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Eastpoint man involved in crash near Fountain
A 60-year-old Eastpoint man, driving a pickup truck just south of Fountain in Bay County, struck a motorcycle Friday morning, leaving the cyclist with critical injuries. According to a report from …
AAHS to host Chestnut Cemetery workshop Saturday on cleaning monuments
 The cemetery committee of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society is planning to clean soldier monuments in Chestnut Cemetery by the Fourth of July Learn the correct methods to clean …
Vacasa buys Resort Vacation Properties
The expansion of national companies moving into what had largely been a locally-based mom-and-pop business community in the county has continued into the vacation rental business. In a news …
Ballot set for upcoming elections
Following qualifying week that ended Friday at noon, the local, state and federal ballots have all been set. There are going to be several high-profile local elections, with one of them, the …
Family awaits answers on drowning death
A Nashville, Tennessee family is looking for answers as they await the report by the chief medical examiner as to why their loved one perished June 13 in the Apalachicola River. Stephen Wayne …
Sports
Seahawks salute successful softball season
It was a chance for the Lady Seahawks softball program to have a festive evening all to its own, and to honor the hard work of all the players, coaches and fans. Held June 14 at the Red Pirate in …
District softball tourney welcomes summer heat
It was as nice a sky, and as brutal a heat, as can be imagined in north Florida in mid-June, but the girls and young women were up for playing ball. At last weekend’s Dixie Youth Softball …
New faces fling the fish at mullet toss
The oldtimers from Apalachicola, Eastpoint and Carrabelle that used to battle it out hurling mullets down the St. George Island beach were no longer there. Hunter Bartley, Chip Sanders, Dillon …
Seahawk baseball teams celebrate successful season
The Franklin County Schools’ baseball program closed out a successful season with a banquet at the Carrabelle Christian Center May 31. The middle school team under the direction of Tyler …
Baseball is going bananas in Savannah
A revolution is taking place in Savannah, Georgia. It began the moment Jesse Cole announced the name of his newly organized summer collegiate baseball team on Feb. 25, 2016. The Savannah Bananas …
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Opinion
I got my feelin’s hurt
So, here’s what I’ve been thinking. I’m 75 years old and I feel great. I’m in good health, and I run a guide boat. I’ve been about everywhere I wanted to go (and some …
It's not what Trump knew, but what he had a responsibility to know
Watergate, whose 50th anniversary is upon us, is remembered for the question: "what did the president know and when did he know it?" But in our age of post-truth politics, the question loses its …
The future is putty in your hands
To the class of 2022, and to parents and friends, of all colors, shapes and sizes, whether you have a concealed weapons permit or not, I thank you for indulging me on this auspicious occasion. My …
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 …