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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow. “This was a big …

UPDATE: Hurricane Ian forms south of Cuba

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday as it continues to make a projected path toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecast models have …

Tropical Storm Ian forms, tracks for Florida impacts as a hurricane

Tropical depression 9 strengthened into a Tropical Storm named Ian Friday night. Nothing has changed in the forecast the center is still forecast to move to the west then northwest and eventually …

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

PortOberfest Dust off those lederhosen and join the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce  for PortOberfest  — Wurst Fest in The Joe — on Saturday, September 24 from noon until 4 …
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Sports
Seahawks to host Aucilla Christian tonight
It was rocky for Franklin County at Rocky Bayou Christian Friday night, as the Seahawks sustained a 41-7 loss to the Knights in Niceville. The game was not as lopsided as it appeared, as the …
FSU tramples over Boston College 44 - 14, extending season to 5-0.
It took a mere 13 seconds for the Semnioles of Florida State to set the explosive tone of Saturday night's game against Boston College putting the sold out crowd of 79,560 on their …
Lady Seahawks best Gulf County rivals
APA092222_sports_seavolley with 700 words and 2 color photos APA092222_sports_seavolley1 [ FCHS Athletics ] Members of the Lady Seahawk junior varsity volleyball team are, standing, from …
Jay blanks Seahawks 37-0
A double rainbow appeared in the drizzle during Friday night’s game against Jay. But there was no pot of gold at the end for the Franklin County Seahawks, as they fell 37-0 to the …
Seahawk harriers post season bests
The Franklin County cross country teams continue to improve, as all the runners at the Aug. 27 Dueling Summits 2022 at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee posted season bests. “We had a …
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Opinion
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."      …
God will save the Queen, but who will save civilization?
Great Britain, a country the size of Alabama, ruled the world for decades. Queen Elizabeth II was a fantastic woman who leaves an admirable legacy. The way our government is going, there are times …
The cheap pandering of student loan forgiveness
Struggling for relevancy, Joe Biden just announced he is going to forgive some student loan debt. This is an insult to anyone who paid off his or her college debt,   or did not take on any, and …
Florida’s Democratic Party needs a mental health counselor
Just when you think the Democrats in Florida have hit rock bottom, they somehow manage to prove us wrong.  After the 2018 election that saw Ron Desantis elected governor and Rick Scott …