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The St. George Lighthouse Association plans to host a first-ever SGI ShrimpFest in May as a fundraiser. The event is set for Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m in the western parking area …

Tevis Page, of Apalachicola, graduated from Troy University during the Fall Semester/Term 2 of the 2021-22 academic year. Page graduated with the master of science in strategic communication …

Researchers have put forward a second above-normal forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Colorado State University researchers on Thursday predicted 19 named storms, with nine growing …

DeSantis arrives bearing $1.3 million in funding

Governor stirs up crowd with rousing speech

Flanked by city and county officials on the porch of the Grady Market in downtown Apalachicola, Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday afternoon doled out the both workforce and infrastructure dollars that …

County to seek court order on Lanark fire department

Wants to compel new elections for governing board

Following months of controversy that have roiled the waters of the St. James Lanark Village Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin County commissioners took a firm stand Tuesday, voting to ask the …

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun springtime events. Kiwanis Club Fish Fry The Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe will be hosting …

Young Levi Dellagatto goes out with his dad in the afternoons on the Lanark Village course to learn the proper way to play. HEADLINE:  BYLINE: Pat Sewell Funderburk Guest Columnist BODY …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people to check homes and other buildings for roosting bats before maternity season starts.  While Florida’s 13 …

The Franklin County commission race in District #2, in the eastern end of the county, heated up last month, as a third candidate declared his intent to run. On March 24, Christopher Paul Crosby, …

Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who has argued for taking aggressive action to deal with Florida’s property-insurance problems, intends to pursue polling lawmakers about holding …

 Boulders to get bigger at Alligator Point

Parking a problem as beach crowd grows

On Tuesday morning, Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith was able to secure unanimous approval to enlarge the presence of boulders on undeveloped land at Alligator Point to deter parking. And …

The Franklin County sheriff’s office will soon be getting eight to 10 automated license plate readers, scattered throughout the county, to better identify criminal activity. Following a …

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch  for 10 Panhandle counties, including Franklin and Gulf, until 7 p.m. ET this evening. The watch also extends to Gadsden, Jefferson, …

Dr. Alvin Chapman was a prominent figure in Apalachicola for much of the 19th century. Aspects of his life have been written about by Caty Greene and others in past Chasing Shadows columns. Here I …

The Best Western Apalach Inn, a 42-room hotel in Apalachicola, has been sold for $4.3 million. According to a news release from Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate brokerage …

Marie Bostwick, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical fiction, is the guest author for a presentation, reception, and book signing at the Apalachicola …

Fixes for Florida's troubled property-insurance system aren’t likely to be added to a special legislative session this month on congressional redistricting. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, …

Hi Y'all, The sun shone once again on the Lanark Village Golf Club. In 1976 the club bought and established The Lanark Village Golf Club. The course was constructed on property which had been part …

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of events in the coming days. Blues on Reid Music Festival Blues on Reid is back!  Don't …

A 33-year-old food service employee at Franklin Correctional Institution has been arrested for smuggling into the prison carefully-packaged cocaine in what authorities say was intended for …

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