Flagler County officials gave the go ahead to Sheriff Jim Manfre to apply for a federal grant that, if approved, would mostly fund the costs of five deputies to serve in the county's elementary schools.
Jaquez Roland, who'd served 10 years in prison for armed burglary, will serve at least another 30 as he was found guilty Thursday of three charges, including armed robbery and false imprisonment, stemming from the Sharps Liquor robbery in Palm Coast in October 2011, one of three robberies implicating Roland. His victim cried with relief as the verdict was read.
People with disabilities, domestic and sexual violence programs, mental health and substance abuse programs, juvenile justice and children's services all got bigger budgets for the first time since the recession began.
If it was sympathy that Paul Miller was trying to elicit from the jury Wednesday afternoon, his nearly two-hour performance was not a model. He may have hurt his case more than he helped it when he elected to take the stand in his defense in his trial for the killing of Dana Mulhall in March 2012.