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The last spay

Long-serving vet heads to Idaho

When Hobson Fulmer was a boy of 11, he took part in the World Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park in Idaho, only the second such Jamboree to take place in North America. There the Scouts heard …

Though several local events were cancelled or postponed in case of weather-related complications, Gulf and Franklin Counties still have a lot going on this weekend. Don't see your event listed? …

Hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong category 4 hurricane on Wednesday afterneen, carving a path through the state and leaving behind devastating flooding and damages. Rescue …

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 …

Oyster City headed to the Big Easy

Made by the Water merging with Faubourg

The Oyster City Brewing Company’s parent company plans to merge with the New Orleans-based Faubourg Brewing Company, setting the stage for what the new company hopes will transform it into one …

In a welcome respite from the flurry of this week's hurricane preparations, the Tate's Hell 5K and Bay Fest is alive and well and on schedule, as it provides a full day of outdoor adventure this …

County offices, schools to close Thursday, Friday

EOC issues voluntary evacuation of islands

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, residents of St. George Island and Dog Island, Alligator Point and low lying areas of Franklin County will be advised that a voluntary evacuation will be in …

Fighting for our lives

War on drugs hits schools, and the streets

With a rise in overdose deaths from opioids continuing to plague Franklin County, educators, law enforcement officials, health experts and substance abuse organizations have brought the fight home by …

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

Panhandle residents advised to remain storm-ready

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 …

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 …

The Speed Family would like to announce the birthday of their Mother, Ella Breedlove Speed, on Saturday, Sept. 24.  Mrs. Speed was born 102 years ago in Apalachicola to James and Ella …

Heritage Dinner breaks some news

Dale Cox delivers spellbinding talk

Author and historian Dale Cox is always an engaging speaker, and at Saturday night’s Heritage Dinner at the Holy Family Senior Center he didn’t disappoint. His fascinating description …

Common occurrence

Volunteers join in cleaning coastline

What do vape pens, a baseball catcher’s shin guard, an unopened bottle of champagne with the bottom missing and a Monopoly game hotel have in common? Nothing whatsoever, but they were all …

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

Boosted by healthy growth in its tax base, Apalachicola plans to adopt the rollback rate for city property owners, lopping off about two-thirds of a mill from the current tax rate of 9.0001 …

The Panhandle Players parted the curtain Sunday with a tease of the three plays that comprise its upcoming 2022-23 season. With an adapted Christmas classic, an original play with bat maternity as …

Windmark Beach Music Festival After being postponed last week due to the rain, the first WindMark Beach Music Festival will be kicking off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. This event will take …

At the first of two public hearings last week, county commissioners along with the sheriff spoke in strong advocacy of the proposed 2022-23 budget as they approved keeping the millage steady. The …

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