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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.

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys: Complete Calendar (Updated Feb. 14)

| February 10, 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.

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.

Flagler Commission Narrows Interim Choices to 4, But Questions Remain About Interviews

| February 4, 2019

Three of the four candidates are former city or county administrators. The exception is one internal county candidate. They’ll be interviewed Feb. 18, when the commission may choose among them.

Grade Average for IB Class of 2018 at FPC Exceeds World’s By a Shade as 40 Students Claim Diplomas

| February 1, 2019

The FPC 40 students who earned an IB diploma or certificate dispersed to 14 colleges in Florida, two other states and the Philippines before returning to claim their diplomas at a recent ceremony at the school.

As Rap Video Productions Take to South Bunnell, City Enacts Strict Regulations

| January 30, 2019

Recent rap video productions in South Bunnell led the city to draft new permitting regulations that would require producers to have insurance, workers’ comp coverage and explain the scope of their project, among other requirements.

Monday Briefing: State-Best Dancer Reiko Serrato of FPC, Family Life’s Golf, Stamp and Coin

| January 28, 2019

Senior Reiko Serrato of FPC gets top dance honors, the Bunnell City Commission considers an ordinance to “regulate” large gatherings, the Stamp and Coin club meets.

It’s On Again: Get Married on the Flagler County Courthouse Steps on Valentine’s Day

| January 25, 2019

The mass wedding ceremony, a new tradition, drew 21 couples last year, five of them renewing their vows, with live music, cheer and Clerk of Court Tom Bexley presiding.

Thomas Binkley, 62, Found Guilty of Molesting 2 Girls, 6 and 8, and Faces Life in Prison

| January 24, 2019

Thomas Binkley of Bunnell was living with the girls at the time of the incidents. Their parents had taken him in because he’d fallen on hard times and was in poor health.

16 Apply for Flagler Interim Administrator As County Hurriedly Hires HR Director

| January 23, 2019

With a few days to go for applicants, the interim Flagler County administrator opening drew two county government applicants and three more from Palm Coast.

Interim Beau Falgout Clear Favorite as Palm Coast Council Draws Up Manager Shortlist

| January 22, 2019

Palm Coast Interim Manager Beau Falgout garnered the most support from council members shortlisting 16 candidates out of more than 50, as their search for a manager continues.

Survey Time: Palm Coast Government Wants To Hear Your Views About the City

| January 21, 2019

Palm Coast residents have two more weeks to take the 2018-2019 Palm Coast Citizen Survey. The survey is ongoing now through Saturday, Feb. 2.

“We Cannot Walk Alone…
We Cannot Turn Back”

| January 21, 2019

A brief history of the origins and battles of the Martin Luther King federal holiday, and of the MLK monument at the Washington Mall, with full text and video of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Flagler Unemployment Ends Year at 3.9%, Florida at 3.6% As Tourism Spurs Jobs

| January 18, 2019

Leisure and hospitality job gains led the way in 2018, with an increase of 45,800 jobs statewide, while Flagler’s labor force and number of people with jobs set new records.

Martin Luther King Weekend Briefing: Chili Challenge, Peter Noone, Marc Dwyer on MLK, Sheriff’s Benefit Gala

| January 18, 2019

Palm Coast Attorney Marc Dwyer keynotes a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., the Flagler Woman’s Club host the First Responders Chili Challenge, Great Guitarists at Stetson Series, the sheriff’s gala for employee assistance at the Hammock.

Ex-Dr. Florence Fruehan Arrested on 2 Felony Charges of Battery on Older Women

| January 16, 2019

Florence Fruehan, the Palm Coast doctor who lost his license in November over allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with patients, faces two new felony counts of battery on persons 65 or older.

Reilly Opelka Loses In Five-Set Australian Open Thriller, But Ranking Soars

| January 16, 2019

Former Palm Coast resident Reilly Opelka lost a five-set heartbreaker in the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in Melbourne.

Sharon Diane “Dee” Likins, 1943-2019

| January 14, 2019

Sharon Diane “Dee” Likins, age 75, passed to her Lord’s hands peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at The Stuart F Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Florida.

Reilly Opelka In Stunning Upset Of World’s 9th-Ranked Isner at Australian Open

| January 14, 2019

Reilly Opelka, the former Indian Trails Middle School student, now 7-feet tall, showed his maturity and improved ground game to stun Isner, who was ranked 9th in the world going into the game.

Deputies Rescue 2 Women, One Blind, Entrapped in Car Driven Into Pond at Waterfront Park

| January 7, 2019

Nancy Burns of Palm Coast misjudged a small road for Colbert Lane and, in heavy rain, drove into a pond at Waterfront Park, with her blind daughter and a service dog. They were rescued and were uninjured.

Mother Faces Felony for Leaving 13-Day-Old Child and 2 Other Toddlers Unsecured in Car

| January 4, 2019

Mercedes McCaster, 29, was driving on Palm Coast’s Belle Terre Parkway with four children, all of them improperly or not at all secured. Her arrests brings attention to a common safety problem.

Rue and Ziffra Personal Injury Attorneys
Palm Coast, Flagler, Volusia
1(800)JUSTICE

| January 4, 2019

At Rue & Ziffra P.A., our personal injury attorneys in Palm Coast, Daytona, Volusia and Flagler counties handle 18 practice areas including automobile and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, worker’s compensation claims, and social security disability.

Belle Terre Elementary Community Mourns Loss of Palm Coast 3rd Grader in an Accident

| January 3, 2019

Connor R. Allen, 8, of Palm Coast, a student at Belle Terre Elementary, was with his grandfather, Roland J. Robidoux, 73, in Edgewater, when he was pinned in a storage unit by a car his grandfather was storing.

Thursday Briefing: IB Diploma Ceremony, Inspired Mic, Bowling Trial, Ocala Forest Bombing

| December 20, 2018

The annual International Baccalaureate diploma ceremony takes place at FPC’s bistro, Michael Bowling is expected to testify in his own defense in his trial on molestation charges, the Bunnell commission meets.

Wednesday Briefing: Bowling Trial, Carter G. Woodson, Bombing, Philip Morris’s “Do You Inhale?”

| December 19, 2018

The trial of 47-year-old Michael Bowling on molestation charges enters its second day, the Palm Coast Planning Board meets, recalling the Philip Morris pitch to I Love Lucy fans.

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.

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