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Prayer Becomes Official Policy at Bunnell Meetings; “You Can Wait Outside” If Offended

| November 29, 2011

Bunnell voted to open its government meetings with one or more prayers, an idea proposed by Commissioner Elbert Tucker. The city attorney offered cautionary guidance rather than objections.

Feed Flagler: Community-Wide Celebration Wraps-Up With 3,000 Meals Served

| November 23, 2011

We’re reporting live this afternoon from various Feed Flagler locations as the community-wide Thanksgiving celebration takes place from 3 to 6 p.m.

Sisco Deen on the Meaning of Veterans Day, Frank W. Buckles and Mackenzie’s Card

| November 11, 2011

In a moving tribute to veterans and Frank Buckles, the late, last World War I veteran, Sisco Deen, Flagler County’s archivist, reminds us why we must “always remember and honor those who have served and dedicated their lives to our country.”

Angela Wray, a Cop’s Wife, Jailed Over Embezzling $59,000 from Celico Auto

| November 10, 2011

Angela Wray worked as Celico Auto Body’s bookkeeper and secretary from January 2007 to December 2010, committing 127 individual acts of thefts, according to the FDLE, and cashing checks or paying personal bills at various banks or financial institutions.

Flashgate: Internal Investigation Clears Bunnell Cop, Citing Another for “Honest Mistake”

| November 10, 2011

Cpl. Sergio Pina was exonerated of acting improperly when he deleted files off the flash drive of a former Bunnell cop that had been turned into the department. Lt. Randy Burke was cited for “improper procedure” without malice.

Bunnell Commission, With 14 Jobs in Jeopardy, Calls Emergency Meeting for Today

| November 2, 2011

The Florida Department of Transportation has contracted with Bunnell for the past six years for road maintenance. Now Bunnell is one of 24 bidders on the same contract, and it’s heavily disfavored as Gov. Rick Scott pushes for privatization.

Bunnell’s James Hayes, 22, Arrested for Carjacking an 81-Year-Old Woman

| October 19, 2011

James Hayes had been jailed a dozen times in Flagler, on petty charges, until the Oct. 6 carjacking outside a Burger King on U.S. 1 and Grenada Blvd. in Volusia. The car was found Monday in Bunnell.

Flagler’s State Lawmakers Lend an Ear to Local Pleas in Annual Wish-Listing Ritual

| October 13, 2011

Gambling regulations, state dollars for Flagler’s roads, warnings against the unintended consequences of state budget cuts and numerous more local concerns busied the nearly two-hour meeting between Flagler’s state lawmakers and local politicians, organizations and citizens.

Bunnell Manager Wants His Gun Back–as a Reserve Officer for Sheriff or Flagler Beach

| October 11, 2011

Even though it’s a personal matter to the manager, the Bunnell City Commission agreed to use its city attorney, at $145 an hour, to seek out a state Attorney General’s opinion on whether Manager Armando Martinez may serve as a reserve cop elsewhere.

Flirting With the Bizarre and the Unconstitutional, Bunnell Retains 4 Lawyers

| October 10, 2011

A Bunnell city commissioner opened Monday’s commission meeting with a hard-core Christian prayer as seven lawyers, including the city attorney, looked on–and took the fifth on the matter, as most were angling for a contract with the city.

Bunnell Man Charged With Rape and Kidnapping as Child Pleads for Mom’s Safety

| September 30, 2011

Louis Donald Jackson is accused of raping a woman at his Bunnell house while the woman’s son allegedly pleaded with him not to hurt his mother and heard the ordeal unfold from the other side of a locked door.

Memorial and Memories of Alex Taylor, “Gentle Servant” Killed in Tuesday Hit and Run

| September 29, 2011

Alex Taylor, 54, was a regular visitor, helper and worshiper at Bunnell’s First United Methodist Church, where Rev. Beth Gardner and Gwen Barath came to know him–and remember him. Gardner will lead a memorial for Taylor Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m.

54-Year-Old Cyclist Alex Taylor Killed in Apparent Hit and Run; FHP Looking for Leads

| September 27, 2011

Alex Taylor of Bunnell, 54, was killed while riding his bicycle in front of the Government Services Building either very late last night or before sunup this morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Citing “Deliberate Indifference,” Woman Sues Bunnell Over Ex-Cop’s Sex-Laced Defamation

| September 22, 2011

The case centers on the actions of then Cpl. Nick Massaro in late November 2009, who posted an ad on Craigslist soliciting sex from black men–and signed the ad with the name of the woman now suing him, Bunnell and the Bunnell Police Department.

Back from the Dead, Carver Gym Is Rededicated By Those Who Nearly Killed It

| September 10, 2011

Flagler’s governments gathered at South Bunnell’s Carver Gym Saturday to celebrate the rebirth of what, just 15 months ago, looked to be the end for the community center. Some of the applause was deserved, much of it was self-serving.

