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As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere

| April 24, 2017

As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere

Twenty-one counties have a burn ban in effect, though for now that has not been declared in Flagler, where firefighters are on stand-by to

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4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

| April 24, 2017

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

Four people were hurst including two children in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway

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Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

| April 23, 2017

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

Vernell E. Dixon, a 45-year old resident of Palm Coast, was killed late this morning when he crashed his car into a tree on

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Badcock Furniture Will Fill Old Food Lion Space in Flagler Beach, Ending 8-Year Drought

| April 21, 2017

Badcock Furniture Will Fill Old Food Lion Space in Flagler Beach, Ending 8-Year Drought

Badcock Furniture will open in mid-summer in Flagler Square, as will a sweet shop, completing a remarkable revival of that commercial strip eight years

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Palm Coast’s Bryan Loveland Back in Jail on 2 New Molestation Charges Hours After Bonding Out

| April 21, 2017

Palm Coast’s Bryan Loveland Back in Jail on 2 New Molestation Charges Hours After Bonding Out

Bryan Loveland, a 37-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s Ryan Drive, was re-arrested Thursday on two new charges of molesting a 12-year-old girl hours after

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Hitting New Post-Recession Low of 4.8%, Flagler’s Unemployment Now Matches Florida’s

| April 21, 2017

Hitting New Post-Recession Low of 4.8%, Flagler’s Unemployment Now Matches Florida’s

The number of unemployed in Flagler county fell sharply in March, from 2,482 to 2,214, a drop of 268, an impressive 11 percent decline,

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Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: James Tager

| April 20, 2017

Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: James Tager

James Tager, the closest thing to a home-grown candidate for the Flagler County School Superintendent job, projected confidence, fluent knowledge of local and state

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Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Gerald Wilson

| April 20, 2017

Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Gerald Wilson

In approach and demeanor, Gerald Wilson echoed Janet Valentine, the superintendent who preceded Jacob Oliva: not much excitability or charisma, but solid knowledge and

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Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Jeff Umbaugh

| April 20, 2017

Flagler Schools Superintendent Interviews: Jeff Umbaugh

Jeff Umbaugh was energetic, congenial, discursive, fast-talking, quick to take verbal tangents or make the occasional humorous aside, but mostly, he spoke in generalities

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Life in Prison for Palm Coast Man as Jury Finds Him Guilty of Molesting 11-Year-Old

| April 19, 2017

Life in Prison for Palm Coast Man as Jury Finds Him Guilty of Molesting 11-Year-Old

A two-second feel over the clothes of an 11-year-old in a Palm Coast home by her guardian four years ago will result in a

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Palm Coast Approves $425,000 Parasols at 4 City Parks, But Council Members Grumble

| April 19, 2017

Palm Coast Approves $425,000 Parasols at 4 City Parks, But Council Members Grumble

Council members Nick Klufas and Steve Nobile, who are seeking more oversight of the city administration, had serious misgivings about cost and a bidding

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Palm Coast’s Thames Envy Holds Weir-dest Ribbon-Cutting You’ve Ever Heard Of

| April 18, 2017

Palm Coast’s Thames Envy Holds Weir-dest Ribbon-Cutting You’ve Ever Heard Of

There's a ribbon-cutting for every imaginable non-event these days, and today Palm Coast cut the ribbon at a water-control structure called a "weir," in

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Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

| April 24, 2017

Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil-rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott.

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Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

| April 24, 2017

Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson delivers the annual State of the City Address, and the city commission awards a medal to one of its cops, the pier hops again, Marine Le Pen's win in France.

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Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

| April 23, 2017

Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Both versions of that order, now held up in the courts, would have indefinitely banned all migration from Syria — and suspended refugee resettlement from everywhere.

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Secret Hospital Inspections Revealing Errors and Mishaps and May Become Public at Last

| April 22, 2017

Secret Hospital Inspections Revealing Errors and Mishaps and May Become Public at Last

The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.

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Sen. Artiles Resigns as Senate Investigates Racist Insults to Black Colleagues and Others

| April 21, 2017

Sen. Artiles Resigns as Senate Investigates Racist Insults to Black Colleagues and Others

Sen. Frank Artiles called his presence a "distraction" days after apologizing for a public tirade that included racially charged and vulgar expletives directed at Sen. Audrey Gibson and others.

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Weekend Briefing: Funny Thing at Flagler Playhouse, More Superintendent Interviews, Cheer at the Pier

| April 21, 2017

Weekend Briefing: Funny Thing at Flagler Playhouse, More Superintendent Interviews, Cheer at the Pier

The Flagler Playhouse opens "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Cheer at the Pier celebrates the Centennial, the Chamber Players are in concert Sunday, and more.

