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Letters to the Editor: Brad West Shares His Stance on Building Moratorium

Letters to the Editor: Brad West Shares His Stance on Building Moratorium

In our new category of Letters to the Editor, we are providing a platform for residents to state their opinions, in form of a letter to our editors. This process allows for residents to share their opinions on a larger platform with other residents in the community. We do not endorse any opinion sent in to our publication; we simply provide the platform for residents to share their opinions, thoughts and ideas for our community. Letters to the editor are straight from the citizen and they are not edited by us in any way shape or fashion. "Some people may…
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FCSO’s Weekend Summary of Arrests

FCSO’s Weekend Summary of Arrests

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies made 16 arrests last weekend between 6 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023, and 6 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2023. Over the weekend, deputies handled 871 calls for service and made 164 traffic stops. “Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies had another busy weekend,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “One man learned the hard way that you can run, but you can’t hide from FCSO, even after several hours on the run he found out we don’t give up until we get our criminal. In this case, he went to jail tired and bitten by…
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Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has 3 vacancies, holds public hearing November 14

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has 3 vacancies, holds public hearing November 14

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), which makes recommendations to both the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners and the Palm Coast City Council, is seeking to fill three vacancies. Additionally, the committee is holding a public hearing on November 14 to vote on what its recommendations will be to the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. “The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee after having reviewed policies relating to land development code, building requirements, and site review and permitting procedures will be voting on its final report of recommendations at the public hearing,” said Flagler County Housing Program Manager…
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Flagler School Board Meeting: LaShakia Moore Hired as Superintendent of Flagler Schools

Flagler School Board Meeting: LaShakia Moore Hired as Superintendent of Flagler Schools

The meeting started with the final millage and budget for 2024 presentation, public comment, a vote on whether to hire LaShakia Moore as the full time Superintendent for Flagler Schools and more. The board heard the final draft of the proposed 2024 millage rate and fiscal budget. The board then read the resolution that determined the millage rate for the Flagler School District 2023-2024 fiscal year. The board then voted the budget unanimously. The board was asked to accept the new contracts for the new FYO employees for the new hires for the Orchestra staff. The contracts were accepted. It…
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Evacuations effective 5 p.m. Tuesday for mobile homes, RVs, other unsafe structures August 29 – shelters to open for special needs, general population, pets

Evacuations effective 5 p.m. Tuesday for mobile homes, RVs, other unsafe structures August 29 – shelters to open for special needs, general population, pets

August 29, 2023 – Effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, an evacuation order is issued for residents and visitors in mobile homes, RVs and other unsafe structures countywide because of Hurricane Idalia. “We recommend impacted individuals to seek shelter with relatives, friends or at hotels in the area, this evening,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “At 5pm we will also open up a public evacuation shelter at Rymfire Elementary School for those seeking public shelter” The Rymfire Elementary School shelter, which includes the general population and those with special needs, and pets is located at 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast Residents…
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Governmental offices closed countywide Wednesday, August 30

Governmental offices closed countywide Wednesday, August 30

August 29, 2023 – Flagler County is closing all government offices including the Flagler County Public Library and Parks and Recreational facilities starting Wednesday, August 30 and will reopen on Thursday, August 31 – circumstances permitting – due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Idalia and the response required by county staff. City offices schedule is as follows: Flagler Beach will be OPEN at this point in time. Bunnell will close on Wednesday, August 30 and reopen on Thursday, August 31. Trash pickup will also be suspended on Wednesday. Palm Coast will close municipal offices – as well as trails and…
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UPDATE: FCSO Major Case Unit Investigating B-Section Stabbing

UPDATE: FCSO Major Case Unit Investigating B-Section Stabbing

UPDATE: FCSO detectives have made an arrest on a 16 year old male in regards to the stabbing of two juveniles in the BL-Section of Palm Coast. Detectives were able to determine through investigative means that Brandon Gray Jr traveled with a friend to a residence in the BL section to sell a combo of marijuana and Italian seasonings, and the group of juveniles then went to a trail nearby and engaged in a fight. During the investigation FCSO detectives that the juveniles at first engaged in a fist fight that escalated with Gray brought out a pocket knife and…
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Flagler School Board Talks About FYO, Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club and More at Business Meeting

Flagler School Board Talks About FYO, Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club and More at Business Meeting

Today, July 25th, 2023 the Flagler County School Board held their school board meeting. The meeting consisted of accepting the new interlocal agreement between the Flagler Schools and the Flagler Sheriff for SRD officers as well as the budget for the Strings Program, the new revised student conduct rule book and the new revised fee schedule proposal for the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club. The board heard about the STUFF Bus program which is a year round program that helps provide supplies for children at all the schools in Flagler County. They drive the Bus to different locations to…
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Flagler County ‘Veteran of the Year’ nominees accepted through September

Flagler County ‘Veteran of the Year’ nominees accepted through September

July 26, 2023 – Flagler County’s Veterans Services Office is asking for nominations for its “Colonel Gary E. DeKay” Veteran of the Year Award, which will be presented on Veterans Day. The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served the United States with honor but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service. “We have more than 13,000 veterans in Flagler County and they have done so much for all of us,” said Veterans Services Officer David Lydon. “This award…
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Palm Coast Man Arrested for Attempted Car Burglary Due to “See Something, Say Something”

Palm Coast Man Arrested for Attempted Car Burglary Due to “See Something, Say Something”

The FCSO was able to arrest a man from Palm Coast who was attempting to break into cars in the F-Section on early Friday morning. Paul Krusher, 51, was caught by the FCSO in less than 30 minutes because a neighbor reported him for attempting to open car doors. A resident reported a person in the area of Forest Lane at 3:18am trying to enter cars. The resident provided the FCSO with video surveillance that showed the suspect in an orange shirt walking up the driveway and trying to open their car door. Deputies were able to spot the suspect…
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