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With Franklin and Gulf county residents getting vaccinated at about two-thirds the rate of entire state, and a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in both counties during the month of July, the …

Franklin County’s George E. Weems Memorial Hospital is one of three rural hospitals in the U.S. to receive national recognition recently for its innovative approach to providing …

When Franklin County schoolkids return to their campuses Tuesday, they won’t have to be wearing masks, unless they want to, nor will they have to be vaccinated against COVID-19, if that’s …

Because of a nearly 8 percent expansion of the tax base, county commissioners plan to lower the millage rate, but not quite to the rollback rate. At a budget workshop on July 29, the …

A Carrabelle man arrested for abandoning seven mixed-breed pit bull terriers in the county said he dropped them off because he knew they would likely be picked up and later adopted.Following …

At its annual meeting last week, the Florida Press Association selected Panama City businessman Todd Neves to join its board of directors. The Florida Press Association was founded in 1879 as a …

TALLAHASSEE --- With most students expected to be in classrooms next month, after many learned online for at least part of the 2020-2021 school year, retailers anticipate a surge in shopping during …

Common names, as the term implies, is a means used by the general public for identifying any number of tangible items and abstract concepts. This nomenclature usually identifies a distinctive feature …

The Franklin County School District will be holding a public hearing on the proposed millage for the 2021-22 fiscal year this Monday, Aug. 2 at 5:01 p.m. at the Willie Speed Board Room, at the former …

The USNS Apalachicola, its name announced to great fanfare two years ago at the Independence Eve celebration, is expected to be launched this November, and be in service by this time next …

With a new police chief, Carrabelle is now setting about replenishing its ranks, and has had to alter its rules to do so. Kevin Shuman, 50, was hired in the spring to replace former Chief …

On Sunday afternoon, Holocaust historian Linda Davey, shown above, gave the first of three lectures "Explaining the Holocaust - Why?" at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle. …

A 17-year-old Eastpoint girl was killed early Tuesday morning in a one-car collision along U.S. 98, just east of State Road 65.In the report by Florida Highway Patrol Homicide Investigator Cpl. Karen …

The low frequency droning is unmistakable. The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions.Wasps in Franklin …

Franklin County’s unemployment picture dimmed in June, as the size of the labor force grew According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the …

Governor Ron DeSantis in Poinciana on Monday celebrated the signing of Senate Bill 976, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, which directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to …

A month ahead of budget time, Sheriff AJ Smith is pushing strongly for raises for the people in his department. And now that the county commissioners have the results of a study they …

Standing beside a pair of freshly finished, bright orange ferries, soon to shuttle millions of New Yorkers each year between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, the ninth smallest …

The following report is provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests listed this week were made by officers from the Apalachicola Police Department, Carrabelle Police Department, …

More than a year after completing renovations at its new office location, the Franklin County Extension staff welcomed the community to celebrate the new digs, “The road to completion for …

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