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COVID-19 vaccinations for Franklin County essential workers ages 64 and under that possess underlying medical conditions are available by appointment now at the Weems Medical Center in …

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probed counsel for Florida and Georgia Monday regarding the facts and nuances in the epic fight between the two states over water in the Apalachicola River …

Valentina Webb, president of the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, was presented with a $1,585 check from John Solomon, executive director of Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, for …

Tourism is down in Florida but you wouldn’t know it from looking at Franklin County. The state tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida posted preliminary figures from the fourth quarter and …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet virtually Feb. 25 and 26 beginning at 9 a.m. ET each day. The meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 coronavirus …

H'COLA (Hillside Coalition Of Laborers for Apalachicola) will host a movie night at the Holy Family Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Grab the …

Open enrollment has begun for the UF/IFAS Franklin Master Gardener volunteer program course, to be offered at the Franklin County Extension Office. The course will begin Wednesday, April 7 at the …

The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle will host a full moon lighthouse climb on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Because of a sell-out January event, this February climb has been extended …

Next week’s US Supreme Court hearing in Florida’s eight-year “water war” suit against Georgia is shaping up to be a real doozy. Technically, the hearing is scheduled …

A St. George Island native is serving aboard USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a U.S. Navy Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary mobile base, deployed in the Indian Ocean. Lt. Alek Hoffman, …

Clerk of Court Michele Maxwell is joining clerks of court throughout Florida in conducting the 2021 Operation Green Light, a driver license reinstatement event held annually to reduce the number of …

It was a mixed picture for Franklin County when it comes to securing portions of more than $8 million earmarked by the National Park Service towards preservation projects in Florida impacted by …

The soup, bread, and book sale is planned for Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Carrabelle Library. Book sales will begin at 10 a.m. with food sales beginning at 11 a.m. With health concerns …

Franklin County’s unemployment numbers closed 2020 slightly improved, dropping two-tenths of 1 percentage point as the labor force continued to shrink. According to preliminary numbers …

Three candidates will be vying for a seat on the Carrabelle city commission in the special election slated for Tuesday, March 2. It will be winner-take-all, with no run-off, when Carrabelle …

A year and a half after she was chosen as Apalachicola’s city attorney, Kristy Branch Banks has stepped down, citing a growing case load in her Eastpoint private practice. In announcing at …

Generosity is bringing joy to the animals being cared for at the Franklin County Humane Society. Generosity in the form of enthusiastic volunteers and a large cash donation. Last month, …

Consider the St. George Island chili cookoff to be “unplugged.” There’s not going to be raucousness and electronic music, in fact there won’t be any live music, and …

Neves Media Publishing  Monday the purchase of four weekly newspapers -  The Apalachicola Times, Port St. Joe Star, the Washington County News, and the Holmes County …

On Friday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m., Franklin County Superintendent Steve Lanier made two telephone calls after he reviewed a report suggesting suspicious behavior by a young assistant coach and …

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