Today:Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 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: 254
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: somedeal.
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
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 Flagler County School Board holds a special meeting at 9 a.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building to discuss and likely determine a short list of superintendent candidates to be interviewed in March.
A Suicide Prevention Rally is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at 1 Old King’s Road in Palm Coast (in front of Wendy’s). The rally is organized by county mental health advocates.
Flagler Beach Dunes Restoration Meeting: The Flagler County Attorney holds an informational meeting to educate property owners within the Army Corps Project and facilitate the signing of easements starting at 4:30 p.m. at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Avenue, Flagler Beach.
Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles at Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. This legendary Southern California group, is the ONLY show to have ever received “Official Authorization” to perform the Eagles catalog of music. Authentic Instrumentation and World Class vocals have made this compelling group as powerful as it is unique. A spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” to a level of International recognition normally reserved for Gold and Platinum recording artists. For more than three decades, Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by respectfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of this Great American Songbook. Tickets $29-39.
Stetson University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel), 421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Douglas Phillips, conductor. The Stetson University Concert Band, established in the fall of 2018, continues the Stetson Band’s tradition of performance excellence Please join us for an evening of music. $10 adults, $5 youth and free for Stetson University students with an ID and ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
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):
- Tuesday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Verizon, 4895 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 5 to 9 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 FOREVER MONEY PROPOSED: The Senate Agriculture, Environment and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (SB 332), filed by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, that would provide $100 million a year to the Florida Forever land-conservation program. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS AT ISSUE: The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 1496), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would make a series of changes related to veterans treatment courts. Such courts involve seeking therapeutic treatment, rather than incarceration, for veterans who are charged with crimes and have issues such as mental illness, traumatic brain injuries or substance abuse. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAMS EYED: The Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (SB 1220), filed by Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, that would expand eligibility for the Family Empowerment Scholarship program and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
FLU TESTS CONSIDERED: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 714), filed by Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, that would allow pharmacists to test and treat patients for influenza. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
WATER ISSUES DISCUSSED: The University of Florida will start hosting a two-day Water Institute Symposium. University President W. Kent Fuchs will make opening remarks. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Afghanistan Civilian Casualties Surpass 10,000: “The Taliban and various terrorist groups were responsible for the majority of civilian casualties in 2019, however the Afghan national security forces and total international forces (including the U.S.) accounted for roughly 24 percent of all civilian casualties.”
Flagler Beach Citizens’ Academy: Eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning on March 4, 2020, running through April 22, 2020, from 2:00—5:00 PM. Learn all there is to know about the history of your city, how your government works and is financed, and the responsibilities of staff and elected officials. Tour your city’s recreational, first responder, library, and public works facilities. Discover plans for the city’s future and opportunities for resident involvement. These sessions are open to anyone residing within the City of Flagler Beach. There will be a limit of 20 participants. Registration applications are available at City Hall, Building Department, Library, Police Department, Fire Department and on our City’s website (www.cityofflaglerbeach.com). All applications must be received by February 21, 2020.
Jane Mealy, Commissioner
City of Flagler Beach
PO Box 70
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
You will then receive a detailed schedule of the sessions and where each will be held. If you have any questions, contact Jane Mealy at: 439-4811 or
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.
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.
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019: