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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Dec. 16)

| December 16, 2018

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

Eddie Collins, 62, of Bunnell, Dies of Injuries From U.S. 1 Pick-Up Crash

| December 14, 2018

Eddie Collins, the 62-year-old Bunnell man critically injured in a crash on U.S. 1 on Monday (Dec. 10), died Thursday evening at Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach.

Weekend Briefing: Palm Coast Boat Parade, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Breakfast With Santa, Navy Band

| December 14, 2018

The Annual holiday boat parade takes to Palm Coast’s canals Saturday evening, Matanzas’s Key Club hosts a Breakfast With Santa, grieving through the holidays, the Navy Band at the Auditorium.

With Judge’s Help, Sheriff’s Insurance Carrier Corners Employees Over Workers’ Comp Claims as Fate of Building Looms

| December 13, 2018

Some 30 Flagler County Sheriff’s employees have been in a dispiriting battle with their own agency’s insurance carrier and the judge ruling on their workers’ compensation claims, portending little hope that they may prevail.

Understanding the Rise of France’s Yellow Jackets

| December 11, 2018

In a larger sense the Yellow Vests movement reflects longstanding neglect or exploitation of rural communities. Not only in France but in the US and much of Western Europe.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Attacking Mom, Fiancée and Cop Before He Is Tased

| December 10, 2018

Gregory Thilesen, 28, of Palm Coast, faces a felony charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer and two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

| December 6, 2018

The drop in crime in Flagler and Palm Coast was reflected across almost every category and the addition of 23 new deputies led to a steep rise in arrests in the first six months of 2018.

Holland and Cuff Put Their Differences To Work in Search for New Palm Coast Manager

| December 6, 2018

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and Council member Bob Cuff disagreed on key search parameters for a new manager, but the disagreements only shaped a more synthesized process that may yield a new manager by late winter.

Many Questions Remain as County and City Approve $100 Million, 50-Year Beach-Protection Plan in Flagler Beach

| December 5, 2018

Flagler County will be on the hook for nearly half the almost $100-million cost of the project over its 50-year span, with the federal government responsible for the rest.

The Story Behind A 28-Year-Old Flagler Veteran’s Suicide: Strife, Depression, And a Father’s Questions

| December 4, 2018

Abdul Ganiyu Ayanwale, a 28-year-old Army National Guard veteran, killed himself by gunshot at his Bunnell apartment on Nov. 16 after a series of personal and legal difficulties.

In Big Victory for Bing’s Proponents, Commission Votes 4-0 To “Sidetrack” Lease With Captain’s BBQ

| December 3, 2018

The commission, led by Dave Sullivan, who switched sides, agreed to reconsider the lease with Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing through more vetting and analysis.

Barbecuing Bing’s

| November 30, 2018

With even Captain’s BBQ owners willing to get “back to the drawing board,” there’s plenty of room for Flagler government to fix what remains a dirty deal that hurts all sides.

Rejecting Lesser Term, Judge Sentences Jonathan Canales to Life in Prison in Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

| November 29, 2018

Jonathan Canales, 31, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Norman in their Mondex home in 2014. The judge declined to exercise his discretion, which would have allowed him to sentence him to anywhere from 25 years to life.

La Bonne Vieille Veuve Clicquot: History of Champagne’s Great Widow

| November 27, 2018

As you get ready for New Year’s Eve, be sure to pick up the real stuff. Like Veuve Clicquot, the champagne served at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca. Here’s a brief history of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne and its maker, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin.

It Won’t Be Like Medical Pot: Senate President Pledges Not to ‘Slow-Walk’ Amendments

| November 20, 2018

Galvano said of amendments from restoring felon rights to limiting gambling that the “people have spoken,” and “I want to make sure we are being true to the intent of the voters.”

