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Last year Apalachicola Bay was closed to oystering. Why? The answer is human-caused environmental destruction. Georgia reduces the amount of water in the Apalachicola River. Pesticides and herbicides …

I think the column by Ron Hart on Critical Race Theory (See July 22 Times  “Critical Race Theory devalues college education”) was spot on!Keep CRT out of our schools! Robert …

Once I watched a tiny school of mullet hatchlings swim and feed in the quiet spot formed between the dock and the hull of my boat. I noticed a larger fish hovering outside of the school. From time to …

Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Nowadays they act like they are trying to co-parent a teenager while going …

I am not a fan of small-minded people, I am not a fan of folks who aren't good stewards of the Earth, I am not a fan of inconsiderate people and I am not a fan of people who I can't understand.It …

I know we think we live in a county that is protected from all the mayhem spreading across the country and the world. Right now we do, but nothing is forever. If we want to protect our …

We left the house and drove up to North Carolina. The mountains were spectacular, the cooler temperatures refreshing and the folks we met along the way were most friendly.Next time I’m going in a …

Hi Y'all, Amnesty Day is coming your way this week on Saturday, July 24. Get that junk where it belongs, the dump. The Lanark Village Boat Club pancake breakfast was a huge success. It is so …

It didn’t make any sense.Then, a lot of things with me don’t. It was July 3. 6:45 in the morning. I was running around Lake Junaluska. Somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina. The houses …

Editor's Note: The following is the eulogy delivered by Karen Cox-Dennis at the June 27 memorial service for Apalachicola Mayor Kevin Begos, who passed away June 19 at the age of 63.There’s much …

Hi Y'all,  Thank goodness that we missed the bullet with this last hurricane. Each time we are threatened by a hurricane, some of us start looking for our re-entry Tag or say “Oh …

The same politicians who mostly killed free checking and debit card rewards programs through government price controls are setting their sights on credit cards – and that means miles, cash back, …

We must blame it on George Bush the Younger and the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks. He mistakenly gave our government too much power to spy on us through the ironically named “Patriot Act” and other morphing and unaccountable Federal agencies.

I accept Mikel Tuten’s invitation to reply to his letter in the June 24 Apalachicola Times (See "Constructive debate hard to find these days"). He is correct that both conservative and liberal …

The June 17 Apalachicola Times edition reported that Ted Mosteller is temporarily the airport manager. A fantastic choice, based on his past performance and his understanding of airport operations. …

As a part-time resident of Franklin County and 30-year-old property owner on St. George Island, I was very happy to see that Franklin County Commissioner Noah Lockley was able to pave the parking lot …

Hi Y'all,I hope that everybody had a happy and safe Fourth of July! The Carrabelle fireworks were wonderful! Thank you to all who were involved in making it happen. I heard a lot about how our …

What do you call a piece of spaghetti wearing a false mustache? An impasta!All levity aside, there’s nothing funny when someone deceives or lies to us. In fact, there’s no better way to sabotage …

Tiger Woods, who became his own cautionary tale, made his redemptive comeback in 2019 when he won the Masters. It had been 3,950 days since his last major win. It was probably the best comeback story …

Summers were the best.Now, we understood the importance of school from an early age. All of us. Even Buddy Wiggleton admitted it was a “necessary evil.” We loved our elementary teachers, …

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