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With sunny weather moving in after Friday's thunderstorm, Gulf and Franklin counties are offering a variety of events for those ooking to get out of the house. Bayou Bash Fishing …

A Friday morning crash in Eastpoint has blocked U.S. 98. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers were dispatched at 11:08 a.m. anmd arrived at 11:22 a.m. The FHP report says the crash …

County takes control of Lanark fire department

OKs plan to have Carrabelle handle calls

County Attorney Michael Shuler on Tuesday morning laid out for county commissioners a clear choice for them to make regarding the St. James-Lanark Volunteer Fire Department: Either work with the …

A Republican candidate has signaled her intent to run for the county commission seat now held by commissioner Smokey Parrish. Lorrainne Gordon, 43, of 511 Paradise Lane, Apalachicola, filed a …

After their innagural tax season in Gulf and Franklin counties, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped eligible taxpayers earn refunds totallying $229,399 at their Wewahitchka, Port St. …

May has already arrived and the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library has lots in store this month! On Friday, May 6 at 3:45 pm, kids are invited to hear stories read aloud by our …

At a special ceremony at the Apalachicola Class Boat and Car Show April 16, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce renamed its annual Lifetime Volunteer Award in honor of the late Nancy Hodgson. …

Following through on a recommendation from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the State Board of Education on Friday appointed Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. as Florida’s next education commissioner. Diaz, a Hialeah …

For those searching for something to do this weekend, Gulf and Franklin are offering a variety of options over the weekend. Live music in Gulf County Derrick Dorsey is playing at the Haughty …

A countywide survey of historic resources, contracted by the Florida Department of State using National Park Service dollars, is soon to commence, beginning with a public meeting next week. The …

Visitors to downtown Apalachicola will now know exactly where to park, and where the crosswalks are, after the city and county collaborated on a $15,000 project to paint the crosswalks and parking …

It happened on April 1 but it wasn’t a prank. Karen Martin, the Franklin County Humane Society director, received a check for $13,200, a donation from funds raised at the Apalachicola Mardi …

My grandparents moved to St. Joe Beach from St. Petersburg in the early 1970s when granddaddy retired from General Electric. He had bought some land on Ponce de Leon Street, as I’ve mentioned …

The arrest of two Apalachicola women April 19 for trafficking in methamphetamine soon became the talk well beyond the local scene, since one was the daughter of Franklin County Sheriff A.J. …

A divided Carrabelle Planning and Zoning board last week approved sending over to the city commission revised plans for a Family Dollar store in the heart of the city  The 3-2 decision sets …

A combination of sunny weather, excellent organization and community support and a large crowd of visitors turned the 31st annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival Saturday into one of the best on …

The State Board of Education will meet April 29 to consider the appointment of a new education commissioner, after Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday recommended Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. R-Hialeah, for the …

A 23-year-old Douglasville, Georgia man was killed early Sunday morning when he was thrown from his motorcycle while coming off the bridge into Carrabelle. At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the …

Franklin County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March, declining by seven-tenths of 1 percentage point to 2.6 percent, even as the labor force grew. According to data released Friday …

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy the sunny springtime weather this weekend? Gulf and Franklin counties are hosting a variety of events in the coming days. Windmark Beach Block …

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