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Wewahitchka’s newest restaurant brings a sit-down dining experience to the area

Wall-to-wall wood paneling and cheerful decorations lend the Honey Hole, Wewahitchka’s newest restaurant, a friendly hometown vibe — an atmosphere that took owners Brenda and Donny Taylor …

Tropical wave could be Gulf hurricane next week

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

DeSantis says more migrant flights likely

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

WindMark Beach Music Festival draws a crowd

Gathered on lawn chairs and picnic blankets, about 100 eager listeners turned out for the first ever WindMark Beach Music Festival on Saturday under sunny late summer skies. The weather was a …
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Life

Learn how to be alligator aware

With summer in full swing, many people are working and recreating near Florida’s lakes, rivers and wetland areas. Warm temperatures also mean alligators are more active and visible. While …

Growth seen with Chipola’s depleted shoal bass

Adult shoal bass nurtured at a Blackwater hatchery have led to a rebound of this unique population in the Chipola River, devastated by Hurricane Michael. At next week’s Florida Fish and …

Remembering a fire on St. Joe Beach

Moving to Gulf County, Florida was an adventure for 9-year-old me. I think I’ve written it here before, but I will always remember mom rolling down the windows of our station wagon and inhaling …

Bay scallop restoration program needs volunteers

Do you live in Gulf or Franklin County? You can help by being a Scallop Sitter, a volunteer program run jointly by UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation …
Sports

Wewa Gators defeat Trenton Tigers

Wewahitchka broke a 14-14 tie on a two-yard run by Damian Hughes with less than six minutes left in the game and held on to defeat the Trenton Tigers 22-14 Friday night, Sept. 16. With the …

Port St. Joe comes back with shutout win

Coming off last week’s 35-6 loss to Bay High School, a visit by the winless Pike Liberal Arts Patriots provided just the remedy Port St. Joe needed as the Tiger Sharks overwhelmed the visitors …

Port St. Joe volleyball earns season's first win

After four consecutive losses, the Port St. Joe volleyball team earned their first victory of the season with a 3-1 win over the visiting FAMU Baby Rattlers of Tallahassee on Tuesday, September …

Wewa's Gators pick up a victory on the road

The Wewahitchka High School football team scored a 24-6 road win over Vernon on September 9, improving the team’s record to 2-1. On the opening play from scrimmage for the Gators, Caleb …
Opinion
End fake peace mentality and treat North America as the war zone it is
When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area -- what a NATO study called a "zone of depoliticized cooperation."      …
God will save the Queen, but who will save civilization?
Great Britain, a country the size of Alabama, ruled the world for decades. Queen Elizabeth II was a fantastic woman who leaves an admirable legacy. The way our government is going, there are times …
Ah, But It’s Still Football…. I Think
On the third day of football practice my freshman year in high school Tommy Herron hit me so hard I saw stars. Literally! The whole earth started spinning. Trees behind the practice field seemed to …
The cheap pandering of student loan forgiveness
Struggling for relevancy, Joe Biden just announced he is going to forgive some student loan debt. This is an insult to anyone who paid off his or her college debt,   or did not take on any, and …
Florida’s Democratic Party needs a mental health counselor
Just when you think the Democrats in Florida have hit rock bottom, they somehow manage to prove us wrong.  After the 2018 election that saw Ron Desantis elected governor and Rick Scott …
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