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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 …

Neves Media Publishing announced today the purchase of weekly newspapers the Washington County News, Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Port St. Joe Star, and Apalachicola Times from …

Our local farmers markets and residents would jump for joy if it were possible to bring Apalachicola plantsman Thomas Cameron Gibson back among us. We are accustomed to thinking that the forward …

A spike in deaths related to COVID-19 throughout the county, coupled with a rise in the number of cases and a steady administration of vaccinations, can draw some attention. This pandemic …

Apalachicola’s African-American History Festival won’t be in Franklin Square next month over Presidents’ Day weekend, nor will it be anywhere else. In a news release, organizers …

James Cruse, pitmaster, chef, partner of Central City BBQ, in New Orleans, a restaurant doing as well or better than anyone downtown, and when compared to any barbecue place on the Gulf Coast, is the …

On Monday, Feb. 1 at noon, the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA) along with the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand re-opening of the Cape …

The Florida Lottery announced Monday that Leroy Brake, of Wewahitchka, claimed a $1 million prize from the $15 million Gold Rush Special Edition Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in …

Franklin and Gulf county health officials are seeing tight cooperation when it comes to the vaccine roll-out, but warn residents that an increase in COVID-19 cases requires continued vigilance. …

Tory Russell, of Carrabelle, was recently named to the University of Mississippi's Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists. Russell was named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll, reserved for students who …

Franklin County distinguished itself Monday with its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration by having it, live and in-person. With the rest of the Panhandle either going entirely virtual, or …

On Friday afternoon, Carrabelle city commissioners voted to appoint former Carrabelle mayor Mel Kelly to a seven-and-one-half week term on the commission. The commission weighed two letters of …

Carrabelle in 1881 became the second town in Franklin County, Apalachicola had incorporated itself 50 years before that. By the end of 2022, St. George island could become the third, by a vote of …

Stacy Kirvin, the chairman of the Franklin County School Board, has been named by the Florida School Boards Association as the first recipient of its Mentor of the Month honor. Kirvin was nominated …

It was about as close as you can get to a kumbaya moment when it comes to the Apalachicola Regional Airport. At last week’s Jan. 5 meeting, county commissioners unanimously agreed to not …

Sebrina Brown is the first to burst out of the starting gate this week in the race to fill an open seat on the Carrabelle city commission. Whether she’s the thoroughbred to succeed Keith …

Arbor Day in Florida is the third Friday in January which, this year, falls on Friday, Jan. 15. Usually, the city’s tree committee honors this day with a tree giveaway, with young trees …

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County was invited to attend The Forgotten Coast Parrot Head Club’s monthly meeting Jan. 7 at the High Five Dive Bar in Apalachicola. The club …

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