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Lawmakers eye roof claims, lawsuits, reinsurance
Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …
Please keep your animals on a leash
Hi Y'all,  At the time of this writing, Lanark Village is still under a Burn Ban. All fires, such as grills, must be attended. I reported last week that the county had moved forward on …
Controlled burn on island 'going as planned'
A controlled burn  within Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park should wind down beginning at about 3 p.m. "It might smoulder a little bit," said John Kelton, a ranger at the …
Alligator Point water customers to vote on expansion
Granted unanimous support of the Florida Legislature, a measure to expand the boundaries of the Alligator Point Water Resource District will now be up to about 66 voters who reside on properties …
Fatal palm tree disease discovered in Franklin County
The pathogen that causes lethal bronzing disease was recently identified in a palm tree tissue sample sent by the Franklin County Extension office to the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale …
Sports
Seahawks finish up season at 18-7
The Franklin County Seahawks wrapped up their 2022 season with an 18-7 record, as they fell to Chipley 10-3 May 10 in the regional semi-finals in Washington County. Franklin County drew first …
Wewa to host Liberty County Tuesday
Wewahitchka pushed across two runs in the third inning for the only scores of the game as the Gators slipped past Franklin County on Thursday night, May 12, in a regional semi-final pitching …
Lady Seahawks make playoffs, to face Wewa Thursday
For the fifth time in seven seasons, the Lady Seahawk softball team has advanced to the regional playoffs. The Seahawks had sustained an 8-1 loss to the Liberty County Lady Bulldogs in their May 3 …
St. Joe downs Franklin County in opening round of playoffs
Port St. Joe jumped out to a 4-0 in the first two innings and held on to defeat Franklin County 6-2 in the first round of the 1A District 4 baseball tournament at Bozeman High School on Tuesday, May …
Liberty County downs Seahawks in playoff opener
The Liberty County Bulldogs put an early end  to the Franklin County Seahawk softball team's playoff hopes, with an 8-1 win Tuesday night in Port St. Joe.
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Opinion
Are Democrats up to preventing the next coup attempt?
In 1980, because I was an idealistic conservative eager to do my bit for democracy, I volunteered for my local Republican Party as a poll watcher. When polls closed, election officials asked us to …
Finland and Sweden are on the verge of joining NATO
NATO has 30 members. By the end of June, the roster may grow to 32, should Finland and Sweden join. The Nordic duo has fans. On April 29 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the House …
The morality and usefulness of business always outshine government
Once again, businesses stand out as the most important U.S. asset in the conflict Russia has caused in Ukraine. As with Operation Warp Speed getting out a COVID vaccine in unprecedented time, …
Let me say this about that
When asked a question, our most erudite president. JFK, would reply, in his Massachusetts accent, “Let me say this about that.” So, when I’m out on a river cruise and folks ask me a …
Remembering a passion for drive-ins
Just a mile-and-a-half from the house in Norfolk, Virginia, where I grew up was Wilder’s Drive-In Theater. The place had opened in 1948, when I was 3 years old, just as drive-ins were beginning …