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Teens-In-Flight Marks 10 Years, New Home and Expanded Mission at Flagler Airport

| May 22, 2018

Teens-In-Flight, the 10-year-old non-profit that gives children of fallen soldiers a path to flying, marked the opening of its new home at Flagler Airport this afternoon.

Adding To Recent Woes, Embry-Riddle Training Plane Loses a Door Over Flagler

| May 22, 2018

A Diamond DA-42, a twin-engine plane manufactured in 2016, was flying over the south end of the county when it lost the door in a near-repeat of a 2013 incident.

Flagler Fire Services Get Boost and 8th Ambulance With Heritage-Preserving Transfer of Bunnell Fire Station

| May 22, 2018

Bunnell’s Fire Department no longer exists, but a Bunnell fire station lives on, improved, under county auspices, with better response times and expanded countywide services.

Flagler Government Wants $284,000 Contract For Tourism Website Revamp

| May 21, 2018

The proposal never went before the Tourist Development Council. The county administrator says the $284,000 cost will actually be less than the existing contract.

For Sheriff’s Detective Annie Conrad, Flagler Officer Of the Year, Grim Duty Defined By Compassion

| May 21, 2018

Flagler Sheriff’s Detective Annie Conrad, a 14-year veteran, played a central role in the conviction of Dorothy Singer in the killing of Singer’s husband.

Construction Brisk in Flagler and Palm Coast, Prompting Glimmers of Steady Boomlet

| May 18, 2018

Brisk construction activity in Palm Coast and Flagler is sending building inspections soaring, reflecting healthy but not boom-like activity in the sector.

In Latest Victory For Dog Owners, Court Rejects Flagler’s Appeal on ‘Dangerous’ Ruling

| May 17, 2018

The labrador that bit an 8-year-old Flagler County boy in the face three years ago will not have to be termed dangerous, and the long legal case appears closed.

At Flagler Sheriff’s Ceremony For Fallen Officers, Feeling Pain Of ‘Loss Across the Nation’

| May 15, 2018

Fagler County’s five fallen deputies over the years were recognized Monday evening, and the sheriff’s tactical center was renamed after Sheriff Homer Brooks.

Defense Calls For Judge Craig To Be Disqualified From Dorothy Singer Murder Trial Following String of Startling Statements

| May 11, 2018

Dorothy Singer is on trial Monday for allegedly murdering her husband Charles in West Flagler last year, but the defense claims the judge has made a series of statements that betray favoritism for the state.

Adding To Troubled Run, Flagler Commission Candidate Joe Mullins Blurs Business And Electioneering

| May 10, 2018

Joe Mullins, a candidate for the County Commission seat held by Nate McLaughlin, is blurring the line between campaigning and private business in a series of local involvements, a FlaglerLive investigation found.

Accusing Palm Coast of Making ‘Blatantly False’ Claims, County Talks Mediation and Litigation Over SR100 Development

| May 7, 2018

A proposed commercial development on State Road 100 by the airport has county and Palm Coast government relations at their lowest ebb in years.

Disaster-Response Company Gets $40,000 County Subsidy and Moves to Flagler Airport

| May 7, 2018

Kimble’s Aviation Logistical Services pledged to create 40 jobs over the next seven years, basing its disaster-recovery operation at the Flagler County Airport.

Sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct Moving Near Island Walk for $1 Million, Ending Nomadic Years

| May 7, 2018

The Flagler Sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct will move from City Marketplace to Palm Harbor Way, in the old Wachovia bank building that will be county property.

Roundabout Construction at US1 and Old Dixie Will Start In a Few Months Despite Opposition

| April 30, 2018

Construction of the much-opposed roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway in Flagler is expected to start after August absent intervention by the governor or lawmakers.

Don’t Ask Democrats To Fall On a Sword In Race Aiming To Flip Flagler Seat Blue

| April 27, 2018

Despite Nancy Soderberg’s advantage, fellow-Democrats John Upchurch and Stephen Sevigny say they’ll let voters, not the Democratic Party, decide who should be the nominee in the congressional race.

