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Bunnell Man Charged With Rape and Kidnapping as Child Pleads for Mom’s Safety

| September 30, 2011

Louis Donald Jackson is accused of raping a woman at his Bunnell house while the woman’s son allegedly pleaded with him not to hurt his mother and heard the ordeal unfold from the other side of a locked door.

Guns, Teen Abortions, Sexting and Bestial Misdemeanors: 29 New Florida Laws Kick In

| September 30, 2011

A slew of new laws go in effect Saturday, including the NRA-inspired restriction on local governments’ gun regulations, making it a crime to have sex with animals, reducing credit card fraud and reducing teens’ abortion rights.

Superintendent Will Recommend Tasers In Schools; Majority of Board Signals Agreement

| September 29, 2011

Three school board members favor allowing school deputies to carry Tasers, some of them with reservations, as the board prepares for a decision as early as next Tuesday. The initiative is part of the fallout from a student’s fight with a deputy at Matanzas High School.

Memorial and Memories of Alex Taylor, “Gentle Servant” Killed in Tuesday Hit and Run

| September 29, 2011

Alex Taylor, 54, was a regular visitor, helper and worshiper at Bunnell’s First United Methodist Church, where Rev. Beth Gardner and Gwen Barath came to know him–and remember him. Gardner will lead a memorial for Taylor Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m.

Florida Aiming for Jan. 31 Presidential Primary, Setting Up State vs. National GOP Clash

| September 29, 2011

State Republicans seemed headed for a showdown with the national party over the date for Florida’s GOP presidential preference primary, which breaks the Republican National Committee’s calendar rules by more than a month.

Two Crashes a Day on Flagler Roads: DMV’s Annual Report Adds Up Grim Miles

| September 29, 2011

In Flagler, there were 716 crashes in 2010, about two crashes a day, 11 percent of them involving alcohol. There were a total of 23 fatalities on Flagler roads, up from 16 in 2009 and 2007. A complete report of local and state crashes.

Bug Worlds, Juilliard Secrets, Great Arrangers and Even Mica: Culture Worth the Miles

| September 29, 2011

A bug invasion at the Orlando Science Center, the Juilliard School comes to Edgewater to tell you how to apply, the Orlando Philharmonic’s Great Arrangers (Copland, Stravinsky, Holst), Family Fitness in Winter Park Village, and more.

Florida’s Bondi, 25 States and Obama Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Take Up Health Law

| September 28, 2011

Florida Attorney general Pam Bondi led 26 states’ call to the US Supreme Court to take on Obama’s health care law. So did the Obama administration, as the court prepares to convene for its new term on Monday.

Claude Kirk, Florida’s First 20th Century Republican Governor, Is Dead at 85

| September 28, 2011

Gov. Claude Kirk–flamboyant, outspoken, quirky–gave rise to Florida’s Republican ascendance and ushered in an era of environmental stewardship and conservation as governor between 1966 and 1970.

SR100 Hit-and-Run Fatality: Investigators Focusing on Three Flagler School Buses

| September 28, 2011

Three Flagler school district buses, with protruding mirrors, passed by the scene of the hit-and-run within 15 minutes of the time when Alex Taylor is believed to have been killed Tuesday morning while riding his bike.

Rickey Clint Green Struck and Killed on I-95 By Semi; 3rd Flagler Road Fatality in 3 Days

| September 28, 2011

An Ontario-based 18-wheel truck struck Rickey Green, who was on foot, on I-95 southbound, at mile marker 280, at 3 p.m. today, killing Green, who was reportedly standing in the roadway when he was struck.

Florida Hospital Flagler Breaks Ground on $15 Million Satellite Near Palm Coast Parkway

| September 28, 2011

The 34,000 square foot medical plaza in Cobblestone Village near Walmart will give Florida Hospital Flagler an imprint on the northern side of town and add between 15 and 25 jobs by next summer.

Much Slimmer Water Management District Approves Lower Tax Rate Imposed From Above

| September 28, 2011

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s 26 percent tax reduction resulted in lay-offs of 95 people and the elimination of more jobs through buyouts and vacancies, affecting various parts of the district’s mission.

Palm Coast Civic Association to the Rescue: O’Donnell Crafts Creekside Compromise

| September 28, 2011

The compromise gives the chamber of commerce a face-saving bail-out and allows all political candidates for Palm Coast City Council to meet Creekside visitors under the Flagler Palm Coast Civic Association’s tent.

