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Roger Newton, a former two-term mayor of Apalachicola, has died.Newton, 74, passed away surrounded by his family on April 15, 2021 in Panama City.In the 1980s, he twice served as Apalachicola …
Corie Cates, of Apalachicola, was among 330 high-achieving graduates to be awarded honors medallions from Florida State University during a virtual ceremony April 22.The daughter of Mike and Carla …
The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting its outdoor Country Market on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle.The open-air market, at the foot of …
Please join in the celebration of Debe Beard’s amazing life this Saturday, May 15 in the gazebo at the Chapman Botanical Garden, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Plaza, at 230 Market Street.The …
Carrabelle is on the verge of expanding its Evergreen Cemetery, thanks to a decision by the Franklin County School Board to give them an additional five acres. At the tail end of last week’s May …
Local sports
Seahawks face Chipley Friday in regional opener
A blazing season-ending finish, highlighted by a victory over Port St. Joe, put the Franklin County Seahawks in the playoffs for … Read More
Seahawks make playoffs for first time ever
Both the Franklin County baseball and softball teams advanced in post-season play Tuesday night, and for the boys on the diamond, it … Read More
Previewing the district softball tourney at Wewahitchka
The Class 1A District 4 Softball Tournament begins today at Wewahitchka High School with semifinal games at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. CST and … Read More
State's best lifters to flex all weekend
The best high school weightlifters in the state are rolling into Gulf County this week, as they prepare to see which team, and … Read More
House backs bill for prayers before games
Amid a long-running legal battle, the Florida House appears poised to pass a bill that would allow high-school speakers to offer … Read More
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

Choose this day whom you will serve

It began its life with us as a normal blue car.That summer, my family packed up the blue car and off we went for our vacation. I was a teenager, and we were headed to Yellowstone National Park. A …


When a loved one is dealing with depression

Your loved one or friend suffers from chronic depression, and you’d do anything for them. But sometimes you wonder if you’re doing more harm than good.Besides feeling as if almost everything you …


An Apalachicola Family

Editor’s note: The following is a story by Kermit Brown, a native Floridian whose mother’s ancestors came to North Florida in the late 1700s. His father’s people arrived in the 1840s.  …


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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