Sticking With Motorola, Flagler Rejects Bid Protest Over $14.8 Million Contract For Emergency Communications

| April 23, 2018

The Flagler County Commission in a special meeting today rejected Communications International’s protest over a bid that went to Motorola to build critical emergency communications infrastructure.

Family Life Center Takes Over New But Familiar, More Visible Space: ‘We’re Here if You Need Us’

| April 23, 2018

The administrative offices of Flagler County’s shelter for victims of rape and domestic violence moved to where the sheriff’s detective bureau used to be on State Road 100.

Flagler and Florida Unemployment in Holding Pattern For Seventh Month In a Row

| April 20, 2018

Flagler’s unemployment rate is at a healthy 4.1 percent, where it’s been, give or take a few decimal points, for seven months, with the state’s unemployment mirroring the holding pattern.

Spirit Ride’s Coffin Honoring Fallen Tow Operators and Other Emergency Responders Makes Ceremonial Stop in Bunnell

| April 19, 2018

The ceremonial casket is part of American Towman’s Spirit Ride pilgrimage through 200 cities across the country to bring attention to the dangers emergency responders face every day.

Tax-Evaders Beware: Flagler Will Take Over Local Collection From Short-Term Renters, Projecting Jump in Revenue

| April 17, 2018

The Flagler County Tax Collector, not the state Department of Revenue, will be collecting the 5 percent tax on short term rentals starting in July–a tax hundreds of property owners are evading currently.

Flagler Moves to Protect Public’s Use Of Beaches Ahead of Law Granting Property Owners Restrictive Rights

| April 16, 2018

The new law allows beachfront private property owners to trespass the public from private beaches, something not allowed currently, and never done in Flagler.

7 New Sheriff’s Deputies, 143% Cost Increase as Outline of Flagler’s School Safety Takes Shape

| April 13, 2018

Sheriff Staly and Superintendent Tager are negotiating an increase of the school deputies’ program to $1.8 million split 50-50, with the schools’ share paid by the state and the sheriff’s by the County Commission.

Flagler Judge Scott DuPont Called “Unfit,” “Outrageous,” “Disturbing,” “Beyond Reckless” and Contemptuous of Law

| April 13, 2018

A devastating 21-page opinion by a disciplinary judicial commission repeats in harsher language a call for Judge Scott DuPont’s removal, a recommendation going before the Supreme Court.

Water War Flares Again Between Palm Coast and County Over Planned Shops Near Airport

| April 10, 2018

A proposed commercial development at the southeast corner of State Road 100 and the entrance to the county airport, opposite Bulldog Drive, is at the center of the latest water dispute between Palm Coast and the county.

Flagler Approves $14.8 Million Next-Gen Emergency Communication System, But Faces Bid Protest

| April 9, 2018

Motorola won the $14.8 million contract to upgrade the emergency communications system every local first responder and other workers depend on, but Flagler faces a protest from CI, the other bidder and provider of the existing system.

Three Flagler County Rotary Clubs Join to Plant 220 Long Leaf Pine Trees Together

| April 7, 2018

The project is in response to a call by Rotary International President Ian Risley for the organization to plant 1.2 million trees, one for each member of the international organization.

Jury Finds Ex-Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks Guilty On All 7 Felony Counts of Illegally Recording Others

| April 5, 2018

Former Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks was found guilty on felony counts that she illegally recorded other officials during her tenure.

Kimberle Weeks Trial Day 3: Defense Opts Against Putting On a Case, Relying on Outlier Theory Instead

| April 4, 2018

In an echo of Kimberle Weeks’s own irreverence toward established law, her lawyers are arguing an untested and unusual interpretation of what amounts to a public meeting: all conversations between public officials involving public business.

Flagler Government Approves Open-Ended Renewals of County Administrator’s and Attorney’s Contracts

| April 4, 2018

County Administrator Craig Coffey and County Attorney Al Hadeed have been the commission’s hires since 2007. Their contracts no longer will have an end date.

Trial Day 2: Jury Hears Kim Weeks Insult Secretary of State and Others As Ken Detzner Sat in Witness Box

| April 3, 2018

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner was a star witness for the prosecution today, saying Kim Weeks recorded him without his permission. he then heard her call him a “dumb bastard.”

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