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Prior to the start of the Oct. 5 Apalachicola city commission meeting, Brenda Ash's son, Roderick Robinson swore her in to office as mayor. Elected without opposition,  Ash will serve the final two …
For those who want to delve into Carrabelle’s economic development strategy, there’s now a thorough report that they can sink their teeth into.Caroline Smith, economic development manager …
A red tide bloom, dating back to Oct. 1, continues to beset Apalachicola Bay, contributing to fish deaths as well as short-lived respiratory distress to some individuals.On Tuesday, the Gulf …
The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative, a multi-million dollar effort funded by Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. and spearheaded by researchers from Florida State University, is preparing to unveil its …
Local sports
Cottondale sinks Seahawks 52-6
The Franklin County Seahawks continue to search for their first win, after traveling to Cottondale Friday night and sustaining a 52-6 loss to the Hornets.After trailing 30-0 at the half, the …
Soccer comes back with a kick
After a year absence, soccer is alive and well in Franklin County.On Saturday morning, at the Day of Soccer, the Franklin County Youth Soccer League opened its season at the D.W. Wilson Sports …
Seahawks fall in spirited homecoming battle
The energy that carried over from the afternoon homecoming parade through Eastpoint was palpable, and the crowd was robust for the game, as they came to watch the Franklin County Seahawks take …
State Backs Limited Fishing of Goliath Grouper
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday backed limited fishing of goliath grouper.
Hawk XC post season bests at St. Joe
The Seahawk cross country team ran at the Port St. Joe Home Meet and did pretty well for themselves. While the girls were no match for a dominant Port St. Joe squad, all set a personal …
Seahawks fall 35-7 to Rocky Bayou
The fact that the 2021 Seahawk football season is a rebuilding year was in evidence Friday night,  as Franklin County fell 35-7 at home to the Rocky Bayou Christian Knights.A promising opening …
Opinion

The pitfalls of Daylight Savings Time

Be extra cautious when you “fall back” on Nov. 7, 2021.That’s the date we must set our clocks back one hour in honor of daylight savings time.But watch out.The jarring shift to our daily …

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

Porch Fest rocks Apalachicola lawns

The weather and community support blessed Porch Fest on Saturday, as the well-organized follow-up to last year's impromptu  musician response to COVID-19 lockdowns,  proved a huge success.Beginning …

  • Musical spiders and arachnophobes

    Did you know that spiders love music, and a lot of them sing and dance? Even their homes are wired …

  • Nature's mysteries

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  • Good, bad and ugly

    f-stop is an abbreviation for a camera lens aperture setting that corresponds to an f-number, which …

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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