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Responding to recent articles in The Star regarding student loans and proposals to “forgive” the same, a review of facts is in order.First, it’s crucial to understand that student loans are …

There are tremendous advantages to growing up in a small town. For one thing, it doesn’t take long to get from one end of it to the other.Now, you might not think that a big deal… But if you had …

Do you compare yourself to other moms?When you see their family photos on social media with their perfectly-dressed, smiling children, do you wonder how do they do it? Why do their lives seem so …

The first bit of “story telling” I can remember was about a dog and a bone. This wayward hound was crossing over a small stream on an equally small bridge (the Childcraft book had pictures) …

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, …

A volunteer, by definition, is a person who does something, especially helping other people, willingly and without being forced or paid to do it. This week April 18 through 24 is not only …

Well, it is tick season here in Franklin County and I’ve already had to pull a few of those bad boys off of myself! This seemed like a good time to share some useful information with you all and …

By now, most Floridians in the Panhandle probably know that the United States Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s lawsuit against Georgia for that state’s unreasonable consumption of …

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding water of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers felt like a legal gut punch. In dismissing the Florida v. Georgia case, the …

Democrats are back to trying to find a sneaky way to limit law-abiding gun ownership and, once again, gun sales predictably soar. Even 90-year-old Betty White is packing heat. In fact, any time a …

The Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, is sharing information from Darcy Abbott, the mental health coordinator for disaster recovery for the Florida Division of Emergency …

Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (Florida-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the Florida v Georgia case pertaining to management of the …

Do you ever wonder if God grows weary with your constant mess-ups? Perhaps you’re so discouraged because of a recent relapse into sinful behavior that you’ve avoided reading your …

In my reporting of county news, the impact of which blesses the long, the short and the tall, irrespective of faith, the last thing I hope to accomplish is to squander any reputation I have for …

One hundred people in the USA died yesterday of gunshot wounds and most of us did not notice. In the last few weeks there have been two hateful events which left 18 innocent people murdered, which …

Hi Y'all, Happy April Fools Day! I hope that some of you have a fun, silly day. “April Fools” on my comment last week that the name of our wonderful little village was named after …

A case can be made that Riverfront Park is Apalachicola's touristy crown jewel. My own opinion is that the crown jewel for tourists is not in the park, but is close by. Thereby hangs a …

Hi Y'all, What a beautiful day for a parade to celebrate our past and our present. It is fun to see your friends (and sometimes family) participating in a parade. Camp Gordon Johnston, what a …

I traveled almost 1,500 miles to get a COVID vaccination shot. Thanks to Florida, I got it. Thereby hangs a tale. Back in January, vaccines had been reserved for people at high risk …

The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, with Congressman Neal Dunn among those voting against the …

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