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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 …

In an enormous parade Friday afternoon in Eastpoint, the community celebrated Franklin County High School's 2021 Homecoming, which this year had the theme of "The Wizard of Oz."Led by parade grand …

The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative, a multi-million dollar effort funded by Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. and spearheaded by researchers from Florida State University, is preparing to unveil its …

A Franklin County grand jury has ruled that an Apalachicola police officer, who discharged his weapon three times at a speeding motorist in a June 2020 incident on the Gorrie Bridge, was …

A possible red tide outbreak, as yet unconfirmed by health officials, has county officials concerned.St. George Island resident Bruce Graham told county commissioners Tuesday morning that he …

As the real estate market continues to heat up, and the tourism economy persists in setting records, county officials are paying more attention to the Apalachicola Regional Airport. In a series …

 A top corrections official offered a stark picture of Florida’s prison system last week, warning that lawmakers must boost salaries of corrections workers to avert a looming disaster as the …

For the first time in more than 30 years, Florida fishing regulators are on the verge of allowing for a limited, highly regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. The Florida Fish and …

It's called "Devious Licks," and it's a destructive game of theft and vandalism among kids across the country.And it's landed in Franklin County.It's a viral 2021 TikTok trend in which …

The results are in, and when it comes to the International Coastal Cleanup earlier this month throughout Franklin County, the East beat the West. Of course, it wasn’t exactly an All-Star …

The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art is pleased to announce a new exhibit, “Journey to Freedom: The Odyssey of Abolitionist Moses Roper.” The exhibit chronicles the …

The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce has hired a new director. Lori Dougherty began in the fulltime job August 24, after the 10-member chamber board selected her to succeed Lisa Munson, who left …

On Sept. 23, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals held their annual conference in Jupiter, which the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce attended via a live stream in during the …

Carrabelle sports the first of two new muralsCarrabelle has emblazoned its self with a giant mural and is soon to get another. Since 2016, board members of the Carrabelle Community …

Two Port St. Joe residents are among six names recommended to Gov. Ron DeSantis for appointment to two newly-created circuit judge positions. After interviews of nine interested members of the …

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