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In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, the Apalachicola Tree Committee will be giving away trees at the Mill Pond Pavilion Farmers Market, located at the north end of Market Street, this …

A potential roadblock to Franklin County’s taking part in a start-up subsidy to bring a kidney dialysis facility to the campus of Ascension Sacred Heart surfaced at the county commission …

With the boundaries of their districts still remaining to be set in stone, and the slate of possible challengers in the 2022 midterm elections not yet final, the prospects of re-election of the …

Coast Guard rescues two off Apalachicola coast

Sailboat later washes up on St. George Island

The Coast Guard rescued two men Saturday afternoon from a 42-foot sailing vessel beset by bad weather 57 miles off Apalachicola, southeast of Cape San Blas. Rescued at about 3 p.m. were Richard …

Oyster Cookoff comes back strong

Apalach Surf and Turf takes top prize

If you were questioning whether Apalachicola’s annual oyster cookoff would be successful last Saturday, the answer is in. It outdid itself, big time. Blessed with crisp weather, and …

The weather was brisk and the walk was long, but for those who took part Monday morning, it was a day that warmed hearts and uplifted the community. Apalachicola’s 35th annual Dr. Martin …

A tornado packing a wind speed estimated at 95 mph struck Dog Island a little after midnight Saturday night, tearing off portions of a roof. According to the National Weather Service, a 50-yard …

The Apalachicola city commission has voted to oust so-called liveaboards from Battery Park marina, as part of a sweeping overhaul of the rules governing the popular boat ramp in downtown …

Building a foundation for learning

Mohrfeld named FCS’s Teacher of the Year

It isn’t easy being a kindergartner these days, at a time where the threat of the coronavirus lingers through the community and the craziness of behaviors throughout American society can make …

Carrabelle’s fervent wish for a pharmacy to serve the eastern half of the county could soon be granted. In providing an annual report to county commissioner Dec. 14, Jim Coleman Jr., chief …

Painting to help fight fires

Preparing for Saturday's Oyster Cookoff

Apalachicola Bay Charter School fifth grader Cornelia Jansen picked out her colors carefully from the large selection of paints arrayed on a table on the second floor of the Apalachicola Center for …

Hi Y'all:  Happy New Year! The new year was brought in in many different ways. We were happy to be able to celebrate. It is time to renew or join Lanark's non-profit organizations, Lanark …

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take up a dispute about how much money Florida’s Medicaid program should be able to recoup after a legal settlement involving a Lee …

With case numbers of COVID-19 rising in both Gulf and Franklin counties, health department officials are stepping up testing options throughout the Forgotten Coast. “We did expect to see a …

Sheriff A.J. Smith’s push for a stepped-up response by state agencies towards juvenile crime bore high-level fruit last month for the second time in recent weeks. Eric Hall, the newly …

A group of climate scientists are swinging through the Forgotten Coast this week, offering local residents a chance to talk with them face-to face. On Friday, Jan. 7, they’ll be in Port St. …

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session is slated to start early this year, on Jan. 11. With legislators returning to the capitol without COVID-19 restrictions, many are preparing to hash out some of …

Gulf County could soon see the return of a full-service kidney dialysis center, thanks largely to a generous five-year subsidy from the county to cover start-up costs. Whether Franklin County is …

The Santa Rosa Press Gazette in Milton and the Crestview News Bulletin in Crestview are under new local ownership. Through a partnership between Todd Neves of Neves Media and Sandi Kemp, of …

THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 IN '21 STORIES It looks like Carrabelle will be getting a dollar store in the heart of a downtown some residents want to have preserved as historic. And they’re …

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