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Tracy Vandament, 48, Found Dead In Suicide on Palm Coast’s Cimarron Drive

| July 21, 2017

Tracy Vandament, 48, Found Dead In  Suicide on Palm Coast’s Cimarron Drive

Tracy Vandament, originally from Oklahoma, had been depressed from going through a divorce and not seeing his children.

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Flagler Unemployment Ticks Up But Remains Below 5%, Florida’s Hits Post-Recession Low

| July 21, 2017

Flagler Unemployment Ticks Up But Remains Below 5%, Florida’s Hits Post-Recession Low

Flagler County's unemployment rate ticked up three decimal points to 4.8 percent in June as the labor force shrank a little and the unemployment

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Palm Coast Council Will Decide Manager’s Future in Extraordinary Workshop on Aug. 3

| July 20, 2017

Palm Coast Council Will Decide Manager’s Future in Extraordinary Workshop on Aug. 3

The council is moving toward ending Jim Landon's 10-year tenure. That workshop is expected to be followed with a special meeting in a

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Fraud Alert: Credit Card “Skimmers” Found at Four Palm Coast Gas Stations

| July 20, 2017

Fraud Alert: Credit Card “Skimmers” Found at Four Palm Coast Gas Stations

The defrauding skimming devices have been found at gas stations along Palm Coast Parkway and Palm Harbor Parkway. There are no arrests and no

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Flagler’s Elementary Schools Will Accommodate New Requirement
of 20 Minutes of Recess Per Day

| July 20, 2017

Flagler’s Elementary Schools Will Accommodate New Requirement<br> of 20 Minutes of Recess Per Day

A new law requires districts to provide 100 minutes a week of free-play recess, outside of phys-ed classes, in elementary schools. Flagler was already

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PAL and Flagler District Agree to Middle School Sports Programs, But Student Records Would Not Be Private

| July 19, 2017

PAL and Flagler District Agree to Middle School Sports Programs, But Student Records Would Not Be Private

The Flagler Sheriff's Police Athletic League will run several middle school sports programs this year, but participation is conditional on PAL having access to

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West Flagler Man Shoots Himself Twice With .22 and Survives, But in Critical Condition

| July 19, 2017

West Flagler Man Shoots Himself Twice With .22 and Survives, But in Critical Condition

John Joseph Kipe, a 54-year-old resident of Panda Bear Lane in Bunnell, is in critical condition after what appears to be an attempted suicide

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A Mock Election Opens Flagler Supervisor’s Office to Public View, But Potato Vote a Shock

| July 19, 2017

A Mock Election Opens Flagler Supervisor’s Office to Public View, But Potato Vote a Shock

Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart held a mock election and open house, allowing voters to try new voting equipment and, for the first time,

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Shots Fired Outside Frieda Zamba Pool While Children’s Camp Was Still Active

| July 18, 2017

Shots Fired Outside Frieda Zamba Pool While Children’s Camp Was Still Active

A man fired two shots at a car leaving the parking lot outside Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool Monday afternoon, next to Belle Terre

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City Manager Landon’s Fate Teetering, Council Agrees to Special Meeting To Set New Course

| July 18, 2017

City Manager Landon’s Fate Teetering, Council Agrees to Special Meeting To Set New Course

The Palm Coast City Council will hold a special workshop likely next week to decide how to end Manager Jim Landon's tenure as even

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Palm Coast Woman Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge In Death of Dog and Neglect of Another

| July 17, 2017

Palm Coast Woman Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge In Death of Dog and Neglect of Another

Georgia A. Rose, 39, of 16 Princess Luise Lane in Palm Coast, was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals following the death

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Judge Kim C. Hammond, Legend From Seminole Gridiron to Flagler Courtroom, Dies at 72

| July 17, 2017

Judge Kim C. Hammond, Legend From Seminole Gridiron to Flagler Courtroom, Dies at 72

Judge Kim C. Hammond was appointed to the bench by Gov. Bob Graham in 1979 and spent his entire judicial in Flagler County, where

