Morgan Walker earns doctorate in physics
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Morgan Walker earns doctorate in physics

Morgan Walker, of St. George Island, received her doctorate in physics from the University of California at Davis at Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies on June 13. Walker is the daughter of David and Rose Walker of St. George Island. She grew up in Franklin County, and attended First Baptist Christian School, Apalachicola Bay Charter School…

Operation Dry Water cites 131 vessel operators
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Operation Dry Water cites 131 vessel operators

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Law Enforcement along with other law enforcement partners participated in Operation Dry Water’s heightened enforcement weekend July 4-6. With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year the heightened patrol efforts extended through Sunday, July 7.  ODW is a year-round national effort to educate…

UPDATE: Inmate fled rec yard, stole employee truck
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UPDATE: Inmate fled rec yard, stole employee truck

A Monday evening escape by an inmate at the Franklin County jail led to a high-speed chase into Gulf County, where he was apprehended by deputies. Charles Morgan Carpenter, 41, Telogia, was captured less than an hour after the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office received word at about 7:20 p.m. ET that an inmate had stolen…

Are you and blood pressure best buddies?
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Are you and blood pressure best buddies?

Although I receive three or more official doctor’s office blood pressure readings annually, I have procrastinated about regularly assessing my blood pressure at home. I’m sincerely striving to behave responsibly. My father died of a massive heart attack and my maternal grandmother suffered a series of ministrokes in her later years, so I know hypertension…

Would you gamble on a Biden comeback?
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Would you gamble on a Biden comeback?

One of the saddest fables people comforted themselves with over the past eight years was the one about the strength of American institutions: The voters could elevate an unfit, malevolent demagogue, but our checks and balances were robust; our institutions would prevent any serious damage. Over the course of these years, one institution after another…

Biden remains the better choice in the election
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Biden remains the better choice in the election

When it comes to the issue of debates, perception is often just as crucial as reality and substance. There is no way to codify the fact that Joe Biden’s debate performance last week was nothing short of dismal. The ferocity we witnessed at his State of the Union earlier this year was absent, although his…