A weeklong birthday bash
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A weeklong birthday bash

Forgotten Coast celebrates nation’s independence With government offices closed both Thursday and Friday, last week turned into a sprawling six-day party in Gulf and Franklin counties for America’s 248th birthday. From Carrabelle to Wewahitchka, most every night featured fireworks, beginning on July 1 in Eastpoint, with its third annual Freedom Festival. The Eastpoint Civic Association…

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Apalachicola man injured in Bay County crash

An 81-year-old Apalachicola man suffered minor injuries on Thursday evening, July 4 when he was involved in a traffic mishap in Bay County. According to a press release from Troop A of the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving a sports utility vehicle about 7:23 p.m. southbound on County Road 389 when a 52-year-old…

Blaze destroys Apalachicola ‘she shed’
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Blaze destroys Apalachicola ‘she shed’

A late morning fire in Apalachicola on Wednesday, July 3 destroyed a large shed on property not far from Apalachicola Regional Airport. A newly redone “she shed” next to the home of Teresa and Donald Kaczmarek, at 62 Chapman Road, was completely destroyed by the fire. “It had antiques, all my paint, every Christmas item…

Fire ravages Alligator Point home
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Fire ravages Alligator Point home

An early morning fire Friday, July 5 completely destroyed an Alligator Point vacation home, but thanks to the quick thinking of some neighborhood teenagers, no one was hurt. Dickie Hosford, president of the Alligator Point Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire started sometime after 12:30 a.m. at a house at 1577 Alligator Drive. The cause…

Help sea turtles, waterbirds have nesting success
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Help sea turtles, waterbirds have nesting success

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding both locals and visitors that nesting season is underway for Florida’s imperiled sea turtles, shorebirds, seabirds and wading birds.  People spending time along the shore can help ensure nesting success for both sea turtles and waterbirds by giving them space, removing beach furniture and trash before…

Children of the red, white and blue
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Children of the red, white and blue

Throughout the Forgotten Coast, families gathered to celebrate the spirit of independence that is woven into the fabric of America. They ate, they played, they listened to music and they enjoyed fireworks, all part of a celebration of the nation’s 248th birthday. Essential to the holiday is the play of children, and in both Franklin…

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SGI Women of Faith to host July 20 Glow event

All middle and high school girls are invited to attend a special Glow event on Saturday afternoon, July 20 at the St. George Island Methodist Church. The SGI Women of Faith group is providing a host of complementary services, including manicures, hairstyling, make your own stretch bracelets, free shopping at the Glow Boutique, and home-cooked…

Wednesday Bingo resumes at Chillas Hall
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Wednesday Bingo resumes at Chillas Hall

Hi Y’all,  The Lanark area is saddened, shocked and heartbroken at the news of two people losing their lives on Saturday evening, July 6 on Highway 98 near Arizona Street. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families and friends of those involved in this tragic accident. Up and coming events in Lanark:…