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Like a child first encountering an array of gifts beneath the tree on Christmas morning, it is a challenge to know where to start when it comes to unwrapping the latest tourism numbers. That …
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 …
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is seeking nominees for its board of directors.  The election meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. MBARA is an all-volunteer, non-profit …
Betty Gilbert-Davis, from Apalachicola, stands alongside a display at the Carrabelle library put up in commemoration of Constitution Week, Sept. 17 through  23.  The display was put in …
Local sports
Seahawks victorious vs. PSJ at jamboree
Under sunny skies Saturday morning, Franklin County Youth Football  took two out of three contests on the field in Carrabelle against Port St. Joe at the season-opening Jamboree.In the opening …
'Amazing little athletes' take field Saturday
It’s been two years since Franklin County’s elementary school kids played football competitively, with a cheer crew on the sidelines urging them on. That’s all going to come to an end …
Rutherford thwarts 2-point conversion to edge Wewa
The visiting Rutherford Rams handed the Wewahitchka Gators Friday night their second consecutive one-point loss of the young football season, 13-12, in a penalty-laden contest that had nearly as many …
As hunting season nears, brush up on regs
Part of many deer hunters’ preseason prep includes brushing up on hunting regulations. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has compiled a list of common questions its …
Scalloper liberates tangled nurse shark
David Torres of Shalimar said he was not fazed by the approaching boat’s warning – “Shark!” His family has seen many sharks in the waters of Gulf County, where they have been …
Young harriers begin cross-country campaign
The Franklin County cross country team, youthful and determined, are putting their best feet forward as the season gets underway. Last Saturday, at Dueling Summits 2021 at …
Opinion

Vacation in Afghanistan: You never know where you’ll beheaded

Biden promised to “get” the terrorists who killed our 13 soldiers near the Kabul airport. With all the effectiveness we have come to expect from his government, reports are that he mistakenly …

Lifestyle

Ella Speed to turn 101

The Speed Family would like to announce the birthday of Ms. Ella Louise Breedlove Speed, who was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 24, 1920. God has bestowed 101 years to our beloved Ella Speed …

Entertainment

Casting call set for 'It’s a Wonderful Life'

Auditions for the Panhandle Players’ Christmas holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play,” by Joe Landry, are set for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 5, at 5 p.m., …

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Business
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 …
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 …
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