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Tropical Storm Ian forms, tracks for Florida impacts as a hurricane

Panhandle residents advised to remain storm-ready

Tropical depression 9 strengthened into a Tropical Storm named Ian Friday night. Nothing has changed in the forecast the center is still forecast to move to the west then northwest and eventually …

PortOberfest Dust off those lederhosen and join the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce  for PortOberfest  — Wurst Fest in The Joe — on Saturday, September 24 from noon until 4 …

Wall-to-wall wood paneling and cheerful decorations lend the Honey Hole, Wewahitchka’s newest restaurant, a friendly hometown vibe — an atmosphere that took owners Brenda and Donny Taylor …

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

Gathered on lawn chairs and picnic blankets, about 100 eager listeners turned out for the first ever WindMark Beach Music Festival on Saturday under sunny late summer skies. The weather was a …

In late June, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners applied for state local support grant funding they hoped to put towards supplying emergency sand to rapidly eroding beaches on Cape San …

The Panhandle Players parted the curtain Sunday with a tease of the three plays that comprise its upcoming 2022-23 season. With an adapted Christmas classic, an original play with bat maternity as …

The winds from Michael tore off a good portion of the shingles, destroyed the back porch, damaged the front porch and blew out windows. Now, the house has multiple points of water entry. According …

Windmark Beach Music Festival After being postponed last week due to the rain, the first WindMark Beach Music Festival will be kicking off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. This event will take …

When Rish Real Estate Group and Coastal Real Estate Group merged earlier this month, their combined total sales reached $1.053 billion — a feat now co-owner Jay Rish believes is unparalleled in …

The hit television show “American Pickers” is returning to Florida in December and is looking for places to pick through rare and collectible items.

The City of Port St. Joe plans to keep their millage rate unchanged at 3.5914 mills in the upcoming year for the fourth year in a row, ultimately bringing in about $316,965 more in ad valorem funding …

Gulf County’s newly-formed beekeepers association had settled their membership requirements and held elections for their officers quickly at their second ever meeting on Tuesday. But when it …

Proposed Nopetro LNG plant stirs up community discussions, confusion

Advocacy organization aims to challenge federal ruling over proposed Port St. Joe LNG facility

A Miami-based liquified natural gas company has big plans for the St. Joe Company property located off of U.S. Highway 98 near the Highland View bridge, but with limited public knowledge of the …

When the power went out after Hurricane Michael, the only thing Mike Sparks could think to do to keep the meat from spoiling at the Sparks and Sons St. George Island Grocer was to throw it in the …

Stakes are high in a North Florida contest between a scion of a prominent Democratic political family and a former football star who is a “huge fan” of Gov. Ron DeSantis, in one of the …

Rain or shine

Garden Club's Fall Plant Sale draws crowd despite the rainy weather

It had rained all morning, but the weather could not keep the crowd away at the Port St. Joe Garden Club’s Fall Plant Sale, which was held on September 10. Clad in raincoats, matching …

"We are aware of the incident, and it is presently under investigation. We are not able to comment at this time." Jim Norton "The defendant, Dennis Lee McGlon, did engage in a course of conduct …

At their most recent city meeting, the Wewahitchka city commissioners raised the issue of the city’s aging and damaged cemeteries for consideration. In particular, the commissioners opened a …

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