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Lawmakers Set to Enact Long-Sought Solar Energy Tax Break, But Concerns Remain

| April 20, 2017

Lawmakers Set to Enact Long-Sought Solar Energy Tax Break, But Concerns Remain

The House and Senate are working on the proposals to carry out a renewable-energy constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 4, that voters approved during August's primary election.

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Sen. Artiles Apologizes to Sen. Gibson After Cursing Her Out In Racist and Sexist Language

| April 19, 2017

Sen. Artiles Apologizes to Sen. Gibson After Cursing Her Out In Racist and Sexist Language

Florida Sen. Artiles unleashed racial and sexist slurs at Sen. Audrey Gibson, who at one time represented parts of Flagler County, in a tirade at the Governors Club near the Capitol Monday night.

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No Bong Hits or Joints as Florida Lawmakers Roll Up Medical Pot “Compromise”

| April 18, 2017

No Bong Hits or Joints as Florida Lawmakers Roll Up Medical Pot “Compromise”

House and Senate refuse to allow marijuana products to be smoked despite repeated demands from patients, caregivers and others who insist that smoking provides some with the best type of treatment.

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Governments Mull Way To Fight Prescription-Drug Crisis That Worked With Tobacco: Taxes

| April 17, 2017

Governments Mull Way To Fight Prescription-Drug Crisis That Worked With Tobacco: Taxes

California, Alaska and the US Congress are considering taxing prescription drugs to raise money for treatment and discourage their use, but the amounts of the taxes would be relatively small.

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| April 17, 2017

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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A Suicide By Gunshot Jolts 911 Call as Sheriff Observes Flagler’s Dispatch Center in Action

| April 14, 2017

A Suicide By Gunshot Jolts 911 Call as Sheriff Observes Flagler’s Dispatch Center in Action

A gunshot suicide took place live as a 911 dispatcher was on the phone Wednesday, while Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly sat in as a "trainee" to mark National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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Culture Wit as Weapon In “Waltz of the Toreadors,” City Repertory Theatre’s French-Accented Farce

Wit as Weapon In “Waltz of the Toreadors,” City Repertory Theatre’s French-Accented Farce

The 1951 play by France's Jean Anouilh is a bitterly funny send-up of middle class pretensions and expectations, and another daring experiment by Palm Coast's City Repertory Theatre.

Mar 24, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

Vernell E. Dixon, a 45-year old resident of Palm Coast, was killed late this morning when he crashed his car into a tree on State Road 11, south of Bunnell.

Apr 23, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Embattled State Attorney Ayala Gets Big-Name Backers In Fight With Scott Over Death Penalty

Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil-rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting Ayala in her legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott.

Apr 24, 2017 / More »
The Live Wire Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction

Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson delivers the annual State of the City Address, and the city commission awards a medal to one of its cops, the pier hops again, Marine Le Pen's win in

Apr 24, 2017 / More »
Pierre Tristam Goons With Guns, Sheriff Edition

Goons With Guns, Sheriff Edition

A Florida sheriff's ISIS-like video warning to drug dealers and the brutalizing of Dr. David Dao on a United flight in the same week are no coincidence, but symptoms of a re-emerging authoritarianism.

Apr 13, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith On the Sad Prospect of CFO Jeff Atwater, Rare Government Royalty, Leaving Tallahassee

On the Sad Prospect of CFO Jeff Atwater, Rare Government Royalty, Leaving Tallahassee

It's going to feel strange without Jeff Atwater's steady hand and keen mind in the Florida Capitol, writes Nancy Smith of a the state's Chief Financial Officer, who is resigning to take a

Feb 21, 2017 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Trump, You Bombed Syria Because You Care. Now Get Rid of the Muslim Ban in Any Form.

Both versions of that order, now held up in the courts, would have indefinitely banned all migration from Syria — and suspended refugee resettlement from everywhere.

Apr 23, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere »

As Flagler Considers Countywide Burn Ban, Fire Units On Stand-By to Help Elsewhere

Twenty-one counties have a burn ban in effect, though for now that has not been declared in Flagler, where firefighters are on stand-by to assist battling forest fires in Southwest Florida if necessary.

Apr 24 2017 / No comment / Read More »

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire »

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

Four people were hurst including two children in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway and Rymfire Drive in Palm Coast this morning just before sunup.

Apr 24 2017 / 13 comments / Read More »

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11 »

Vernell Dixon of Palm Coast, 45, Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on State Road 11

Vernell E. Dixon, a 45-year old resident of Palm Coast, was killed late this morning when he crashed his car into a tree on State Road 11, south of Bunnell.

Apr 23 2017 / 4 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver Auction »

Monday Briefing: Pier Cheers Again, France’s Trumpette, Bunnell’s State of the City, Carver AuctionBunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson delivers the annual State of the City Address, and the city commission awards a medal to one of its cops, the

Apr 24 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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