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The grave rises after heavy rainfall in Forest Hill Cemetery – enough to lift the casket a few inches out of the ground.   It has done this since the deceased was buried here in 2009, …

Port St. Joe city commissioners could not come to a consensus on which contractor they would select to build an affordable housing complex in the city their last meeting, despite a consensus that a …

The crews start work early in the day – raking the shores, collecting the fish, carting them from the coast. It’s hard work, and the toxins produced by the red tide irritate the eyes and the …

 In the three years since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle, Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida has been working hard to help the youngest of those affected. Between assistance …

On weekends, the women gather, clad in pointy hats and netting and carrying broomsticks, to stop traffic with their bewitching dance moves.  Some come from Port St. Joe, others from Mexico …

At approximately 12:40 p.m. Central time, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a report of a residential fire on South 7th Street in Wewahitchka.  At the time of …

Downtown Wewahitchka was filled with school spirit on Friday as crowds of onlookers gathered in their best red and white to cheer on the Gators ahead of their homecoming game against …

The local chapters of the Pythian Knights & Sister Calanthe will be performing various volunteer activities this Saturday as part of their participation in the organizations’ National …

The pogies were bunched up so tightly that their silver backs could be seen breaking through, pushed above the water’s surface by other members of the school in a desperate attempt to …

On Oct. 14, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with the apprehension of two individuals found in possession of 107 grams of methamphetamine in a …

Patrick Foy and his wife used to drive their Dobermans 40 minutes to the closest dog park in Beacon Hill. When that park got damaged in the hurricane, they started taking them to Apalachicola. Now, …

A Port St. Joe man was announced as one of the 30 men to compete on the upcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”  Peter Izzo, 26, along with the 29 other contestants from around the …

The Forgotten Music Festival welcomed crowds of eager listeners in George Core Park all weekend, where local bands and vendors gathered for the third year in a row.  Joe and Sara Whitmer, the …

Kara Bremer was in the seventh grade at Wewahitchka Middle School when she realized she wanted to be a lawyer.  “I had the opportunity to meet a judge who had been removed from office for …

The First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe broke ground on a new grave Sunday morning, burying the dead from Hurricane Michael. To the day, three years after the Category 5 hurricane hurled a …

It had been two full weeks since Gulf County had been able to check out inmate crews when Mark Cothran, the county’s public works director, addressed the board of county commissioners at  …

A red tide bloom, dating back to Oct. 1, continues to beset Apalachicola Bay, contributing to fish deaths as well as short-lived respiratory distress to some individuals.On Tuesday, the Gulf …

Sometimes when I walk through an antique shop I’ll come across a collection of vinyl albums for sale, and I’m immediately drawn to them; I have to stop and look. I inevitably spot a …

On Oct. 4, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to aid Port St. Joe Police Department officers in their pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Bay County, according to an Oct. …

Senate President Wilton Simpson has a message for state prison leaders: Shut down institutions if you want pay raises for overworked corrections officers. Simpson, in a phone interview last …

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