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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 …
Author’s note: I am indebted to the following family members for their contributions to this story: Al Mirabella, Mary Jo Mirabella, Dimples Poloronis, Olympia Poloronis Pridgeon, and Pam Poloronis …
The Franklin County School District will be holding a public hearing on the proposed millage for the 2021-22 fiscal year this Monday, Aug. 2 at 5:01 p.m. at the Willie Speed Board Room, at the former …
Local sports
Alabama ousts Darlings at World Series
The magical season of the Franklin County Darlings team, which took them all the way to representing Florida at the World Series in Prince George, Virginia last weekend, has ended.After losing 20-9 …
Bobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal illness
TALLAHASSEE — Bobby Bowden, the former head football coach of the Florida State Seminoles, announced that he has a terminal illness. The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Bowden released …
Sandlot ballclub readies for Cooperstown
They call themselves Sandlot for a reason and it’s not to puff up their chests and brag about being elite. Instead, it’s because this team is down to the red clay earth, a group of …
State champ Darlings head to Worlds
Franklin County is going to the World Series and they aren’t just happy to be going.The county’s littlest softball girls, the Darlings, ages 7-8, took home a state championship last weekend in …
ECCC readies to revive Sizzler 5K
Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County (ECCC) has provided almost 10,650 lunches in 2021 out of the Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola.  ECCC is asking for support now more …
Fish start swimming into newest artificial reef
The weather was a bit uncooperative, so it was delayed a couple weeks, but with July came the start of the newest artificial reef off the Franklin County coastline.The Buddy Ward Memorial Artificial …
Opinion

Why your faith needs to be tested

What if our faith was never tested? Would we grow?Probably not. Consider James 1:2-4 (ESV): “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know …

Lifestyle

A fresh revival of Apalachicola history

If you haven't visited the Orman House, and the adjacent Chapman Botanical Gardens, you are missing the blossoming back into life of what has become a sprawling portrait of Apalachicola's …

Entertainment

Community Pride

I witnessed over summer, A community in pride and bold, Come together in fun and learning, Yes this I did behold:   There’s many a talent in this town, For sure we are …

Business
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 …
Denton Cove plans early 2022 opening It’s been a long time coming, more than six years, through expensive court fights, and heated city commission and school board meetings. And now, with that contentious fight now in the past, …
Protecting your home and business from the doorbell to the inside Today so many homes are connected to the internet.   Whether you have internet connected light switches, a doorbell camera or maybe a Samsung refrigerator many of us have some connection to the …
Neves Media Publishing acquires Times, Star Neves Media Publishing  Monday the purchase of four weekly newspapers -  The Apalachicola Times, Port St. Joe Star, the Washington County News, and the Holmes County …
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