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A divided Carrabelle Planning and Zoning board last week approved sending over to the city commission revised plans for a Family Dollar store in the heart of the city  The 3-2 decision sets …

A combination of sunny weather, excellent organization and community support and a large crowd of visitors turned the 31st annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival Saturday into one of the best on …

The State Board of Education will meet April 29 to consider the appointment of a new education commissioner, after Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday recommended Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. R-Hialeah, for the …

A 23-year-old Douglasville, Georgia man was killed early Sunday morning when he was thrown from his motorcycle while coming off the bridge into Carrabelle. At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the …

Franklin County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March, declining by seven-tenths of 1 percentage point to 2.6 percent, even as the labor force grew. According to data released Friday …

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy the sunny springtime weather this weekend? Gulf and Franklin counties are hosting a variety of events in the coming days. Windmark Beach Block …

The Carrabelle harbor and river will be the site Saturday for the 31st annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival, featuring family-friendly activities, live music, arts and craft, and food …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be conducting a 2,275-acre prescribed fire near Hwy 65 and Gardener Landing Road today, Friday, April 22.

During a visit to Destin, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season, which will total 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red …

Disney bill will dissolve Eastpoint water district

EWSD could be re-established, with expanded boundaries

As the nation focuses on a just-passed Florida law to put an end to a special district that for decades has enabled Disney World to govern its land use, fire protection and other infrastructure …

Following a contentious opening to Tuesday morning’s county commission meeting, in which the conflicts plaguing the St. James Lanark Village Volunteer Fire Department surfaced in what one …

House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, said Tuesday he expects a special legislative session in late May to address problems in the property-insurance system and announced that Appropriations …

 The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County has issued a rabies alert for Franklin County in response to a fox that tested positive on Tuesday, April 19. An individual was attacked and …

How loud is too loud when it comes to noise in Apalachicola? That question will be taken up at a city commission workshop this Monday afternoon, April 25 at 4 p.m. as part of a proposed revision …

It was a Saturday of Easter joy as Apalachicola and Eastpoint celebrated egg hunts, and youngsters got in on the fun. The Apalachicola Community Easter Egg Hunt returned to its traditional format …

If you’re ages 4-14 living in Franklin County, have an Apalachicola Library card, and are willing to stretch yourself just a tad to learn about poetry… the library wants to give you free …

The St. George Plantation Bunco Babes donated $530 to the Backpack Buddies Program at their last event. The ladies get together to play Bunco the first Wednesday of each month. For those of you …

Looking for a way to celebrate the upcoming holiday? Just looking to get out of the house? Gulf and Franklin counties are hosting a variety of Easter-themed events and other activities this …

It’s a hard-hitting series of 30-second videos, where meth addicted inmates, their necks heavily tattooed, speak directly about the ravages of methamphetamine. “It ruined my life, cost …

Delahanty resigns as St. George Island fire chief

Ben Mathewson to serve as interim chief

Kevin Delahanty has resigned as fire chief of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12, the department's board of directors of accepted …

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