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Palm Coast Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 8 years ago

NEWS BRIEFS 1.27.2011

by: Andrew OBrien Contributing Writer

+ Former official Blair Kanbar dies at 66
Blair Kanbar, former member of the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners from 1998 to 2006, died the morning of Saturday, Jan. 22, after battling cancer for months. Kanbar was 66 years old.

+ Four adults jailed; child removed
A 10-year-old child was removed from a Palm Coast home Fiday, Jan. 21, after four adults were arrested.
Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant on Thomas Ksiezopolski at his home at 20 Rockne Lane, which had been under surveillance. When deputies entered the home, they found hypodermic needles, syringes, cocaine and prescription drugs throughout the house.

Deputies described the home as being filthy and that there was insufficient food for a child. Additionally, deputies reported finding rotting food in the cabinets and refrigerator. The Department of Children and Families took custody of the 10-year-old child.

All four adults were transported to the Flagler County Inmate Facility. They were charged with various drug-related charges, as well as child neglect. The four adults are Ksiezopolski, 35; Nina Holley, 27; Kevin Langford, 36; and Lisa Creamer, 39.

“It is tragic that a 10-year-old child had to endure this kind of living condition. No child should be subjected to this type of neglect,” said Sheriff Donald W. Fleming.

+ Flagler’s jobless rate lowers to 15.7%
Flagler County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2010 is 15.7%, according to the numbers released Jan. 21 by the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

Palm Coast continues to rank No. 1 with the state’s highest unemployment at 15.7%.

+ Public Meetings
Palm Coast City Council — the regular meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Community Center.

Flagler County Board of County Commissioners — the intergovernmental workshop is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Emergency Operations Center.

Flagler County School Board — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the GSB.

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