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Law enforcement shows kids a friendly face
Franklin County schoolkids got a first-hand and up-close view of what it takes to be part of law enforcement as agencies from throughout the state and county treated them to an annual Cops and Kids …
DeSantis taps lawmaker Byrd as secretary of state
TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in …
This weekend in Gulf and Franklin
Gulf and Franklin Counties have a lot going on this weekend. Check out some of the upcoming events in this week's round-up. Have an event coming up? Email details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com …
Dog attacks elderly St. George Island woman
A dog’s attacking of a 77-year-old St. George Island woman, out for an early evening stroll, has alarmed the family and stepped up calls for residents and visitors to be sure to keep their dogs …
State expands alligator hunting hours
Alligators in Florida will be targeted around-the-clock when the next hunting season begins in August. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a final rule change last week …
Sports
Wewa to host Liberty County Tuesday
Wewahitchka pushed across two runs in the third inning for the only scores of the game as the Gators slipped past Franklin County on Thursday night, May 12, in a regional semi-final pitching …
Lady Seahawks make playoffs, to face Wewa Thursday
For the fifth time in seven seasons, the Lady Seahawk softball team has advanced to the regional playoffs. The Seahawks had sustained an 8-1 loss to the Liberty County Lady Bulldogs in their May 3 …
St. Joe downs Franklin County in opening round of playoffs
Port St. Joe jumped out to a 4-0 in the first two innings and held on to defeat Franklin County 6-2 in the first round of the 1A District 4 baseball tournament at Bozeman High School on Tuesday, May …
Liberty County downs Seahawks in playoff opener
The Liberty County Bulldogs put an early end  to the Franklin County Seahawk softball team's playoff hopes, with an 8-1 win Tuesday night in Port St. Joe.
Seahawks win two of three to close regular season
The Franklin County Seahawks, under the direction of coach Kevin Cox, closed out the regular season at 18-5, winning two of their last three games. The week began Monday, April 25 with a 10-4 away …
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Opinion
Are Democrats up to preventing the next coup attempt?
In 1980, because I was an idealistic conservative eager to do my bit for democracy, I volunteered for my local Republican Party as a poll watcher. When polls closed, election officials asked us to …
Finland and Sweden are on the verge of joining NATO
NATO has 30 members. By the end of June, the roster may grow to 32, should Finland and Sweden join. The Nordic duo has fans. On April 29 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the House …
The morality and usefulness of business always outshine government
Once again, businesses stand out as the most important U.S. asset in the conflict Russia has caused in Ukraine. As with Operation Warp Speed getting out a COVID vaccine in unprecedented time, …
Let me say this about that
When asked a question, our most erudite president. JFK, would reply, in his Massachusetts accent, “Let me say this about that.” So, when I’m out on a river cruise and folks ask me a …
Remembering a passion for drive-ins
Just a mile-and-a-half from the house in Norfolk, Virginia, where I grew up was Wilder’s Drive-In Theater. The place had opened in 1948, when I was 3 years old, just as drive-ins were beginning …