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COVID hospitalizations continue to decline
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Gulf County were down by 20 percent last week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Saturday. Ascension Sacred Heart …
VFW breakfast Sunday to honor Gold Star Moms
John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 and Auxiliary 10069 are planning a special ceremony commemorating Gold Star Mom Day at the Post's regular Sunday Breakfast on Sept. 26. This year, the post and …
Wewa women visit museum for Constitution Day
The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club invites everyone to visit our club booth at the Wewahitchka Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 2. We are raising money to not only make our community a better …
Vets for Pets returns
It rained on Saturday, but the American Legion Post #116 and the VFW Post #10069 were determined the show would go on. Hurricane Michael and COVID-19 had stymied Vets for …
Warren wins Lions Club raffle
The Port St. Joe Lions Club held the drawing for its Golf Cart Raffle at its Wednesday, Sept. 8 meeting at the Port St. Joe Country Club.Port St. Joe Lions Club President Matt Herring, along with …
Life

Have you seen these big, hairy bees?

Florida Museum of Natural History researchers are asking for help tracking two obscure species of ultra-fuzzy, fast-flying native bees that are most active from August through …

MBARA seeking nominees for board of directors

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is seeking nominees for its board of directors.  The election meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. MBARA is an all-volunteer, non-profit …

Is your need important to God?

Do you feel guilty “bothering” God about helping you achieve a work-related goal when your neighbor is praying for his wife to be healed from COVID?  Does it make you feel bad when …

Wewa women focus on suicide awareness

In commemoration of World Suicide Awareness Month, the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club News on Thursday, Sept. 9 passed out and wore yellow ribbons to remember those lost to suicide and raise …
Sports

Jamboree opens Gene Raffield football season

Last Saturday, Sept. 18, the three Port St. Joe teams in the Gene Raffield Football League traveled to Carrabelle for a jamboree against teams from Franklin County to kick off their respective 2021 …

9/11 Memorial golf outing set for Oct. 7

The second annual 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing that supports the Martin S. Niederer 9/11 scholarship for the Gulf County high schools had to be postponed last week due to the bad …

Wewa's Williams injured in PSJ shutout

Port St. Joe traveled to cross-county rival Wewahitchka Friday night and defeated the Gators 34-0, the third consecutive shutout for the Tiger Sharks, who kept their undefeated season intact at …

Plan calls for limited catch of goliath grouper

Three decades after being placed on a list prohibiting the harvest and possession of goliath grouper, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission is considering a plan to allow a …
Opinion
Vacation in Afghanistan: You never know where you’ll beheaded
Biden promised to “get” the terrorists who killed our 13 soldiers near the Kabul airport. With all the effectiveness we have come to expect from his government, reports are that he mistakenly …
Are you sinking into depression?
Are you sinking into depression or anxiety? Are you feeling guilty or ashamed because of it? Christians often share with me how much they struggle with depression and anxiety, especially …
Spreading it on pretty thick
Mother didn’t actually lie to us. I don’t think. She said it was mayonnaise. We called it mayonnaise. It wasn’t all that complicated. Besides, it was white and creamy…. like …
Humor suffocating under Left’s murky PC standards
“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” – Erma Bombeck On his deathbed, comedic actor Jack Lemmon popularized the saying, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” He would have no idea …
Getting home insurance a long, rocky road
In the article in the Star on Sept. 9 on homeowners and insurance hikes, you told of my tale of woe after Hurricane Michael. I would like to clarify, however, that when I returned to my house the …
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