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Apalachicola’s Independence Eve Fireworks Celebration is set to kick off on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Park in. As the area’s largest summer event, the celebration attracts …

An uncommon clergyman

Trinity bids farewell to retiring pastor

From the beginning, Eric Zile was an unusual fit to pastor Trinity Episcopal Church, a contrast made sharper when on the very first time he preached to the Apalachicola congration, he took more than …

The Franklin County School Board has settled contracts with both its teacher’s union and with its support staff, resulting in raises for both parties. By unanimous consent at meetings in …

Apalach rejects WastePro contract

Begins talks with Waste One at 11th hour

Apalachicola city commissioners have rejected a proposed five-year contract extension with its current trash collection company, and hope to strike a deal Wednesday, June 29 with the other company …

Dining in style

Summer program prepares and serves banquet

There’s a lot going on with Camp Moving Education in Apalachicola and Friday night’s lavish banquet at the Holy Family Senior Center was the most delicious. About 20 young …

Not everyone learns the same way, and not everyone fits into a traditional classroom setting. Eight seniors who fit into that alternative category received their diplomas May 24 at the …

Looking for a way to pass the time this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun events for locals and visitors. Don't see your event listed? Have an event you want …

A 60-year-old Eastpoint man, driving a pickup truck just south of Fountain in Bay County, struck a motorcycle Friday morning, leaving the cyclist with critical injuries. According to a report from …

 The cemetery committee of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society is planning to clean soldier monuments in Chestnut Cemetery by the Fourth of July Learn the correct methods to clean …

The expansion of national companies moving into what had largely been a locally-based mom-and-pop business community in the county has continued into the vacation rental business. In a news …

Following qualifying week that ended Friday at noon, the local, state and federal ballots have all been set. There are going to be several high-profile local elections, with one of them, the …

A Nashville, Tennessee family is looking for answers as they await the report by the chief medical examiner as to why their loved one perished June 13 in the Apalachicola River. Stephen Wayne …

Local performers will be the focus of the musical entertainment lineup for Apalachicola’s upcoming Independence Eve celebration. The Sunday evening, July 3 event, which gets underway at 6 …

To no one’s surprise, the second quarter’s lodging tax came in well ahead of last year’s pace, but it was not entirely due to the fact that the 2-cent tax on transient lodging had …

The coordinator of Florida’s bear management program was greeted with growls of dissatisfaction from some Franklin County commissioners when he appeared at last week’s meeting. But the …

Looking for a way to pass the time this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun events for locals and visitors. Don't see your event listed? Have an event you want …

Frank Mathes, a longtime Carrabelle city commissioner, passed away last week at the age of 87. Known for his brusque tongue, he served as a colorful voice on the commission for more than two …

It’s one of the county’s oldest volunteer groups, dating more back than 125 years, and while it’s understandably graying, it’s not lost its vision, and is still listening …

A boil water notice that has affected Apalachicola water users for nearly two weeks was lifted Wednesday after all the required sampling of Well #7 and of the distribution system came back wiuth no …

Congressman Al Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat whose district was overhauled as part of the once-a-decade reapportionment process, helped launch this year’s candidate qualifying period Monday by …

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