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A controlled burn  within Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park should wind down beginning at about 3 p.m. "It might smoulder a little bit," said John Kelton, a ranger at the …

Granted unanimous support of the Florida Legislature, a measure to expand the boundaries of the Alligator Point Water Resource District will now be up to about 66 voters who reside on properties …

The pathogen that causes lethal bronzing disease was recently identified in a palm tree tissue sample sent by the Franklin County Extension office to the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale …

Franklin County schoolkids got a first-hand and up-close view of what it takes to be part of law enforcement as agencies from throughout the state and county treated them to an annual Cops and Kids …

TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in …

Gulf and Franklin Counties have a lot going on this weekend. Check out some of the upcoming events in this week's round-up. Have an event coming up? Email details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com …

A dog’s attacking of a 77-year-old St. George Island woman, out for an early evening stroll, has alarmed the family and stepped up calls for residents and visitors to be sure to keep their dogs …

Alligators in Florida will be targeted around-the-clock when the next hunting season begins in August. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a final rule change last week …

“The shrimp boats is a comin’,” as Jo Stafford enchantingly sang in her 1951 pop tune, and it’s hard to believe that it took this long for Franklin Countians to give the lowly …

In honor of ‘Older Americans Month’ first designated by John F. Kennedy, the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library is announcing its status as a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, …

TALLAHASSEE – A series of sales-tax “holidays” on such things as school clothes, hurricane supplies and tools and a suspension of the state gas tax in October topped a package signed …

With sunny weather moving in after Friday's thunderstorm, Gulf and Franklin counties are offering a variety of events for those ooking to get out of the house. Bayou Bash Fishing …

A Friday morning crash in Eastpoint has blocked U.S. 98. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers were dispatched at 11:08 a.m. anmd arrived at 11:22 a.m. The FHP report says the crash …

County takes control of Lanark fire department

OKs plan to have Carrabelle handle calls

County Attorney Michael Shuler on Tuesday morning laid out for county commissioners a clear choice for them to make regarding the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department: Either work with the …

A Republican candidate has signaled her intent to run for the county commission seat now held by commissioner Smokey Parrish. Lorrainne Gordon, 43, of 511 Paradise Lane, Apalachicola, filed a …

After their innagural tax season in Gulf and Franklin counties, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped eligible taxpayers earn refunds totallying $229,399 at their Wewahitchka, Port St. …

May has already arrived and the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library has lots in store this month! On Friday, May 6 at 3:45 pm, kids are invited to hear stories read aloud by our …

At a special ceremony at the Apalachicola Class Boat and Car Show April 16, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce renamed its annual Lifetime Volunteer Award in honor of the late Nancy Hodgson. …

Following through on a recommendation from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the State Board of Education on Friday appointed Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. as Florida’s next education commissioner. Diaz, a Hialeah …

For those searching for something to do this weekend, Gulf and Franklin are offering a variety of options over the weekend. Live music in Gulf County Derrick Dorsey is playing at the Haughty …

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