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In 2013, the Apalachicola Bay wild oyster fishery was declared a federal fishery disaster, which precipitated significant funding for research and restoration. Despite these efforts, monitoring data …

After several delays promoted by the COVID 19 pandemic, Carrabelle city commissioners have moved to set a deadline for completion of a 30-unit affordable housing development on the site of the former …

Autumn's queen

FCHS senior chosen Miss Florida Seafood

When Autumn Loesch was a little girl, she didn’t miss the Florida Seafood Festival parade, even when the weather was not very inviting. “I can remember begging my parents to sit and …

‘Like a running gun battle’

Four arrested in Eastpoint drive-by

Four individuals, one of whom is a juvenile, were arrested Sunday afternoon following a drive-by shooting on Otter Slide Road near Wilderness Road. In a Facebook Live video Monday afternoon, …

With just a month to go before the Nov. 8 general election, the race for two seats on the Carrabelle city commission is hitting its peak. With the death earlier this year of Frank Mathes, former …

When it comes to the two taxing measures the Franklin County School District has on the ballot in November, Superintendent Steve Lanier isn’t hugging the shoreline. Rather, Lanier, a retired …

There's a lot happening in Gulf and Franklin Counties this weekend. Don't see your event listed? Have an event you want included in an upcoming round-up? Email details …

County enacts emergency burn ban

Apalachicola, Carrabelle both included

Franklin County commissioners have enacted an emergency ban on open burning, effective at 11 a.m. Friday. The ban follows a 125-acre fire at Indian Pass earlier in the week, and a 10-acre fire in …

The Florida Forest Serivce has reported an active wildfire off of Lake Morality Road. At this time, the fire is said to have burned about 10 acres and is reported to be 0% contained. Dry …

Carrabelle city commissioners have handed city property taxpayers an October surprise, adopting a millage rate that is both one mill below the current millage, and a half-mill below the rollback …

UPDATE: Indian Pass wildfire is 100% contained

Franklin County to weigh temporary burn ban

The Florida Forest Service reported a brush fire in Indian Pass on Wednesday afternoon. It is located  off of Highway 30A near the Indian Pass Raw Bar. At this time, it is reported as …

On their way

Convoy brings aid to Hurricane Ian victims

One anonymous woman handed caterer Danny Itzkovitz an envelope that contained $1,000. Another handed over to Sheriff A.J. Smith a chainsaw. Barber’s Seafood lent the effort the use of his …

The Franklin County Senior Center in Carrabelle was the big winner Saturday, as were the many participants and volunteers who took part in Bay Fest, an expanded all-day event at St. James Bay Golf …

I have to turn my article in to the editor on Monday morning, and the hurricane really hasn't come yet when I write. I don't even know if you will get this on Thursday morning because of the …

The last spay

Long-serving vet heads to Idaho

When Hobson Fulmer was a boy of 11, he took part in the World Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park in Idaho, only the second such Jamboree to take place in North America. There the Scouts heard …

Though several local events were cancelled or postponed in case of weather-related complications, Gulf and Franklin Counties still have a lot going on this weekend. Don't see your event listed? …

Hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong category 4 hurricane on Wednesday afterneen, carving a path through the state and leaving behind devastating flooding and damages. Rescue …

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow. “This was a big …

Oyster City headed to the Big Easy

Made by the Water merging with Faubourg

The Oyster City Brewing Company’s parent company plans to merge with the New Orleans-based Faubourg Brewing Company, setting the stage for what the new company hopes will transform it into one …

In a welcome respite from the flurry of this week's hurricane preparations, the Tate's Hell 5K and Bay Fest is alive and well and on schedule, as it provides a full day of outdoor adventure this …

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