County won a $500,000 grant for improvements to its Plantation Bay utility, Bunnell won $460,000 for stormwater and sewer improvements from the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Death Sentence Commuted to Life For William Gregory, Double-Murderer of Flagler Beach

| December 4, 2017

William Gregory was on Death Row for the 2007 murders of his ex-girlfriend Skyler Dawn Meekings, 17, and her boyfriend of two months, Daniel Arthur Dyer, 22, at a house on John Anderson Highway.

Flagler Beach Pier May Reopen Dec. 15, But City’s Library To Remain Closed For Now

| December 3, 2017

The Flagler Beach Pier and the city’s library were both damaged again by Hurricane Irma even after reeling from Hurricane Matthew. But a tentative date is set for the pier’s reopening.

Paul Miller, Serving Life for Murder of Dana Mulhall in Flagler Beach in 2012, Returning To Court

| November 22, 2017

Now 70, Paul Miller shot and killed his neighbor Dana Mulhall, 52, in a dispute over barking dogs in 2012. Miller is arguing that he did not get a proper defense from his attorney.

Joy McGrew Makes It Official: She Will End Dozen Years on Flagler Beach Commission

| November 14, 2017

McGrew, the most forthright and colorful member of the commission, said it’s time for a new generation of leaders. She all but endorsed Eric Cooley as her successor.

7-Eleven Owner Eric Cooley Will Run for Joy McGrew’s Flagler Beach Commission Seat

| November 13, 2017

Eric Cooley, 43, serves on three Flagler Beach advisory boards and has been a near-permanent presence at city commission meetings, speaking for business and echoing McGrew, who may not run again.

A Man For All Seasons, Sisco Deen Is Flagler County Veteran Of the Year

| November 10, 2017

Recognized at today’s county ceremony marking Veterans Day, Sisco Deen served two decades in various branches of the military, including during the Vietnam War, and is the long-time archivist of the Flagler County Historical Society.

Flagler Beach And Troubled Golf Course Aim For Reset But Still At Odds Over “Bad Business”

| November 9, 2017

The president of the troubled Ocean Palms Golf Course promised city government to be more hands-on, but the two sides remain at odds over how much compensation is owed.

KKK Fliers Targeting Jews Dropped in Front of Flagler Beach Homes, Latest in Multi-City
Rash From Same Hate Group

| November 6, 2017

The KKK flier attacks Jews and warns of “white extinction,” and is from the same group that’s been dropping fliers in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia since the Charlottesville rally of white supremacists.

A New, Not Much Improved A1A in Flagler Beach: Median, 30MPH, Drainage, But No Added Protection

| November 3, 2017

The state transportation department presented details of the summer construction of A1A from South 9th to South 22nd streets. The project got mixed reviews from Flagler Beach residents.

Flagler Beach’s Golf Course Closed Again, Its Fate Uncertain, As Dispute With City Leads To Impasse

| October 30, 2017

Golf course management and Flagler Beach government are at serious odds over money owed (by both sides) in a dispute that has the city talking about re-advertising for new management.

Halloween Haunted Trails: Tonight Only, Flagler Beach

| October 27, 2017

Tonight only: The 4th Annual Halloween Haunted Trails event. This annual event hosted by local families, gets bigger and creepier every year. It’s tonight from 7 pm -10 pm, with something fun for all ages. The address is 2009 S Daytona Ave., in Flagler Beach.

An Allegation of Rape On the Sands of Flagler Beach, But Beyond That, Mostly Blur

| October 26, 2017

A 26-year-old woman reported being raped the morning of Oct. 14 somewhere between South 4th and South 9th Streets, but evidence and alcohol-blurred memories are scant.

Flagler Beach Residents and Businesses Will See a 25% Increase in Water, Sewer and Garbage Rates

| October 26, 2017

Years of inattention by the city commission have led to a near-crisis point in Flagler Beach, requiring massive fee increases to keep up with the city’s critical infrastructure.

Flagler And Cities Submit Lists of Requests To Lawmakers, Who Dampen Expectations

| October 23, 2017

Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner listened to streams of requests from governments and constituents but made no promises in light of a “tough” legislative session ahead.

Avoiding Death Penalty, Flagler Beach’s Bobby Gore Pleads to Manslaughter in Killing of His Son

| October 11, 2017

Bobby Gore, who shot his son in the back of the head during an argument in April, faces between eight and 15 years in prison, equivalent to a life sentence given his advanced age.

Up to 14 Inches of Rain Fall on Already Drenched Flagler, But Damage Is Limited

| October 2, 2017

Weekend rains dumped from 4 to 14 inches on already-saturated Flagler County, flooding streets, overcoming swales and ditches and soaking some areas more than others.

“A Major Disaster Has Taken Place Here”: Flagler Beach Pleads Amid Crisis Affecting Up to 400 Homes

| September 27, 2017

Mold is the growing, silent enemy in hundreds of flooded homes in Flagler Beach, making them potentially unlivable and creating new crises for residents with nowhere to go.

It Is Done: Sklar And Flagler Beach Sign Settlement Over Marina, Ending Decade Battle

| September 26, 2017

A legal battle that immobilized the Flagler Beach marina since 2010 ended when owner Howard Sklar signed a settlement agreement Monday, and the mayor signed it today.

Man Accused of Attacking Girlfriend Then Pummeling Dog That Sought To Protect Her

| September 25, 2017

Steven R. Belisle, 27, of Central Avenue in Flagler Beach, faces two felony charges, including animal cruelty, after allegedly attacking a pit bull and its owner during an argument.

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