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Following qualifying week that ended Friday at noon, the local, state and federal ballots have all been set. There are going to be several high-profile local elections, with one of them, the …

There’re about 1.3 million gators in Florida (not counting all the UF football fans), and it’ll soon be easier to manage that population, thanks to a rule change approved this spring by …

It’s a hard-hitting series of 30-second videos, where meth addicted inmates, their necks heavily tattooed, speak directly about the ravages of methamphetamine. “It ruined my life, cost …

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 …

Three big ticket items, including a proposed $7 million for George E. Weems Memorial Hospital, failed to make it into the 2022-23 state budget, but Franklin County’s representatives in …

TALLAHASSEE — Florida doctors could soon be prohibited from performing abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy, after the Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill Thursday night that is headed …

Argh! The Pirates of Oyster City, human and canine, are about to invade Apalachicola this Saturday, Feb. 26. The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers will present their annual Mardi Gras Parade and …

Two Franklin Correctional Institution staffers, battered by convicted murderers earlier this week in separate incidents, are in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. According to …

Small rural areas in Florida, like Franklin and Gulf counties, don’t always get the attention they deserve when it comes to fortifying the rich cultural and ecological attractions they …

Franklin County’s post-season  hopes  ended Tuesday night in Jackson County, as the Seahawks fell in the  regionals for the second year in a row to Malone 75-60. A standing …

Parents of young children could catch a break this year thanks to a proposal that would create a one-year sales tax exemption for diapers, toddler clothes and shoes. The Florida House Ways and …

Seahawks tame Wildcats 52-40

Face Malone Tuesday for ticket to Lakeland

EASTPOINT - The Franklin County Seahawks fought off a pesky Altha Wildcat squad before a raucous crowd in the Nest Thursday and triumphed 52-40, earning them  the right to battle Malone Tuesday …

The return of nine starters from last year’s Seahawk varsity baseball squad spells solid expectations for the upcoming 2022 season. “Following a 2021 season featuring the first playoff …

A bill in the Florida House that would do away with Florida’s concealed weapons permitting process has the strong support of State Rep. Jason Shoaf, and while a companion bill in the Florida Senate …

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take up a dispute about how much money Florida’s Medicaid program should be able to recoup after a legal settlement involving a Lee …

The Franklin County Seahawks varsity boys basketball team was busy over the Christmas break, practicing regularly and playing a triad of away games. Unfortunately, they didn’t come home with …

The 2022 Florida Legislative Session is slated to start early this year, on Jan. 11. With legislators returning to the capitol without COVID-19 restrictions, many are preparing to hash out some of …

As chronicled in The Times, there is some consternation within Apalachicola about residents moving trash cans to streets in front of homes for pickup rather than alleys. (See Dec. 16 Times …

One of the greatest charms of Apalachicola, besides its residents of course, is the historic district’s classic grid of streets, facing southward toward the bay, and avenues, facing eastward …

Commissioners in both Gulf and Franklin counties have backed a proposal for reshaping House District 7 that would extend its boundaries to the south and east. By agreeing to write letters of …

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