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Gov. Scott Defends Plan to Appoint Three Supreme Court Justices in Last Days In Office

| July 21, 2017

Gov. Scott Defends Plan to Appoint Three Supreme Court Justices in Last Days In Office

Those three members --- justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince --- are part of the court's more-liberal majority, and some advocates are worried that Scott, a Republican, could tip the balance of

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

| July 21, 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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Weekend Briefing: Tour de Palm Coast, “Depth” at Blue Gallery, Play 60 at FPC, Price of Revenge, Calder

| July 21, 2017

Weekend Briefing: Tour de Palm Coast, “Depth” at Blue Gallery, Play 60 at FPC, Price of Revenge, Calder

The annual cycling Tour de Palm Coast, dive-in movie at Frieda Zamba and by the surf in Flagler Beach, Alexander Calder's birthday, a new show at Blue Gallery, Balzac on double-standards.

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Patriotic Millionaire: There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care

| July 20, 2017

Patriotic Millionaire: There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care

Republican leaders claim they want affordable access to quality health care for all. It can't be done by lowering taxes on businesses and the rich and letting the market run it all.

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Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier, God Gab, Inspired Mic at Europa, JJ Graham’s Phoenix, Balzac’s Speculators

| July 20, 2017

Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier, God Gab, Inspired Mic at Europa, JJ Graham’s Phoenix, Balzac’s Speculators

The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast's unpredictable improv, is on at Europa, the Chamber hosts its annual Peers on the Pier party, how Trump does in fact own Obamacare now, and double-standards.

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Appeals Court Skeptical Of Sitting In Judgment Over Florida’s Education Standards

| July 19, 2017

Appeals Court Skeptical Of Sitting In Judgment Over Florida’s Education Standards

The issue is whether courts can evaluate the state's obligation under a 1998 constitutional amendment that declares it a "paramount duty of the state" to education all children.

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Obamacare Exchanges In Limbo as GOP Repeal Fails and Trump Ramps Up Sabotage Talk

| July 19, 2017

Obamacare Exchanges In Limbo as GOP Repeal Fails and Trump Ramps Up Sabotage Talk

Even as premiums increase about 18 percent, Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, said those rates would go even higher if government subsidies disappeared.

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Wednesday Briefing: Soderberg Kicks Off, Buckets of Tourism Grants, Blood Drive, Malcolm Gladwell

| July 19, 2017

Wednesday Briefing: Soderberg Kicks Off, Buckets of Tourism Grants, Blood Drive, Malcolm Gladwell

Blood drive in Bunnell, Nancy Soderberg launches her congressional campaign against Ron DeSantis, the tourism council considers dozens of grants, Malcolm Gladwell.

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Tuesday Briefing: Mock Election All Day, Palm Coast’s Future, Food Truck Tuesday, Blood-and-Soil Nationalism

| July 18, 2017

Tuesday Briefing: Mock Election All Day, Palm Coast’s Future, Food Truck Tuesday, Blood-and-Soil Nationalism

The Palm Coast City Council decides whether to add five cops to city streets and may talk about its manager's future, a countywide mock election takes place at Supervisor's office to show off new equipment.

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With Sanford and Other Non-Mega Airport Posting Big Gains, Florida Passes Texas in Passengers

| July 17, 2017

With Sanford and Other Non-Mega Airport Posting Big Gains, Florida Passes Texas in Passengers

Florida recorded a nearly 4 percent growth in its overall outbound passenger count, from 78.07 million in 2015 to 81.17 million last year, according to annual FAA data.

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Latest Republican Health Bill Cuts Costs At Expense of People With Pre-Existing Conditions

| July 17, 2017

Latest Republican Health Bill Cuts Costs At Expense of People With Pre-Existing Conditions

The proposal would let insurers sell health coverage outside the ACA exchanges with no provisions for prescription drugs, mental illness, hospitalization or almost any other benefit.

