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With Franklin and Gulf county residents getting vaccinated at about two-thirds the rate of entire state, and a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in both counties during the month of July, the …
Franklin County’s George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is one of three rural hospitals in the U.S. to receive national recognition recently for its innovative approach to providing …
A Carrabelle man arrested for abandoning seven mixed-breed pit bull terriers in the county said he dropped them off because he knew they would likely be picked up and later adopted.Following …
Common names, as the term implies, is a means used by the general public for identifying any number of tangible items and abstract concepts. This nomenclature usually identifies a distinctive feature …
Local sports
Saturday Sizzler debuts online auction
Elder Care Community Council continues to serve over 100 lunches daily out of the Holy Family kitchen. Dedicated volunteers deliver the meals to almost 50 homebound elders and others come for …
Boating accidents comparatively scarce in 2020
A review of boating accident statistics for 2020, issued earlier this summer by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, shows that both Franklin and Gulf counties had a pretty …
Alabama ousts Darlings at World Series
The magical season of the Franklin County Darlings team, which took them all the way to representing Florida at the World Series in Prince George, Virginia last weekend, has ended.After losing 20-9 …
Bobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal illness
TALLAHASSEE — Bobby Bowden, the former head football coach of the Florida State Seminoles, announced that he has a terminal illness. The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Bowden released …
Sandlot ballclub readies for Cooperstown
They call themselves Sandlot for a reason and it’s not to puff up their chests and brag about being elite. Instead, it’s because this team is down to the red clay earth, a group of …
State champ Darlings head to Worlds
Franklin County is going to the World Series and they aren’t just happy to be going.The county’s littlest softball girls, the Darlings, ages 7-8, took home a state championship last weekend in …
Opinion

Hope it’s not a Louisiana chain gang…

Aw man, this could be really bad. I’m talking Sing Sing. Or maybe Leavenworth. They might reopen Alcatraz just for me. I don’t believe they’re going to let me off with just a few …

Lifestyle

What Southern Folks Eat: The porch, where memory flows

"True luxury is being able to own your time - to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation." - Ashton KutcherThere is something …

Entertainment

Panhandle Players host get-together, auditions

The Panhandle Players are swinging back into action, with an upcoming membership meeting and auditions for their first show of the season.The membership meeting is this Sunday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. at …

Business
Neves joins Florida Press Association board

At its annual meeting last week, the Florida Press Association selected Panama City businessman Todd Neves to join its board of directors. The Florida Press Association was founded in 1879 as a …

Jobs touted as St. Joe's Eastern shipyard opens Standing beside a pair of freshly finished, bright orange ferries, soon to shuttle millions of New Yorkers each year between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, the ninth smallest …
Worker shortage persists amid record tourism Franklin County is accustomed to seeing a steady increase in its tourism numbers but in March and April, the numbers skyrocketed like a Roman candle on the Fourth of July. In a report to county …
Denton Cove plans early 2022 opening It’s been a long time coming, more than six years, through expensive court fights, and heated city commission and school board meetings. And now, with that contentious fight now in the past, …
Protecting your home and business from the doorbell to the inside Today so many homes are connected to the internet.   Whether you have internet connected light switches, a doorbell camera or maybe a Samsung refrigerator many of us have some connection to the …
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