Today: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night 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: 180
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: biblioclast.
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
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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 Widow, Widower’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Have you suffered the loss of your significant other? This is a chance to meet others who have had a similar loss in their life. Free but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
Emergency road closure at 44 Boulder Rock Drive: The City of Palm Coast Utility Department will be conducting an emergency sewer main repair in front of 44 Boulder Rock Dr, beginning on 1/27/2020. The road will be closed at that location and will be impassable. We are aiming to have the road paved and open for traffic by Jan. 30. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Eric Serrano at 386-986-2372.
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):
- Wednesday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 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.
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BOARD MEETS: The state university system’s Board of Governors will meet after holding an Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting. The board meeting will include an update on the University of Central Florida presidential search. (Thursday, Academic and Student Affairs Committee at 8:30 a.m., with full board at 11 a.m., Florida State University, Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
PRO BONO WORK HONORED: The Florida Supreme Court will hold a ceremony to honor attorneys from across the state for their pro bono work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients. (Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Not So Local Newspapers: “Multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway announced on Wednesday it would be selling its newspapers to U.S. publisher Lee Enterprises, a sign that Berkshire owner and eccentric billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes newspapers are destined to fail sooner than anticipated.” Last year GatehouseMedia, which owned the Daytona Beach News-Journal, merged with Gannett.
Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Cheerleaders are hosting a Cheer Clinic for those who want to learn to cheer, jump, do stunts and dances, from 9 a.m. to noon, February 15, at the FPC 800 Gym in back of the school, by the FTI entrance off State Road 100. It’s for ages 5-17, with a performance for parents and guardians at noon. Registration is $25 per participant with pre-registration, or $30 for walk-ins. You can register easily online here and contact [email protected] with any questions. Wear shorts, t-shirts and athletic shoes.
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.
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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.
The Realist says
FPC Cheerleaders honor Kobe???? This guy paid a woman that said he raped her 2.5 million dollars. That was just four years ago. While this was a tragic event, this guy was no hero. He would be in a sexual predator database if he wasn’t a multimillionaire.
Stacey Alfonso says
It is a VERY sad day when people choose to worship “sports figures” or those with so-called notoriety, rather than respect those military individuals who have lost their lives and limbs giving these thoughtless people freedom. Yes, it is VERY SAD when any loved one dies, but for the news media to beat to death only the one so-called “famous” person, and only “briefly” mention the other 7 who lost their lives and NEVER give a thought to the two Military Service Men who lost their lives in the plane crash in Afganistan, shows you how illiterate and ridiculous human beings have degraded their thought process only to so-called “hero worship.
@Every day is a sad day in resident rump’s ‘murica
Can you believe the mutts some people honor?