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Eastpoint man gets 10 years in prison for meth trafficking

A 55-year-old Eastpoint man, deemed a career criminal, has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Franklin …

Seiden trial moved to February 2023

In the nearly five years since a South Florida woman was bludgeoned to death at an East Point motel, and her lifeless body dumped in a cul-de-sac at a vacant subdivision off U.S. 98, a lot has …

State alleges pool contractor ripped off nearly $400K

A 42-year-old Altha man who claimed to have a business installing in-ground residential pools has been charged with defrauding homeowners in Franklin and Gulf counties by taking large deposits and …

Ilse Newell concerts adds blues to season lineup

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is presenting its first ever blues concert as part of seven programs lined up for the 2022-23 season. The Ilse Newell Fund is partnering with ECCC …
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Sports
Seahawks warm up with preseason games
The Seahawk varsity boys basketball warmed up for the upcoming season with a pair of pre-season losses on their home court last week, but coach Ray Bailey isn’t fretting. The first one, …
Seahawks soccer ties Marianna 3-3
Sporting a new coach, the Seahawk boys soccer team got off on the right foot, with a 3-3 tie against Marianna at home Nov. 15. Junior Gideon Dively had two goals, one on a penalty kick, as well as …
Harriers Paul, Polous compete at regionals
With the team’s top runner sidelined with injury, and missing out on the likelihood of a top finish at districts and regionals and a return trip to the state championship, the Franklin County …
Seahawk Homecoming wraps up 2022 season
An exuberant week of Homecoming festivities at Franklin County High School led to an elegant grand finale on Friday, highlighted by a parade through Eastpoint and the crowning of the Homecoming King …
Seahawk volleyballers finish as district runner-up
The Franklin County Seahawk volleyball team finished as runner-up, falling last week to Bozeman in  the finals. The defeat left them with a season record of 8-8. Tara Klink’s squad lost …
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Opinion
Policies of the newly “woken” left drag down Democrats’ midterm hopes
Under the administration of Joe Biden — and whoever is calling the shots in the White House — our country has gone downhill. We are on the brink of war in Ukraine, China/Taiwan, and maybe …
Grateful for the words of a Southern gentleman
i let Louis Van Vleet down but he didn’t let me down. Let me explain. For those who knew him, every year at the First Baptist Church’s Veterans Day ceremony, Mr. Louis would take …
Biden’s approval is a slidin'
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …
Are Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashanah right for you?
Three mysteries. He was the bravest of men in my world. And utterly humble. My father was commissioned in the field during the war, and he made light of that. “They handed those things …
End fake peace mentality and treat North America as the war zone it is
When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area -- what a NATO study called a "zone of depoliticized cooperation."      …