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County leaders warn of ‘devastating’ prison closures
Both Franklin and Gulf counties are pushing back against a state plan to shutter up to four state prisons, a plan spreading alarm … Read More
Thistles are Florida's good guys
Have you noticed the bright purple flowers along the sides of the roads in the last few weeks? While they might look like a weed, … Read More
Sonrise service Easter morning in Mexico Beach
Come and experience the Resurrection at a Sonrise Service this Sunday, April 4 on Mexico Beach on U.S. 98 between Hwy 386 and Sea … Read More
County jobless rate shows improvement
Gulf County’s unemployment improved in February, but remains higher than it was one year ago. According to preliminary … Read More
At long last
They’ve begun dredging in St. Joseph Bay, as the dredging and slurry barges began Saturday their work on dredging the canal that … Read More
Life

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Charlie Dawson, Jr.

April 8, 2021 Happy Heavenly Birthday, Charlie Dawson, Jr. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother Gone and never forgotten We miss you from being at the table We …

A state of mind: Your mental and emotional health

Have you thought about your mental and emotional health lately? If you haven’t, it’s a great time to take some time to invest in you. Emotional wellness is the ability to handle and …

What Southern Folks Eat: Sweet as the sound of hummingbird wings

 It’s hummingbird time in the South! Now that temperatures are nice and moderately warm, I’ve started to hear the hum of a few little birds flitting around… maybe checking the status …

Master Gardeners hold Saturday morning clinic

Gulf County Master Gardeners will be back at Just Plants & Accessories nursery for another Ask a Master Gardener clinic this Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nursery is located at …
Sports

Hunker Down: ‘A thing OF beauty is a joy forever’

Call me old fashion.Outdated. A dinosaur who somehow escaped the tar pit. And sure, I hear the comments. The game is too slow. The pitcher takes too long to deliver the ball. The batter steps …

Wewa lifters outmuscle district opponents

The Wewahitchka varsity boys weightlifting team showed what they were made of last week, with a resounding win in the Class 1A District 3 Championship. The Gator boys tallied 64 points, …

Clayton Browning

Clayton Howard Browning was born April 5, 1935 in Castleberry, Alabama, and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 1, 2021 after a valiant battle …

Swimming with Goliath

Wewahitchka seventh grader Daniel Blakely slew Goliath two Sundays ago. Well, not the actual giant, but it was a large goliath grouper. On Sunday, March 14, Daniel and his dad Billy Blakely, …
Opinion

Fighting for the Apalachicola River and Bay

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 …

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