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Red-wing blackbirds sing in grassy areas
Common names, as the term implies, is a means used by the general public for identifying any number of tangible items and abstract concepts. This nomenclature usually identifies a distinctive feature …
Gardeners teach campers about succulents
Members of the Port St. Joe Garden Club are continuing to engage with campers enrolled in the CareerSource Gulf Coast Summer Program held on the grounds of the Washington …
Back to school tax holiday begins Saturday
TALLAHASSEE --- With most students expected to be in classrooms next month, after many learned online for at least part of the 2020-2021 school year, retailers anticipate a surge in shopping during …
Neves joins Florida Press Association board
At its annual meeting last week, the Florida Press Association selected Panama City businessman Todd Neves to join its board of directors. The Florida Press Association was founded in 1879 as a …
Board OKs budget, bids Weimorts farewell
Last week’s Gulf County school board meeting was a tale of goodbyes, some with great sorrow. The absence of Brooke Wooten, due to the death of his father, a retired Gulf County educator, …
Life

Meating up with the Boyds

The only side Allen Boyd concerns himself these days is of beef. And when it comes to trying to fit under a big tent, the only polar opposites he has to draw to the middle are the four …

Community salutes McNair at 102

When America entered into World War II, Willie McNair Sr. was a man of 22.He would go on to serve  overseas in the Pacific, as part of the forces of the U.S. Army that would vanquish and occupy …

What Southern Folks Eat: Carolina cornfields in the summer sun

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine." - Anne Bronte Summertime’s table wouldn’t be complete without Southern-style meals made up of fresh sweet corn, …

Wewa women represented at leadership camp

Members of the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club LaDonna Whitfield and Rhonda Alderman attended the 2021 GFWC FLORIDA Leadership Camp in Live Oak, with the goal of not just personal growth but to learn …
Sports

Gortemoller, seven others compete at Jr. Olympics

Keion McNair is a very busy man. A paraprofessional in the special education department at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, he is also the girls cross country coach and co-head coach of the track …

After an active summer, Wewa awaits Coach Gene's return

After 29 years of coaching football, Bobby Johns knows how important summer workouts can be to having a successful season. Johns and his assistant coaches supervised nearly 50 Gator players as …

Pitchers Dorsch, Lacivita sign college deals

On Tuesday, July 13, two Port St. Joe baseball players became the latest Tiger Sharks to extend their playing careers by signing college scholarships.Carter Dorsch and Kevin Lacivita, both pitchers, …

Bobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal illness

TALLAHASSEE — Bobby Bowden, the former head football coach of the Florida State Seminoles, announced that he has a terminal illness. The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Bowden released …
Opinion
Go rest high on that mountain
Willie and Shirley Ramsey started talking to me about writing a weekly article for The Star in 1983.I laughed at them. Until I realized they were serious. Willie, in his laid-back, off-handed way …
Why your faith needs to be tested
What if our faith was never tested? Would we grow?Probably not. Consider James 1:2-4 (ESV): “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know …
Bourbon and branch water in Washington, anyone?
Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Nowadays they act like they are trying to co-parent a teenager while going …
Talk about a potential gold mine!
We left the house and drove up to North Carolina. The mountains were spectacular, the cooler temperatures refreshing and the folks we met along the way were most friendly.Next time I’m going in a …
Fauci can defeat virus, but not conspiracy theories
About 34 million people have fallen ill with COVID-19 in the U.S. and nearly 610,000 have died. Protection is readily at hand, but is going to waste in storage and in some cases …
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