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Here is a rolling list of holiday happenings taking place in Franklin County this year. Know of an event that should be added to this list? Email details to news@franklincounty.news. Santa …

After more than two years in which the Apalachicola Center for History, Cultural and the Arts remained mainly closed, vacated by the pandemic, the HCA reopened last week with the cutting of a ribbon, …

Getting their GLOW on

A ‘spa’ day for women and girls

It was a day to shop, to get their hair and nails done, and to get a giant boost to their self-esteem, both for the women who provided it and the girls on the receiving end. At the St. George …

A 55-year-old Eastpoint man, deemed a career criminal, has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Franklin …

Roster changes for the county commission

Brownell to retire from EOC

A new era for the county commission, marked by a return to office of a longtime commissioner, and the arrival of a fresh face, began last week. County Judge Gordon Shuler first swore in Cheryl …

In the nearly five years since a South Florida woman was bludgeoned to death at an East Point motel, and her lifeless body dumped in a cul-de-sac at a vacant subdivision off U.S. 98, a lot has …

A 42-year-old Altha man who claimed to have a business installing in-ground residential pools has been charged with defrauding homeowners in Franklin and Gulf counties by taking large deposits and …

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is presenting its first ever blues concert as part of seven programs lined up for the 2022-23 season. The Ilse Newell Fund is partnering with ECCC …

Lantern Fest to light up lighthouse park Lantern Fest lights up the night with magic and history this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Crooked River Lighthouse Park, 1975 Highway 98 West, …

With two new county commissioners, one a veteran and the other a newcomer, and with a new city commissioner in Carrabelle, the face of political leadership in Franklin County is continuing to …

Blaze destroys vacant St. George Island trailer

No one hurt in late morning fire

No one was injured as the result of morning fire on St. George Island destroyed a vacant camper trailer,  John Alonzo, the assistant chief of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, …

On Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.. the hour that marked the end of World War I, veterans gathered at the foot of the lighthouse on St. George Island to mark the day created in their honor. Then on …

Walking among us

Ghostwalk boosts Chesnut Cemetery preservation

Apalachicola’s Chesnut Cemetery, considered one of the oldest and best preserved graveyards in Florida, will get a healthy boost thanks to the generosity of those who took in the Oct. 29 …

After Thursday's showers, skies will be partly cloudy all weekend. Looking for a way to honor veterans on Veterans Day or spend time with friends and neighbors.  Here's what's going on in …

First Baptist postpones Veterans Day ceremony

St. George Island's on for Friday, the schools do theirs Monday

This year’s Veterans Day celebration  Friday in Apalachicola has been rescheduled while the one on  St. George Island is on, as is the one Monday in Eastpoint. On Friday morning, Nov. …

The Franklin County Schools, both at the main campus and the ABC School, will be closed Thursday and Friday due to weather. Superintendent Steve Lanier made the announcement at 1 p.m. …

A talk by celebrated environmental author Susan Cerulean, who was slated to speak Thursday night at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library as the first feature of the Susan Buzzett Clementson Author …

The show went on

Seafood festival overcomes challenges

Four years after Hurricane Michael all but crushed the Florida Seafood Festival, and two years after COVID 19 dealt it a serious blow, the double whammy of hurricane and the coronavirus nearly …

Tropical Storm Nicole is strengthening as it approaches the Bahamas, and Florida’s East Coast is likely to see the first hurricane landfall from the east since 2005 by early Thursday …

UPDATE: School levies sweep to win

Amison elected to county commission

The half-mill property tax, and the half-cent sales tax both won solid victories Tuesday night, giving the Franklin County School District a huge double victory. In the lone county commisison …

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