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FWC Report

During the week of March 8 through 14, Officers Hartzog and T. Nelson observed a recreational vessel in Franklin County with two individuals on board leaving from the bank of the East River with gear consistent with wild hog hunting. The officers stopped the vessel to conduct a resource and boating safety inspection. During the…

Eastern partners to build Corps’ hopper dredge
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Eastern partners to build Corps’ hopper dredge

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc, has announced a strategic partnership with Royal IHC to design and construct a highly automated medium-class hopper dredge for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This state-of-the-art vessel, contracted for the Department of Defense, is slated for delivery in 2027, and will be constructed at Eastern’s Allanton and Port St. Joe…

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Apalachicola club hosts April 21 sailing day

The Apalachicola Bay Sailing Club invites all sailors in Franklin or Gulf counties to bring their sailboats to Apalachicola on Sunday, April 21, for a day of sailing on the bay. “We are looking to assemble as many sailboats as possible and to sail around a short course in mid bay where the water is…

Be BearWise to prevent conflicts with bears
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Be BearWise to prevent conflicts with bears

Spring has arrived and wildlife is becoming more active, including Florida’s black bears. With this increase in activity, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sharing ways to be BearWise to help prevent conflicts between people and bears. Black bears are on the move more this time of year in search of things to…

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FWC Report

During the week of March 8 through 14, Officers Hartzog and T. Nelson observed a recreational vessel in Franklin County with two individuals on board leaving from the bank of the East River with gear consistent with wild hog hunting. The officers stopped the vessel to conduct a resource and boating safety inspection. During the…

Video feed broadcasts osprey chicks hatching
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Video feed broadcasts osprey chicks hatching

Between innings of his intramural softball games, Mark Hostetler will sometimes ask student participants about the high-pitched chirps and shrieks emanating from above their heads. “We always hear that bird screaming,” the students often say. “What is that bird?” To many of the people using the fields behind the University of Florida’s Southwest Recreation Center,…

Need to better understand dementia?
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Need to better understand dementia?

The Florida Department of Health’s Dementia Care and Cure Initiative, and Franklin County’s Elder Care Community Council, are teaming up with a free series on ways to gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and to learn about resources available to assist persons with dementia, their families, and caregivers. Open to everyone,…