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With school set to begin in less than two weeks, and the state’s tax-free holiday having begun Monday and running through Aug. 7, parents are busy assembling school supplies.  The …

One man was injured, and a fishing vessel sank, in an early morning collision between three vessels off the coast of Apalachicola. According to a report from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, the office …

Hi Y'all, Until further notice, during a circulation transition period, there will be no newspapers in our boxes on the east side of Franklin County. The publisher is looking to find someone to …

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Here's what's going on in Gulf and Franklin Counties. Don't see your event listed? Have an event you want included in an upcoming round-up? Email …

The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida (ELCNWF) last week announced the launch of Kickstart Success, a new campaign aimed at addressing the critical shortage of childcare teachers in the …

Invaders plague Panhandle

Cuban tree frogs growing in numbers

Norton Kilbourn and Ellie Tullis did something they didn’t relish doing, snatching a frog off the porch of their Apalachicola home and putting it in their freezer to slowly and humanely …

A former Franklin County commissioner will have his age discrimination suit against the city of Carrabelle, his former employer, heard in federal court. William H. Massey, Jr. who had represented …

Kristal Smallwood has been working in education in Gulf County since she first moved here 15 years ago. But now, having recently been appointed the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State …

Retelling Dr. Gorrie’s story

AAHS celebrates republication of Sherlock’s work

The John Gorrie Museum State Park swung open its doors Saturday afternoon and delighted visitors with a dual purpose - to spotlight the revitalized exhibit celebrating Apalachicola’s famed …

A marble statue of educator and civil-rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune was unveiled Wednesday to represent Florida in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. With each state represented …

Here Comes the Sun exhibit The summer show at the Joe Center for the Arts celebrates all things under the sun. Employing the theme of summer sun, artists of all levels were invited to apply …

Franklin County stays a C district

ABC is again a B school

With new principals at the helm of both the counties’ public schools, Superintendent Steve Lanier is looking beyond the two letter grades announced by the Florida Department of Education last …

 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  has addressed the  challenge of removing derelict vessels from Florida waters, which can involve a costly process of locating the …

John Solomon, director of the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and executive director of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the 2022-23 Visit Florida board of …

Stepping out of the traditional role of the reserved and detached lawman, Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith has been speaking out loudly and directly as his department heats up its pursuit of meth …

The Panama City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager that was last seen July 3rd . Fourteen-year-old Briana Jefferson was last seen leaving the …

'Trust me, my child, I got this'

Finding faith in a lost wedding band

Forty-five minutes after Courtney McLane Courtney dove head-first into the waters about 30 yards off St. George Island, trying to catch a 40-yard bomb thrown by her younger brother Joey, she heard a …

Hi Y'all,  I hope that your Fourth of July was wonderful; you certainly didn't have a shortage of fireworks! I sure hope that you prepared for the fireworks with your fur babies. The …

Farmers Market Saturday in Apalachicola The Farmers Market in Apalachicola will be this Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. The market …

Caitlin’s trek

Apalachicola woman bicycles across Europe

If life has grown drab and listless, full of the same sights and sounds day in and day out, imagine for a moment the 2022 spring of Caitlin McCauley. Since mid-April, the 31-year-old Apalachicola …

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