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Palm Coast Approves New Gated Community for L-Section by Grand Haven Developer

| December 8, 2016

Traffic concerns aside, Matanzas Woods residents spoke enthusiastically about a project they see as helping reverse the fortunes of a neighborhood long weighed down by the troubled but unrelated golf course not far off.

Palm Coast Favors $6 Million Reconstruction of Public Works Facility Off U.S. 1 Over 5 Years

| December 6, 2016

Public work costs are usually the result of new or improved roads, bridges, parks, swales and so on. But Palm Coast’s aging 10-acre public works facility will itself become Ground Zero for a $6 million reconstruction project.

A Stage Grows In Town Center as Palm Coast Arts Foundation Celebrates New Milestone

| December 5, 2016

The arts and culture organization now has a handsome outdoor stage to call its own on its new grounds in Palm Coast’s Town Center, which it celebrated with an afternoon of performances and activities.

County’s Tourism Office Seeks a Blank Check Of $150,000, and No-Bid Award of $130,000

| December 4, 2016

The spending authorizations depart in one way or another from county or tourism council policy and underscore to what extent the paper trail behind tourism office spending has been thinning out over the past two years.

Wawa Might Anchor Long-Sought Redevelopment Plan at Bulldog Drive, But Uncertainties Abound

| November 30, 2016

The Palm Coast City Council is set to sell to a developer corner lots at Bulldog and SR100 for almost $600,000 less than it paid for them, as an incentive and linchpin for the redevelopment of the Bulldog Drive entrance.

Sea Change With Immediate Notes of Assertiveness as New Mayor and Palm Coast Council Are Seated

| November 15, 2016

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland wasted no time taking the reins after her swearing in, as did now-senior council member Steven Nobile, who wants a more assertive and involved council.

Heralding Brief Majority of Beards, Robert Cuff Is Sworn In as Palm Coast’s Newest Councilman

| September 6, 2016

Robert Cuff–the cerebral, witty and long-time Palm Coast resident and ITT man–took his seat at the city council this evening after winning his election last week. He takes up where Bill McGuire resigned.

Flagler’s Primary Results: Shocks, Coronations and Probabilities

| August 31, 2016

There were one or two shocks in the Flagler primary election results, not least of them another dismal turnout, but for the most part the numebrs produced expected winners and losers. Here’s a full analysis.

Ron Radford, Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 3, 2016

Ron Radford is a candidate for Palm Coast mayor. He faces three other candidates: Milissa Holland, Dennis McDonald and John Brady in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Milissa Holland, Palm Coast Candidate for Mayor: The Live Interview

| August 1, 2016

Milissa Holland is a candidate for Palm Coast Mayor. She faces three other candidates: John Brady, Dennis McDonald, and Ron Radford. All registered city voters regardless of party may cast a vote in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30.

John Brady, Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 31, 2016

John Brady is a candidate for Palm Coast Mayor. He faces three other candidates: Milissa Holland, Dennis McDonald and Ron Radford in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Dennis McDonald, Who’s Twice Sued Palm Coast, Now Wants To Be Its Mayor

| June 20, 2016

Dennis McDonald, Palm Coast’s and county government’s most relentless critic and a three-time candidate for local office previously, joined four other candidates for the seat Jon Netts is vacating: Milissa Holland, John Brady, Travis Kaufman and Ron Radford.

Rookies Hutson and Renner Sum Up Legislative Session as Veterans of Policy and Reforms

| April 7, 2016

First-year Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner, whose districts include all of Flagler, spoke at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning in a celebration of of the session they just completed, and promises to keep cutting taxes and reducing government regulation.

Palm Coast’s $9 Million Scam at Taxpayers’ Expense

| January 15, 2016

Since 2008, Palm Coast government has wasted over $9 million in taxpayer money to subsidize its privately run, money-losing golf and tennis operations, which serve a small group of people. It’s been a colossal scam perpetrated on taxpayers.

Milissa Holland, Now a Republican, Files to Run for Palm Coast Mayor to Succeed Netts

| May 21, 2015

Milissa Holland, the two-time Flagler County Commissioner who narrowly lost a bid for the state House in 2012, filed today to run for Palm Coast mayor in 2016.

Commissioner to Lobbyist: Milissa Holland Joins Powerful Southern Strategy Group

| July 17, 2013

In a pair of candid interviews, former Flagler County Commissioner Milissa Holland traced her personal and professional trajectories that took her from representing taxpayers in government to representing the special-interest clients of the Southern Strategy Group, one of Florida’s–and the nation’s–most powerful lobbying firms.

Beyond Sheriff Joe’s Tactics: Looking at Prison Reform in Florida With Fresh Eyes

| March 14, 2013

Analyzing Florida’s prisons and jails is a revelation of unsustainable incarceration rates and prison-building, argues Milissa Holland, who explores more logical alternatives to end the vicious cycle of punishment and recidivism.

