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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 …
Yes, they are going to dredge the Eastpoint Channel, and Two-Mile. But it hasn’t been easy, and it's still not clear when. Alan Pierce, the longtime county administrator who has …
In early March 1859, a party of four or five men walked into an Apalachicola hotel, announcing that they were from a hunting party and had come to town to stock up on provisions and …
By now, most Floridians in the Panhandle probably know that the United States Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s lawsuit against Georgia for that state’s unreasonable consumption of …
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 …
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

Fighting for the Apalachicola River and Bay

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding water of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers felt like a legal gut punch. In dismissing the Florida v. Georgia case, the …


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 …


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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