Town Simmer: City Retreats From Four-Laning Bulldog Drive or Condemning Ajram Property

| September 27, 2011

Lack of money and traffic and the threat of a lawsuit forced Palm Coast to keep Bulldog Drive a two-lane road for now, beautifying it, but also dropping its long-running condemnation threat against property owner Gus Ajram.

Hard Questions–and a Few, Targeted Softballs–at NAACP’s Candidate Forum

| September 27, 2011

The four remaining candidates for the Palm Coast City Council faced off before more than 120 people at the NAACP’s forum at the African American Cultural Society Tuesday evening.

NAACP Candidates’ Forum for the Palm Coast City Election

| September 27, 2011

A live video broadcast of the Palm Coast City Council candidates’ forum hosted by the NAACP at the African-American Cultural Society in Palm Coast.

Hidden Pay Cut: Health Premiums Soar Again, Hitting Families Hardest, as Earnings Stagnate

| September 27, 2011

Health insurance premium costs rose 9 percent for families in 2011, reversing four years of slower premium increases and again raising questions about long-term health costs.

54-Year-Old Cyclist Alex Taylor Killed in Apparent Hit and Run; FHP Looking for Leads

| September 27, 2011

Alex Taylor of Bunnell, 54, was killed while riding his bicycle in front of the Government Services Building either very late last night or before sunup this morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Check the Box Scoundrels: Corporations Lobby to Preserve a $10 Billion Loophole

| September 26, 2011

The ‘check-the-box’ rule, meant to cut red tape for companies, has inadvertently allowed them to avoid billions of dollars in taxes each year, and the government keeps balking at closing the loophole.

David Lloyd Rockey, 67, Killed in Morning Motorcycle Crash on US1

| September 26, 2011

David Lloyd Rockey, a 67-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed this morning in a crash with a car driven by Julia Tucker just after 8 as Rockey rode his Honda motorcycle north on U.S. 1, just past the Volusia-Flagler County Line.

Herman Cain? Seriously? He Wins Florida Straw Poll, Upending GOP Race

| September 26, 2011

Herman Cain, a pizza magnate seen as a minor candidate in a crowded field for the GOP nomination, scored an upset victory Saturday in the Republican Party of Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll, raising questions about the standing of the two front-runners and the bellwether status of the fundraising event.

The Lusty Joys of Book-Banning

| September 25, 2011

Parents who run their homes like North Korea aside, it is literally impossible to ban a book in America anymore. An excerpt from Pierre Tristam’s Banned Book Week address on Sept. 26 to the Friends of the Library in Palm Coast.

Republican Candidates’ Women Problems

| September 24, 2011

Although none of the GOP presidential candidates dares utter the W word — unless it’s part of the phrase “our men and women in uniform” — it’s pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the sex that comprises a majority of voters, argues Martha Burk.

Between “Laramie” and “Spelling Bee,” All Flagler’s a Stage

| September 23, 2011

John Sbordone’s production of “The Laramie Project” and the Flagler Playhouse’s “Spelling Bee” musical are enough to briefly spoil serious and less than theater lovers this weekend. Take advantage.

Disbelief and Legal Maneuvers Meet Chamber’s Refusal to Budge on Creekside Exclusion

| September 23, 2011

The Flagler Chamber of Commerce stuck by its decision to deny non-partisan political candidates their own booths at the Creekside Festival, on public ground. County officials are looking for options as they take the brunt of the criticism for appearing to endorse the chamber’s exclusion.

Job-Killing Regulations: Busting the Myths

| September 22, 2011

Job-killing regulations: Partisan myths and exaggerations aside, regulations may kill some jobs while creating others, netting a wash–and a vaster profit in protecting waterways, food, air and general safety.

Soviet Propaganda as Art, Pedro Brull, Opera Madness: Culture Worth the Miles

| September 22, 2011

The Neu America Fine Art Festival in Casselberry celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (that’s how you spell it), Soviet propaganda posters graduate to art, the Orlando Philharmonic’s Verdi and Puccini-gasm, Epcot Food and Wine, and more.

Citing “Deliberate Indifference,” Woman Sues Bunnell Over Ex-Cop’s Sex-Laced Defamation

| September 22, 2011

The case centers on the actions of then Cpl. Nick Massaro in late November 2009, who posted an ad on Craigslist soliciting sex from black men–and signed the ad with the name of the woman now suing him, Bunnell and the Bunnell Police Department.

Flagler’s Taxes 15th Lowest Even as Taxable Values See 2nd Worst Drop in Florida

| September 22, 2011

The county commission adopts the 2012 budget for good Thursday evening, essentially cutting taxes modestly even as the tax rate will rise to a 12-year high, despite home values continuing to fall at nation-leading rates.



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