Election 2024: Rudd seeks school superintendent post
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Election 2024: Rudd seeks school superintendent post

Incumbent school superintendent, Republican Steve Lanier, 66, 126 Hickory Dip Road, Eastpoint, is facing a challenge from Democrat Jill Rudd, 52, 74 Rose Street, Sopchoppy. The following statement is provided by the Rudd campaign. Hello, I am Jill Rudd, and I am aspiring to be your next superintendent of schools.  With a rich educational background…

Election 2024: Lanier faces challenge for superintendent
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Election 2024: Lanier faces challenge for superintendent

Incumbent school superintendent, Republican Steve Lanier, 66, 126 Hickory Dip Road, Eastpoint, is facing a challenge from Democrat Jill Rudd, 52, 74 Rose Street, Sopchoppy. The following statement has been provided by the Lanier campaign. My name is Steve Lanier, and I am running for re-election as your Superintendent of Schools.  Over the last four…

Gulf Coast honored as ‘Military Friendly School’
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Gulf Coast honored as ‘Military Friendly School’

Gulf Coast State College has been named a “Military Friendly School” with Gold Distinction for the 2024-25 Military Friendly Cycle, ranking in the top 10 in the nation for small public schools.  The Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s armed service members, veterans and…

Book bonanzas help stymie ‘summer slide’
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Book bonanzas help stymie ‘summer slide’

Last year the newly renamed Bring Me A Book Forgotten Coast held its first Book Bonanza with a grant from Duke Energy Foundation. The non-profit gave away books to elementary students in Franklin County at the end of the school year to ensure kids had reading material of their own choosing to engage them over…

Encountering bears in unexpected places
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Encountering bears in unexpected places

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sharing the annual reminder that juvenile black bears might be seen in unexpected areas as they leave their mothers’ home ranges in search of new locations of their own to settle down. Spring also marks a general increase in activity for bears after limited movements in winter. …

Araujo sentenced to 25 years
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Araujo sentenced to 25 years

Judge accept prosecutor’s recommendation Following an emotional hearing Friday afternoon in the Apalachicola courthouse, in which convicted murderer Christina Araujo broke down in tears as she expressed remorse for the killing, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom handed down a 25-year sentence. With about five-and-a-half years of credit for time served, both in the Franklin and Liberty…