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Spooky Spectacular: A List of Fall Festival and Trick or Treat Events

Spooky Spectacular: A List of Fall Festival and Trick or Treat Events

Looking for fall festivals, trunk or treat and trick or treat events during the month of October? Look no further. We've compiled a comprehensive list of these events in Flagler County. Want to add your event to this list? Email us at editor@flaglercountybuzz.com. \ Saturday, October 14 Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat: 2-5 PM at Kid City USA 515 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW, Palm Coast, FL   Friday, October 20 Drive Thru Trunk or Treat: 5:30-7:30 PM at Hidden Trails Community Center 6108 Mahogany Blvd, Bunnell, FL   Saturday, October 21 Trunk or Treat: 5-7 PM at Flagler Beach…
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Reckless Driver Arrested with Narcotics, Two Thieves Captured in Palm Coast

Reckless Driver Arrested with Narcotics, Two Thieves Captured in Palm Coast

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies made 17 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2024. They handled 585 calls for service and made 129 traffic stops. “This weekend was another busy one for our deputies in Flagler County – from a poison peddler violating his probation, to a thief who wanted to steal everything from someone’s pants to a truck, and another would-be thief attempting to break into someone’s home,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. At approximately 12:55 pm on Friday, May 17, Master Detective Malta and Detective Dalrymple…
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Palm Coast City Council Approves Next Steps for Town Center Development Across from School; Shops for New Lawyer for Planning and Land Development Board

Palm Coast City Council Approves Next Steps for Town Center Development Across from School; Shops for New Lawyer for Planning and Land Development Board

May 21st at 9am, Palm Coast City Council held their morning business meeting, with a rare short agenda, having only two resolutions to vote on, and the consent agenda. Public comment included residents who voiced their grievances with many different aspects of the city, including the flooding, better accessibility at local parks for children with disabilities, to name a few. The council moved forward to discuss the first of the two resolutions on the agenda. The first resolution revolved around a new development in Town Center; this development is multi-family, meaning apartments. The building staff and the applicant were all…
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FCSO SWAT Snipers Finish in Top 10 at National Sniper Competition for Third Straight Year

FCSO SWAT Snipers Finish in Top 10 at National Sniper Competition for Third Straight Year

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) SWAT sniper team placed ninth out of 45 teams at the annual Snipercraft Challenge. This is the third year in a row that FCSO’s SWAT snipers have placed in the top 10. The annual competition tests sniper teams’ judgement, teamwork, tactics, and shooting under induced stress. This year, competitors included snipers from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country, as well as entrants from law enforcement agencies in Brazil and Canada. The competition is held during SniperWeek, which is recognized as the largest and longest-running police sniper training event in the…
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City of Palm Coast Enhances Citizen Interactions with New Initiatives

City of Palm Coast Enhances Citizen Interactions with New Initiatives

The City of Palm Coast announced a new initiative aimed at enhancing the quality of interactions between citizens and city staff. In response to feedback from residents, the City is taking significant steps to ensure that every interaction meets the high standards of our mission: "Delivering exceptional service by making citizens our priority." "We have heard from our citizens that there is room for improvement in how their concerns are addressed through Palm Coast Connect and other channels," said Acting City Manager Lauren Johnston. "Our goal is to ensure that every resident has a positive experience, regardless of which department…
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13-Year-Old Arrested Following Friday-Morning Bomb Threat Made to Buddy Taylor Middle School

13-Year-Old Arrested Following Friday-Morning Bomb Threat Made to Buddy Taylor Middle School

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has made an arrest following an investigation into a bomb threat made towards Buddy Taylor Middle School (BTMS) on Friday, May 17. At approximately 10:47 a.m., a front desk attendant at BTMS received a phone call from a male stating that, “the school will be blown up at 11.” A school lockdown was initiated at 10:48 a.m. and 19 FCSO deputies responded. Following a sweep of the building, including the use of FCSO’s Explosives Detection K-9, the school was cleared to resume normal activities at 11:42 a.m. Through investigative means and working with the…
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‘See Something, Say Something’ Leads to Two-Month Long Undercover Investigation and Arrest of Convicted Felon on Multiple Drug Charges

‘See Something, Say Something’ Leads to Two-Month Long Undercover Investigation and Arrest of Convicted Felon on Multiple Drug Charges

This morning, May 17, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU), along with the Problem Area Crime Enforcement (PACE) team and the SWAT team, served a search warrant at 24-A Pine Hurst Lane in Palm Coast. This search warrant was the culmination of a more than two-month-long investigation into Rondal Gibson, 35, resulting from complaints of possible drug dealing at his residence. During the search, detectives located and seized the following items: 634.79 grams of cannabis 40 THC vapor cartridges 6 MDMA tablets A quantity of cocaine A quantity of drug paraphernalia $2,951 in U.S. currency seized Gibson…
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Palm Coast Emergency Lane Closure on Belle Terre Pkwy at Pine Lakes Pkwy

Palm Coast Emergency Lane Closure on Belle Terre Pkwy at Pine Lakes Pkwy

An emergency lane closure on Belle Terre Parkway is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2024. This closure is necessary to perform critical repairs to a manhole. The construction will take place on Belle Terre Parkway at the northern intersection of Pine Lakes Parkway, just before the left turning lane on Belle Terre Parkway northbound. This is in the “B” section of Palm Coast near the Pine Lakes Apartments. Proper Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) will be set up starting at 8:00 a.m. The lane is expected to be reopened by the evening of the same day. The construction zone will be…
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City of Palm Coast Invites Community to Memorial Day Ceremony

City of Palm Coast Invites Community to Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Palm Coast proudly invites all residents to the 2024 Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th, at 8:00 AM, at the Palm Coast Heroes Memorial Park, located at 2860 Palm Coast Parkway. This event is dedicated to remembering and honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country.   The ceremony will feature several presentations commemorating this important day. Mayor David Alfin will open the event with remarks that underscore the significance of Memorial Day and the importance of honoring our military heroes. The Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard, Matanzas High…
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City of Palm Coast Announces $229 Million Investment in Road Infrastructure Over Next Three Years

City of Palm Coast Announces $229 Million Investment in Road Infrastructure Over Next Three Years

The City of Palm Coast recently provided an update to the City Council and residents on the comprehensive road projects planned over the next three years. Recent traffic counts conducted across the city have offered valuable insights into road utilization, ensuring that infrastructure planning aligns with current and future needs. Despite the city's growing population, the report shows that most roads remain within capacity limits, with a few exceptions. To maintain a balance between traffic flow and road capacity, Palm Coast has adopted a Level of Service D, consistent with the standards of most jurisdictions within the state. The analysis…
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Arbor Day: 400 Trees Distributed and 926 lbs. of Food Donations Collected

Arbor Day: 400 Trees Distributed and 926 lbs. of Food Donations Collected

 This past Saturday, the Arbor Day event drew hundreds of residents to come together and celebrate the 19th Annual Arbor Day event, recognizing the city's efforts in maintaining its designation as a Tree City USA and Monarch City. 400 trees and 500 butterflies were distributed, aiming to improve the environment and enhance the city's overall beauty. Residents lined up to encounter a native butterfly walk-thru exhibit filled with hundreds of butterfly species and plants. "This year swallowtails are large and impressive to see up close," one spectator said. Another attendee commented, "I've never seen so many butterflies in one space!…
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