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Tuesday Briefing: Food Truck Tuesday, Chairmanship Votes at School Board, Voltaire’s Birthday, Bill Ryan’s Trip

| November 21, 2017

The School Board votes to decide whether to stick with Trevor Tucker or pick a new chairperson, Bill Ryan takes you on a trip around Flagler’s historical sights, food in Central Park.

American Immigration Attorneys, Bunnell, (386) 586-6978

| November 20, 2017

Palm Coast and Bunnell American Immigration Attorneys provide expert legal advice on green cards visas and other matters with experienced lawyers.

Robert L. Emmanuel, 60, Is Murdered at His Home. Bunnell Police Refuse To Release Information.

| November 17, 2017

Robert Emanuel was the victim of a brutal beating at his home in mid-September, and died either this week or last, but Bunnell police has refused the sheriff’s assistance in investigating a case it may have bungled.

Florida Adds 125,000 Jobs, Dropping Unemployment to 3.6%, Flagler’s at 3.8%

| November 17, 2017

In essence, the state saw little negative effect from Hurricane Irma despite its severity and the disruptions it spread over Florida.

Flagler County on Periphery of Opioid Crisis, But Deaths Report Signals Lethal Spikes

| November 16, 2017

Deaths related to heroin and fentanyl use are rising locally, and deaths related to prescription drugs spiked 22 percent as the region proves not immune to the opioid crisis.

School Taxes Would Rise To Pay For Per-Student Increase, But Formula Could Further Hurt Flagler

| November 16, 2017

Flagler is the 6th-highest taxed district in the state, by legislative formula, yet gets back the 65th lowest dollars per student. A governor proposal to increase education funding could make that worse for the district.

Samantha Posella, 17, Missing Three Weeks From Her Llama Trail Home

| November 15, 2017

Samantha Lynn Posella, a 17-year-old resident of 45 Llama Trail in Palm Coast, walked out of her house on Oct. 25 and hasn’t been seen since.

Armed Robbery at Taco Bell Leads to Chase and 2 Arrests, But Flagler Deputy Injured In Crash

| November 15, 2017

Craig Rossi, a 10-year veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, was injured when his car collided with the fleeing vehicle,w hose two suspects were arrested soon afterward.

Wednesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Concert at Auditorium, Car Safety Checks, McMurtry on Hemingway

| November 15, 2017

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its first full concert of the season at the Flagler Auditorium, the Palm Coast Fire Department offers car safety checks, Larry McMurtry judges Hemingway.

The Last Weeks of Savannah Deangelis, 23, Who Died Monday From an Opioid Overdose

| November 14, 2017

Savannah Deangelis of Palm Coast, a Matanzas High graduate, overdosed in late October after being expelled from a recovery program in dubious circumstances after the hurricane.

Tuesday Briefing: Cell Towers, FPC Band Concert, Road Impact Fees, Sportsfishing Club, Being Under Arrest

| November 14, 2017

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band is in concert under the direction of John Seth, the Flagler Planning Board hears a slew of applications for special uses of communication towers, natural gas may be a danger.

7-Eleven Owner Eric Cooley Will Run for Joy McGrew’s Flagler Beach Commission Seat

| November 13, 2017

Eric Cooley, 43, serves on three Flagler Beach advisory boards and has been a near-permanent presence at city commission meetings, speaking for business and echoing McGrew, who may not run again.

Where Buying Marijuana is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

| November 11, 2017

Even where it’s legal to sell it, it’s typically illegal to smoke or ingest the drug in dispensaries, bars, restaurants, city parks and public streets. Why?

A Man For All Seasons, Sisco Deen Is Flagler County Veteran Of the Year

| November 10, 2017

Recognized at today’s county ceremony marking Veterans Day, Sisco Deen served two decades in various branches of the military, including during the Vietnam War, and is the long-time archivist of the Flagler County Historical Society.

