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By summer of 2023, Apalachicola could have a museum devoted to African-American history and culture, provided a state grant for funding come through.At a special meeting Monday evening, city …

My original title for this column was “Garage Mechanics.” I decided that might be misleading, as I’ve never been good with my hands. When I enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve at …

When Santa Claus sailed into Apalachicola Friday afternoon, he surely knew he would be getting a grand reception.But just how large, that may have come as a surprise to the Jolly Old Elf and …

I am perplexed as to how I found a plastic menorah at a garage sale in Eastpoint. How had it found its way there? It was likely not from a Jewish home. This I based not on any official U.S. …

Apalachicola and Carrabelle will be welcoming the holiday season Saturday, each with their own holiday markets.The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will be hosting about two dozen vendors …

Ten community volunteers, and the staff of the Red Pirate Family Grill & Oyster Bar, helped to make for a festive Thanksgving for lots of local families. Shirley Sapp, wife of owner Jimmy Sapp, …

Delays in state agencies placing a 16-year-old Franklin County youth into a situation where he’ll stay out of trouble has prompted Sheriff A.J. Smith to go right to the top of the Department of …

A little more than two years after former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer made a surprise visit to Apalachicola’s annual Independence Eve Celebration, to announce that a Navy ship would …

As Franklin County settled in to a festive Thanksgiving holiday, folks from throughout the county held their celebrations in advance of the holiday.The senior center in Carrabelle had a festive meal, …

In addition to the ease of shoreline access that an upcoming dredging of the Eastpoint channel will provide, the waters of the Apalachicola Bay are about to grow a new island.Made up of dredge …

The two employees who work in the maintenance department of the Apalachicola Housing Authority resigned this afternoon, citing ongoing conflicts with the executive director over what they say are …

By the end of 2024, the city of Apalachicola will be operating a wastewater treatment plan better able to withstand hurricane-force winds and flooding, at a lower cost for operations and …

At last week’s annual delegation hearing. State Sen. Loranne Ausley introduced State Rep. Jason Shoaf’s legislative aide, Preston Wilson, to the audience in the county commission …

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum was recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with a 2021 Florida Preservation Award, which recognize people, organizations and …

Charles Wilson, a veteran of combat in the Vietnam War, spoke in 2019 at the First Baptist Christian School’s Veterans Day ceremony, recounting how he had gone off to war with three teenaged …

For a banquet that celebrated one of Apalachicola’s most illustrious and beloved native sons, there was a lot of hissing coming forth from the audience.That’s because the honored guest was …

By the fall of 2022, Franklin County residents will be getting a major boost in their ability to access behavioral health services, to address everything from drug dependency to …

A series of workshops throughout the county on code enforcement could lead to an unprecedented overhaul of how the county handles the breaking of its rules.Facilitated by the Apalachee Regional …

Apalachicola will be getting a historical marker to honor the legacy of Moses Roper, a leading 19th century abolitionist and former fugitive slave who authored a best-selling narrative that …

If you had only come to the 58th annual Florida Seafood Festival on Friday, you would have likely concluded it was a total washout, as a cold rain and blustery winds spelled doom.But if you had …

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