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For the first time probably ever, but certainly since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1940’s attracted a strong following in the rural South, Franklin County is now more red …

Apalachicola Mayor Kevin Begos died early Saturday morning in Tallahassee. Members of the family confirmed Kevin Paul Begos, Jr. passed away at Capital Regional Medical Center at 1:40 a.m., …

Fire struck Port Carrabelle last week, but fortunately no one was hurt and there was little damage except for two sheds. If you are wondering where Port Carrabelle is, it’s the name given …

Franklin County’s tax base has fattened up considerably over the past year, growing in the neighborhood of 8 percent, based on the property appraiser’s initial “good faith” …

A new interim manager, a good year for airplane traffic and a plan to bring in someone with an eye towards attracting business, are what’s going on at the Apalachicola Regional Airport.Ted …

Despite the threat of rain, the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival turned out to be very well-attended event Saturday, bringing a steady crowd all day long, to enjoy everything from frisky animals,  …

COVID-19 vaccination rates lag in vast swaths of rural Florida compared to the rest of the state --- a pattern that also has been seen in other areas of the country, a new report …

The 30th annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is coming back. This full day of free, family-friendly activities, live music, entertainment, over 50 arts and craft vendors and food is …

LANARK VILLAGE –  A 71-year-old Lanark woman was shot and killed in her home last week by a former boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself.Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said an …

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, …

Hope that your Memorial Day was filled with all the things that you have the freedom to do.  Please teach your children never to take our freedom for granted. There were some honoring …

Dunn rallies GOP to take back HouseEASTPOINT - It would not be an apt description to say U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn served up red meat in a fiery speech to a hungry Republican audience last week.Rather, the …

The gymnasium was filled to the rafters Friday evening, but it wasn't to cheer on an athletic contest. Rather, it was a pep rally for dedicated pupils, a spirit gathering for scholarship, as 62 …

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis last week met the Capitol with sheriffs from 15 rural counties to discuss the methamphetamine epidemic which continues to plague the state's rural …

Carrabelle’s Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum is presenting a special exhibit commemorating D-Day open now through Wednesday, June 30. When Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942, it …

The senior recognition night last week didn't draw a huge crowd, and the number of scholarships were down over previous years.But the enthusiasm was strong. Guidance Counselor Melanie Copeland …

Richard Fravel, a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #82, plays Taps at the lowering of the American flag to half-staff at noon during Memorial Day ceremonies. The day included a special …

American Legion Post #106 will be hosting a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 31 at the Three Servicemen Statue Detail at Veterans Memorial Plaza.The program will begin at 10 a.m. District …

It’s called Community Moving Education, and its about to make a huge summertime splash in Apalachicola  for middle and high schoolers. This five-week arts program, headquartered at …

 With little fanfare and unanimous support, the Franklin County commissioners voted May 18 to increase the lodging tax on short-term rentals from 2 to 3 percent. And they did it for …

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