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Amid a long-running legal battle, the Florida House appears poised to pass a bill that would allow high-school speakers to offer remarks, including prayers, over public-address systems before …

An out-of-the-blue report that surfaced last week that all three of Gulf County’s Florida correctional facilities could be getting the axe presented an urgent situation. It looks as …

Port St. Joe Mayor Rex Buzzett will be at the city’s helm for another two years, along with two of his fellow city commissioners. That’s because when the qualifying period for the …

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service on Monday urged residents to be wildfire ready by highlighting Florida Wildfire Awareness Week, April 5-11. Since …

From the marsh at the head of the bay, it arose, as a dark cloud lifting from the tall grasses. The dawn was faintly lighting the eastern sky behind the amorphous form as it undulated and shifted, …

TALLAHASSEE --- After years of legal battling, the U.S. Supreme Court last week unanimously rejected a lawsuit in which Florida argued Georgia has used too much water in a river system shared …

Both Franklin and Gulf counties are pushing back against a state plan to shutter up to four state prisons, a plan spreading alarm throughout Florida’s rural regions where correctional …

Have you noticed the bright purple flowers along the sides of the roads in the last few weeks? While they might look like a weed, they are very important to many bees and butterflies and others. …

Come and experience the Resurrection at a Sonrise Service this Sunday, April 4 on Mexico Beach on U.S. 98 between Hwy 386 and Sea Street. The service begins at 5:45 a.m. Central. Bring beach …

Gulf County’s unemployment improved in February, but remains higher than it was one year ago. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic …

They’ve begun dredging in St. Joseph Bay, as the dredging and slurry barges began Saturday their work on dredging the canal that runs between the bay and the Intercoastal Waterway. The tug …

The First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach will hold a Good Friday service on Friday, April 2 at noon Central. Why is it good? Come find out. The First Baptist Church is at 823 North 15th …

Nothing can encapsulate the disappointment of opening the work fridge and finding an empty lunchbox. Maybe it was just leftovers, or maybe it was something special you looked forward to all …

The fruits of seeds sowed years ago with a $6 million investment in infrastructure for a shipyard on the old mill site were sampled by Gulf County commissioners and other dignitaries on a tour …

On Saturday, March 6, four Gulf county youth 4-H participants entered their steers in the West Florida Livestock Show and Sale. Each year 4-H Club members have the opportunity to participate in a …

On Friday night, Port St. Joe Police Officer Richard Nichols stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. After indications of criminal conduct, Nichols called for assistance from Gulf County K9 Deputy …

Do you enjoy writing? Are you interested in the news of your community, in making Gulf County come alive in all its breadth and depth? Do you want to have fun while you report on the world …

A series of decisions by Gulf County officials, in the wake of a state report critical of a water rescue attempt in August that took the life of a St. George Island first responder, have prompted the …

TALLAHASSEE --- Despite opposition from the tourism industry, a House committee Monday moved forward with a proposal that would allow counties to spend so-called “bed” tax money on …

The warden from Gulf Correctional Institution was the bearer of bad news Tuesday morning to the board of county commissioners. William “Scott” Payne said the county should prepare for …

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