Repeat Folly: Florida Prepares to Boom Again By Busting Local Environmental Authority

| February 27, 2013

Bills in the Florida Legislature would take away Flagler’s and other counties’ authority to ensure that development doesn’t sprawl without required infrastructure, and would virtually demolish environmental land acquisition programs. Milissa Holland argues that such bills make a mockery of local control.

Online Booking Companies’ Tax Evasion Fleeces Flagler Tourism and Florida Dues

| February 20, 2013

Online booking companies like Expedia and Hotels.com are short-changing Flagler and Florida of millions of dollars in sales and bed taxes, and unfairly competing with local hotels, argues Milissa Holland, yet the Legislature is looking to give those companies more tax breaks. It’s not the way to go.

An Insulted Flagler Beach Commission Rebuffs Holmberg’s Plan and Wants Its Money Back

| February 15, 2013

The Flagler Beach City Commission Thursday was offended by the shoddiness and ill-mannered presentation of Dick Holmberg, who’d received $50,000 for an analysis of the shore’s erosion problem, and as a first step to a $10 million solution he was proposing. The city decided to cut its losses instead.

Ending American Agriculture’s Unhealthy Journey Toward the $4.99 Bag of Potato Chips

| February 13, 2013

We can’t begin to reduce our surging healthcare costs in this country without addressing affordability and accessibility to healthier foods, by not educating the users of the system on personal responsibility and choices, and by moving toward more locally grown food, argues Milissa Holland.

The Missing Link in Ever-Rising Health Care Costs: Personal Responsibility

| February 7, 2013

Car insurance costs go down when drivers drive responsibly for a few years. A similar approach to health care could help bring costs down, but first, Milissa Holland argues, people must take responsibility for their own health and lifesrtyles–and the way they seek out medical help: the ER is usually not the answer.

Beyond Doctor’s Orders: When Health and Fitness Are Not Always a Matter of Choice

| January 30, 2013

The discipline it takes aside, getting healthy can be costly, writes Milissa Holland, in many more ways than one: healthy food is more expensive, exercise isn’t always as easy as deciding to do it, and even health insurance plans for the poor are becoming intractable. An invitation to discuss a central issue in most people’s lives.

Blaming the Gun-Violence Epidemic On Mental Illness Doesn’t Begin to Resolve It

| January 23, 2013

With a startling personal revelation of her own, Milissa Holland argues in her latest column that if mental illness is to be a focus of gun control, it must be much better defined–and far more de-stigmatized. Otherwise, it’s a shield behind which politicians will do nothing.

Let’s Holster Incendiary Rhetoric and Get Flagler Started on Meaningful Gun Talk

| January 18, 2013

Flagler County must have an honest, open dialogue about the place of guns in our community, Milissa Holland argues, but to do so the extremists on both sides must be willing to calm down and let reason facilitate the dialogue.

John Thrasher, Travis Hutson, Plus One: Airing Out Flagler’s Legislative Delegation

| January 11, 2013

The inaugural guests on Milissa Holland Live Friday on WNZF will be Holland’s ex-opponent Rep. Travis Hutson, and Sen. John Thrasher, as Holland hosts an informall follow-up to December’s at-times contentious legislative delegation meeting on short-term rentals and other issues of local concern.

From Poughkeepsie to WNZF: The Evolution Of a Campaigner for Flagler County

| January 2, 2013

In her debut column for FlaglerLive, Milissa Holland traces the journey that brought her from New York to Palm Coast and her father’s influence, in life and death, on a career still defined–as it will be in writings and on her radio talk show–by her passion for Flagler County.

Milissa Holland Live: Former Commissioner Launches WNZF Show and FlaglerLive Column

| December 27, 2012

Milissa Holland Live begins airing Fridays at 10 a.m. on WNZF on Jan. 9, and Holland’s FlaglerLive column begins running on Jan. 2 (every Wednesday) as the ex-commissioner aims to foster serious and sustained conversations on the most important state and local issues of the day.

Feed Flagler Recap: $17,000 in Donations; Johnston Reclaims Fund-Raising Trophy

| November 27, 2012

Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston raised $5,001, or $1 more than Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming, thanks to a last-minute, $1 donation from George Hanns, the county commissioner.

Feed Flagler Multiplies the Loaves–and the Turkeys, Hams, Pies, Chops and Volunteers

| November 21, 2012

Some 3,500 free meals were served across the county Wednesday, with 500 more to be served Thursday in Bunnell, as the fourth annual Feed Flagler marked Thanksgiving with what has become the single-largest philanthropic community-wide project in Flagler.

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