Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the northeast 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. See the latest National Weather Service-Jacksonville Briefing here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 66
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: lollapalooza.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- In State Government
- Statista’s Chart of the Day
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
“I know a wise old Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once said he’d love to know why someone who boasts that he is the cleverest, the strongest, the bravest or the most gifted man on earth is thought ridiculous and embarrassing, whereas if, instead of ‘I’, he says, ‘we are the most intelligent, the strongest, the bravest and the most gifted people on earth’, his fellow countrymen applaud enthusiastically and call him a patriot. For there is nothing patriotic about it. One can be attached to one’s own country without needing to insist that the rest of the world’s inhabitants are worthless. But as more and more people were taken in by this sort of nonsense, the menace to peace grew greater.”
–From E.H. Gombrich’s “A Little History of the World” (1935).
Smell of Christmas | The novel | Defeating Trump | Jefferson’s ideals | Another world | Mark Twain | What we care about | Free speech | The United States of Amnesia | Might is wrong | Quacks | The unwealthy | Time | Memory | If there is a Hell | Life unchanging | Mad presidents | Cancellation of Colin Kaepernick | Lincoln | Speak like Socrates | Equal rights | Sumner’s sex | Sojourner Truth’s truth | Invisible woman | Norilsk
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.
Take the 2019 Palm Coast Community Survey.
Classes resume today for all Flagler County school district students.
In Court: Jury selection begins in the ongoing case of convicted murderer David Snelgrove. The Supreme Court ordered a new sentencing phase for Snelgrove, who was on death row. He was sentenced to death for the murders of Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The sentencing phase begins with jury selection, which may take all week, as lawyers must find 12 jurors and two alternates willing to potentially impose the death penalty. Before Circuit Judge Kathryn Weston, starting at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 402 at the Flagler County Courthouse. The background:
- On and Off Death Row for 17 Years, Palm Coast Double-Murderer David Snelgrove Loses One More Motion
- For David Snelgrove, Sentenced in Palm Coast Double-Murder in 2000, Execution Again In Question
- In Latest Complication, Judge Craig Recuses Himself From David Snelgrove Death Row Case
- Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing of Palm Coast Double-Murderer on Death Row
- 15 Years After Palm Coast Double Murder, David Snelgrove Is Back in Court, Contesting Death Sentence
Today Through April 4, Palm Coast Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge: Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 90 days from Jan. 6 to April 4. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log in to Palm Coast Connect and record your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. Share your progress along the way on social media using #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness. More info: www.palmcoastconnect.com and 386-986-2323.
Auditions for “Ripcord” at Flagler Playhouse, 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell: The Playhouse is holding auditions for “Ripcord,” the 2016 David Lindsay-Abaire play, January 5 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Production dates are still March 6 to 24. Here’s what’s needed:
2 Females, 60s to 80s, Lead roles
1 Male, 20s to 30s, Supporting role
2 Males, 20s to 40s, multiple roles
1 Female, 20s ot 40s, multiple roles.
Ages shown are suggested ages of the characters. ALL ages and ethnicities are invited to audition.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by
going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Monday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100 (Target Shopping center), Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to noon.
- Monday: Market Street Memory Care, 2 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Court, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 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
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
LOCAL ‘PREEMPTION’ EYED: The group Integrity Florida will hold a news conference to release a report about increased attempts by the Legislature to “preempt” the authority of local governments. (Monday, 11 a.m., Florida Press Center, 336 East College Ave., Tallahassee.)
AXIOS FOUNDERS SPEAK IN PALM BEACH: Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, co-founders of the media company Axios, will speak to the Forum Cub of the Palm Beaches. (Monday, noon, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)
JACKSONVILLE INTERCHANGE DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house to discuss an interchange improvement project at Butler Boulevard and San Pablo Road. (Monday, 4:30 p.m., Mayo Clinic, Cannaday Building, Kinne Auditorium, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Few U.S. Adults Oppose Marijuana Legalization: “Nearly 90 percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a September study conducted by Pew Research. At 69 percent of approval, marijuana legalization was most common among 18 to 29-year-olds. At 12 percent, it was least common among Republicans.”
The Live Calendar is Flagler County’s and Palm Coast’s most complete, detailed and searchable community calendar of events, including culture, the performing arts, theater, government, the courts and justice system and a lot more. If you’re not listed here, you’re not getting the visibility you deserve. To include your event, please fill out this form. Any other issues, email the editor.
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019:
Click to access development.pdf
See the full Week in Review here.
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