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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated April 21)

| April 21, 2019

Palm Coast Flagler and the region’s most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

FlaglerLive’s Rick de Yampert, a Palm Coast Artist, Brings Mr. Crow Art to Peabody Auditorium Exhibit

| April 19, 2019

Palm Coast artist and FlaglerLive culture writer Rick de Yampert’s photographic digital art of crows will be featured in “Mr. Crow Saves the Universe,” an exhibition May 1-24 in the Rose Room at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.

For Marion Gavins Jr., 17, Accused of Murdering Curtis Gray, a Life of Crime Since He Was 13

| April 15, 2019

Marion Gavins’s arrest on a murder charge Sunday was the culmination of four years of run-ins with school authorities, suspensions, expulsions, run-ins with sheriff’s deputies, arrests, stints in the criminal justice system’s juvenile division, probation and house arrest.

Eyes on the 2022 Senate Presidency:
Five Questions For Travis Hutson

| April 15, 2019

The St. Augustine Republican, who also represents all of Flagler, is the Senate’s top economic development budget writer and sits on other major committees, including the Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Rules Committee.

Curtis Gray Murder Investigation: Sheriff Seeking Suspect Marion Leo Gavins Jr., 17

| April 13, 2019

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Marion Leo Gavins Jr., 17, of Palm Coast. He’s been charged in the shooting death of Curtis Gray, 18, Saturday morning.

In a First, FPC’s Bulldog Patrol Presents Safety Plan to Marjorie Stoneman Commission, Drawing Raves and Calls to Scale Statewide

| April 10, 2019

A six-student team of problem solvers presented their student-centered safety plan to the state commission established after the Parkland school massacre, and were asked by several commission members to spread their plan statewide, including at the Broward school.

Renner’s Panel Goes Jekyll and Hyde on Felons, Easing Punishments But Not Voting Rights

| April 9, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee Palm Coast’s Paul Renner chairs on Tuesday passed a crime bill that eases some punishments and makes it easier for felons to reintegrate society but also passed a restrictive interpretation of Amendment 4 and felons’ right to vote.

Classrooms as Career Incubators: Flagler School District Showcases Students’ Paths to Local Jobs

| April 9, 2019

The Flagler County school district showcased its 21 flagship programs at 10 schools, each designed to give students means to experience careers first-hand while completing academic requirements.

Monday Briefing: Veteran Court, Guns in Church, Bunnell Swearing-In, Amendment 4, Matt Morton’s 1st Day

| April 8, 2019

Judge Bryan A. Feigenbaum discusses Veteran Court services at a DSC event, three commissioners are sworn-in in Bunnell, the Legislature takes up guns in church and Amendment 4, restoring felons’ right to vote.

Mayor Holland Exults In City’s Innovation Centered Renaissance In State of the
City Address

| April 5, 2019

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland’s State of the City Address this afternoon at the Palm Coast Community Center was to focus on the city’s renewed energy, its innovative district in Town Center, and an unscripted introduction of new City Manager Matt Morton.

Rebuilding Captain’s BBQ in Place Is ‘Off the Table,’ But Decision On New Lease and Location Is Delayed

| April 3, 2019

Flagler County government is not willing to repair the existing Captain’s BBQ restaurant at its own expense. Rather, it is favoring building a new structure at Captain’s expense, but not necessarily on Captain’s more expansive terms.

Investigation Of Plantation Bay Plane Crash, With Joel Fallon and Josh Rosa Aboard, Ends Inconclusively

| March 25, 2019

The investigation is ending inconclusively, but it sheds light on measures Josh Rosa took immediately before the crash that strongly suggest his skills and last-second maneuvers likely prevented the crash from being fatal to him and Joel Fallon.

Council Agrees to Contract With New Manager, But Not to Annual Raises Tied to Employees

| March 19, 2019

The council, on Mayor Milissa Holland’s insistence, deleted a clause that would have granted incoming Manager Matthew Morton automatic, annual non-merit raises calibrated to the percentage awarded city employees.

Homeless Man Arrested In Strong-Armed Robbery at Palm Coast Gas Station Over Cigarettes

| March 18, 2019

Justin Taylor, a three-time convicted felon who’s been homeless in Palm Coast for several years, was arrested Sunday morning after an altercation with a store clerk at a convenience store on Palm Coast Parkway, where he stole one pack of cigarettes and a can of tobacco.

