Weather: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
No school today. It’s Election Day for the 2022 primary: polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must vote at your precinct. See details here.
In Court: The Kwentell Moultrie trial enters its second day. Moultrie is on trial for the second time on a charge of first-degree felony rape of a 16-year-old girl in Palm Coast in 2019. This is the second time Moultrie is being tried. The first trial in April ended with a hung jury. Moultrie, who has been at the county jail without bond, also faces separate charges of second-degree murder and armed burglary stemming from an unrelated incident resulting from a home invasion in the R-Section in late December, 2021. The jury will not hear about those charges. The trial begins at 8:30 a.m. with jury selection before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. The trial is expected to take three days, including jury selection.
- Mistrial in Case Against Kwentel Moultrie, Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl, as Jury Deadlocks
- Moultrie’s Defense in Rape Trial: He Was Framed in ‘Cover-Up’ By 16-Year-Old Girl, But His Lies Uncloak Him
- Moultrie’s Trial on Rape Charge Begins After He Rejected a No-Prison Deal, and Got Charged With Murder
The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets today at noon and again at 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections’ office, Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The meetings are open to the public. Members of the board are County Judge Andrea Totten, County Commissioner Dave Sullivan, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart, and alternates are County Commissioner Andy Dance and County Judge Melissa Distler. See detailed primary schedule and times here, and the general election schedule here.
Coffee with Kimberli Halliday: Flagler County schools’ new Exceptional Student Education (ESE) director, Kim Halliday, hosts a coffee-with-Kim morning between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on the third floor at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, in the school district’s offices. That’s assuming of course that today’s election doesn’t result in a majority looking to purge all those evil spirits from the district, in which case the days are numbered for people like Kim, the superintendent, the attorney and a few others.
Keep in Mind: The Flagler Youth Orchestra Strings Program, a special project of the Flagler County School District, is launching its eighteenth season. Visit the string program’s website at www.flagleryouthorchestra.org to enroll online. Enrollment is open now and until Sept. 14. An open house and information session will be held August 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Road 100, in Palm Coast. Flagler County’s public, private, charter and home-schooled students, 8 years old and older, may sign up to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians are welcome. Tuition is free. Limited instrument scholarships are available. Students will learn about the enriching world of classical music and many other genres while receiving comprehensive string instruction in a player-friendly environment twice a week after school. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School on Mondays and Wednesdays between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., depending on your child’s time slot. Some scheduling restrictions apply. Attend the August 31st orientation at the Flagler Auditorium to learn more about the strings program and how to get started. For more information about the program, call (386)503-3808 or email [email protected].
Notably: Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed on this day in 1927 for an armed robbery they did not commit, and the killing of a guard during the robbery they did not commit, since they were clearly elsewhere at the time of the robbery. But they were Ay-talians, and this country’s idea of justice often becomes a chimera when race, ethnicity, creed tip over the scales. Recall the March 14, 1891 mass-lynching of Italians in New Orleans, one of the lesser known but most bloody lynchings in history, prompting Teddy Roosevelt to write his sister that the murders were “rather a good thing,” and that he’d told “various dago diplomats” the same thing at a dinner. Naturally, he was eventually elected president.
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
For the full calendar, go here.
But at that time nobody cared to admit that unemployment was inevitable, because this meant admitting that it would probably continue. The middle classes were still talking about “lazy idle loafers on the dole” and saying that ‘these men could all find work if they wanted to’, and naturally these opinions percolated to the working class themselves. I remember the shock of astonishment it gave me, when I first mingled with tramps and beggars, to find that a fair proportion, perhaps a quarter, of these beings whom I had been taught to regard as cynical parasites, were decent young miners and cotton-workers gazing at their destiny with the same sort of dumb amazement as an animal in a trap. They simply could not understand what was happening to them. They had been brought up to work, and behold! it seemed as if they were never going to have the chance of working again. In their circumstances it was inevitable, at first, that they should be haunted by a feeling of personal degradation. That was the attitude towards unemployment in those days: it was a disaster which happened to you as an individual and for which you were to blame.
–From Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier (1936).
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