Today: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 75
The OED’s Word of the Day: resarciate, v..
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Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
The Quarterly Circuit 7 Community Alliance Meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3, Bunnell.
In Court: George Wood is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. pre-trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Wood faces an armed robbery charge on which, if convicted, he could be sentenced to mandatory life in prison. However, a psychologist recently found Wood to be in competent to stand trial, putting the timing of the case, and possibly two previous convictions, in question.
The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, a regional panel that includes representatives from several Flagler County governments, meets at 3 p.m. at 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 (Conference Room), Daytona Beach.
Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to professionals discuss informational topics at the new Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler! This month: “Managing Cholesterol and Avoiding Myths” with Dr. Allison Dawkins, New Spring Chiropractic. The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. June 11: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Fiber: Joe Mullins, the Flagler County Commission candidate, has rescheduled a meeting on fiber infrastructure in Flagler for 10 a.m. at the old Bunnell City Hall, 200 South Church Street. The meeting was originally scheduled for May 4 but was postponed when one of its principal speakers, a representative from the USDA, pulled out for not wanting to participate in what would appear as a campaign event. That representative is not listed in Mullins’s latest announcement of the rescheduled meeting. Palm Coast City Council member Nick Klufas had been scheduled to appear at the original meeting. He will not appear on June 13 as he is traveling that day. On May 22 Mullins hosted a similar meeting, on opioids.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office continues the phased evacuation of nearly 70 employees from its Operations Center in Bunnell to the Flagler County Courthouse and the sheriff’s old administration building on Justice Lane. The move, seen as temporary for now, is necessitated by more than two dozen employees reporting health issues and concerns related to what could be a sick building. See: “Sheriff’s Operations Center Will Evacuate To Courthouse and Old Administration Building.”
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
- Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. – Live Bombing, 3:30-7:30 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 9-11 a.m. -Live Bombing, 4:45-6:45 p.m. – Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Integra Woods Apartments, 1000 Integra Woods Boulevard, Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Home Depot, 10 Garden Street North, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 10000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22|
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
FLORIDA BAR CONVENTION STARTS: The Florida Bar will kick-off a three-day convention in which West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer will be sworn in as the group’s and Vero Beach attorney John Stewart will become the president-elect. The opening day includes a presentation on digital evidence and trends in cybercrime. (Wednesday, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando.)
WORKFORCE ‘SUMMIT’ CONTINUES: The Florida Chamber Foundation will continue its annual “Learners to Earners Workforce Summit.” (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa.)
SCOTT, CABINET MEET: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will meet and discuss numerous issues, including a proposal by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis for lobbyist-disclosure requirements at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
PAROLE CASES CONSIDERED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will consider a series of parole cases from across the state. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
CITRUS TAX ON TABLE: The Board of Directors of the Florida Citrus Research and Development Foundation will meet following a meeting of its Box Tax Advisory Committee. The committee is expected to discuss the assessment rate for the 2018-2019 growing season. The meetings kick off the three-day Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs.)
JOB FAIR HELD: CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, home builders and Uber will combine to hold a job fair for careers in the manufacturing and construction industries. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., American Legion Post 57, 2602 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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