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The Franklin County Schools, both at the main campus and the ABC School, will be closed Thursday and Friday due to weather. Superintendent Steve Lanier made the announcement at 1 p.m. …

A talk by celebrated environmental author Susan Cerulean, who was slated to speak Thursday night at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library as the first feature of the Susan Buzzett Clementson Author …

The show went on

Seafood festival overcomes challenges

Four years after Hurricane Michael all but crushed the Florida Seafood Festival, and two years after COVID 19 dealt it a serious blow, the double whammy of hurricane and the coronavirus nearly …

Tropical Storm Nicole is strengthening as it approaches the Bahamas, and Florida’s East Coast is likely to see the first hurricane landfall from the east since 2005 by early Thursday …

UPDATE: School levies sweep to win

Amison elected to county commission

The half-mill property tax, and the half-cent sales tax both won solid victories Tuesday night, giving the Franklin County School District a huge double victory. In the lone county commisison …

Franklin County’s unemployment remained steady at 2.4 percent in September, according to a recent release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Six people were added to the …

The weather was great Saturday, as the oyster shucking, and oyster eating and crab races all got underway.  ALL PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN | The Times

It was an enormous parade at the 59th annual Florida Seafood Festival Saturday morning, full of giant puppets, politicians, floats, Jeeps, horses, and most of all witn essed by streets lined by …

The Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin Counties reported beginning to see an increase in influenza-like illness visits. "It is expected that we may experience higher-than-usual flu …

The weather was great Friday at the first day of the 59th annual Florida Seafood Festival.. Saturday should be just as fun, starting with the parade down 98 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 57 a.m. …

Trea Landon will replace Chris Cagle as the headliner of the 59th Annual Florida Seafood Festival after Cagle tested positive for COVID-19, festival organizers confirm. This report will be updated …

It's supposed to be partly sunny all weekend in Gulf and Franklin counties. Looking for a way to get out of the house and enjoy the Florida fall weather? Don't see your event listed? Have an event …

A pair of drownings, one mysterious and the other the result of an apparent deliberate careless act, marked last week in Franklin County. On Friday, the mother of Staci Peterson, in town from …

Game on!

Governor rallies the GOP at Apalachicola Airport

On the eve of Tuesday’s midterm election, several hundred Franklin County Republicans gathered Friday evening in a hangar at the Apalachicola Regional Airport to welcome the top of the …

An exuberant week of Homecoming festivities at Franklin County High School led to an elegant grand finale on Friday, highlighted by a parade through Eastpoint and the crowning of the Homecoming King …

A few years ago, Hope Darst was a mostly stay-at-home married mother of two soon-to-be middle schoolers, eyeing turning 40, long active with a worship ministry. Devoted to sharing contemporary …

Male drowning victim recovered on St. Vincent Island

Search continues for Staci Peterson

The body of one of two men who jumped off the Eastpoint fishing pier about 2 p.m. Friday was recovered Sunday morning off St. Vincent Island. In a Facebook Live video Sunday morning,  Sheriff …

Ghastly worms

Leeches and other bloodsuckers

On a recent vacation in Maine my wife Alice’s daughter Sara suffered a blood-curdling experience. Or rather her beau Derek did: no sooner had he plunged into the lake near their rustic cabin …

Little lawman

Kyson Barnes joins the force

They don’t usually make uniforms for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in size 5s. But Blauer did, and Blue Line outfitted it with all the patches and enhancements, including Deputy …

Long time coming

On the verge of dredging Eastpoint Channel

Finally, after repeated delays and diverted funding dating back nearly two decades, the long-awaited dredging of the Eastpoint Channel has met its start date and is ready to go. Earlier this …

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