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If Jim Rudnick had wanted to keep the 2,300-square foot church building that served for nearly 50 years the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as part of the …

Franklin County’s middle school boys basketball coach has resigned his position, and been placed on administrative leave from his job as a fifth grade paraprofessional, after a relative of …

It is a situation which has been repeated countless time over the course of recorded history in countries and continents across the globe. In all likelihood the scenario occurred, albeit on a …

All eyes will soon be focused on a 26-acre tract of land north of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on State Route 65.That’s because Franklin County’s Community Land Trust, …

The killing of a dog by another at the outdoor dining area of a popular St. George Island restaurant last week might have been prevented with an extra dose of caution. This is not to suggest …

Grand jury ups charge to first-degree murderThe man accused of murdering an Apalachicola man in front of his 23rd Street home in Dec. 2019, and wounding the man’s father, plans to mount an …

On Friday, Nov. 5, a grateful and proud Apalachicola community will come together to pay tribute to Frederick Humphries and thank his family for sharing him with the world. The organizing …

Franklin County’s lodging tax posted its first half-million-dollar month in July, more than double the monthly total of one year ago.The more than $551,000 total represented a nearly $300,000 …

It’s not a first for our country or our state, but it is for Franklin County, and an uncommon picture for the state of Florida.Apalachicola now has an all-female city commission, with …

For the first time in Franklin County High School’s history, the school is taking part in the Navy Junior ROTC program.Still a fledgling group, the 15 or so members, largely underclassmen, …

It will likely not be until the spring when the two defendants  charged with the murder  of 31-year-old Aileen Seiden will get their day in court.And when they do, about four years after the April …

A red tide bloom, dating back to Oct. 1, continues to beset Apalachicola Bay, contributing to fish deaths as well as short-lived respiratory distress to some individuals.On Tuesday, the Gulf …

For those who want to delve into Carrabelle’s economic development strategy, there’s now a thorough report that they can sink their teeth into.Caroline Smith, economic development manager …

If the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts wanted to boost the numbers of who comes to view its latest exhibit, they probably couldn’t have better ramped up interest if they …

Prior to the start of the Oct. 5 Apalachicola city commission meeting, Brenda Ash's son, Roderick Robinson swore her in to office as mayor. Elected without opposition,  Ash will serve the final two …

Franklin County’s airports are set to receive more than $11 million from the Florida Department of Transportation over the next five years.   According to a draft of the DOT’s Tentative …

Vietnam hero's tombstone stands correctedIn Jan. 1968, Marine Cpl. James Henry Clay’s parents, Mack and Mary Anne Clay, buried their son in Snow Hill Cemetery just two months after he had …

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit about the surrenders and war’s end in the Asia-Pacific and Europe-Mediterranean theaters of operations. This …

Senate President Wilton Simpson has a message for state prison leaders: Shut down institutions if you want pay raises for overworked corrections officers. Simpson, in a phone interview last …

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 …

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