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

April 16, 2024
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 o...

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

April 15, 2024
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 F...

Vendors invited to Design and Construction Industry Forum May 8

April 13, 2024
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, deta...

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

April 10, 2024
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...

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

April 9, 2024
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 obli...

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

April 3, 2024
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 ...

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

April 3, 2024
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 servic...

Flagler County releases 2023 Annual Report

April 1, 2024
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 t...

Crossfire between an officer and a female

April 1, 2024
 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...

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

March 31, 2024
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 May...

Flagler County makes first Environmentally Sensitive Lands purchase in a decade, adds 25 acres to Pellicer Creek Conservation Corridor

March 28, 2024
Flagler County, in partnership with the St. Johns River Water Management District, on Tuesday (March 26) acquired a 25-acre parcel along Princess Place Road, adding to the “crown jewel” of its parks system – Princess Place Preserve. It is the first purchase made through the county’s Environmentally ...

Land Management to take 8 participants on ‘A Walk in the Park in the Woods’ April 10

March 28, 2024
 Flagler County Land Management is hosting the 10th in its limited guided tour series called a "A Walk in the Park in the Woods." This tour begins at 8:45 a.m. sharp on April 10 at Princess Place Preserve on the Longleaf Trail loop. It is limited to eight (8) registrants, and participants are asked...

City of Palm Coast Enters Phase 2 of the Imagine 2050 Comprehensive Plan Update

March 27, 2024
 The City of Palm Coast is excited to announce the start of Phase 2 for the Imagine 2050 comprehensive plan update, marking a significant milestone in shaping the city's future. A comprehensive plan is essentially a roadmap that guides the future growth and development of a community. It's like a b...

Embracing Community Unity: Highlights from Texas Roadhouse’s Community Night

March 27, 2024
Several vendors joined alongside Texas Roadhouse for their monthly Community Night on March 27 from 5-7 pm. The number of vendors doubled in size -  to sixteen from last month's eight vendors! Vendors included Tennis and Pickleball 4 All, CarePlus, Primerica, Flagler County Drug Court Foundat...

Information Night for New Flagler County Squadron – Civil Air Patrol Starts New Squadron in Flagler County

March 26, 2024
Flagler County, Florida – March 25, 2024 Civil Air Patrol’s Florida Wing announces the establishment of a new cadet squadron in Flagler County. An informational public meeting is being held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center for individuals interested in le...

City of Palm Coast Kicks Off Budget Workshops Today During Special Workshop Meeting

March 26, 2024
The City of Palm Coast has officially started their budget planning process for the next fiscal year. There will be a special budget workshop every month until September, when the Council will then vote to accept the new fiscal budget.  The City's first budget workshop started off with a presentatio...

Empowering Faith and Leadership: The Inaugural She Leads Florida Luncheon

March 23, 2024
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cew_PErTL9U She Leads Florida serves as the state representation for She Leads America, providing a safe platform for the exchange of ideas among a community of faith-focused, independent thinkers. This community, deeply networked thro...

Palm Coast’s Egg’Stravaganza: A Day of Fun, Food, and Festivities for Everyone

March 23, 2024
Egg’Stravaganza, hosted by the City of Palm Coast at Town Center from 10 AM to 1 PM, featured plenty of vendors and food trucks. There were activities for both kids and adults, including giveaways, egg hunts, games, face-painting, and even mini CPR classes by the Flagler County Fire Department. If y...

Old Kings Road at U.S. 1 to Close Monday for Several Months – Plan to Use Matanzas Woods Parkway Detour

March 22, 2024
Flagler County officials are alerting residents that Old Kings Road will be closed at U.S. 1 by the Florida Agricultural Museum beginning Monday for several months to accommodate road construction there. There is a marked detour at Matanzas Woods Parkway that motorists are instructed to use. "Phase...

City Council Special Budget Workshop Meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at 9 a.m.

March 22, 2024
The Palm Coast City Council meets regularly to discuss and vote on official City business. These meetings are open to the public and Palm Coast residents are strongly encouraged to attend. An increase in public engagement helps to build a stronger sense of community, increases valuable discussions, ...

Cristy Barnett Barrick Takes Over Comedy Club Formerly Known as Madcap’s

March 22, 2024
Cristy B is thrilled to announce the takeover of the Comedy Club, formerly known as Madcap’s, located at City Market Place in Palm Coast, Florida, effective April Fools Day! With over 13 years of experience in bringing laughter to Flagler County, Cristy B has entertained audiences in various locatio...

Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle, Nab Trio of Thieves

March 22, 2024
On Wednesday, March 20, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered a stolen vehicle from Jacksonville, Florida and arrested three for Grand Theft, among other charges. At approximately 3:10 p.m., the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) was alerted that a stolen gray Hyundai Elantra was on Palm Co...

Senator Rick Scott Endorses Sheriff Staly for Re-election

March 22, 2024
The Keep Rick Staly Our Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement for Sheriff Rick Staly’s re-election. U.S. Senator and former Florida Governor Rick Staly has endorsed Rick Staly for re-election as Flagler County Sheriff in 2024. “I am proud to endorse Sheriff Rick Staly for another term...

Flagler County Gov, FCSO, and the City of Palm Coast Partner Together to Talk Collaborative Funding for the Future of Public Safety

March 22, 2024
Flagler County - The meeting was a joint workshop between the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners, City of Palm Coast and Flagler County Sheriff's Office to discuss a five year public safety staffing plan. Topics discussed included analyzing calls for service data to determine staffing need...

Flagler Schools Students Score Big in “Problem Solving”

March 22, 2024
Flagler Schools is proud of our Future Problem Solvers who participated at the 2024 Future Problem Solver State Competition March 10-13, 2024 in Orlando. A total of 178 students from five of our schools (Flagler Palm Coast High School, Matanzas High School, Buddy Taylor Middle School, Indian Trails...

Traffic Stop Leads to Armed Drug Dealer Arrest

March 22, 2024
Early Wednesday morning, January 20th, Deputies seized more than 1lb of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a vehicle after a traffic stop in Bunnell. Just after midnight, Master Deputy Dawson conducted a traffic stop on a blue Honda Civic at the Palm Point Apartment off Moody Blvd. in Bunnell af...

2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade to Honor Police Dispatcher Megan Burton

March 22, 2024
Continuing its tradition of recognizing individual outstanding service to the community, the 2024 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, presented by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, will be held in honor of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher Megan Burton.  Burton has been named Florida Sheriff Associati...

Flagler County Board of Commissioners Holds Evening Business Meeting

March 19, 2024
Flagler County March 18th, 2024 - The Board of County Commissioners held their evening business meeting at 5pm. The meeting began with some announcements including the major website redesign for Flagler County Government and office closures due to Good Friday. The BOCC asked residents for feedback o...

FCSO Weekend Roundup March 15-18

March 19, 2024
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 12 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024. They handled 627 calls for service and made 92 traffic stops. “As Flagler County got started on Spring Break, some residents followed my ...

FDOT to Begin Buried Seawall Construction in Flagler Beach near South Central Avenue March 18

March 18, 2024
Flagler County officials advise residents that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will begin buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue in Flagler Beach beginning the week of March 18. It is the first of two such projects FDOT is undertaking along State Road A1A in Flagler an...

Teens in Flight to Host Open House March 23, 2024

March 18, 2024
Teens in Flight, a flight training program dedicated to empowering youth through aviation education, invites the public to its open house on March 23rd from 10am - 3pm at the organization’s airport hangar located at 275 Old Moody Blvd. at the Flagler Executive Airport in Palm Coast. Guests will be ...

CASE UPDATE: Local Man Out on Bond Arrested on Additional Sex Crimes Against Minors

March 15, 2024
On March 13, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit (MCU) arrested a Palm Coast man wanted on multiple charges of sex crimes against minors. Last October, Alan Avellan Jr., 38, was arrested on charges of Showing Obscene Material to a Minor. Shortly after he posted a bond of $7,500, MCU...

Surfing Waves and Wagging Tails: Hang Eight Dog Surfing Event Proposal

March 14, 2024
  As Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley enters the third year of organizing the Hang 8 Dog Surfing competition, alongside Mayor Suzie Johnston, he approached the commissioners to seek an exception to hold the event in an area of the beach where dogs are currently not allowed. ...

Officials advise FDOT scheduled to begin resurfacing State Road 100 on April 1 from Bunnell to Old Kings Road

March 11, 2024
Flagler County officials advise residents that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) road resurfacing project for State Road 100 – East Moody Boulevard – will begin April 1. The project area runs from North Palmetto Street in Bunnell to Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. “It is important for u...

