Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. 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: 168
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: laureate.
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
“On this beautiful Sunday in Flagler County I felt the need to share this thought with you. As your County Commissioner I am proud to serve all of Flagler County….Democrats, Republicans and NPA’s. Even if you didn’t vote for me, I consider myself a representative of ALL of you. Every individual in this County is what makes us who we are…the greatest County out there!”
–A Facebook post by Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen, Jan. 26, 2020.
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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.
In Court: The sentencing of Princess Williams is scheduled for 11 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins, in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Williams, 22, was charged with attempted felony murder, attempted armed robbery and burglary with a firearm, all first-degree felonies, in the shooting of Carl Saint-Felix on White Star Drive in Palm Coast in October 2018, leaving Saint-Felix in critical condition. He survived. It was a previously arranged drug deal.
Mayor Milissa Holland hosts a Literacy Breakfast with the Mayor at Rymfire Elementary’s gym, 1425 Rymfire Dr, Palm Coast, at 8:15 a.m., kicking off Literacy Week.
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 – 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club’s web site.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Bulldog Learning Center.
Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking. For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.
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: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), noon to 6 p.m.
- 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.
LOTTERY AT ISSUE: The House Gaming Control Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 991), filed by Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, that would require the Florida Lottery to place the message “PLAY RESPONSIBLY” on advertising and lottery tickets. Also, amid discussions about legalizing sports betting in the state, the bill could prevent the lottery from being involved. (Monday, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
PLUG PULLED ON TELEGRAPH RULES: The Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1256), filed by Sen. Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, that would remove rules about telegraph companies from state laws. The proposal comes more than a decade after Western Union Telegraph Co. sent its last telegram. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
STADIUM FUNDING TARGETED: The House Ways & Means Committee will take up a bill (HB 6057), filed by Chairman Bryan Avila, R-Miami Springs, that would repeal a controversial program that spells out steps for state dollars to become available to help build and renovate professional sports stadiums. (Monday, 3:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT LICENSING AT ISSUE: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1336), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, that would block local occupational licensing. Such licensing would be “preempted” to the state. (Monday, 4 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
ENVIRONMENTAL PENALTIES CONSIDERED: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will take up a bill (SB 1450), filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, that would increase penalties for numerous types of environmental violations. Gov. Ron DeSantis has called for such increases. (Monday, 4 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL BOARD TERM LIMITS SOUGHT: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 1216), filed by Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, that seeks 12-year term limits for county school board members. (Monday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
ADS ON RIDE-SHARING CARS EYED: The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee will take up a bill (SB 1352), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would allow vehicles in ride-sharing services such Uber and Lyft to display digital advertising. (Monday, 4 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CHILD WELFARE REPORT RELEASED: The Florida Coalition for Children and other child-welfare advocates will release a report about state performances in achieving the best results for children entering foster care. (Monday, 10 a.m., Old Capitol steps.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Tesla’s Electric Rise in Value: “Electric carmaker Tesla has reached a market valuation of $102 billion, propelling them ahead of Volkswagen to be the second most valuable carmaker in the world and the first U.S. carmaker ever above $100 billion. Tesla now only trails the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota, which has a market cap two times larger at over $200 billion.”
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.
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.
Mike Cocchiola says
I applaud Commissioner Greg Hansen for speaking out. He thinks and speaks as all commissioners should. Commissioner Hansen is a man of honor and integrity. I may not always agree with his votes, but I know he has all Flagler County citizens in his heart.