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The two members of Franklin County’s legislative delegation in Tallahassee will have active hands in shaping education policy for the state. State Sen. Corey Simon, the newly elected …

In 1950, the Forgotten Coast was experiencing America’s “Forgotten War” in Korea, and several young men went off to fight in a bitterly cold country half a planet away. Back on …

The Bay Area Choral Society will perform “It’s Christmas” concert this weekend, on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe and on Sunday, Dec. …

CareerSource Gulf Coast marks 26 years of service

Mount-Simmons to chair workforce board

The board of CareerSource Gulf Coast gathered to mark 26 years of service by the local organization at its annual luncheon, with more than 90 attendees, including board members; commissioners from …

Accompanied by tears of gratitude and appreciation, the city of Carrabelle welcomed a new commissioner, and bid farewell to a beloved member of the commissioner, at its Nov. 17 swearing-in …

The weather will be warming up again this weekend. For those looking to get out of the house, Gulf and Franklin counties have a lot to offer. Don't see your event listed? Have an event coming up? …

With the Grinch slinking in behind him, Santa Claus arrived in Franklin County from the North Pole right on time Friday, stepping off the Miss Carolyn Ann shrimp boat to an adoring crowd at …

The night was cold and rainy. But the work of countless volunteers made the dreary night warm and bright. They had labored long and hard for days before the special event stringing lights, setting up …

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 577 TO INCLUDE FRANKLIN, GULF AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALMA, APALACHICOLA, AUSMAC, BAINBRIDGE, BAY CITY, …

Here is a rolling list of holiday happenings taking place in Franklin County this year. Know of an event that should be added to this list? Email details to news@franklincounty.news. Santa …

After more than two years in which the Apalachicola Center for History, Cultural and the Arts remained mainly closed, vacated by the pandemic, the HCA reopened last week with the cutting of a ribbon, …

Getting their GLOW on

A ‘spa’ day for women and girls

It was a day to shop, to get their hair and nails done, and to get a giant boost to their self-esteem, both for the women who provided it and the girls on the receiving end. At the St. George …

A 55-year-old Eastpoint man, deemed a career criminal, has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Franklin …

Roster changes for the county commission

Brownell to retire from EOC

A new era for the county commission, marked by a return to office of a longtime commissioner, and the arrival of a fresh face, began last week. County Judge Gordon Shuler first swore in Cheryl …

In the nearly five years since a South Florida woman was bludgeoned to death at an East Point motel, and her lifeless body dumped in a cul-de-sac at a vacant subdivision off U.S. 98, a lot has …

A 42-year-old Altha man who claimed to have a business installing in-ground residential pools has been charged with defrauding homeowners in Franklin and Gulf counties by taking large deposits and …

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is presenting its first ever blues concert as part of seven programs lined up for the 2022-23 season. The Ilse Newell Fund is partnering with ECCC …

Lantern Fest to light up lighthouse park Lantern Fest lights up the night with magic and history this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Crooked River Lighthouse Park, 1975 Highway 98 West, …

With two new county commissioners, one a veteran and the other a newcomer, and with a new city commissioner in Carrabelle, the face of political leadership in Franklin County is continuing to …

Blaze destroys vacant St. George Island trailer

No one hurt in late morning fire

No one was injured as the result of morning fire on St. George Island destroyed a vacant camper trailer,  John Alonzo, the assistant chief of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, …

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