In City Rep Theatre’s “Other Desert Cities,” A Recognizable Family At War With Itself

| November 9, 2017

The Jon Robin Baitz play opening Friday at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre explores in darkly comic tenors a family’s reverberations through Vietnam, the Iraq war and the present.

FEMA Impostors Reported in Nearby Communities

| November 6, 2017

Flagler County Emergency Management is warning residents that individuals misrepresenting themselves as FEMA staff have been reported in neighboring communities.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires all of its employees to wear a lanyard with their FEMA badges prominently displayed when making formal contact with the public.
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Truck Terror Attacks May Be a Sign of ISIS Weakness, But They’re Very Hard to Stop

| November 5, 2017

As ISIS loses territory on the battlefield, lone-actor assaults are expected to increase. The question for cities is what more can be done to protect against such attacks.

Gargiulo Foundation Committing to $100,000 Sculpture Garden in Palm Coast’s Town Center

| October 31, 2017

The Gargiulo Art Foundation is proposing to put up a sculpture garden in Town Center, an echo of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s own plans for art in public places.

Obamacare Enrollment Opens Wednesday For 5th Year: 5 Things You Should Know

| October 31, 2017

Despite the efforts of President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. But there are changes.

Lawmakers Moving To Put a Leash On
Bogus Service Dogs As Abuses Proliferate

| October 30, 2017

Though Florida two years ago tightened some service dog regulations, it’s still easy to acquire or pass off any animal as a service animal. Other states are working to tighten their laws.

Treatment Overkill: Unneeded Scans, Therapy and Surgery Only Add To Patients’ Ills

| October 28, 2017

Though ample evidence shows breast-cancer radiation treatment for many can be drastically cut down, less than half those eligible received it despite the additional cost and inconvenience.

Thursday Briefing: Model Yacht Club, Flagler Beach Water and Sewer Fee Increase, Charter Workshop, Fall Festival

| October 26, 2017

The newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast’s Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet.

Bunnell Manager Dan Davis Placed on 6-Month Probation After Barrage of Criticism From Commissioners

| October 24, 2017

Four of the five Bunnell city commissioners criticized Davis for his leadership style, his “demeaning” of employees or even commissioners, his lack of communications, but granted him a final reprieve.

Short-Term Rentals in Flagler County: The View From Home Owners’ Associations

| October 22, 2017

Paul C. Pershes, president of the 1,100-home Ocean Hammock Property Owners Association, addresses members of a key senate committee that will be hearing proposed regulations of short-term rentals.

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

| October 21, 2017

the Rise Above Movement, one of whose men beat up protesters in Charlottesville, train to fight. They post their beatings online. And so far, they have little reason to fear the authorities.

Flagler’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 3.9%, A 10-Year Low, Even As Hurricane Whacks State’s Jobs Figures

| October 20, 2017

Flagler’s sharp drop is even more remarkable for taking place during a month that saw Hurricane Irma cut across the region, severing power, work schedules and routines for almost 10 days.

You’re Not Reading Wrong: [Title of Show] Sings Anthem To Selfie Culture In CRT Musical

| October 20, 2017

The latest musical to be staged at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre is about creating a show that takes its name – brackets and all – from the entry form used to submit a finished work to a festival.

Prosecution Stymied In Ex-Jail Guard’s Trial Over 2-Year-Old Girl’s Alleged Brutalization

| October 17, 2017

Stanley Wykretowicz, 41, was the sole caregiver to his 2-year-old niece when he brought her to Florida Hospital Flagler, comatose and bruised, but his lawyers say she was merely ill, not abused.

Tip Leads Palm Coast Man Turned Fugitive on Molestation Charges To Be Re-Arrested in Las Vegas

| October 17, 2017

Flagler Sheriff’s Detective George Hristakopoulos contacted the Las Vegas Police Department on a tip that Bryan Loveland may be in the area going by a false name.

Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

| October 16, 2017

A separate rule allowing employers that are not religious organization to deny contraceptive coverage to employees is geared toward anti-abortion groups, but its legal status is doubtful.

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