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Panhandle Players host Sunday kickoff The Panhandle Players will host their season kickoff party on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Theatre, 155 Avenue E. in Apalachicola. Attendees will …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a flood watch for portions of Big Bend and Panhandle Florida, including Gulf and Franklin Counties, through the weekend. The flood watch, …

Floating in the bay

Eastpoint man builds a liveaboard raft

William Marks proudly flies an American flag atop his modest Eastpoint home. But based on the unusual structure where he rests his head at night, his vision of patriotism differs from those of …

Apalachicola continues budget deliberations tonight

Commissioners wrestle with pay raise issue

At a second budget workshop last week, Apalachicola city commissioners continued to grapple with the issue of pay raises for city employees. The commissioners did not reach any final conclusions, …

Labor Day 2022

Some had to work, some just played

It was the unofficial end of summer, and Apalachicola had a busy Labor Day weekend, as people came from here and there, some by car and some by boat and some by truck, to soak up the atmosphere. Love …

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is in the area of Summer Camp and Lanark Village area searching for Wesley Ryan Kester. Kester fled from Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and has felony …

Looking to enjoy the long weekend with friends and family? Gulf and Franklin Counties are have a lot to offer. Scallop, Music and Arts Festival The 25th Annual Florida Scallop, Music & Arts …

The Franklin County Tourist Development Council has been awarded two VISIT FLORIDA Flagler Awards for marketing, including a silver award for the Florida’s Forgotten Coast “The Florida …

There’s a lot about to happen in Eastpoint and it’s about a lot more than the upcoming dredging of the channel. The discussion on future plans for the area, particularly for the U.S. …

Members’ Art Market The Joe Center for the Arts’ new show will be opening with a reception this Friday August 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT. This show — The Members Art Market, …

The audience that spoke out to Apalachicola city commissioners at the city’s budget workshop last week was adamant about mainly one thing. Now is not the time to grant large pay raises to …

In hopes of preserving several active red-cpoackaded woodpecker clusters, and protect the water quality of East Bay, the state Tuesday agreed to a deal to buy 376 acres adjacent to 22-mile long …

The debate regarding employee rate hikes comes amidst the unveiling last month of a compensation and classification study produced for the city for a roughly $8,000 price tag. The salary survey by …

Reading in alphabetical order, County Judge Gordon Shuler  read Cheryl Sanders's vote total last, just after voicing that incumbent Bert Boldt had received 204 votes and challenger Chris …

If you think you have a hard time handling grocery shopping, consider the plight of Shelley Ingram. As director of the Franklin School District’s 15-employee, $1.1 million budget doos …

Enrollments up, faculties filled

New principals atop both schools

There’s a lot of newness in the Franklin County School District, with lots of new faces in the teaching ranks and two new principals at the two public schools. Principal Danielle Rosson …

Tuesday primary to decide commission seat

Dems to choose DeSantis opponent 

The Franklin County commission race in District #2 in the eastern end of the county, often a quiet affair, is far from it this year. That’s because the Republican primary this Tuesday, Aug. …

We are making an effort to get the paper to you weekly. It takes some coordinating so please don't expect it on Thursday morning. It seems the best we can do, for the time being, is Thursday …

The Kotzmans are headed to Harvard, but it’s not to a university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rather it’s a farm outside Chicago where their firefighter son lives, and there they will …

With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators are more active and visible. While …

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