Here Piggy Piggy Piggy, How and Why Feral Hogs are Bad for Flagler

March 8, 2024
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the feral hog situation in Flagler County and the efforts being made to manage their impact on our community and ecosystems. Let's dive into some key insights about feral hogs, their history in Florida, their impact on the environment, and the count...

Florida Department of Health Deemed Fire Rescue ‘Outstanding’ in Inspection Letter

March 8, 2024
Flagler County Fire Rescue passed its annual inspection conducted by the Florida Health Department with flying colors and was twice referred to as "outstanding" in the notification letter. "We have a wonderful staff that takes care to ensure the best for our residents," said County Administrator He...

New Bulldozer Paving Path to First Coast Careers for FPC, Matanzas

March 8, 2024
Flagler Schools commitment to putting education to work took another big step as a brand new bulldozer arrived this week to help pave the way to careers in the First Coast and beyond. Students and faculty from the Heavy Equipment Operations Technician (HEOT) program at Flagler Technical College (...

EOC Director Lord Talks Flagler Climate and its Impact on Flagler County

March 8, 2024
Recently, the during a workshop meeting for the City of Palm Coast, City officials asked Emergency Operations Center Director Jonathan Lord to give a presentation on the changes to the climate in Flagler County.  Director Lord sat down with us to explain his presentation in more detail. Director ...

Accolades keep rolling in for the Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge – APWA Florida Chapter names it ‘Project of the Year’

March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024 – Flagler County received word late Monday that the Flagler Greenways Pedestrian Bridge has been named “Project of the Year” in the Roads & Highways category by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Florida Chapter. The award will be presented on April 3 in Daytona Beach to ...

University Women of Flagler’s Annual Day of Games

March 6, 2024
Mark your calendars for April 5th, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, the University Women of Flagler (UWF) are hosting their much-anticipated Annual Day of Games at the Palm Coast Community Center. The Annual Day of Games isn't just your average gathering—it's a celebration of community ...

Poppy’s True Market – Grand Opening

March 6, 2024
We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Poppy’s True Market, a thoughtfully curated market for your home + life. The market is located at 802 East Moody Blvd in Bunnell (formerly Salvo Art). The market is home to nine women owned and operated businesses including a yoga studio, a coffee ...

ERAU Graduate Freud Jeantilus Joins Teens in Flight as Flight Instructor

March 5, 2024
Teens in Flight, a flight training program dedicated to empowering youth through aviation education, is excited to announce the addition of Freud Jeantilus to their team of flight instructors. Originally from Haiti, Freud moved to the U.S. at the age of eight with his mother to reunite with h...

FCSO Brings Two Fugitives to Justice on Thursday

March 3, 2024
Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputies celebrated Leap Day by bringing in two fugitives from justice, one local and one from the state of Rhode Island. On Thursday, February 29 just after 2 p.m., deputies located a tan Jeep bearing a Rhode Island temporary tag that was known to be driven by Hongnian Guo...

3rd Annual SpringFest hosted by Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, Career Source and Palm Coast

March 2, 2024
The Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource hosted the 3rd annual Spring Fest. CareerSource was one of the reasons why the booths were free for vendors. Part of the event was the booths with each company in the range or in the city of Palm Coast, like pharmacies or bank companies. The maj...

Bob, A White Shark, Recently Detected Near Palm Coast’s Shore

March 1, 2024
Bob is a White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) that pinged off the coast of Palm Coast on Feb 29 2024 at 10:13 am. He weighs in at 13 ft. 4 in. 1,308 lbs. The date he was tagged was September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am in Ironbound Island, Nova Scotia. He has traveled 4,034 miles over the last 892 day...

Flagler County Economic Development Highlights Local Business, InvisaCook, at JAXUSA State of the Region

March 1, 2024
As part of its continued strategic focus on increasing exposure for Flagler County businesses, the Flagler County Economic Development Office spotlighted local appliance company, InvisaCook, LLC during a panel presentation at the annual JAXUSA Partnership’s State of the Region in February. JAXUSA P...

‘Warbirds Over Flagler’ Returns March 23 & 24 as 2-day Flying Event to Salute Veterans with Vintage Aircraft Displays, Flybys, Music

March 1, 2024
Mark the calendar in ink. "Warbirds Over Flagler" at the Flagler Executive Airport returns this year as a two-day warbird fly-in event on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24 to salute all veterans, both past and present. "It's a great opportunity to get up close to living history, modern milit...

