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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will allow residents and visitors alike to go fishing in Florida without a license over two specific weekends this month.License-free …

When the Denton Cove affordable housing rental community finally opens on the site of the former Apalachicola High School, more than seven years after the project first came before the city, it …

At the outset of his remarks introducing a packed gymnasium Thursday night to the commencement exercises of Franklin County High Schools’ 15th graduating class, Principal Laurence Pender …

A hometown boy who devoted a career to the military, and who came back home to serve as superintendent of schools, reminded his Memorial Day audience Monday morning of the meaning of the …

Bobby Shiver has been riding out hurricanes since 1939, first at his birthplace in 13 Mile and for his adult years with his family at Ferry Dock Road in Eastpoint. This year he and his wife …

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encouraged Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness …

The Willoughby Marks American Legion post 106 will host a Memorial Day service. The service will start at 10 a.m. this Monday, May 30, and will be held at the Three Servicemen Statue Detail in …

Camp Moving Education is returning this summer. The brainchild of Frenchy Haynes, a dance instructor from New York City who has moved to Apalachicola, the camp debuted last year and was a big …

A county commission workshop last week on parking made one thing abundantly clear. The people of Alligator Point are mad as heck and don’t want to take it anymore. In an afternoon …

When the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated its first Estuaries Day in three years earlier this month, all participants received a free commemorative Estuaries Day …

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …

Hi Y'all,  At the time of this writing, Lanark Village is still under a Burn Ban. All fires, such as grills, must be attended. I reported last week that the county had moved forward on …

It isn’t every day that a county official opens his remarks with a quote from a Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech, but that’s what Alan Pierce did Tuesday morning. The …

Even this weekend's stormy forecast can't keep the community from hosting a variety of fun events this weekend. Don't see your event listed? Have an event coming up? Email details …

A controlled burn  within Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park should wind down beginning at about 3 p.m. "It might smoulder a little bit," said John Kelton, a ranger at the …

Granted unanimous support of the Florida Legislature, a measure to expand the boundaries of the Alligator Point Water Resource District will now be up to about 66 voters who reside on properties …

The pathogen that causes lethal bronzing disease was recently identified in a palm tree tissue sample sent by the Franklin County Extension office to the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale …

Franklin County schoolkids got a first-hand and up-close view of what it takes to be part of law enforcement as agencies from throughout the state and county treated them to an annual Cops and Kids …

TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in …

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