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As Franklin County settled in to a festive Thanksgiving holiday, folks from throughout the county held their celebrations in advance of the holiday.The senior center in Carrabelle had a festive meal, …
In addition to the ease of shoreline access that an upcoming dredging of the Eastpoint channel will provide, the waters of the Apalachicola Bay are about to grow a new island.Made up of dredge …
The two employees who work in the maintenance department of the Apalachicola Housing Authority resigned this afternoon, citing ongoing conflicts with the executive director over what they say are …
By the end of 2024, the city of Apalachicola will be operating a wastewater treatment plan better able to withstand hurricane-force winds and flooding, at a lower cost for operations and …
Local sports
They let that big bird loose!
I don’t do travelogue stories. I am not Triple A, Expedia, Travelocity or Hotel Finder.com. I don’t hardly even know where I’ve been… so it would be silly of me to suggest where you …
Buck O'Neil talk set for Saturday morning
The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting a fascinating history program entitled, “Right On Time: Buck O’Neil and Black Baseball” this Saturday morning, Nov. 20 at C-Quarters Marina, …
Lady Seahawks fall to Lady Tigers
In their opening game, at Jefferson County Nov. 9, the Lady Seahawks varsity girls soccer team fell 8-0.  “We played a tough first half against a good team, we just didn't have the stamina yet and …
Seahawk boys open by downing Jefferson Co.
The Franklin County varsity boys soccer team opened their 2021-22 season with an 8-4 victory on the road last week over Jefferson County on Nov. 9.Coach Bill McCullough’s squad was hoping …
Excitement building for Seahawk soccer comeback
For the first time in several years, Franklin County High School looks to field to robust soccer teams under the direction of experienced coaches.The girls, under the direction of Franklin …
Will Tiger Woods ever play again? Let’s hope
Tiger Woods, who became his own cautionary tale, made his redemptive comeback in 2019 when he won the Masters. It had been 3,950 days since his last major win. It was probably the best comeback story …
Opinion

How will you mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving?

Last year the media went into a frenzy over the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in North America, but the festivities were just beginning.This Thanksgiving marks four centuries …

Lifestyle

Have you seen these big, hairy bees?

Florida Museum of Natural History researchers are asking for help tracking two obscure species of ultra-fuzzy, fast-flying native bees that are most active from August through …

Entertainment

Crooked River Lighthouse hosts Lantern Fest Saturday

Glowing lanterns, music, dance and nighttime tower climbs bring magic and history together this Saturday evening, Nov. 27, when Lantern Fest will be celebrated on the park grounds of the Crooked …

Business
Apalachicola Bay chamber wins two awards

On Sept. 23, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals held their annual conference in Jupiter, which the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce attended via a live stream in during the …

Unemployment drops, but labor force shrinks The size of Franklin County’s labor force shrank, even as the unemployment picture improved slightly in July.According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of …
Weems receives national recognition for rural telemedicine 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 …
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 …
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