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On Aug. 20, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will move to designate federal waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico as …

In news releases issued Aug. 20, both Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio indicated support for making federal waters off Florida in …

As the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael approaches, many Floridians - particularly those of us here in the Panhandle - are reminded of the extreme stress severe storms bring on. While an …

Editor's note: The following letter was sent last week to Loranne Ausley in response to her guest column “Lack of affordable internet taking a toll” that appeared in the Aug. 27 …

The U.S. government is trying to force charter boats and companies that take customers fishing and sightseeing in the Gulf of Mexico to purchase a vessel monitoring system. Federal agencies …

With schools reopening across North Florida, one thing is for certain – the “digital divide” is real and must be addressed. The lack of affordable and accessible high speed internet …

Hi Y'all, Wow, we were holding our breath for a few days! Remember, it is hurricane season and we could get one at any time, or Not! Sadness came to some of us in Lanark, Carrabelle …

In last week's Times, the county commissioners indicated that they were considering a countywide mask mandate. There are many sound reasons not to enact a mandate including public health, law …

COVID-19 is a respiratory coronavirus, one that enters the body by infecting tissues in the nose and mouth. From there, it replicates and often moves down the throat and respiratory tree into the …

At Big Bend Hospice, we believe it is critical to focus on safety while doing our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Hospice care in the time of COVID-19 is challenging, that is a fact. …

Did you just read or learn that Ted Turner, CNN founder and multi-millionaire, has been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia? It is the same disease that brought demons to the brain of the late comedian …

Editor's note: This letterwriter sent the following letter Monday to Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. It is with great dismay that I write reflecting on the fact that neither …

While horrific and sad for the dead mother bear and the unknown fate of her two cubs, the pictures in the article (See Times Aug. 13 “Alligator Point man fined for luring bear”) made me …

Reader John Weaver doubts what we’ve been told about the killer reputation of this virus (See Aug. 6 Times “Is the cure worse than the disease?”) He posits the notion that something …

In keeping with its tradition of answer questions of candidates for public office, the Times asked the two candidates for county commissioner in Franklin County the following: What is the best …

Hi Y'all, I'm glad to be back writing my column. I missed sharing with you. Of course, what is heavy on most of our hearts and minds is the numbers of COVID-19. There is so much …

First, some context. In China, after the days of the first Revolution when Sun Yat-sen’s dream devolved into warlord tyranny, Mao Zedong led his communist party and People’s Liberation …

I read the recent letter to the editor (See “‘A hodgepodge of anti-China propaganda.’”) from Mr. Ted Tripp in the Aug. 6 edition of The Times, regarding his views on China. I …

Walking back to our barracks from the enlisted men’s club at the Cecil Field (FL) Naval Air Station in mid-August 1969, a few of my Navy buddies and I were startled to look up into the night …

David Adlerstein’s article about SummerCamp’s water/sewer problem (See July 30 Times “Carrabelle contemplates takeover of SummerCamp water, sewer”) deserves our close …

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