Palm Coast City Council members aren’t interested in changing twice-a-week trash pick-up frequency or scaling back curbside recycling, but nothing guarantees Waste Pro another contract extension as the city bids out the contract later this year.
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Citing county government’s “playbook” against ex-lections Supervisor Kim Weeks, Palm Coast City Manager Matt Morton says he won’t sit idle while he’s being defamed, as he says he was by Council member Victor Barbosa, who last week called Morton “corrupt” and moved for his firing. Barbosa’s motion died.
The University of North Florida’s Mednexus hub in Palm Coast’s Town Center will launch in August with 50 students and make $1 million available to them in scholarships. The university received a $1.5 million subsidy from Palm Coast government, one of its chief local partners. Others include Daytona State College and AdventHealth Palm Coast.
Christopher Baxley, 27, was struck and killed while riding his bike on U.S. 1 near Seminole Woods Boulevard Sunday night. Earlier that day, the Florida Highway Patrol issued an update to an April 1 crash, reporting the death from his injuries of motorcyclist Tom Feretti, 61, who had crashed on April 1 on I-95 in Palm Coast.
Marcelino (Marc) Reyes Jr., a 13-year resident of Palm Coast, in a virtual ceremony today represented his family of eight siblings to accept the bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of their departed father, Marcelino Reyes Sr., for his World War II service alongside U.S. troops.
The arts do more than just serve as entertainment for us or as diversions or resume-padding for students, let alone as luxuries for school districts. Like team sports, the arts develop key interpersonal and critical skills that are rarely, if ever, taught in traditional STEM classes.
A 14-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s B Section and a student at Buddy Taylor Middle School was arrested Friday morning and charged with five felony counts over allegedly, maliciously starting fires at five locations that day, all of them in the B Section. The girl lives at a group home on Burgundy Place.
A 17-year-old student at Matanzas High School was arrested on felony charges after allegedly repeatedly attacking another 17 year old with a taser during a brawl at Ralph Carter Park Wednesday afternoon that drew upward of 30 people, many of them participants who plied the victim with violence.
After getting 150 applications for a deputy city manager and finding them wanting, Palm Coast City Manager Matt Morton had abandoned the search and changed track, instead drawing from within and appointing Denise Bevan and Lauren Johnston to newly created chiefs of staff positions, each overseeing a vast array of city departments.
Angela Bush, Flagler County schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Director is asking Gov. Ron DeSantis in a video letter why once again service employees like bus drivers, custodians, maintenance staff, kitchen and other support staff are excluded from a proposed $1,000 bonus to teachers and principals who “answered the call” through the covid pandemic.