FCSO Increases Presence for Bike Week 2024

March 1, 2024
Volusia and Flagler counties are preparing for Bike Week 2024, which is expected to draw more than 300,000 additional visitors to the area. During this 10-day event, which begins on Friday, March 1, 2024, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) wants to remind everyone on the roadways to practice...

Land Management to Take 8 Participants on ‘A Walk in the Park (in the Woods)’ March 6

March 1, 2024
Flagler County Land Management is hosting the ninth in its limited guided tour series (limited in the number of participants and frequency) called a "A Walk in the Park in the Woods." This tour begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp on March 6 at Graham Swamp Conservation Area. It is limited to eight (8) regist...

Sip, Savor, Celebrate: A New Coffee Experience Arrives at Debra Jean’s Opening in the Hammock

February 29, 2024
Debra Jean's, a brand-new coffee shop set to open its doors on March 1st in the heart of the Hammock, embodies the essence of homegrown hospitality. The proprietors, longtime residents of the Hammock since 1992, began their journey by establishing the Hammock Coffee Company, where they roast USDA ce...

‘Wild Hogs’ page added to Transparency Dashboards to help Flagler County residents report sightings

February 28, 2024
“Citizen scientists” in Flagler County are being called upon to assist the county’s Land Management Department in its efforts to manage feral hogs by reporting sightings of them. Those interested in tracking the data can go to the newly added Transparency Dashboards page at www.FlaglerCounty.gov/dat...

Officials advise FDOT scheduled to begin buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue the week of March 11

February 26, 2024
Flagler County officials advise residents that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled buried seawall construction near South Central Avenue in Flagler Beach beginning the week of March 11. It is the first of two such projects FDOT is undertaking along State Road A1A in Flagler...

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Held For The Palm Coast Southern Recreation Center and New Lehigh Trailhead

February 23, 2024
The City of Palm Coast held the long-awaited grand opening of the Southern Recreation Center and the new Lehigh Trailhead, located adjacent to the Palm Coast Tennis Center, on February 23rd from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. These projects represent significan...

Flagler County FireFlight Pilots Successfully Complete FAA Testing for Air Ambulance Services

February 23, 2024
Flagler County FireFlight Flight Operations Chief Todd Whaley and Chief Pilot Neil Egerton were evaluated by the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure standards are met to provide air ambulance transport services to the community. “We are required to undergo specific training and to be evaluate...

Vincent L. Sullivan Declares Candidacy for Flagler School Board District 5

February 23, 2024
Today marks a step forward in the future of Flagler County education as Vincent Sullivan officially filed his candidacy for the Flagler School Board, District 5 seat. A proud member of the community, Vincent is motivated by his deep commitment to the students, families, and the overall well-being of...

Unlicensed Driver Carrying Meth Tries to Fool FCSO with Permanent Marker to Change Tag Expiration Date

February 23, 2024
Just after 12 p.m. on February 21st, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies arrested a man driving an unregistered vehicle on a suspended license while carrying 3.4 grams of Methamphetamine. After observing a gray Honda Civic traveling southbound on State Road 11 at 70 mph in a 60-mph zone...

Couple Visit FCSO Dispatcher Who Saved Husband’s Life

February 21, 2024
On the evening of Monday, December 18, Communications Specialist Lucas Santos of Flagler County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident who stated her husband had stopped breathing and was turning blue after complaining of chest pains.  Santos immediately began to talk the woman thro...

Radiation Oncologist Dr. Irfan Ahmed Joins AdventHealth

February 21, 2024
Radiation oncologist Dr. Irfan Ahmed has joined AdventHealth Medical Group and will care for Flagler and St. Johns patients with cancer at AdventHealth Palm Coast. As an AdventHealth Medical Group team member, Ahmed joins more than 400 health care providers, including 250 primary care physicians an...

Chiumento Law Partner, Vincent L. Sullivan, Honored with Prestigious 36 Under 36 Award by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

February 21, 2024
Chiumento Law is thrilled to announce that Vincent L. Sullivan, a dedicated partner at the firm, has been recognized with the esteemed 36 Under 36 award by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. This recognition comes in light of his outstanding contributions to the legal profession, exemplifying t...

FCSO Employees & Partners Honored During Fourth Quarter Awards Ceremony

February 20, 2024
Deputies hailed for their valiant efforts in rescuing a woman and child from a partially submerged vehicle following a crash, a deputy commended for administering a life-saving dose of Naloxone and performing CPR during a drug overdose, and a dispatcher lauded for delivering CPR instructions that ef...

