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Two Port St. Joe residents are among six names recommended to Gov. Ron DeSantis for appointment to two newly-created circuit judge positions. After interviews of nine interested members of the …

Like a child first encountering an array of gifts beneath the tree on Christmas morning, it is a challenge to know where to start when it comes to unwrapping the latest tourism numbers. That …

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is seeking nominees for its board of directors.  The election meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. MBARA is an all-volunteer, non-profit …

Florida Museum of Natural History researchers are asking for help tracking two obscure species of ultra-fuzzy, fast-flying native bees that are most active from August through …

Betty Gilbert-Davis, from Apalachicola, stands alongside a display at the Carrabelle library put up in commemoration of Constitution Week, Sept. 17 through  23.  The display was put in …

Against a backdrop of the setting sun dropping over the still waters of the Apalachicola River, Jadyn Luberto on Monday evening was named the 2021 Miss Florida Seafood at a brief ceremony at …

Nearly 40 years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers dredged the Eastpoint Channel. Since then, the county, together with its congressmen and congresswoman, have worked to secure the money from …

The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting an outdoor Country Market this Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle.The open-air market, at the foot of …

The Crooked River Lighthouse will host a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb and Sacred Drum Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Carrabelle. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see …

There’s a lot of ways to pay for the shoreline at Alligator Point to be renourished, and the taxpayers there, and throughout the county, have at least until the 2023 Florida legislative …

It took but a single morning before one of the two inmates who fled last week from the Gulf County Detention Facility was captured in Franklin County. It took most all of three days before …

Franklin County school leaders are lending support to the governor’s proposal announced Tuesday to eliminate the annual spring Florida Standards Assessment test, and instead rely on less …

It’s a tangled tale of a trolley, and the city and Main Street want to unknot it. But until they work it out, the city can’t dispose of it, and recoup whatever monies it may be …

Franklin County has received the state’s highest tourism marketing award for the Florida’s Forgotten Coast mobile app. Visit Florida, the state’s marketing entity, presented …

Open enrollment begins Friday, Sept. 10 at 3:15 p.m. at the Franklin County Public Library in Eastpoint for the new Franklin County 4-H Club Franklin Elite. Franklin Elite is a leadership …

The search for Chad Johnson, who escaped early Tuesday morning from the Gulf County Detention Facility, came to an end sometime before 8:30 p.m. Thursday, not long after the van he had stolen was …

Mike Youngblood could turn the air conditioning down in the new welding lab if he wanted to. But he doesn’t, because he wants his 32 students to sweat. “When they go out in the field …

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office has identified and obtained warrants for a man suspected in six residential burglaries on Cape San Blas.According to a statement released in the late afternoon …

The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Carrabelle Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s …

The Sumatra Volunteer Fire Department is growing, and continues to seek local residents for help. A recent raffle of a 50-quart Pelican ice cooler, donated by Taylor’s Building Supply, …

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