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Amid a long-running legal battle, the Florida House appears poised to pass a bill that would allow high-school speakers to offer remarks, including prayers, over public-address systems before …
On Sunday morning, at about 6:20 a.m., Charles Sorensen was driving on the causeway from Apalachicola when he noticed a light up ahead. It was a large light, a bolt of lightning stretching from the …
In a case that has drawn interest from a wide range of civil-liberties groups, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that a state inmate can seek punitive damages in a lawsuit that alleged …
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service on Monday urged residents to be wildfire ready by highlighting Florida Wildfire Awareness Week, April 5-11. Since …
From the marsh at the head of the bay, it arose, as a dark cloud lifting from the tall grasses. The dawn was faintly lighting the eastern sky behind the amorphous form as it undulated and shifted, …
Local sports
Bayou Bash readies for best-ever tournament
The Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club are gearing up to make their Bayou Bash inshore fishing tournament their best ever.The … Read More
Seahawks close out month with three wins
Franklin County varsity baseball closed out the last two weeks of March by bouncing back from consecutive losses to record … Read More
MBARA expands its artificial reefs
Over the past two months, the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association has been busy building more artificial reefs. … Read More
Keep people and pets safe around gators
Warm spring weather means Florida’s state reptile - the American alligator - becomes more active and visible. It’s also a … Read More
Runners flock to Red Pepper Run
They may not have had a chili cook-off, but they sure had a Red Pepper Run Out of 116 runners who register, about … Read More
Seahawks snatch extra inning win from St. Joe
The Franklin County Seahawk varsity baseball team capped off the week at home Friday, with a memorable extra-inning come-from behind … Read More
Opinion

Take precautions to prevent tick bites

Well, it is tick season here in Franklin County and I’ve already had to pull a few of those bad boys off of myself! This seemed like a good time to share some useful information with you all and …

Lifestyle

Abundant life

Franklin County celebrated Easter in fine fashion, with everything from an Easter egg hunt at the sheriff's office and one at Paddy's Raw Bar, to Bunny Hop Bingo in downtown Apalachicola, to a …

Entertainment
Business

County unemployment rate goes up

Franklin County’s steadily improving unemployment picture took a nose dive last month, rising by nearly one-half of 1 percentage point while the labor force shrank. According to preliminary …

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