Palm Coast Man on Probation Faces 3 Felonies After Chase and Confrontation

| November 19, 2018

For the third time in four months, Gregory Greenway, a 67-year-old resident of Porto Mar in Hammock Dunes, was arrested, violating his probation, after leading Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies and an emergency helicopter on a pursuit through Palm Coast.

Tips for Getting Past Your Writer’s Block

| November 19, 2018

There are many causes of writer’s block and understanding what these are can help solve the problem. Whatever the reason, there are some things you can do to help you get back on track again.

Monday Briefing: Look Out for Manatees, Look Out at the County Commission, Cottage Fever

| November 19, 2018

It’s all about the County Commission today, starting with a field trip to new cottages at Princess Place, ending with a controversially packed evening agenda before a new commissioner is seated.

In War Over Words, Republicans Continue Easily To Defeat Democrats

| November 18, 2018

The Republican Party lost ground in the Congressional and state elections earlier this month, but the GOP continues to triumph in the all-important contests over words, argues Ralph Nader.

Palm Coast Council Explores More Underground Power Lines, But FPL
Makes It Expensive

| November 14, 2018

FPL is inviting Palm Coast government to “convert” more overhead power lines to underground lines, but the city would have to assume most of the cost. Council members are cool to the idea.

Rosy Disconnect Between District’s Wetlands Project and Opposition in Flagler Beach

| November 13, 2018

St. Johns River Water Management District officials were largely self-congratulatory today as they discussed a wetlands restoration project that has drawn fierce opposition in Flagler Beach.

Reilly Opelka Wins 3rd Pro Tennis Title, Reaches New Career-High Ranking

| November 13, 2018

Former Indian Trails Middle School student Reilly Opelka continues to slowly move up the ranks of the pro tennis tour, and Sunday notched yet another title.

In Flagler Commemoration of Veterans Day, Memories of Armistice Day and Vietnam

| November 12, 2018

Hal Kushner, a physician who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and Joe Kowalsky, who won this year’s Veteran of the Year Award, highlighted Flagler’s Veterans Day ceremony.

Amendments: Felons Will Get Voting Rights, Dogs Won’t Race Anymore, Homestead Expansion Fails

| November 7, 2018

More than 64 percent of Florida voters had cast ballots for Amendment 4, which is designed to restore voting rights to an estimated 1.4 million felons who have completed their sentences.

Pit Bull Mauls 9-Year-Old Palm Coast Girl In Incident Similar to Attack on Pizza Man

| November 6, 2018

For the second time in two weeks a pit bull slipped through the front door and attacked the person there, in this case a 9-year-old girl who was severely injured.

Buying Their Election: Mullins and Hansen Shatter Spending Records for Flagler County Commission Seats

| November 5, 2018

The nearly $200,000 Joe Mullins and Greg Hansen have spent so far puts them on pace to match or outspend all 26 other county commission candidates in the past three years combined.

Unemployment Rate At 3.7% Approaching 50-Year Low as Economy Adds 250,000 Jobs

| November 2, 2018

It is the longest uninterrupted expansion since before the Great Depression. The average monthly gain this year has been just over 210,000 jobs, equal the average monthly gains of the last two Obama years.

Joseph Bova Scrawls Guilty Plea in Mobil Station Murder, But Is Judged Still Incompetent

| November 1, 2018

Joseph Bova is accused of first degree murder in the execution-style shooting of store clerk Zuheili Roman Rosado at the Mobil convenience store on State Road 100 in February 2013.

Amendment 13: ‘Humane Treatment of Animals’ Would End Dog Racing in Florida

| October 31, 2018

Florida is one of a handful of places in the country with dog racing, and passage of the amendment would be a serious blow for an industry that has been in the state for decades.

Stepped-Up Sheriff’s Patrols, New Sex-Offender App, Candy Buy Back: Halloween Game Plans

| October 30, 2018

Flagler sheriff’s personnel will be conducting heavy patrols and providing crossing assistance at critical points for Halloween, the FDLE has a new safety app, and Flagler Dental is doing candy buy-back for 10 days afterward.

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