Jets Cut Mardy Gilyard Five Days After Picking Him Up, Leaving His Future Uncertain

| September 10, 2011

The St. Louis Rams cut Mardy Gilyard on Sept. 3, the New York Jets picked him up on the 4th, then cut him five days later. The former Flagler Palm Coast High School and University of Cincinnati star has had a checkered few years.

Armed Robbery, Then Car, Foot and K-9 Chase Ends With Arrest of 3 in Seminole Woods

| September 6, 2011

Three suspects who allegedly robbed an Ormond Beach pharmacy at gunpoint were caught by Bunnell police and sheriff’s deputies around noon after a car and foot chase that ended in the woods near Belle Terre and Citation Blvd.

County’s Economic Board Would Exclude Cities and Bank on $400,000 a Year in Tax Dollars

| August 23, 2011

The county commission’s latest direction was surprising and divided, as a 3-2 majority settled on an economic development board with just one government represented–the county–and eight seats filled by business representatives with economic development experience.

This Week in Flagler and Tallahassee: Budgeting Mysteries, Spy Cameras, Dogs in Restaurants

| August 21, 2011

The Flagler County Commission tries again (and again, and again) to figure out what to do about economic development, the Palm Coast City Council awaits its manager’s latest budget presentation, Flagler Beach talks dogs in restaurants, Bunnell talks spy cameras.

Coalition of Cities Meets in Wake of One Agency’s Death and Its Own Uncertain Life

| August 21, 2011

The Flagler County Coalition of Cities held its second meeting only for its Flagler Beach, Bunnell and Beverly Beach members to confirm what’s already known: that much remains unknown about the future of the county’s plan to fight unemployment.

Sheriff Fleming on Palm Coast and Bunnell Gambling Halls: “I Have Bigger Fish To Fry”

| August 19, 2011

Sheriff Don Fleming’s stance on internet cafes and other such gambling halls has wide implications for Palm Coast and Bunnell, both of which are wrestling with ordinances that would regulate the establishments.

In a Case With Implications for Palm Coast and Bunnell, Polk Sheriff Shuts Down Internet Cafe

| August 16, 2011

The Internet cafe–or gambling parlor–shut down in Davenport Monday is similar to those in Palm Coast and Bunnell, where local officials and residents are debating whether and how to regulate (or ban) the businesses.

Bunnell Mayor Outflanks Rookie Rogers, Shutting Down Talk of Martinez’s Future

| August 12, 2011

Bunnell City Manager Armando Martinez survived what could have been a vote of confidence tonight thanks to a maneuver by Mayor Catherine Robinson, who prevented it.

Bunnell’s Armando Martinez a Finalist for Melbourne Police Chief; Special Meeting Set

| August 11, 2011

Bunnell City Manager Armando Martinez applied for the Melbourne job one or two months ago. Commissioner John Rogers wants a special meeting of the commission to discuss Martinez’s contract in light of the revelation.

Like Palm Coast, Bunnell Wrestles With Gambling Posing as Games–and Punts

| August 10, 2011

Some define internet cafes as gambling. Some define it as business. Some define it as nobody’s business but their own. A 3-2 vote of the Bunnell City Commission sent the matter to the sheriff with a question: if it’s gambling, would he arrest its practitioners?

Ex-Bunnell Commissioner Jimmy Flynt Faces State Ethics Violations on 3 Counts

| August 3, 2011

Bunnell City Commissioner Elbert Tucker filed a series of ethics charges against Jimmy Flynt last August. Flynt faces fines of up to $10,000 on each of the three violations. Several others were thrown out.

Allegations of Brutality, Rape and Torture Over 2 Days Emerge from Bunnell Kidnapping

| August 2, 2011

The victim, a Palm Coast woman, told police she was held in a crack house on July 21 and 22 before escaping to a gas station on SR100. Examiners point to evidence of severe beatings, cigarette burns and numerous other injuries.

Two-Day Kidnapping Lands 3 in Jail After SWAT Team Descends on South Bunnell

| July 30, 2011

The two Bunnell men were charged with kidnapping and held without bail. Two additional men were jailed on more minor charges. One victim, a woman, was involved.

With or Without Palm Coast, County Would Lead New Economic Development Council

| July 29, 2011

The county’s proposal would mean the end of Enterprise Flagler and the creation of a 9-member council chaired by the county, with cities and private-sector membership overseeing a $410,000 budget. Palm Coast’s buy in is a question mark.

Bunnell PD Seizes Ex-Cop’s Lost Flash Drive, Deleting Files Against His Consent

| July 28, 2011

Roosevelt James, formerly of the Bunnell Police Department, lost his drive on June 21. The police department held it for 26 days “under review,” deleting files along the way, according to James, who’s calling for an investigation.



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