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Baumgardner, Martin win school district's top honors

The morning’s fog was still lingering as the school district’s administration pulled into Wewahitchka on Thursday — all the better for concealing their surprise visit to both …

State's Coordinated Opioid Recovery program expands to include Gulf County

Jeffery Marshall was in and out of jails and prisons for more than a decade before he was able to receive treatment for substance abuse, he shared before those gathered at a press conference in Port …

Beene awarded Sunshine State Scholar

Leah Beene, a junior from Wewahitchka High School, was awarded this year’s Sunshine State Scholar Program’s award for Gulf County. One student from each school district is selected by …

Volunteer ‘elves’ assemble bicycles for Christmas toy drive

A group of about two dozen volunteer “elves” gathered at South Gulf Fire Rescue’s Fire Station 2 on Saturday, Dec. 3 to assemble bicycles for the annual Gulf County Sheriff’s …
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A Southern twist of savory soups

"Only the pure in heart can make good soup," Ludwig Van Beethoven is quoted as having said. I'm not sure whether that's true or not, but I do believe that good soup is a heartening delight that is …

Pumpkin carving and chili nights

“Pumpkins, in October, as fat as the full moon, they sit on our doorstep at night and glow.” - Richelle E. Goodrich, author Long ago in Ireland, people carved scary faces in …

Savoring blackberries from Panther Swamp

I grew up a few hundred feet from a swamp, specifically, from Panther Swamp. Our home was on St. Joe Beach, just off Georgia Avenue, and when we moved there in 1978, no one lived on the swamp side of …

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 …
Sports

Boys basketball looks to improve upon last year’s record

Port St. Joe boys basketball coach Toney Powell is “excited about this year, because the guys are older and playing at the right level.”  Powell and the Tiger Sharks hope that …

Port St. Joe soccer teams earn wins, ties

Both Port St. Joe soccer teams enjoyed a successful week, with each notching a win and a tie.  In boys action, the Tiger Sharks thrashed winless Munroe 7-1 on Tuesday, November 29, behind the …

Lady Gators weightlifting off to a strong start

Wewahitchka girls weightlifting coach David Peavy has good reason to be excited about this year’s team, which is currently 7-1 “after posting impressive wins over Liberty County and Port …

Trey Sanders enters transfer portal after three years at UA

Trey Sanders, a University of Alabama running back from Port St. Joe, is entering the transfer portal. Sanders was the highest ranked offensive recruit in Alabama’s 2019 class. He spoke on …
Opinion
Policies of the newly “woken” left drag down Democrats’ midterm hopes
Under the administration of Joe Biden — and whoever is calling the shots in the White House — our country has gone downhill. We are on the brink of war in Ukraine, China/Taiwan, and maybe …
Biden’s approval is a slidin'
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …
Are Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashanah right for you?
Three mysteries. He was the bravest of men in my world. And utterly humble. My father was commissioned in the field during the war, and he made light of that. “They handed those things …
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 …
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