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Proclamations kick-off National Volunteer Appreciation Week

With the start of National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 16 to 22, Franklin County is recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of volunteers in the community. For the past 13 years, Franklin County has been dedicated to honoring Volunteer Week with proclamations submitted to various local and state governments by John Solomon, director of the…

City bids farewell to Lady Louise

She posed with supermodels and she auditioned for a role as a museum. But last week, time and the river and a hurricane proved too much for Lady Louise, as a salvage operation commenced to pull her derelict wreckage out of the Mill Pond water. A crew from ACT Divecom went to work on bringing…

Butterflies flutter to new FCS garden

On what was once a barrow pit, an expanse of ditches dug to supply fill dirt for roadways, has sat the Franklin County High School for more than a dozen years, a fairly plain-looking set of brick buildings on a treeless landscape. Now, however, there are bright flowers and butterflies gracing the space between the…


Mallon signs with John Melvin

The ace of the Seahawks’ pitching staff has decided to be a Miller.At a signing ceremony May 17 at the high school, Dane Mallon inked a deal to play for the John Melvin University Millers, a two-year-old university in Crowley, Louisiana that plays in the NAIA Christian program.“Thank you to everyone that’s been part of…

State News

Ash, Wade join in push for ACSC monies

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Armed with the services of a prestigious lobbying firm, and the support of both of its legislators in Tallahassee, Apalachicola…
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How I missed the execution

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The jury is still out on whether divine intervention somehow draped an invisible bandanna across my face so that I…

How much does it mean to you?

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R.A. Tea Mathews | Guest Columnist All the Black men I know call one another “brothers.” In the early church,…
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Community & Faith

Kids flock to egg hunt

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It featured more than 3,500 plastic eggs, with goodies inside, and 500 real eggs, and the children made sure they…

Hope Park prepares for summer camp

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At a fun-filled Palm Sunday spring festival, Hope Park in Eastpoint treated kids and parents alike to a taste of…
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