UF study reveals environmental impact of sweeteners
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UF study reveals environmental impact of sweeteners

The human body’s inability to break down sucralose, an artificial sweetener found in many zero-calorie food and drink products, is well established by scientific research. The compound is so stable that it escapes wastewater treatment processing and is in drinking water and aquatic environments. “We can’t break down sucralose, and a lot of microorganisms can’t…

Morgan Walker earns doctorate in physics
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Morgan Walker earns doctorate in physics

Morgan Walker, of St. George Island, received her doctorate in physics from the University of California at Davis at Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies on June 13. Walker is the daughter of David and Rose Walker of St. George Island. She grew up in Franklin County, and attended First Baptist Christian School, Apalachicola Bay Charter School…

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SGI Women of Faith to host July 20 Glow event

All middle and high school girls are invited to attend a special Glow event on Saturday afternoon, July 20 at the St. George Island Methodist Church. The SGI Women of Faith group is providing a host of complementary services, including manicures, hairstyling, make your own stretch bracelets, free shopping at the Glow Boutique, and home-cooked…

FWC Report
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FWC Report

During the week of June 21 through 27, Officers Hartzog and Forbes were conducting patrol on Apalachicola River near Abercrombie Boat Ramp and observed a vessel with fishing gear returning to the ramp. The officers conducted a resource inspection revealing a large amount of flathead catfish on the deck and in coolers. After finding several…

Award created for Florida-friendly landscapers
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Award created for Florida-friendly landscapers

Florida-Friendly Landscaping has created a new award to honor homeowners who install and maintain yards that help protect Florida’s water and natural resources. The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Natural recognition is an alternative to the Silver and Gold tiers of the landscaping program’s current recognitions and focuses on plants and gardening methods that can thrive with minimal…

Library helps to create U.S. citizens
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Library helps to create U.S. citizens

Miguel Castillo and his wife Beatriz have studied and passed their US citizenship tests, thanks to resources at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library.  Librarian Lucy Carter said to study for the US Naturalization test, the married couple checked out bilingual Civics flash cards created by US Citizenship and Immigration Services to study. Miguel has…

FWC Report
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FWC Report

During the week of June 7 through 13, Officer Butts conducted a resource inspection in Gulf County on two individuals fishing at a local bridge and discovered an undersized red drum, spotted seatrout, and flounder. He also conducted a resource inspection on two individuals fishing at a local bridge and discovered two undersized red drum….