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In Palm Coast Survey of Residents, More Nuanced Views Past Happy-Faced Powerpoint

| March 17, 2017

The city’s powerpoint summary of its 2017 survey presents a brighter if narrower picture of residents’ concerns, who, freed from multiple-choice questions, tell a different story of concerns and lacking services from streetlights to sidewalks to safety.

Palm Coast’s Jerald Medders, 51, Held on $300,000 Bond Over Child Rape Charges

| March 16, 2017

Jerald D. Medders, 51, of 6 Zelda Place in Palm Coast, faces three 1st-degree felony counts of raping a girl over three months. Medders blamed the girl, who was 15 when the alleged assaults began, for “provoking” him.

Fire Severely Damages Marine Veteran’s House on Palm Coast’s Folcroft Lane

| March 15, 2017

Robert Detherow had just parked his motorcycle in the garage at 38 Folcroft Lane in Palm Coast when a fire enveloped the motorcycle and started attacking the house, about half of which was damaged.

Senate Committee Kills Recovery Centers Palm Coast Opposes, But Approves Expanded Surgical Centers

| March 14, 2017

A Senate committee today killed a proposal to create the sort of “recovery care centers” Palm Coast government and Florida Hospital Flagler oppose, but it agreed to expanded ambulatory care centers.

Palm Coast Council Approves Mayor’s Weekly Radio Infomercial After All, and More

| March 8, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to go ahead with a weekly radio infomercial, for $10,000, hosted by Mayor Milissa Holland, as well as staff-produced podcasts.

Palm Coast Retreats From Mayor Radio Show In Favor of Free, Staff-Hosted Podcast

| March 7, 2017

After the controversy triggered by City Manager Jim Landon’s mishandling of a radio show proposal featuring the mayor, his administration is proposing a podcast instead, but while still spending $8,000 on promotional radio advertising.

Palm Coast’s 2017 Photo Contest
Inviting Entries Through May 31

| March 4, 2017

The photographs will be used by the city for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites, and at city facilities, to promote the city.

Jim Landon’s Fake News

| March 3, 2017

Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon’s plans for a “scripted” weekly radio infomercial hosted by Mayor Milissa Holland demeans the mayor, the council and her listeners. If Holland is to do a show, it should be on her unscripted terms.

Palm Coast Government Wants To Know: How Are We Doing? Survey Draws Thousands

| March 1, 2017

By February’s end, the online survey of Palm Coast residents on life in the city had drawn upwards of 3,000 responses, more than six times more than the mail-in surveys the city conducted through an agency in previous years.

In Ugly Meeting Over Mayor’s Radio Show, Palm Coast Manager and Council Member Turn Offensive

| February 28, 2017

City Manager Jim Landon made baseless accusations of “misinformation” and council member Steve Nobile called fellow-member Nick Klufas a child during a discussion of a proposed weekly radio show featuring Mayor Holland, and paid for with public money.

“Mass Chaos” At Walmart Girl Scout Cookie Stand as Clash Turns Violent Over $20 Debt

| February 27, 2017

Palm Coast’s Daniel Kennedy, 18, and his 16-year-old brother, were arrested after destroying a Girl Scout cookie stand and allegedly attacking three people at Walmart Saturday when they were told they could not take cookies instead of money allegedly owed them.

Palm Coast Woman, 18, Charged With Home Invasion Robbery in Confrontation With Ex

| February 25, 2017

Armed with a knife, Kaitlin McBride, 18, of Zerington Court, had gone to her ex-boyfriend’s house at 3 a.m. today to claim a cat and a computer game, and surprised him in bed with another woman after going in allegedly uninvited.

Palm Coast Will Pay $10,000 to Air Mayor’s Weekly Radio Show; Council Was Not Informed

| February 24, 2017

Mayor Milissa Holland and City Manager Jim Landon worked out the $10,000 proposal with WNZF Radio without discussions involving the rest of the council. Some council members are not pleased.

Elderly Man Injured in Attack by Pit Bull Mix At Palm Coast’s Canopy Walk Dies

| February 24, 2017

James E. Bennett, 79, had been severely injured last Sunday and his 7-year-old Yorkshire killed Sunday in an attack by a Labrador-pit bull dog. He died of an apparent heart attack.