Putting Education to Work in Flagler County

February 20, 2024
With more than 13,000 students enrolled, the focus of Flagler Schools is squarely on doing all that can be done to set up every child for success. This month, Flagler County Schools are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. CTE is education that directly prepares students for high...

FCSO Weekend Roundup February 17-18

February 20, 2024
 Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 16 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024. They handled 588 calls for service and made 90 traffic stops. “Despite the miserable weather, deputies still had their hands full ...

Palm Coast Invites Young Athletes to NCCAA Sports Clinic on March 23

February 20, 2024
Young athletes – get ready for some free fun on the fields! The annual National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Sports Clinic will be held on March 23, 2024. at James F. Holland Memorial Park and Palm Harbor Golf Club between 8:30 am and 1:30 am. This free event promises a morning fil...

Flagler County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Held on February 19

February 20, 2024
The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners held a meeting on February 19, 2024. The gathering commenced with the recitation of the pledge, followed by a moment of silence, and recognition of first responders and military personnel, thanking them for their valuable service to the community. ...

13th Annual Race of the Runway Set for Feb. 24, 2024

February 20, 2024
The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach is pleased to announce the organization will host their 13th annual Race of the Runways for Rotary 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Flagler Executive Airport located at 201 Airport Rd., Palm Coast and monies r...

“Mutiny on the High Seas” Murder Mystery Dinner Show Fundraiser

February 16, 2024
The Seawolf Privateers will be hosting another spectacular Murder Mystery Dinner Show fundraiser. The show is called "Mutiny on the High Seas." The Murder Mystery Dinner Show fundraiser will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center Banquet Room. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the show begins at 6:00 pm...

Helping Our Kids at “Our House” in Flagler County

February 16, 2024
For nearly 15 years, the Our House Resource Center in Bunnell has served as a vital community resource for those who call the county seat of Flagler County home. This week, Flagler Schools and the Flagler County Education Foundation helped play an important role in keeping Our House an important par...

Local Student Douglas Seth Wins 3,000-meter Race at the Florida Middle School Indoor State Championship

February 16, 2024
Congratulations to Douglas Seth, who won the boys 3,000-meter race this past weekend at the Florida Middle School Indoor State Championship in Gainesville. A student at Buddy Taylor Middle School, Douglas runs for the Imagine Town Center Cross Country and Track team. The seventh grader came in...

Flagler County Local Government Leadership Academy Graduation

February 16, 2024
Fourteen executives, managers, and professionals graduated from the Flagler County Local Government Leadership Academy at a special ceremony at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center on Thursday February 15th at 4:30 p.m.       The graduates are: Steven Birdsong, Flagler County Tax ...

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Saves Taxpayers Over $1.1 Million in Inmate Health Care Costs

February 16, 2024
Prime Corrections recognized Sheriff Rick Staly and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for being the top saver of taxpayer money during the Winter meeting of the Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) for saving taxpayers $1.15 million in inmate medical costs in 2023. Unlike the Florida Department of...

NASCAR Driver Reads to Children and Delivers a “Bookworm” Vending Machine to Elementary School

February 15, 2024
Just days before competing in the DAYTONA 500, Erik Jones, driver of the No. 43 AdventHealth Toyota Camry XSE for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, visited Blue Lake Elementary School in DeLand. After reading a short story to the students, Erik Jones and The Erik Jones Foundation partnered with AdventHealth to do...

City Council Takes Decisive Action to Address Residential Drainage Concerns

February 15, 2024
Following the City Council's directive, city staff have been hard at work addressing drainage issues in our community. During the City Council Workshop Meeting on February 13th, a presentation update was provided by the Stormwater & Engineering Department, detailing efforts such as gathering inf...

FCSO Captures Out-of-State Fugitive in Stolen Vehicle

February 15, 2024
Yesterday, Wednesday, February 14, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Broward County, Florida. At around 8:20 p.m., FCSO’s Commander Dopp observed a stolen 2022 Nissan Armada at the RaceTrac gas station on SR 100 in Palm Coast. The Nissan had been re...

City of Palm Coast to Host Ralph Carter Park Community Update Meeting

February 15, 2024
The City of Palm Coast will host a Ralph Carter Park Community Update meeting for residents of the R-Section and users of Ralph Carter Park on February 28th at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the community wing of City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue. The community meeting will cover several important t...

