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Suit joins Troy's Sound of the South
Matthew Suit, of Wewahitchka, became a member of the prestigious "Sound of the South" Marching Band at Troy University during the Fall 20 semester. The "Sound of the South" is a precision …
Salinas Park still needs fixing
Some county insurance claims remain unsettledIt has been nine months since members of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection cut the ribbon to reopen Salinas Park in Cape San …
Cunard named to President's List
David Cunard, of Wewahitchka, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 President's List. Eligibility for the President's List requires that a student accumulate an …
Gulf County wins Florida tourism award
For the third year in a row, Gulf County has been recognized for their efforts in promoting tourism throughout the area. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Visit Florida announced the recipients of …
Life

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 …

The Joe's Members Art Market extended

Due to popular demand, the Members’ Art Market at The Joe Center for the Arts has been extended until Friday, Oct. 1 The Joe is bursting at the seams with artwork from 27 member …

As days get shorter, insects get busy

Ever since June 21 this summer, the days have been getting gradually shorter. In less than a week, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 the autumnal equinox will occur and the days will be shorter than the …
Sports

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 …

Rutherford thwarts 2-point conversion to edge Wewa

The visiting Rutherford Rams handed the Wewahitchka Gators Friday night their second consecutive one-point loss of the young football season, 13-12, in a penalty-laden contest that had nearly as many …

COVID canceled Vernon-Port St. Joe game

VERNON – The Friday night lights were dark on Sept. 10 for the football game scheduled to take place between Vernon and Port St. Joe after the game was cancelled. Explanation was given …

McNair recovering after near-tragic accident

July 26, 2021 is a date that Keion McNair will never forget. McNair, track and field coach at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, had taken eight athletes to North Florida University in …
Opinion
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 …
Reporters, tough on Biden, doing their jobs
At one point in his running, four-year war with the news media, former President Donald Trump referred to it as “the enemy of the people,” a remark which rightfully drew a cascade of …
Will America survive?
Is America imploding? Is there any hope for our divided nation? Immediately following 9/11, I cringed every time I heard a plane fly overhead. Like so many others, I prayed for our …
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