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Monday Briefing: Al Hadeed’s Ethics Award, Rotary’s Dave Dalecki Award, Heat Index to 102, Porn at Work

| July 17, 2017

Monday Briefing: Al Hadeed’s Ethics Award, Rotary’s Dave Dalecki Award, Heat Index to 102, Porn at Work

County Attorney Al Hadeed receives a state ethics award, a volunteer of the year award is named for Dave Dalecki, too many people watch porn at work, Ben Carson is in Orlando.

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Culture It’s About “Work”: Palm Coast Artists Hold Their Heads Up In New Art League Exhibit

It’s About “Work”: Palm Coast Artists Hold Their Heads Up In New Art League Exhibit

An exhibit opening at the Flagler County Art League Saturday and sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation challenged six artists to show their work mettle and make do with heads in two hours.

Jul 6, 2017 / More »
Flagler 911 Palm Coast Pill House: “You’re Using Drugs?” “No Mom, I’m <i>Selling</i> Drugs.”

Palm Coast Pill House: “You’re Using Drugs?” “No Mom, I’m Selling Drugs.”

A 30-year-old woman was arrested while her 5-year-old son slept in a bedroom sheriff's deputies said was stashed with hundreds of oxycodone pills, bags of pot and close to $9,000 in cash.

Jul 21, 2017 / More »
Rights & Liberties PAL and Flagler District Agree to Middle School Sports Programs, But Student Records Would Not Be Private

PAL and Flagler District Agree to Middle School Sports Programs, But Student Records Would Not Be Private

The Flagler Sheriff's Police Athletic League will run several middle school sports programs this year, but participation is conditional on PAL having access to attendance, grades and progress reports.

Jul 19, 2017 / More »
The Live Wire Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Work”

Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Work”

Flagler County Art League is featuring the Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “WORK” July 8th - August 8th, 2017

Jul 1, 2017 / More »
Pierre Tristam Hypocrites on Crack

Hypocrites on Crack

Thursday evening, Flagler Beach Commissioners Jane Mealy, Marshall Shupe and Joy McGrew flipped off voters and voted for a prohibition on medical pot dispensaries.

Jul 13, 2017 / More »
Nancy Smith Making Democrats Great Again: It’s Going To Take A While

Making Democrats Great Again: It’s Going To Take A While

No wonder Republican leaders think they can get away with almost anything. They do because they can, argues Nancy Smith, and because Democrats' absent strategy lets them.

Jun 27, 2017 / More »
Project Syndicate Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

Awakening from the Trump Nightmare

Forget impeachment. It ain't going to happen, not when 19 Senate Republicans would have to join Democrats to pull it off. But public opinion is a different matter, argues Bernard-Henri Lévy.

May 27, 2017 / More »
Guest Columns Patriotic Millionaire: There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care

Patriotic Millionaire: There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care

Republican leaders claim they want affordable access to quality health care for all. It can't be done by lowering taxes on businesses and the rich and letting the market run it all.

Jul 20, 2017 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Tracy Vandament, 48, Found Dead In Suicide on Palm Coast’s Cimarron Drive »

Tracy Vandament, 48, Found Dead In  Suicide on Palm Coast’s Cimarron Drive

Tracy Vandament, originally from Oklahoma, had been depressed from going through a divorce and not seeing his children.

Jul 21 2017 / No comment / Read More »

Flagler Unemployment Ticks Up But Remains Below 5%, Florida’s Hits Post-Recession Low »

Flagler Unemployment Ticks Up But Remains Below 5%, Florida’s Hits Post-Recession Low

Flagler County's unemployment rate ticked up three decimal points to 4.8 percent in June as the labor force shrank a little and the unemployment rolls grew.

Jul 21 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Palm Coast Council Will Decide Manager’s Future in Extraordinary Workshop on Aug. 3 »

Palm Coast Council Will Decide Manager’s Future in Extraordinary Workshop on Aug. 3

The council is moving toward ending Jim Landon's 10-year tenure. That workshop is expected to be followed with a special meeting in a matter of days to ratify whatever decision is reached on the 3rd.

Jul 20 2017 / 15 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Work” »

Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Work”Flagler County Art League is featuring the Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “WORK” July 8th - August 8th, 2017

Jul 1 2017 / No comment / Read More »
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