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Island playground to be up by summer

Imagine a playground without swings. St. George Island resident Samantha Mathis, a mother of two, couldn’t. But $300,000 - two thirds from the state and the rest thanks to a grant from …

Free trees mark Apalach’s Arbor Day 

In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, the city of Apalachicola’s Tree Committee gave away more than 70 live, young trees at the Mill Pond Pavilion Farmers Market on Saturday morning, …

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

JSL Chili Cook-off The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will be hosting their annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. EST. The event will feature various types of …

Take a day to enjoy the bay

Bay Day is back.  The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves invite everyone to attend the winter Bay Day fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST. The event will be held …
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Three Seahawks honored at soccer’s Senior Night
The Seahawk boys varsity soccer team closed out their regular season at home Jan. 20 by celebrating the team’s three seniors. At the halftime Senior Night awards, the team honored Luis …
Seahawks win in dogfight against Port St. Joe
A typically raucous confrontation on the basketball floor Friday night at The Nest between arch-rivals Franklin County and Port St. Joe bounced the Seahawks’ way in the final 90 …
FCHS gets first female athletic director
Franklin County High School has its first female athletic director Principal Danielle Rossen said elementary school teacher Anna Bull has been selected to fill the athletic director post, which …
Hot times, cold weather mark Half Shell Hustle
It was sunny and cold, just the way runners like it, and Saturday morning’s 5K Half Shell Hustle went off without a hitch or a cramp. Master race organizer Shelley Shepard attracted a field …
Hoop showdown tonight against Blountstown
Seahawks coach Ray Bailey is confident that Tuesday night’s hosting of the Blountstown Tigers will not be a repeat of two weeks ago. At that game, Franklin County were outscored 17-13 in the …
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Policies of the newly “woken” left drag down Democrats’ midterm hopes
Under the administration of Joe Biden — and whoever is calling the shots in the White House — our country has gone downhill. We are on the brink of war in Ukraine, China/Taiwan, and maybe …
Grateful for the words of a Southern gentleman
i let Louis Van Vleet down but he didn’t let me down. Let me explain. For those who knew him, every year at the First Baptist Church’s Veterans Day ceremony, Mr. Louis would take …
Biden’s approval is a slidin'
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …
Are Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashanah right for you?
Three mysteries. He was the bravest of men in my world. And utterly humble. My father was commissioned in the field during the war, and he made light of that. “They handed those things …
End fake peace mentality and treat North America as the war zone it is
When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area -- what a NATO study called a "zone of depoliticized cooperation."      …