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Even As Lawsuit Gets in the Way, Sheriff and Union Agree that “Substantial” Raises Are Due

| November 19, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies and other employees have been without a serious raise in five years and the sheriff and union are at a negotiating impasse, but both sides are attempting to reach agreement on a small prize: a 1 percent raise the county commission pledged employees this year.

Sheriff’s Ex-Finance Director Sues, Claiming She Was Forced Out After Flagging “Inappropriate” Spending

| October 13, 2014

Ex-finance director Linda Bolante’s lawsuit focuses on dining and entertainment expenses Flagler Sheriff Jim Manfre had to pay back after charging an agency credit card, following which, according to Bolante, she was forced to resign. The Sheriff’s Office “vigorously disputes” the claim that the two occurrences were related.

City Markeplace Landlord Stuns Sheriff’s Palm Coast Precinct With 212% Fee Increase

| June 19, 2014

While increasing rent a modest 3%, John C. Bills Properties told the Sheriff’s Office this month that its CAM fee would increase from $420 a month to $1,313 a month, and that the fee would be retroactive to January, adding another $5,400 charge, which a sheriff’s attorney finds inappropriate.

Ex-House Speaker Tom Feeney’s and Flagler Beach’s Firms Among 4 Vying for Bunnell Attorney Job

| October 11, 2013

A law firm that includes Tom Feeney, the ex-Florida House speaker and congressman who landed on a watchdog’s list as one of the 20 most corrupt congressmen four years running, is among the candidates for Bunnell City Atttorney, as is the firm that has been representing Flagler Beach since 2008.

Sticker Shock: How Bunnell Rang Up a $24,000 Legal Bill Its First Month With a New Attorney

| August 19, 2013

The $24,000 July bill from City Attorney Lonnie Groot and his firm amounts to almost half the city’s entire annual budget for legal services. Groot and commissioners said the fee is the result of several high-profile cases, but commissioners and staff alone rang up $7,363 in billable hours.

Sid Nowell Resigning as Bunnell City Attorney After 8 Years as Realignments Continue

| May 3, 2013

Sid Nowell, citing health and other matters, will formalize his resignation at the Bunnell City Commission meeting Monday evening, giving Commissioner Eklbert Tucker a new opening to hire Lonnie Groot as his replacement–a move Tucker said he intends to make.

In an Explosive Meeting, Bunnell’s Martinez Survives, 3-2, a Rogers Motion to Fire Him

| April 22, 2013

Bunnell City Manager Armando Martinez survived getting fired on a 3-2 vote, with the unexpected support of one of his harshest former critics: Commissioner Bill Baxley, who was sworn in earlier this month on a promise of change.

Prayer Becomes Official Policy at Bunnell Meetings; “You Can Wait Outside” If Offended

| November 29, 2011

Bunnell voted to open its government meetings with one or more prayers, an idea proposed by Commissioner Elbert Tucker. The city attorney offered cautionary guidance rather than objections.

Bunnell Manager Wants His Gun Back–as a Reserve Officer for Sheriff or Flagler Beach

| October 11, 2011

Even though it’s a personal matter to the manager, the Bunnell City Commission agreed to use its city attorney, at $145 an hour, to seek out a state Attorney General’s opinion on whether Manager Armando Martinez may serve as a reserve cop elsewhere.

Flirting With the Bizarre and the Unconstitutional, Bunnell Retains 4 Lawyers

| October 10, 2011

A Bunnell city commissioner opened Monday’s commission meeting with a hard-core Christian prayer as seven lawyers, including the city attorney, looked on–and took the fifth on the matter, as most were angling for a contract with the city.

Bunnell PD Seizes Ex-Cop’s Lost Flash Drive, Deleting Files Against His Consent

| July 28, 2011

Roosevelt James, formerly of the Bunnell Police Department, lost his drive on June 21. The police department held it for 26 days “under review,” deleting files along the way, according to James, who’s calling for an investigation.

Palm Coast Council Reverses On Redistricting, Enabling Dennis Cross to Stay in the Race

| June 14, 2011

The council voted 3-2 to adopt a less divisive map of voting districts, returning Dennis Cross to contention with Jason DeLorenzo in a race for city council this summer.

Palm Coast Will Condemn Private Properties, Muscling Through Bulldog Drive Beautification

| September 21, 2010

Invoking eminent domain is Palm Coast’s latest plan of attack against an immigrant business owner who refuses to sell his parcels at the city’s price.

Justice for Sale: Half a Million Dollars
Slosh Races for 3 Local Circuit Court Seats

| August 8, 2010

Eleven candidates in three races in the 7th Judicial Circuit have raised an average of $44,000 each, more than 60 percent of it their own money.

John Selden, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 5 (Flagler County)

| August 8, 2010

Voters’ Guide for John Selden, Candidate for Florida 7th Circuit Court Judge, Group 5, Flagler County, vying to replace Judge Kim C. Hammond.

Sid Nowell, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 5 (Flagler County)

| August 8, 2010

Voters’ Guide for Sid Nowell, Candidate for Florida 7th Circuit Court Judge, Group 5, Flagler County, vying to replace Judge Kim C. Hammond.

Ed Haenftling Jr., Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 5 (Flagler County)

| August 7, 2010

Voters’ Guide for Ed Haenftling Jr., Candidate for Florida 7th Circuit Court Judge, Group 5, Flagler County, vying to replace Judge Kim C. Hammond.

Marc Dwyer, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 5 (Flagler County)

| August 7, 2010

Voters’ Guide for Marc Dwyer, Candidate for Florida 7th Circuit Court Judge, Group 5, Flagler County, vying to replace Judge Kim C. Hammond.

Judge Them Before One of Them Judges You: The Race For Kim C. Hammond’s Seat

| August 7, 2010

Six lawyers, including Bunnell’s Marc Dwyer and Sid Nowell, are vying to replace Circuit Judge Judge Kim C. Hammond, who’s retiring after 32 years.

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