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Pollinator garden graces Wewa library
The Gulf County Master Gardeners invite the public to explore a new pollinator garden at the entrance of the Charles Whitehead … Read More
Shoaf to speak Monday to county GOP
Mark your calendar for Monday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Port St. Joe Garden Club, 216 Eighth Street, when District 7 State … Read More
DeSantis signs 'moments of silence' bill
Touting the measure as a way of allowing students to “reflect and be able to pray as they see fit,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on … Read More
Realtors back controls on affordable housing funds
After years of battles about lawmakers using affordable-housing money for other purposes, the organization Florida Realtors is … Read More
Forecasters foresee above average storm year
A tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has a strong chance of forming into a tropical depression by late this week as it … Read More
Life

Oil spill monies help fund Gulf of Mexico reefs

The construction phase for the Florida Artificial Reef Creation and Restoration project has been completed.This project involved the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission coordinating …

Hand-knit hats find Kentucky home

Auxiliary 10069 of the John C Gainous VFW Post was given a box with 46 hand-knit hats, all knit by a local woman who has since passed away. Since knit hats aren't needed at the beach, we needed …

Club shares flowery joy for Garden Week

The Port St. Joe Garden Club celebrated National Garden Week from June 6 through 12 in conjunction with the National Garden Clubs.  Members met to assemble casual floral sprays in Mason jars …

What Southern Folks Eat: Mmm, Mmm Good - Memories of books and cooking

Books have always held a great deal of interest for me. From the time I was old enough to comprehend that books were a thing, thanks to my parents and their own love of books, I have treasured books …
Sports

FAMU mourns loss of Rattler Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant

Florida A&M University is mourning the death of Rattler Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who spent 14 seasons as a professional baseball player and was the first Black player in American League history to …

Remembering an ace pitcher and a war hero

Whether Warren Spahn was on the mound or in World War II trenches, his opponents agreed that no one was tougher.Spahn’s 363 career wins are the most of any left-hander (he won 75 games after his …

Sharks overwhelm Jay in spring football

The Port St. Joe Sharks ended spring football with an impressive offensive display in a 42-14 shellacking of the Royals of Jay High on Friday, May 28. The results clearly showed the Sharks have …

Riding with class

Gulf County 4-H Big River Riders complete Horsemanship 101 series, competes at  Area North Horse ShowIn the end of February, Big River Riders 4-H Horse Club members engaged in a series of …
Opinion
Legal Survival Guide can help with adulthood
More than 200,000 Florida high school seniors recently concluded a uniquely challenging school year - and many will soon face a new … Read More
What God longs for most He will never have
I’m about to blow your socks off. If you want to hold onto your britches, pull them up tightly. Here we go: God is all-powerful and … Read More
A man for all seasons
Daddy woke me up at first light the morning after I graduated from college with a 28-inch McCulloch 142 chainsaw in his hand, “Son, … Read More
It’s like, literally, amazing
Maybe I am getting old. I remember when TV and water were free and pornography cost money. I remember when LGBT meant a … Read More
Easier to blame China than face COVID shortcomings
While Ron Hart is most likely sincere in his world view, [ See “Fauci needs to go, common sense needs to be invited in,” The Star … Read More
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