The Live Profile:
Palm Coast’s New City Manager Matt Morton

| March 13, 2019

Matt Morton’s recent history as a city administrator in a small, rich city in Washington suggests his enthusiasm and jargon-and-joy-filled language about managing is not an affectation but a genuine part of an inclusive, ingenuous workaholic.

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time

| March 9, 2019

Watering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 10 and run through Nov. 2 in 2019. Here’s the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time

| March 9, 2019

Watering restrictions during Daylight Saving Time begin March 10 and run through Nov. 2 in 2019. Here’s the landscape irrigation policy for Palm Coast, aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Thursday Briefing: Palm Coast Candidate Interviews Day 1, Steve Jobs on Death, Health Survey, Mozart’s 29th

| March 7, 2019

Palm Coast City Council members interview manager candidates, mostly in closed-door sessions, with a public reception this evening, the Supreme Court hears a prison murder case, Steve Jobs on death and life.

This Is Russell Landing: Flagler County’s Idea of a Homeless Camp

| March 6, 2019

An examination of Russell Landing, the extremely isolated site Flagler County would move homeless people to, is not as healthy, safe or desirable a location as the county is making it out to be.

Silencing Home Rule: Sen. Travis Hutson’s Wrong Way On Single-Use Plastic Straws

| March 4, 2019

The fact that the bill prohibits local governments from banning plastic straws will allow a serious and completely unnecessary pollutant to continue to injure sea life, litter beaches and infiltrate land and water.

Monday Briefing: Girls and Boys State Delegates, Community Health Fair, Health Survey Extended, Fracking, Plastics and Drones

| March 4, 2019

The Girls State and Boys State delegates have been selected, Flagler County hosts a community health fair at Hidden Trails, the Flagler Health Department has extended its health survey, lawmakers take on fracking, drones and plastic straws.

Criminal and Civil Cases In Mobil Mart Murder of Store Clerk Zuheily Rosado Approaching Trial, Or Resolution

| February 26, 2019

Joseph Bova, the man accused of murdering Zuheily Rosado at a Palm Coast gas station six years ago, will have his competency for trial evaluated in two weeks, and a civil case may reach a settlement before an April trial date.

Monday Briefing: Fruehan Arraignment, Happy Hour Fundraiser for Free Clinic, Cameron’s Contract, Bunnell’s Special Events

| February 25, 2019

The County Commission is expected to ratify a contract with its interim administrator valued at $237,000 in total compensation, the Free Clinic has a fund-raiser at the Brown Dog, Florence Fruehan is arraigned on felony battery charges.

Sheriff Fires Armor, Jail Health Provider at Center of Anthony Fennick’s Death, and Institutes Immediate Changes

| February 22, 2019

Sheriff Rick Staly is firing Armor Correctional Health and instituting a series of measures at the jail making family-inmate contact easier in critical times, and information more readily accessible.

After Mistrial, Michael Bowling Is Again on Trial On Accusations He Molested Girl During Sleepover

| February 19, 2019

After December’s mistrial, Bunnell’s Michael Bowling, 48, was back on trial anew today, facing his accuser who says he molested her in a dark closet during a sleepover at her friend’s house.

Flagler Commission Picks Jerry Cameron, Retired from St. Johns Government After Eclectic Career, Its Interim

| February 18, 2019

Cameron replaces Craig Coffey, whom the commission forced to resign last month, and is expected to restore some semblance of leadership in an administration adrift for weeks.

With Shout-Out to Grand Haven, Palm Coast’s Opelka Wins 1st ATP Tour Tennis Title and Vaults to 56th in the World

| February 18, 2019

Reilly Opelka, the 7-footer booming serves since he was a little kid whacking balls at Grand Haven and the Palm Coast Tennis Center, won the biggest victory of his pro career Sunday at the New York Open in Uniondale, N.Y.

DeSantis Calls For Statewide Grand Jury Investigation of Local School Districts’ Safety

| February 15, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are complying with mandatory safety measures designed to protect students.

Costs and Concerns Muck Up Plantation Bay Utility as County Begs for $10 Million

| February 7, 2019

The Flagler County Commission is asking for a state appropriation of $10 million to fix the Plantation Bay sewer plant partly from fears that a sewer tank may burst, but the decision was hasty and lacked ready analysis.

GPS Ankle Monitors Give Local Cops Stronger Means of Enforcing No-Contact Orders

| February 6, 2019

Alleged domestic violence and other offenders released from jail to await trial usually must stay away from their victims, but such no-contact orders were harder to enforce until GPS devices have been attached to the offenders.

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