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Behind Closed Doors, Palm Coast Council Was Willing To Risk Big Loss Against McDonald Until Judge and Adjuster Set It Straight

| March 15, 2018

Battles between Palm Coast government–the council and Jim Landon, the manager–and Dennis McDonald, the perennial critic, got so personal in a previous lawsuit, records show, that the city was willing to risk taxpayer money until it was forced to accept a settlement.

The New Palm Coast Community Center: A Bounty of Spaces Welcoming Uses and Nature

| March 14, 2018

The $8 million renovation more than triples the size of the old building to 18,000 square feet, with ample and handsome spaces inside and out, including a renovated public park.

Dennis McDonald To Sue Palm Coast for 3rd Time in 5 Years, 2nd Time Over Sidewalk Fall

| March 13, 2018

Dennis McDonald, a four-time candidate for office who perennially sues Palm Coast and files complaints on elected officials, required a hip replacement after falling on a city sidewalk before Christmas.

After Awarding $15,000 Raise to Assistant, Palm Coast’s Landon Is “Offended” at Claim He’d Award Big Raises On His Way Out

| March 13, 2018

Palm Coast Council member Heidi Shipley and Jim Landon, the city manager, got in a brief sniping duel over the raise Landon awarded a loyal second without informing the council.

Brazenly Misrepresenting Council, Palm Coast’s Landon Names Assistant and Awards $15,000 Raise Council Did Not Approve

| March 9, 2018

For Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon, the Beau Falgout appointment for $110,000 a year is the latest in a long list of instances where Landon’s version misrepresents the facts.

“It Stinks,” Palm Coast Manager Says of WastePro’s Service as Mayor Speaks of Ending Contract

| March 7, 2018

Mayor Milissa Holland is raising the possibility of finding a new garbage hauler for Palm Coast after losing patience with complaints about WastePro.

Palm Coast Tells Matanzas Golf That Foreclosure Is On Again as Deadline Passes

| March 2, 2018

Matanzas Golf Club owners did not comply with a deadline to demolish or renovate a cart barn at the site and now face a resumption of Palm Coast’s foreclosure proceedings.

Water’s Chlorine Taste, Smell and Discoloration Affects South Palm Coast Customers

| March 1, 2018

A mechanical problem at one of the Palm Coast’s three water treatment plants Thursday caused the level of chlorine to spike, and shut down the plant.

Gov. Scott’s Boasts of “Recovering” $1.2 Million From Palm Coast Data Aside, New Documents Detail Extent of Deal’s Failures

| March 1, 2018

Documents obtained by FlaglerLive and disclosed for the first time show the extent of Palm Coast Data’s difficulties and some of Palm Coast government’s own deception along the way.

Palm Coast and Matanzas Golf Course Owners Reach Agreement, With Conditions

| February 28, 2018

Palm Coast government has agreed to significantly code enforcement reduce its lien on the Matanzas golf course in exchange for a dismissal of all pending litigation.

Does Palm Coast Have a Panhandling Problem? Council Member Thinks So, But Legal Options Are Limited

| February 27, 2018

Palm Coast City Council member Heidi Shipley, citing “regulars” panhandling on Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway, wants an anti-panhandling ordinance.

Palm Coast Council Whittles Charter Amendments Down to 3 Minor Changes

| February 27, 2018

Council members discarded the idea of expanding the council to seven members and stuck to minor changes about elections in case of death or resignation, and the next charter-review process.

“I’d Like To Stare At Him In the Eyes Now”
Serial Masked Armed Robber Sentenced To 30 Years as Victim Rebukes Him

| February 21, 2018

A Terranova Restaurant owner in court today told castigated Charles Rushing-Griffen for the way he’d stared at her while robbing her at gunpoint in December.

2 Palm Coast Women in Separate Incidents Face Charges of Felony Child Abuse By Strangling

| February 20, 2018

Julie Bruce, 52, is accused of strangling an 8-year-old child, and Tina Seale, 40, is accused of strangling a 13 year old. Both women live in Palm Coast.

Palm Coast Residents Say They Like Their City But Less So Their Municipal Government

| February 12, 2018

In the latest survey of residents’ satisfaction, Palm Coast government and the direction of the city takes a significant hit, while services such as police and fire see great satisfaction.