31 Arrested in Operation Heartbreaker: 43 Poison Peddlers Facing Drug-Related Charges in Nearly Year-Round Undercover Effort

February 15, 2024
Over $746,000 of illegal drugs and 31 drug dealers are now off the streets after a nearly year-long countywide undercover operation targeting drug dealers in Flagler County by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).   FCSO’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) seized 4 firearms, just ove...

Flagler Education Foundation Hosts 20th Annual Mardi Gras Gala to Benefit Take Stock in Children and Senior Scholarship Foundation

February 13, 2024
The Flagler County Education Foundation held its 20th Annual Mardi Gras Gala at the Grand Haven Golf Club on Tuesday February 13th, from 6pm to 9pm. Flagler County Education Foundation Mardi Gras Gala is a fundraising event that benefits the Take Stock in Children and Senior Scholarship Program. ...

Flagler, St. Johns counties present Paul Renner with FEPA Legislative Achievement Award

February 12, 2024
Flagler County Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord and St. Johns County Emergency Management Deputy Director Kelly Wilson spent part of “Emergency Management Day at the Capitol” (February 7) presenting House Speaker Paul Renner with the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) Legis...

City of Palm Coast Invites Residents to Grand Opening of Southern Recreation Center and New Lehigh Trailhead

February 10, 2024
The City of Palm Coast is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the long-awaited Southern Recreation Center and the new Lehigh Trailhead, adjacent to the current Palm Coast Tennis Center, on February 23rd from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. These projects a...

Vanilla Ice To Team Up With Bronx House Pizza to Host Charity Event for Little Smiles on February 25

February 9, 2024
Robert Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, is teaming up with Bronx House Pizza's Hammock location to host a children’s charity event on Sunday, February 25 from 11 am to 8 pm. Bronx House will be donating 100% of the day’s sales to Little Smiles, supporting their partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona...

Celebrate National Pizza Day with Bronx House Pizza – Win Free Pizza for a Year!

February 7, 2024
This National Pizza Day, Bronx House Pizza is elevating the celebration with an extraordinary offer. We're not just serving our signature pizzas; we're also giving a select few customers at each location the chance to win free pizza for an entire year! Join us this National Pizza Day, February 9t...

American Meteor Society Confirms Meteor During Sunday Evening Storms

February 6, 2024
Monday February 5th, 2024, the American Meteor Society (AMS) confirmed the fireball seen in the sky during the Sunday evening storm was in fact a meteor. © Seaside Cottage Flagler Beach / Deb Bennett The AMS confirmed the meteor and estimated it feel roughly 100+ mile...

Flagler County Board of Commissioners Appoints Mr. Goodman to Planning and Land Development Board During Morning Business Meeting

February 5, 2024
Today, February 5th, 2024 at 9am, the Flagler County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) held their morning meeting where they discussed a myriad of issues, including voting to appoint Michael Goodman to the seat recently vacated after the board voted to remove Ms. Haywood from her appointment. The BOC...

Flagler Beaches need YOU! Please take short survey to weigh in on beach management

February 5, 2024
It’s personal. Flagler County beaches mean something to everyone, and now is the time to speak up. It is for that reason that the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners asks its residents and businesses to take the short and confidential survey that will be sent countywide on February 12 thro...

Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Pays Tribute to First Responders Killed in New York City on September 11

February 3, 2024
Palm Coast hosted the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, February 3 from 8 am to 11 am at Town Center. Several participants gathered to run and walk in the event. Volunteers and spectators also gathered to work the event and cheer on the participants. The Tunnel to Tow...

Governor Ron DeSantis awards Flagler County $4 million for ‘Nexus Center’ as part of broadband expansion

February 2, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday awarded $4 million to Flagler County for its “Nexus Center” – a multi-purpose facility to house both a new library and the county’s Health and Human Services Department – as part of a total $223 million to expand broadband internet access to all Floridians. The fundin...

Palm Coast: City on the Rise – Recap from the 2024 State of the City Address

February 2, 2024
The City of Palm Coast hosted its seventh annual State of the City event on February 1, 2024, at the Palm Coast Community Center, themed 'Palm Coast: A City on the Rise.' This gathering served as a platform to connect with the community, share key milestones and accomplishments, and provide in...

