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Eagles Soar High, Earn Bid to International Underwater Robotics Competition Buddy Taylor Middle SeaPerch Teams Sweep Greater Jacksonville Competition

Eagles Soar High, Earn Bid to International Underwater Robotics Competition Buddy Taylor Middle SeaPerch Teams Sweep Greater Jacksonville Competition

Buddy Taylor Middle School Underwater Robotics Win, Press Release Below: Buddy Taylor Middle School (BTMS) students Nathan Cabrera and Sophia Costa have earned bids to compete at the International SeaPerch Competition at the University of Maryland at the end of May. Thanks to the performance of the Eagle SeaPerch teams at the Greater Jacksonville SeaPerch Competition this past weekend, BTMS swept the top three spots at the regional underwater robotics event. Cabrera and Costa took home top honors, while their classmates Bradley Roe, Luke Chrzanowski and Lucas Strunk took home runner-up honors. BTMS students Gabriella Burkhalter and Christopher Jones placed…
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AdventHealth to offer free physicals to Flagler County middle and high school students

AdventHealth to offer free physicals to Flagler County middle and high school students

AdventHealth physicians and care teams will again provide free physicals for Flagler County public school students.   The annual Flagler Schools Sports Physicals event will be on May 15 and 16 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 East Highway, Palm Coast.  The event is open to Flagler County public school student athletes as well as JROTC cadets, fire academy students and band members.   These physicals include free ECG heart screenings which are essential as sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death among high school athletes.  Pre-registration is available at www.FSSportsPhysicals.com.…
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Vendors invited to Design and Construction Industry Forum May 8

Vendors invited to Design and Construction Industry Forum May 8

The Flagler County Engineering Department is hosting a Design and Construction Industry Forum to inform prospective vendors of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan Work Programs, and the opportunities available to them to work on the development and implementation of them. During the forum, details will be released about upcoming “Request for Proposal” (RFP) and “Invitation to Bid” (ITB) to provide the vendors with the ability to discuss with Engineering Department staff the specifics of the scope of various projects before the RFPs and ITBs are advertised. These opportunities primarily include the planning, design, permitting, and construction for: Roadways Trails Stormwater…
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Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Government Partners File Motion to Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit over the Carver Center

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Government Partners File Motion to Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit over the Carver Center

On Monday, April 8, 2024, the Flager County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, the Flagler County School Board, and the City of Bunnell, filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them by Public Service Premier Consulting CEO Eric Josey on March 6. The lawsuit claims that an interlocal agreement between the parties on the use of the George Washington Carver Center violated the Florida Interlocal Cooperation Act of 1969 and is against the will of Bunnell’s “indigenous Black residents.” The interlocal agreement was crafted with input from community stakeholders and considered in…
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Flagler County’s Financial S&P Rating Improves to AA+

Flagler County’s Financial S&P Rating Improves to AA+

Flagler County's financial rating continues to improve, which is reflective of an improving economic climate and a stronger financial position in the county. The county received word on April 5 that Standard & Poor's Rating Services boosted the county's rating from AA to AA+ for its general obligation rating and from AA to AA+ for its non-ad valorem debt rating. "This upgrade reflects the hard work and dedication of every one of you in ensuring the success and stability of our organization," County Administrator Heidi Petito said. "It reaffirms our commitment to excellence, responsible financial management, and strategic decision-making." The…
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Flagler County launches ‘Community Survey,’ encourages residents to spend 15 minutes providing feedback to drive meaningful change

Flagler County launches ‘Community Survey,’ encourages residents to spend 15 minutes providing feedback to drive meaningful change

Flagler County and its Board of County Commissioners are encouraging residents to provide direct input to its decision-making process with the launch of its first “Flagler County Community Survey.” “In the amount of time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee, you can help impact our community,” said Deputy County Administrator Jorge Salinas. “This survey is brief, confidential, and will play a pivotal role in crafting policies, enhancing services, and effectively addressing community needs. These include county public safety, growth management, public libraries, economic vitality, and more.” The Flagler County Community Survey, open to all residents aged 18 and…
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Palm Coast Welcomes New Addition to Emergency Services with Ribbon Cutting and Push-In Ceremony

Palm Coast Welcomes New Addition to Emergency Services with Ribbon Cutting and Push-In Ceremony

Flagler County Fire Rescue held a a ribbon-cutting and push-in ceremony at 8 a.m. on April 3 at Palm Coast Fire Station 25. Several county and city leadership were in attendance including Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin. The city of Palm Coast celebrated a significant milestone in its emergency services department with a ribbon cutting and push-in ceremony to welcome a new ambulance to Station 25. The event marked not only the expansion of resources but also a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. The ceremony, attended by city officials, emergency responders, and members of the…
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Flagler County releases 2023 Annual Report

Flagler County releases 2023 Annual Report

Flagler County has released to the public its 2023 Annual Report following its recent presentation to the Board of County Commissioners. The 60-page document highlights the year’s achievements and the day-to-day work of more than 400 staff members – dedicated professionals – committed to enriching the quality of life to make the county an even more ideal place to live, conduct business, and visit. “As we reflect on the achievements of Flagler County Government over the past year, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude and pride in what we have accomplished together. I have had the privilege…
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Crossfire between an officer and a female

Crossfire between an officer and a female

 On Thursday night just after 11 p.m., Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies and uniformed detectives with FCSO’s PACE Unit responded to a residence in Palm Coast’s W-section after neighbors reported hearing screams and a gunshot. After Master Deputy Malta and Detective Dalrymple arrived on scene, they heard another gunshot but could not determine the direction it was fired or if it was shot at them. However, they observed a female standing in the front yard of the residence holding a handgun. She was quickly disarmed and taken into custody without incident. The residence was cleared and deputies used K9s to locate…
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Honoring the Legacy of Mayor Joann B. King: A Tribute to Her Decades of Service to Bunnell

Honoring the Legacy of Mayor Joann B. King: A Tribute to Her Decades of Service to Bunnell

The City of Bunnell has announced the passing of Mayor Joann B. King, a distinguished leader and cherished member of Flagler County. Mayor King dedicated nearly two decades of her life to serving the people of Bunnell, with an incredible 15 of those years in her role as Mayor, guiding the City of Bunnell with unwavering commitment and vision. Throughout her tenure on the Bunnell Commission, Mayor King's leadership was instrumental in numerous initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all residents. A testament to her love for the community and her foresight in recognizing the importance of…
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