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County OKs revised Serenity traffic plan

After a back-and-forth with the developer, and continued opposition from some nearby residents, Franklin County commissioners last week unanimously agreed to a plan that would prevent traffic coming out of the proposed Serenity Seaside Resort onto South Bayshore Drive in Eastpoint. That South Bayshore Drive access would be for ingress only, and a second access…

Alleged drug dealer run off the road 

An alleged dealer in methamphetamine was run off the road in Franklin County Wednesday afternoon, following a brief chase by deputies that featured a collision with law enforcement vehicles. After broadcasting live on Facebook at the scene of the accident, Sheriff A.J. Smith offered an account Thursday morning of what had happened with the arrest…


Seahawks slam Godby, Wewahitchka

With their pitching staff solid all season, the Seahawk varsity baseball team swung the bats well last week, with big wins over Godby and Wewahitchka. On March 22 at home, Franklin County earned an 11-1 win over Godby, junior Cody Abercrombie and senior Evan Stanley, combining to twirl a one-hitter. As the starter, Abercrombie pitched…

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 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,…

Using the cell phone wisely

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Michael J. Brooks | Guest Columnist It was a story from “The New York Post” last spring that I pondered…

Escaping my ego

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I normally don’t use this space for writing book reviews, but there is one that has really been working on…
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Community & Faith

Answering the knock at the door

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I believe it is safe to say I am the first person in the 125-year history of the Apalachicola Public…
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