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Franklin County commissioners, upset at talk around the community that the Eastpoint dredge project would be further delayed, voiced their anger at a special meeting last week. The Jan. 26 …

Seiden trial postponed until June

Testing to be conducted on shower curtain rod

In a hearing Monday afternoon, Circuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom postponed until the middle of June the murder trial of two defendants accused of bludgeoning to death a South Florida woman nearly five …

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 …

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, …

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

Friends group to host Winter Bay Day Feb. 4

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 …

At its Thursday afternoon meeting, the Franklin County School Board is expected to accept the resignation of Donna Barber, a teacher in the district for the past 30 years, after district officials …

As the 30-person crew from the Simple Alien TV production crew were packing up their gear after a weekend of filming an episode for season two of BBQ USA set to appear this summer on the Food …

Winter is usually a time of hardship for birds that live here or migrate through, as food is less plentiful.  The bait fish have gone offshore and they have to learn a new way of …

High Five Dive Bar is going into the craft beer business, partnering with an established Jackson County brewer with ties to Franklin County. On Friday night, bar owners Becky and Ronnie Jones …

Butts and Clucks Friday and Saturday The Butts and Clucks Cook-off on the Bay kicks off Friday at noon at Battery Park. People’s Choice tickets, which entitle holders to sample some of the …

Sheriff denounces video visitation abuses

Schoolteacher suspended after he names her

In a Facebook Live post last week, Sheriff A.J. Smith ignited a firestorm when he called out, by name, four women he said were abusing the video communication system in their conversations with …

The Batty Sisters have been at it for six years, and up until last Saturday, they had two third places and a second place to show for it. But at Saturday’s annual Apalachicola Oyster …

The family of a 16-month-old girl, struck and killed last week at a private residence on Oyster Road, will lay her to rest Tuesday. The family visitation for Ember Lou Etheridge, daughter of Talon …

A clean bill of health from the Florida Department of Transportation for one of the Apalachicola airport’s six runways, and the only one running north and south, is further generating …

As the trial next month nears for the two co-defendants accused of bludgeoning to death a South Florida woman five years ago in an Eastpoint motel, one of them has filed a motion to have the entire …

The Chapman High School Class of 1959 held their 63rd class reunion at the lakeside home of Jerry and Cece Paulk of Panama City, and of Opp, Alabama on  Nov. 9, 2022. Those in attendance were …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade will be held in downtown Port St. Joe on Monday, Jan. 16 starting at 10 a.m. EST. Click here for more …

The city of Apalachicola has agreed to serve as a liaison between Main Street and a future party, presumably a non-profit, in transitioning running of the city’s annual Independence Day Eve …

This article has been updated from an earlier version. A 14-month-old girl was run over and killed at about 1:45  p.n. at a private residence on Oyster Road near the intersection of …

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