Jury Finds Palm Coast’s John Schenone, 32, Guilty of Raping Girlfriend’s 11-Year-Old Daughter; Will Spend Life in Prison

| February 22, 2017

John Schenone, 32, had been the father figure to the girl and her mother’s live-in boyfriend for six years in Palm Coast’s W-Section, but had been assaulting the girl for a year.

“I Slam-Dunked Her To the Ground,” Palm Coast Man Says of Woman in Road Rage Incident

| February 22, 2017

Two Palm Coast residents dueled in a road-rage incident that started with mutual flipping near McDonald’s in Town Center, and ended with injuries and a jailing.

Rep. Renner Takes Another Beating, This Time From Palm Coast Council Over Slew of Bills

| February 21, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council excoriated Rep. Paul Renner over several bills he’s introduced, saying the proposals would hurt Florida Hospital Flagler and end the city’s ability to regulate local business, among others.

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

| February 20, 2017

A man who children say had been accosting them at their Palm Coast bus stop was later charged with child abuse after slapping a 14-year-old girl on the butt. An investigation revealed other concerns.

Superwash Express Brings 40 Jobs to Heart of Palm Coast and Lava of Choices For Car Care

| February 15, 2017

Superwash on Cypress Point Parkway held its grand opening last week, creating 40 new jobs, about 25 of them full-time, in a car town that seems to take to carwashes with zeal.

Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell Officials May Face Stronger Financial Disclosure Requirements

| February 15, 2017

Financial disclosure forms filed by elected city officials are cursory compared to the detailed forms filed by county and other officials. That may soon change as the Legislature considers extending the stricter requirements.

Palm Coast Community Center’s Walls Crash As Shovels Ordain Much Bigger Successor Building

| February 14, 2017

Work crews put destruction on display at the old Palm Coast Community Center today, just after the city council marked the $7.8 million rebuilding and tripling of the site with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Europa Owner’s House Demolished in Evening Fire in Palm Coast’s C-Section

| February 13, 2017

Marcella and Ambroz Ferrena, who own New Europa, the restaurant and lounge at European Village, were in their Palm Coast home by the canals late Sunday afternoon when they smelled smoke. It was a small fire in the garage that rapidly spread through the roof.

Local Governments Nursing Headaches Over Legalized Pot as Health Department Holds Hearing Across Florida

| February 8, 2017

Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell and County government joined two dozen counties and four dozen cities in enacting moratoriums temporarily banning medical marijuana dispensaries.

Palm Coast’s Jim Landon Gets 4% Pay Hike, Raising Total Compensation to $226,700

| February 7, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council unanimously endorsed the $6,700 pay raise but limited annual automatic increases to 1 percent through 2021, and set aside concerns over Landon’s very generous severance package.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Murdering a Man in Daytona Before Fleeing to P-Section

| February 6, 2017

Dominic Neeley Jr., 21, was arrested at his home at 41 Peppercorn Lane in Palm Coast in early evening Sunday after a chase triggered by an alleged murder of a man and the shooting of a woman in Daytona Beach within the same hour.

Town Center Developer Palm Coast Holdings Will Close By March and Sell Assets

| February 1, 2017

The decision was made recently and unexpectedly by Palm Coast Holding’s parent company, Allete Properties of Duluth, Minn. Seven employees will be affected.

Palm Coast Council Favors $6,800 Raise for Manager Landon, and Automatic Increases

| January 31, 2017

Vying for a raise for the third time in 10 months, Palm Coast Manager Jim Landon appears to have convinced a new council to award him a 4 percent raise and build in automatic annual raises absent intervention by the council.

Olando Ellis, 63, Killed on I-95 Near Matanzas Exit When Semi Slams His Stalled Mercedes

| January 30, 2017

Olando Ellis’s car had stalled in the right-most southbound lane and lost all power and lights. He’d called 911 for help, then was struck and killed by the truck.

House Panel Votes 13-1 to Ban Red-Light Cameras by 2020, But We’ve Been Here Before

| January 25, 2017

State data showing increased crashes at red-light camera intersections adds momentum to the Florida’s latest effort to ban the cameras, but similar attempts have failed in the Senate before.

Rebecca DeLorenzo Resigns Flagler Chamber Presidency to Head Red Cross Chapter

| January 24, 2017

Flagler Chamber officials say DeLorenzo’s resignation is an opportunity for the chamber to rethink its direction, including what staffing will be needed. The chamber had employed seven, down from 13 four years ago.

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