Palm Coast Vacation Rental Agency Ransacked, Hammock Unit Used To Print Counterfeit Cash

| February 9, 2018

The Vacation Rental Pros office on Palm Coast’s Utility Drive was ransacked and keys to units stolen apparently by a tenant who used his unit possibly to print counterfeit currency.

For 13th and 14th Felonies, George Wood Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

| February 8, 2018

George G. Wood, 32, of Palm Coast was sentenced on an escape and firearm [possession charge, and still faces life in prison on an armed burglary charge he’s to be tried on later this month.

Supreme Court Hears Latest Red Light Camera Case, But Justices Skeptical of Illegality

| February 7, 2018

Several justices appeared skeptical as that the way a Florida city handles citations issued to motorists caught on camera is unlawful.

Dog Parks at Palm Coast’s Holland Park Closed Over Fears of Hookworm

| February 7, 2018

A dog that recently used the parks was diagnosed with hookworm, which can affect pets and humans, prompting closure of the two dog parks and intervention by the health department.

At Coastal Cloud in the Hammock, a Culture More Cutting Edge Than Cutthroat Breeds Startling Success at 5-Year Mark

| February 2, 2018

Palm Coast’s Coastal Cloud marked its 5-year anniversary with startling successes, including 40 percent annual growth, 140 employees and near-parity between men and women in the ranks.

Four Local Governments Vying For Residents To Enroll In Their “Academies”

| February 1, 2018

Local governments’ citizenship academies have been relatively popular, especially among potential political candidates or people who want to see the plumbing of government firsthand.

Palm Coast Planning To Reduce All Whiteview Parkway to 2 Lanes For Footpath and Safety

| January 31, 2018

86 injuries from 60 crashes in three years and the lack of a bike and footpath led Palm Coast to plan for reducing a stretch of Whiteview from four to two lanes.

War Of The Birds on Palm Coast’s Collingwood Lane Ends In Victory For Purple Martins

| January 31, 2018

Neighbors on Collingwood Lane have been suing and battling each other for four years over two dozen bird houses. A judge has ruled in favor of the birds.

Jon Netts Will Run Again For Palm Coast Council. So Will Heidi Shipley–For Same Seat

| January 29, 2018

Former Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts will challenge Council member Heidi Shipley for her seat, now that she has changed her mind and opted to run again.

240 Apartments Rising on Palm Coast’s E-Section Rim as Bunnell Approves Higher Height Limit

| January 24, 2018

The apartment complex will be called Shadetree at Bunnell, with rent averaging $1,300 a month, on 30 acres abutting Palm Coast’s E-Section. The Bunnell Planning Board quietly approved an exception so the buildings could be exceed the city’s height limit.

Counterfeiters Among Us: Several Palm Coast Businesses Targets of Bogus $100 Bills

| January 23, 2018

Salsa’s, Domino’s, McDonald’s and a Mobil station were all targeted by a user of counterfeit bills, as was a man selling items on Craig’s List. The investigation is continuing.

In Last-Minute Reversal, Judge Agrees To More Lenient Plea in Maria Howell Case

| January 22, 2018

After rejecting the deal last month, Circuit Judge Dennis Craig agreed to 18 months in prison for Maria Howell, who’d faced trial and possibly 15 years in prison over a molestation charge.

In Big Shift, Palm Coast Approves New Wireless Rules and Opens Many Areas to 150-Ft. Towers

| January 17, 2018

Palm Coast hopes to end its reputation as a place full of dead zones and a poor place for carriers to do business, but aesthetics may take a backseat to improved coverage.

Twice Palm Coast’s Senior, Flagler County Art League Turns 40 as Canvas Expands

| January 16, 2018

The Flagler County Art League, now with 450 members, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with several events and a look back at accomplishments against odds.

Palm Coast Council Dallies Through a Few Cosmetic Charter Changes in Anticlimactic Sum-Up

| January 11, 2018

Only three or four cosmetic changes might make it on the November ballot, if that, after the Palm Coast City Council waded through a three-hour meeting to determine the future of its charter.



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