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State Attorney Drops Battery Charge Against Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Closing the Case

| October 5, 2018

The domestic battery misdemeanor charge against Eric Cooley was dropped Friday morning after the prosecution failed to convince the alleged victim to cooperate, ending the three-month case against the Flagler Beach city commissioner and 7-Eleven owner.

St. Johns River District Was Barreling Into Flagler Beach’s Marshes to “Restore” Them. Then It Met Fierce Opposition.

| October 3, 2018

With little notice, some haphazardness and many unanswered questions, the St. Johns River Water Management District was speeding toward a $500,000, 113-acre “restoration” of marshes at the south end of Flagler Beach, angering residents and businesses, who slowed the project.

Attorney Calls For Gag Order on Sheriff Staly in Eric Cooley Case, Claiming Prejudicial Words

| September 19, 2018

Palm Coast Attorney Josh Davis wants a court to muzzle Sheriff Rick Staly in the case of alleged domestic violence involving Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley. The sheriff is having none of it.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley’s Victim of Alleged Battery Wants Case Dropped

| September 13, 2018

The alleged victim in the battery case against Flagler Beach business owner and Commissioner Eric Cooley cites media and social media “stalking” among reasons she wants the case dropped.

Déjà Vu All Over Again at Flagler Beach Golf Course as City Grants Yet Another Probation

| September 7, 2018

Even though the city commission found a golf management company in default of its lease, the commission offered yet another conditional set of terms to make the nine-hole golf course work.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Kim Carney Sued For Invasion of Privacy and Negligence
By Rape Victim

| August 27, 2018

A lawsuit claims Kim Carney intentionally sought to publicly reveal the name of a rape victim and discredit her. Carney counters that she didn’t do anything illegal.

State Attorney Files Battery Charge On Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Ending Speculation

| August 6, 2018

The State Attorney filed the battery charge on Commissioner Eric Cooley on allegations he struck the woman he lived with and worked with at Flagler Beach’s 7-Eleven.

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.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley on His Arrest: ‘There Is Only an Accusation Made’

| July 12, 2018

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley briefly spoke for the first time of his June 29 arrest on a domestic violence allegation, after a resident questioned the city commission on its next move.

Floats of Pink, Red, White and Blue Reap Rotary’s Trophies For Fabulous 4th Parade

| July 5, 2018

The Flagler Beach Rotary-sponsored parade’s big winner was Florida Pirate Alliance, which took Best of Parade, with more than a dozen more winners and honorees.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

| June 29, 2018

Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley was arrested on a domestic violence charge Friday evening at the 7-Eleven store he owns on South Oceanshore Boulevard.

Flagler Beach Golf Course Struggles On, But City Declares Re-Evaluation Committee Premature

| June 18, 2018

Flagler Beach commissioners rejected Kim Carney’s call for appointing a reevaluation committee for the nine-hole golf course at the south end of town.

Flagler Beach Restores Beach Management Panel In Hopes of Securing $500,000 A Year

| June 14, 2018

The Flagler Beach City Commission restored the Beach Management Committee disbanded in 2014 in hopes of ensuring that a state agency sends $500,000 a year to the city for management of 6 miles of dunes.

Flagler Beach Cool To Contributing Money, Palm Coast-Style, For Schools’ Resource Deputies

| May 14, 2018

Palm Coast pays for an extra school resource deputy to defray the school board’s and sheriff’s costs, but Flagler Beach is reluctant to do likewise for now.

Flagler Beach Without a Beach? Researcher Lays Out Erosion’s Implications at Workshop

| April 5, 2018

Flagler Beach native and beach-erosion expert Chad Boda presents findings from his recently-defended dissertation on beach sustainability at a city workshop.

Gently But Firmly, Flagler Beach Tells County It Wants Control Over Wickline Center Back

| February 28, 2018

The Wickline Center on Daytona Avenue is city-owned, but entirely controlled by the county, a situation the city wants changed in view of a revamp of that entire city-owned block, including the Montessori school.

Flagler Beach Cuts Its Lifeguards in Half, Narrowing Coverage Area Closer to Pier

| February 26, 2018

A $100,000 cut from the lifeguard budget accommodated the addition of a cop, a firefighter and a raise to the city manager, but will result in a smaller lifeguard coverage area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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