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The St. George Island Civic Club has donated $10,000 to the volunteer fire department for support of the department’s all-round rescue efforts. Pictured here are St. George Island Volunteer …

It looks like Carrabelle will be getting a dollar store in the heart of a downtown that some residents want to have preserved as historic. After a lengthy, heated discussion at the March 5 …

Apalachicola's Bunny Hop Bingo began Monday and runs through the end of the month. The event is for kids ages 2 to 10. Here’s how it works: Bring your parent or guardian …

It was a sign that the annual celebration in Carrabelle to commemorate Camp Gordon Johnston is back with a resounding shout. The 26th annual parade was a lengthy one, all to honor …

Franklin County’s unemployment numbers opened 2021 on a decidedly worse note, as the jobless rolls rose by more than 1 percentage point, as the labor force grew. According to preliminary …

We’re not out of the woods yet, by no means, but the rays of sunlight are beginning to flicker from the beyond the trees. Franklin and Gulf county health officials are seeing a welcome …

Book lovers will find bargains galore at the book sale held by PALS of the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library on Saturday, March 20. The sale is at the old library building, at the corner of …

Beginning this week, you’ll see them in straw hats or caps, painting on corners and on streets, from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach. On Thursday, March 18, a talented group of well-known …

The Panhandle Players community theatre troupe is preparing to present the second play of its shortened season, “The Corruption of Harry Finley,” written by John B. Spohrer, Jr., a local …

It wasn't a typical chili cook-off weekend on St. George Island, but if you measure it in dollars and cents, it was just as hot. Organizers of a scaled back version of the longtime chili …

They’re selling the Apalachicola site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, asking $270,000, and transaction broker LaDonna Ingram said she expects to receive a good number of …

Camp Gordon Johnston World War Museum is celebrating the 26th annual Camp Gordon Johnston Parade this Saturday, March 13 starting at 10:45 a.m. in Carrabelle. This parade is planned especially to …

Some readers may be surprised to learn that the soon-to-be-realized Franklin Wellness Facility, a substance abuse treatment center slated for construction next to Weems Memorial Hospital, will not be …

The Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department will be having its 20th annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff on Saturday, March 20. This will be a limited event due to …

State Representative Jason Shoaf has filed a so-called “shot across the bow” when it comes to challenging the Biden administration’s agenda on gun control and Second Amendment …

A large raise for the school district’s director of finance is stirring up some passions at the school board. A sizeable boost to the annual salary of Shannon Venable, to $97,185, effective …

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit to honor our country’s Canine Military Veterans and the role of Cartoonists in World War II. This …

They won’t be slinging beers right and left, and there won’t be craziness, but yes, there will be a chili event this Saturday on St. George Island. They’re calling is the …

She’ll be the youngest member of the Carrabelle city commission, and one of the most enthusiastic ones, as Sebrina Brown secured the seat in a citywide special election Tuesday. With 112 …

On Tuesday morning, March 2, the Franklin County commission tightened up the animal control ordinance, requiring that leashes be shorter and used at all times on the county’s public …

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