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Lanark Village Association is open to all residents
We are making an effort to get the paper to you weekly. It takes some coordinating so please don't expect it on Thursday morning. It seems the best we can do, for the time being, is Thursday …
Learn how to be alligator aware
With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators are more active and visible. While …
Carrabelle goes slow on SummerCamp water, sewer plan
At a workshop last week, Carrabelle city commissioners hashed out details of an updated proposal from The St. Joe Company to operate the water and sewer system at its SummerCamp development. While …
Scouting revival stirs in Franklin County
Scout Troop 22 and Cub Pack 22 are going 850 strong!  The groups participated in the St. George Island Fourth of July water parade and the July 5 trash cleanup. Recent meetings have included …
Apalachicola Planning and Zoning gives go-ahead to downtown marina
The Apalachicola planning and zoning board Monday evening voted unanimously to give the proposed Boss Oyster Marina project, the largest downtown riverfront project in two decades, a giant …
Sports
Sizzler stays cool at age 25
The 25th anniversary edition of the Sizzler 5K Run on St. George Island did not live up to its name, but it did its reputation. With a morning rain shower putting a welcome damper on the …
Ponytails take second in state
The Ponytails X-play have finished second in the state, after losing a tough final to Wewa. Under the direction of coaches Jonathan Creamer, Bob Eddy, Stephen Peterson, and Andrew Sapp, the team …
Kelsey Jones named Leon boys hoop coach
The oldest public high school in the state of Florida has turned to a young assistant coach from Apalachicola to lead its basketball program, Leon High School, which dates back to 1831, 14 years …
He walked the walk
You wouldn’t have known it had you seen him laboring in his later years to advance towards a suitable vantage point where could seat himself near the Seahawk bench, and cheer on the boys he …
Seahawks to dress 32 on varsity roster
The Franklin County Seahawks football team had its annual parent meeting on July 19, with parents enjoying hamburgers and chips as they were given information regarding the upcoming season. As …
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Opinion
Learning how to ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’
Lane and I have had an assortment of pets through the years, dogs, cats, rabbits, a parrot, and I even had a monkey named Andrew. We are now down to two rescue kitty kats, Lisa, which is Spanish for …
It's time for the people to abolish the FBI
As I sat glued to the television on Monday evening, watching for the first time in our nation’s history the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, I felt both rage and sadness that America has descended into a level of despotism never before seen.  I shouldn’t have been surprised, I have a unique perspective as a citizen who was also politically persecuted by former President Obama’s Department of Justice.
A pro-lifer and a pro-choicer do lunch
The day Dobbs was handed down, I happened to be lunching with a new friend who was upset and angry over the decision. She's a libertarian and strongly pro-choice. I said "Sorry," and meant it. Not …
A belated Fourth of July missive
“Freedom … is not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s …
Dems’ dearth of ideas spawns weaponization of government against opponents
Instead of trying to win over voters by putting forward the best thinking in the marketplace of ideas, Democrats use government to make people do what they want them to do. If the people do not, the …