Manager Ryan Simpson Awarded for Dedicated Unselfish, Enthusiastic Service to Emergency Management

February 2, 2024
Flagler County Emergency Management Manager Ryan Simpson was presented with the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) “Gary Arnold Emergency Management Service Award” at its annual meeting Thursday (February 1). This award is provided to an individual for dedicated, unselfish and enthusi...

Beachfront Grille Owner Jamie Bourdeau Announces ‘Here’s the Update, We’re Here to Stay’

February 2, 2024
Last week, Beach Front Grille owner Jamie Bourdeau announced that he was attempting to purchase Beach Front Grille via a Facebook post which read: Hello Beach Front Nation! This is a tough conversation to have. But, we’ve been friends a long time and you’ve accepted us into your daily lives. Last...

Convicted Felon Arrested for Cocaine Distribution

February 1, 2024
On Tuesday, January 30, around 11 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop near County Road 325 in Bunnell due to traffic violations. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Michael Underwood, 36, a convicted felon from Bunnell, deputies noticed a strong smell of Cannabis coming...

FCSO Captures Putnam County Fugitive

February 1, 2024
On Wednesday, January 31, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) captured a fugitive from Putnam County who was wanted for Aggravated Battery. At around 2:30 p.m., Deputy Cuthbert responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on Summerwood Road in Palm Coast. While investigating the d...

Heather Fraker Thompson Named February’s Positive Person of the Month

February 1, 2024
We recently sat down with Heather Fraker Thompson, owner of HT Production Company, an event and promotion company. Heather was nominated and chosen as February's 'Positive Person of the Month'. One nomination we received stated, "Heather's name is the first person on my mind when I think of a positi...

FCSO Deputies Administer NARCAN to DUI Driver whose Heroin was laced with Fentanyl, Warn ATV Trespassers to Avoid FPL Land in Bunnell

January 30, 2024
 Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 18 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024. They handled 499 calls for service and made 188 traffic stops. “This past week has been a busy one, with multiple arrests,” said She...

UNF presents 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge for Palm Coast and Surrounding Area High School Students

January 29, 2024
 The University of North Florida, in partnership with the City of Palm Coast and Flagler Schools, has opened up applications for the 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is a team-based competition that will showcase regional high school students selected to pitch their solutions ...

Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Stranger in Palm Coast

January 27, 2024
On January 25, 2024, deputies responded to a reported stabbing in Palm Coast’s B section. The suspect, described as a white male with curly hair, had reportedly attacked a man with a knife, then fled the scene in a black Jeep. Deputies located the vehicle matching the description and conducted a hi...

S.R. A1A Resiliency Project

January 26, 2024
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is expected to begin construction within the next month on the first of two buried seawalls to protect S.R. A1A. As part of our efforts to make the public aware of the upcoming project start and what to expect, members of the FDOT project team will at...

Letters to the Editor: Residential Development is Not Economic Development

January 26, 2024
While residential development provides jobs and can help attract businesses to a community, residential development does not equal economic development. The sentiment that we can rely on residential development for economic development is a false one that is not sustainable for our City’s long-term ...

Sheriff Staly Receives Coastal Florida PBA Endorsement for Re-election

January 26, 2024
The Keep Rick Staly Our Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement for Sheriff Rick Staly’s re-election. The Coastal Floria Police Benevolent Association (CFPBA), which represents all Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Detention deputies, including sergeants and corporals, has endorsed Rick Sta...

Flagler County Public Library Calling for Authors to Take Part in its Second Annual ‘Book Fest’ on April 6

January 25, 2024
Flagler County Public Library is making plans for its second annual Book Fest on April 6 and is calling on authors, as well as book illustrators, and publishers to be part of the event. "I find out every day about the phenomenal talent that is here in our local and neighboring communities and there...

Glassblowing Demonstrations Saturday at the Flagler County Public Library 11 a.m., Again at Noon

January 24, 2024
Flagler County Public Library is hosting award-winning artist David Contreras, who will give awe-inspiring glassblowing demonstrations at 11 a.m. and again at noon, on Saturday (January 27) on the west lawn of the Main Palm Coast Branch Library. “We are expecting quite a large crowd, so parking spa...

FCSO Weekend Roundup January 20-21

January 23, 2024
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 18 arrests this past weekend between 6 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024, and 6 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024. They handled 563 calls for service and made 89 traffic stops. “This weekend, we had multiple instances where juveniles committed cr...